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WWII Tanks Vehicle Data Sheet

Char S-35 (Somua)

France

Char S-35 (Somua)

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Armour Details

Turret

 Front 55mm@0(55.0mm)
 Side  46mm@22(50.0mm)
 Rear  46mm@22(50.0mm)
 Top  30mm@70(32.0mm)

Superstructure

 Front 36mm@22(39.0mm)
 Side  35mm@22(38.0mm)
 Rear  25mm@30(29.0mm)
 Top  20mm@85(20.0mm)

Hull

 Front 36mm@45(51.0mm)
 Side  35mm@0(35.0mm)
 Rear  35mm@0(35.0mm)
 Top  20mm@90(20.0mm)
Gun Mantlet 56 mm

Armour (x)mm @ (y) (Effective mm @ 0)

Effective Armour - Maximum 55 (mm) - Minimum 20 (mm)

Specifications

Manufacture Dates 1935 - Unknown
Quantity Produced 900
Weight  20 (tonnes)
Crew 3
M.G's small 1
M.G's Large -
Length 5.33 (mtr)
Width 2.14 (mtr)
Height 2.64 (mtr)

Engine Details/Performance

Road Speed 25 (mph)
Cross Country Speed 14.3 (mph)
Range Road 160 (miles)
Range Cross Country - (miles)
Fuel Type Petrol
Fuel Capacity -
Horse Power 190
Power/Weight 9.5 (HP/tonne)

General Information


The Char S-35 (Somua) was a medium tank , 900 of which were used by the french between 1935 and 1945.

The vehicle was manned by a crew of 3 and was 2.14 metres wide, 5.33 metres long, 2.64 metres high and weighed 20 tonnes.

Powered by a 190hp petrol engine the Char S-35 (Somua) was capable of a road speed of 25mph and a cross country speed of 14mph. The Char S-35 (Somua) had a road range of 160 miles

Based on the medium tank chassis, the vehicle was armed with 1 light machine gun, a C.L. de 47 antichar SA-L mle1937 L/53 with a muzzle velocity of 855m/sec which was capable of penetrating 61mm of armour at 800metres
Primary Armament
 
C.L. de 47 antichar SA-L mle1937 L/53
 Calibre 47 mm
 Muzzle Velocity 855 m/sec
 Shell Weight 1.72 Kg
 Ammunition118 rounds carried
Range(metres) 100 200 400 800 1200 1600 2000 2400
Penetration(mm) 72 71 68 61 55 49 42 36
Flight Time(secs) 0.11 0.24 0.49 1.06 1.68 2.39 3.21 4.16
Hit Probability % 98 98 98 98 81 54 25 20
Penetration is mm through vertical plate - calculated
Probability is % chance of hit on a 2 x 2.4mtr static plate

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