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WWII Tanks Vehicle Data Sheet

Char B1-Bis

France

Char B1-Bis

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Armour Details

Turret

 Front 55mm@0(55.0mm)
 Side  46mm@22(50.0mm)
 Rear  46mm@22(50.0mm)
 Top  30mm@80(30.0mm)

Superstructure

 Front 60mm@20(64.0mm)
 Side  60mm@0(60.0mm)
 Rear  55mm@0(55.0mm)
 Top  25mm@85(25.0mm)

Hull

 Front 60mm@45(85.0mm)
 Side  60mm@0(60.0mm)
 Rear  55mm@43(75.0mm)
 Top  20mm@90(20.0mm)
Gun Mantlet 79 mm

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

Effective Armour - Maximum 85 (mm) - Minimum 20 (mm)

Specifications

Manufacture Dates 1937 - Unknown
Quantity Produced 745
Weight  32 (tonnes)
Crew 4
M.G's small 2
M.G's Large -
Length 6.44 (mtr)
Width 2.52 (mtr)
Height 2.82 (mtr)

Engine Details/Performance

Road Speed 17.2 (mph)
Cross Country Speed 10 (mph)
Range Road 112 (miles)
Range Cross Country - (miles)
Fuel Type Petrol
Fuel Capacity -
Horse Power 180
Power/Weight 5.62 (HP/tonne)

General Information


The Char B1-Bis was a heavy tank , 745 of which were used by the french between 1937 and 1945.

The vehicle was manned by a crew of 4 and was 2.52 metres wide, 6.44 metres long, 2.82 metres high and weighed 32 tonnes.

Powered by a 180hp petrol engine the Char B1-Bis was capable of a road speed of 17mph and a cross country speed of 10mph. The Char B1-Bis had a road range of 112 miles

Based on the heavy tank chassis, the vehicle was armed with 2 light machine guns, 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 and a 75 mm SA M1935 L/17.1 with a muzzle velocity of 300m/sec which was capable of penetrating 31mm 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
 Ammunition50 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
Secondary Armament
 
75 mm SA M1935 L/17.1
 Calibre 75 mm
 Muzzle Velocity 300 m/sec
 Shell Weight 6 Kg
 Ammunition74 rounds carried
Range(metres) 100 200 400 800 1200 1600 2000 2400
Penetration(mm) 35 34 33 31 29 28 26 24
Flight Time(secs) 0.33 0.68 1.38 2.87 4.46 6.15 7.97 9.93
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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