French development into tanks began during World War I as an effort to overcome the stalemate of trench warfare, and largely at the initiative of the manufacturers. The Schneider CA1 was the first tank produced by France, and 400 units were built.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tanks_in_France
French development into tanks began during World War I as an effort to overcome the stalemate of trench warfare, and largely at the initiative of the manufacturers. The Schneider CA1 was the first tank produced by France, and 400 units were built.
French development into tanks began during World War I as an effort to overcome the stalemate of trench warfare. The Schneider CA1 was the first tank produced by France, and 400 units were built. The French also experimented with various tank designs, such as the Frot-Laffly landship, Boirault machine and Souain experiment.
France Historical AFV Register is intended to provide a cataloging of all of the historical Armoured Fighting Vehicles (AFV), including tanks, APCs and self-propelled artillery, etc that are on preserved or otherwise displayed in museums or as monuments in France.
- Transition Towards A Third Gen. MBT
- Renewal of The APC/IFV Fleet
- Modern French Armour
In 1990, with the fall of the Berlin wall, dislocation of the Warsaw Pact and the fall of USSR, France found itself out of the cold war. The Army faced in a new context where, like other European Nations, budget cuts are mandatory. Major upgrades and new programmes were never forgotten though, and most 1970-80 generation AFVs are already replaced or to the point to be replaced. The latest current program (2014) is the VBLM, scheduled for service in 2020. In addition, a cold war programme started in the early 1980s was never to be ousted by the budget, as it was too important to miss. Find a viable successor the old AMX-30 (designed in the early 1960s), and third-generation main battle tank. This programme led to building the AMX-32 (1982) technology demonstrator and in 1984-85 the AMX-40. None hit the export market, but they were precious in the development of the future platform. Protection was paramount, contrary to the previous tanks, but still mobility was chosen as the key fact...
By revealing the VBCI (Véhicule Blindé de Combat d’Infanterie) in 2006, France showed it was too influenced by the Mowag Piranha concept of a relatively large wheeled platform (8×8) and an extreme internal modularity. It started as a joint project with Germany and Italy but France later retired due to unwanted technology transfers and political reasons. It was amphibious, NBC protected and air-transportable (in the new Airbus A400M scheduled to replace both the Transall and Hercules still in service). It was indeed modular enough to be declined in at least three major variants, the APC (VTT), IFV (VCI) and command vehicle (VPC), and replaced in effect the tracked AMX-10P. 600+ were in order and now has been delivered. However, the large fleet of APCs is still made of 3000+ Renault VABs, declined into many variants in 4×4 and 6×6 chassis. Conceived in the 1970s, these were gradually retired or modernized into the “Valo” or “VAB Valorisé”, VAB NG, and VAB Mark II which is the final up...
Leclerc By some margin the crowning jewel of French Armour in the 1990s, the Leclerc was produced both for Saudi Arabia and the French Army, which retains about 180 in active service now. AMX-30B2 Only 17 “BRENUS” remains in service, in their modernized and up-armored version with ERA. They are in the process to be play as FORAD (enemy tanks) in exercises. VBCI The modern 8×8 APC/IFV/Command vehicle of the French Army. Nearly all of the 630 in orders were received. VAB The main wheeled standard APC (a 1970s design). Of 3135 built, and many revalorized and upgraded (third generation), the oldest are scheduled for retirement in 2020 when the new VBLM will be available in numbers (2080 are expected). AMX-10 RC (1981) This wheeled tank/armored recce vehicle is to be replaced by the future EBRC Jaguar in 2020. 248 vehicles are planned to replace the same number of AMX-10 RCs. Also 100 of the ageing Panhard ERC-90 Sagaie (1979) wheeled recce tanks are also to be retired but so far no sche...
Jan 27, 2020 · The main providers of propane for tanks in France The propane gas market is structured similarly to an oligopoly in France, with Antargaz, Butagaz, Primagaz and Vitogaz providing 90% of contracts for gas tanks and propane bottles sold in the country. Because of this, prices remain fairly high and competition is maintained low.
France came out of the First World War with the laurels of a winner and the promise of interesting developments with the little Renault FT, the first mass-produced modern tank.
Freely downloadable at the Internet Archive, where I first uploaded it. U.S. Army film #ADC-1677 "TANKS IN FRANCE ; ROAD REPAIR OF TANKS AT ST JEAN DE DAYE ;...
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Whilst several experimental machines were investigated in France, it was a colonel of artillery, J.B.E. Estienne, who directly approached the Commander-in-Chief with detailed plans for a tank on caterpillar tracks, in late 1915.
Who has septic tanks in France? The second, and more widely used choice in France is a fosse septique (septic tank), or a fosse toutes eaux (tank for all waters). These are actually treatment plants for waste water and solids from kitchens and bathrooms.
Simultaneously but independently, tanks were also developed in France. Like the very first British tank, the first French tank (the Schneider) amounted to an armoured box on a tractor chassis; 400 were ordered in February 1916. But French tanks were not used until April 1917, whereas British tanks were first sent into action on September 15, 1916.