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Overview

The Char B40 is a French prototype heavy tank developed to replace the Renault B1.

Development started on 28 February, 1940 as a successor to the Char B1 tanks, of which the B1 ter was to be the latest version. The project was worked on by AMX and ARL. The B40 consists of a large part of B1 ter components, however with improvements to armour and the engine with transmission was replaced.

France French Land Vehicles of the Second World War France
Tracked Vehicles
Light Tanks Standard Light Tanks AMX-38Batignolles-Châtillon 1935Citröen P103FAMHFCM 36Hotchkiss H35 (ré-armé)Hotchkiss H38Hotchkiss H39Renault APX 6tRenault FT-31Renault NC27Renault R35Renault R40
Light Cavalry Tanks AEM Fast Tank
Amphibious Light Tanks DP-2
Combat / Recon Tankettes Renault ACG-1Renault AMC-34Renault AMC-34/YRRenault AMC-35Renault AMR-33Renault ADF-1Renault AMR-35 YS-1Renault AMR-35 YS-2Renault AMR-35 ZT 1Renault AMR-35 ZT 2Renault AMR-35 ZT 4
Medium Tanks Standard Medium Tanks AMX-39AMX-45AMX Tracteur BBDR G (G1)Fouga G (Fouga G1)Lorraine G (G1)Renault D1Renault D2Renault D3Renault G (G1)Renault NC1Renault NC2SEAM G (G1)Somua G (G1)
Medium Cavalry Tanks AMX-40SOMUA S-35SOMUA S-40
Heavy Tanks Standard Heavy Tanks AMX-37ARL-37AMX Tracteur C (1939)AMX Tracteur C (1940)ARL 1937 Variante CARL 1937 Variante SARL 1937 Variante VARL-40ARL-44Char B40FAMHFCM 1AFCM 2C (bis)FCM 21FCM F1Renault B1 (bister)RX Tank BL
Self-Propelled Guns Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Guns Lorraine 37 with MG
Tank Destroyers 76.2mm M10 GMCAEM Tank DestroyerAMR-33 Engin PAMR-35 ZT 3Char d'ArrêtLorraine 37 Tank DestroyerRenault ACG-2Renault FT ACSomua SAu-40Renault UE 57
Self-Propelled Gun / Assault Gun 75 Garnier-RenaultACL-135ARL V 39Renault BS
Self-Propelled Howitzer 194mm GPF Saint ChamondLorraine 39 AM
Other Fully Tracked Vehicles Command AMR-35 ADF-1
Observation AMR-35 YS-2
Reconnaissance AMR-33AMR-35 (YS-1ZT 1ZT 2ZT 4)
Transport & Towing Lorraine 37Lorraine 38Lorraine 39Renault UESeam
Turrets Turrets APX 1APX 4ARL-2ARL-3FCM F1FCM F4
Half-Tracked Vehicles
Combat Combat Cars Panhard-Schneider P16Citroën-Kégresse P28
Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Guns 12.7mm M16 MGMCCitroën-Kégresse P4TCitroën-Kégresse P19
Self-Propelled Anti-Tank Guns 75mm M3 GMC
Self-Propelled Howitzer 75mm T30 HMC
Self-Propelled Mortars 81mm M21 MMC
Utility Bridgelayers 1939 Somua Bridgelayer
Transport & Towing 1923 Peugoet-KégresseCitroën-Kégresse P17M2 HalftrackM5 HalftrackM9 Halftrack (A1)MCL 5Unic P107