Model super heavy French tank 2C 1940 - Meng

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The FCM 2C tank is a heavy tank designed at the end of the First World War. Its mass handicapped it and...

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Product description : Model super heavy French tank 2C 1940

The FCM 2C tank is a heavy tank designed at the end of the First World War. Its mass handicapped it and tested its mechanics requiring movement by rail. He could never be used in combat. Designed at the end of the Great War to replace the Saint Chamond tank and take part in the major offensives planned for 1919, this heavy and heavily armed tank had to be able to cross 5.20 m trenches - the width of a lock in the canals of the North of France - and crush enemy support points without artillery support. Faced with the technical and industrial problems of this program which was too ambitious for the capacities of a French military-industrial complex already engaged to the maximum of its capacities, General Jean-Baptiste Eugène Estienne asked, in January 1918, no less than 700 of these land battleships intended for assault artillery. Only ten were finally built by Forges et Chantiers de la Méditerranée in its shipyards in La Seine-sur-Mer from 1919 and delivered in 1921. When France entered World War II, the eight tanks in service depended on the 511th Combat Tank Regiment. This was dissolved and the FMC-2C regrouped in the 51st tank battalion under the command of Commander Fournet. On June 12, 1940, the 51st tank battalion stationed in the woods north of Briey and comprising eight tanks was ordered to embark on the railroad. Two tanks broke down at Mainville (No. 95) and Piennes (No. 92). The six remaining tanks embark on the 13th in the Landres station aboard two trains. During the night of the 13th to the 14th, they were subjected to an imprecise bombardment by the Regia Aeronautica Italiana. After many adventures showing the disorganization of the French forces during the Battle of France, they had to be sabotaged by their crews on June 15, 1940 at 7 p.m. while the trains carrying them were stuck in a curve behind five other trains themselves blocked. by a burning fuel convoy at the entrance to the village of Meuse, about fifty kilometers south of Neufchâteau as they headed towards Culmont-Chalindrey and Is-sur-Tille stations. Only one tank whose firing charges had not worked (No. 99) was taken by the 10. Panzerregiment of the 8th Panzerdivision and sent to Germany in the Berlin area, rumor has it that it was recovered by the
  • Reference Meng-TS009
  • Brand Meng
  • Product code ART0000024831
  • Recommended age from 15 year
  • Scale 1:35
  • Models' themes Second World War, French Armies
  • Materials Plastic
  • Packaging dimension 38 x 25 x 9 cm
  • Weight 796 g
  • Safety Warning ! Cannot be used by children under 15 years old
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