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PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:35 am 
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One of the best French tanks of early WWII. Chieftain does a excellent job as always. Crew ergonomics were somewhat better then earlier tanks, although I would still rate them as horrible. (I can't help but wonder if abandoning the turret would have been a good idea for these one man turret tanks, visibility is so bad I suspect using the turret to any real effect outside of a narrow band in front of the tank would be difficult. Maybe making something like a STUG would have allowed a more fight-able afv.)

Having said that, its sobering how much potential was lost with these tanks due to a lack of training and hasty deployment. The issue with the two fuel tanks was illuminating. I can't help but wonder if the French had a little more time with these they could have made a much better impression in the battle for France.





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