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UNIQUE ID 876: CHAR B1-BIS HEAVY TANK

Museé Des Blindés, Saumur, France

(Location: Inside Museum Building)


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Unique ID: 876
Added to Database: July 2009
Last Edited: July 2009
Type (ID): Char B1 (6800)
Model (ID): Char B1-bis (6804)
Location Category (ID): Museé Des Blindés (6200)
Location (ID): Inside Museum Building (6204)
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Name: “RHÔNE” painted on turret sides.
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Location History:
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1: Renault S.A., Boulogne-Billancourt, Île-de-France, North East France, France (Primary manufacturer April 1937-June 1940)
2: Museé Des Blindés, Saumur, Anjou, Maine-et-Loire, France (Current location)


Text in original Preserved French Tanks publication:

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Text in original Preserved Tanks In France publication:

This B1 shows some signs of battle damage, with gouges in its turret armour. It is in running order and has taken part in Carrousel displays.
It came from the Etablissement d’Etudes et de Fabrications d’Armement de Bourges (EFAB) (Bourges Armament Study and Manufacturing Establishment). When it was moved it was missing its howitzer armament, which had been replaced by a steel plate. In 1983, however, one was provided by EFAB. This howitzer had been on exhibition there and may well have originated in this tank.


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September 2001

Front right view
1: Front right view

Taken: 15 September 2001
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 2033
Added: 8 September 2009
Filename: Scan_Cha...
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Front left view
2: Front left view

Taken: 15 September 2001
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 2034
Added: 8 September 2009
Filename: Scan_Cha...
Views: 146
Select/Has Priority: 17/0