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UNIQUE ID 978: CHAR B1-BIS MINEROLLER

Museé Des Blindés, Saumur, France

(Location: Reserve Storage)


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Unique ID: 978
Added to Database: August 2009
Last Edited: August 2009
Type (ID): Char B1-bis (6810)
Model (ID): Char B1-bis Mineroller (6810)
Location Category (ID): Museé Des Blindés (6200)
Location (ID): Reserve Storage (6290)
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1: Museé Des Blindés, Saumur, Anjou, Maine-et-Loire, France (Current location)


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Text in original Preserved Tanks In France publication:

This vehicle dates from 1939 and was an experimental adaptation of a Char B1-bis. It was converted by the French Engineers for destroying mines. It had its turret removed, and three sets of solid heavy disc rollers with lifting gear were fitted in front of it to be pushed along the ground to detonate mines. The vehicle never went into series production and this is the only surviving example of the type. It was acquired from the Army Engineer Museum at Avrillé (q.v.)


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Front right view
1: Front right view

Taken: Date Unknown
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 2109
Added: 11 September 2009
Filename: Scan_Cha...
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