By Ian V. Hogg
This entire quantity describes the guns of the Allied forces that have been in use from 1939-45. each one of those guns is defined intimately with requisites and a desirable array of infrequent pictures and drawings. This well-researched paintings offers in-depth assurance of all kinds of artillery utilized by the Allies, together with: coastal and railway artillery, anti-tank, anti-aircraft, box, medium and heavy artillery.
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As in the case of the Renault R35, there was interest in improving the trench-crossing capability of the Hotchkiss, and this led to the design of the tail at Hotchkiss. 900 in March 1940. The infantry had two battalions of H35s and six battalions of H39s by May 1940, and a further two separate companies were raised with the final deliveries, totaling about 425 tanks of the roughly 480 on order. com CHAR B French tank doctrine since the end of World War I envisioned the need for a more powerful tank than the light infantry tanks in order to conduct independent actions.
However, only about 3,300 reached the troops and there were 1,278 in various depots at the time of the armistice. Romania signed a contract in 1937 to manufacture 300 UE tractors under license at the Malaxa plant in Bucharest. Production did not begin until 1939, however, and due to the shortage of parts from France only about 113 were completed, plus 13 more that were received from France for a total of 126. The Renault UE and UE 2 tractors were used in both normal infantry regiments and motorized infantry regiments.
The design was quite elementary to keep down cost, with an armored hull protecting two crewmen and a stowage box at the rear. The box was automated so that the crew could drive the tractor to the edge of a trench and automatically dump the contents into the trench without leaving the safety of the armored tractor. Power came from a Renault 10CV 38hp motor fitted in the center of the vehicle between the two crewmen. Maximum armor was 9mm, enough to resist machine-gun fire at typical combat ranges.
Allied Artillery of World War Two by Ian V. Hogg