RENAULT R-35 & R-40 (Char Leger d’infanterie)

RENAULT R-35 & R-40 (Char Leger d’infanterie)
Image: R-35 (World of Tanks)
Year1935 (R-35) & 1940 (R-40)
Vehicle TypeLight Tank
Origin & DesignerFrance/Renault
Numbers Produced1.540 (R-35) 145 (R-40)
Crew2 (Commander/Gunner & Driver)
Main ArmamentR-35: 1 x 37mm L/21 SA-18 Gun
R-40: 1 x 37mm L/33 SA-38 Gun
Main Armament[@sponson_traverse]
Elevation-16° to +20°
Turret Traverse360° (Manual)
Gun Traverse[@gun_traverse]
Gun Mount[@gun_mounts]
Maximum Range[@maximum_range]
Armour Penetration[@armour_penetration]
Gun SightR-35: L.713
R-40: L.767
Secondary Armament1 x 7.5mm MAC Modèle 1931 Machine Gun (Coaxial)
Smoke Discharger[@smoke_discharger]
Ammunition Carried58 x 37mm + 2.400 x 7.5mm
Combat Weight10.600 kg (R-35)
10.419 kg (R-40)
Ground Clearance0.26m
Fording Depth0.80m
Trench Crossing1.60m
Obstacle Clearance0.34m
Climbing Ability23°
RadioER-54 (R-40 Only)
ArmourHull Front: 40mm
Hull Sides: 40mm
Hull Rear: 40mm
Hull Top: 14mm
Hull Bottom: 10mm
Gun Mantlet: 40mm
Turret Front: 45mm
Turret Sides: 40mm
Turret Rear: 40mm
Turret Top: 12mm
EngineRenault 4-Cyl (Petrol)
Transmission4 Forward & 1 Reverse
Maximum Road Range138 km
Maximum Cross Country Range80 km
Maximum Water Range[@maximum_water_range]
Maximum Road Speed20 kph
Maximum Cross Country Speed11 kph
Maximum Water Speed[@maximum_water_speed]
NotesDesigned to replace the aging Renault FT but still retaining a one man turret, the better armed R-40 had a new modern turret but few had been produced before France fell. R-35s served in tank battalions in France and in the colonies.