HOTCHKISS H-35 & H-39 (Char Leger d’cavalerie)

HOTCHKISS H-35 & H-39 (Char Leger d’cavalerie)
Image: H-35 (
Year1935 (H-35) & 1939 (H-39)
Vehicle TypeLight Cavalry Tank
Origin & DesignerFrance/Hotchkiss
Numbers Produced400 (H-35) 540 (H-39)
Crew2 (Commander/Gunner & Driver)
Main ArmamentH-35: 1 x 37mm L/21 SA-18 Gun
H-39: 1 x 37mm L/33 SA-38 Gun
Main Armament[@sponson_traverse]
Elevation-13° to +20°
Turret Traverse360° (Manual)
Gun Traverse[@gun_traverse]
Gun Mount[@gun_mounts]
Maximum Range[@maximum_range]
Armour Penetration[@armour_penetration]
Gun SightSA-18: L.713
SA-38: L.767
Secondary Armament1 x 7.5mm MAC Modèle 1931 Machine Gun (Coaxial)
Smoke Discharger[@smoke_discharger]
Ammunition CarriedH-35: 58 x 37mm + 2.400 x 7.5mm
H-39: 100 x 37mm + 2.400 x 7.5mm
Combat WeightH-35: 10.600 kg
H-39: 12.100 kg
Ground Clearance0.40m
Fording Depth0.85m
Trench Crossing1.80m
Obstacle Clearance0.70m
Climbing Ability35°
ArmourHull Front: 35mm
Hull Sides: 35mm
Hull Rear: 35mm
Hull Top: 22mm
Hull Bottom: 12mm
Gun Mantlet: 25mm
Turret Front: 40mm
Turret Sides: 40mm
Turret Rear: 40mm
Turret Top: 25mm
EngineHotchkiss 6-Cyl (Petrol)
Transmission5 Forward & 1 Reverse
Maximum Road Range150 km
Maximum Cross Country Range29 km
Maximum Water Range[@maximum_water_range]
Maximum Road Speed29 kph
Maximum Cross Country Speed25 kph
Maximum Water Speed[@maximum_water_speed]
NotesServed in cavalry divisions, and mainly liked because of its thick armour, the improved version H-39 was introduced with a better engine, both models suffered from having a one man turret, late models of the H-35 got the new longer barrelled 37mm SA-38 guns along with the H-39.