FMC 36 (Char Leger d’accompagnement)

FMC 36 (Char Leger d’accompagnement)
Image: FMC 36 (
Vehicle TypeInfantry Support Tank
Origin & DesignerFrance/F.M.C.
Numbers Produced100
Crew2 (Commander/Gunner & Driver)
Main Armament1 x 37mm L/21 SA-18 Gun
Main Armament[@sponson_traverse]
Elevation-17° to +20°
Turret Traverse360° (Manual)
Gun Traverse[@gun_traverse]
Gun Mount[@gun_mounts]
Maximum Range[@maximum_range]
Armour Penetration[@armour_penetration]
Gun SightL.713
Secondary Armament1 x 7.5mm MAC Modèle 1931 Machine Gun (Coaxial)
Smoke Discharger[@smoke_discharger]
Ammunition Carried102 x 37mm + 3000 x 7.5mm
Combat Weight12.350 kg
Ground Clearance0.36m
Fording Depth0.80m
Trench Crossing1.60m
Obstacle Clearance0.50m
Climbing Ability20°
ArmourHull Front: 40mm
Hull Sides: 30mm
Hull Rear: 13mm
Hull Top: 13mm
Hull Bottom: 13mm
Gun Mantlet: 25mm
Turret Front: 40mm
Turret Sides: 30mm
Turret Rear: 25mm
Turret Top: 13mm
EngineRichardo-Berliet 4-Cyl (Diesel)
Transmission5 Forward & 1 Reverse
Maximum Road Range225 km
Maximum Cross Country Range140 km
Maximum Water Range[@maximum_water_range]
Maximum Road Speed25 kph
Maximum Cross Country Speed12 kph
Maximum Water Speed[@maximum_water_speed]
NotesFMC 36 Designed as a modern Infantry support tank, suffered from the same problems as the earlier French tanks in relation to a one man turret and low calibre 37mm SA-18 gun, issued to two battalions only and saw action in France 1940.