SOMUA S-35 (Char de Cavalerie)

SOMUA S-35 (Char de Cavalerie)
Image: S-35 (WarThunder)
Vehicle TypeMedium Tank
Origin & DesignerFrance/Somua
Numbers Produced427
Crew3 (Commander/Gunner, Radio Operator & Driver)
Main Armament1 x 47mm L/32 SA-35 Gun
Main Armament[@sponson_traverse]
Elevation-18° to +18°
Turret Traverse360° (Powered)
Gun Traverse[@gun_traverse]
Gun Mount[@gun_mounts]
Maximum Range[@maximum_range]
Armour Penetration[@armour_penetration]
Gun SightL.962
Secondary Armament1 x 7.5mm MAC Modèle 1931 Machine Gun (Coaxial)
Smoke Discharger[@smoke_discharger]
Ammunition Carried118 x 47mm + 1.250 x 7.5mm
Combat Weight20.048 kg
Ground Clearance0.42m
Fording Depth1.0m
Trench Crossing2.35m
Obstacle Clearance0.50m
Climbing Ability40°
ArmourHull Front: 35mm
Hull Sides: 40mm
Hull Rear: 25mm
Hull Top: 20mm
Hull Bottom: 20mm
Gun Mantlet: 42mm
Turret Front: 56mm
Turret Sides: 45mm
Turret Rear: 45mm
Turret Top: 30mm
EngineSomua 8-Cyl (Petrol)
Transmission5 Forward & 1 Reverse
Maximum Road Range230 km
Maximum Cross Country Range128 km
Maximum Water Range[@maximum_water_range]
Maximum Road Speed40 kph
Maximum Cross Country Speed23 kph
Maximum Water Speed[@maximum_water_speed]
NotesRegarded as the best French tank of WW2 the Somua had good speed and armour and carried the excellent 47mm SA-35 gun again the one man turret gave the commander too much to do. It served in armoured cavalry squadrons.