CHAR FMC 2C (Char de Rupture)

CHAR FMC 2C (Char de Rupture)
Image: FMC 2C (Warlord)
Vehicle TypeSuper Heavy Tank
Origin & DesignerFrance/FMC
Numbers Produced10
Crew12 (Commander, Gunner, Loader, 4 x MG Gunners, Radio Operator, Electrician, Mechanic, Assistant Electrician/Mechanic and Driver)
Main Armament1 x 75mm L/29 APX 1897 Gun
Main Armament[@sponson_traverse]
Elevation-20° to +20°
Turret Traverse320° (Powered)
Gun Traverse[@gun_traverse]
Gun Mount[@gun_mounts]
Maximum Range[@maximum_range]
Armour Penetration[@armour_penetration]
Gun SightStroboscopic
Secondary Armament4 x 8mm Hotchkiss Modèle 1914 Machine Guns
Smoke Discharger[@smoke_discharger]
Ammunition Carried124 x 75mm + 9.504 x 8mm
Combat Weight69.000 kg
Ground Clearance0.60m
Fording Depth1.40m
Trench Crossing4.25m
Obstacle Clearance1.70m
Climbing Ability70°
ArmourHull Front: 45mm
Hull Sides: 30mm
Hull Rear: 20mm
Hull Top: 10mm
Hull Bottom: 13mm
Gun Mantlet: 25mm
Turret Front: 35mm
Turret Sides: 30mm
Turret Rear: 30mm
Turret Top: 5mm
Engine2 x Maybach 6-Cyl (Petrol)
TransmissionElectric & Hydraulic
Maximum Road Range140 km
Maximum Cross Country Range[@maximum_cross_country_range]
Maximum Water Range[@maximum_water_range]
Maximum Road Speed12 kph
Maximum Cross Country Speed4 kph
Maximum Water Speed[@maximum_water_speed]
NotesFMC 2C was a throwback to WW1 and was designed to breakthrough trenches and wire and having thick armour to deal with enemy fire, but this design was now obsolete and ponderous vehicles were of no use in the type of mobile war fought in 1940, ten 2Cs were placed in one unit and according to accounts these were destroyed by their crews to avoid capture by the advancing Germans.