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Amercom Combat Vehicles ACBG09
Renault Char B1 Diecast Model
French Army, Bourrasque, Battle of France, 1940

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
Renault Char B1   3.5"   1.25"

The Char B1 was a specialised heavy break-through vehicle, originally conceived as a self-propelled gun with a 75 mm howitzer in the hull; later a 47 mm gun in a turret was added, to allow it to function also as a Char de Bataille, a "battle tank" fighting enemy armour, equipping the armoured divisions of the Infantry Arm. Starting in the early twenties, its development and production were repeatedly delayed, resulting in a vehicle that was both technologically complex and expensive, as already obsolescent when real mass-production started in the late thirties of a derived version, the Char B1 bis. Of a second uparmoured version, the Char B1 ter, only two prototypes were built. Among the most powerfully armed and armoured tanks of its day, the type was very effective in direct confrontations with German armour in 1940 during the Battle of France, but a slow speed and high fuel consumption made it ill-adapted to the war of movement then fought. After the defeat of France captured Char B1 (bis)' would be used by Germany, some rebuilt as flamethrowers or mechanised artillery.

Renault Char B1

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Amercom Combat Vehicles

The Amercom "Combat Vehicles" range presents affordable, ready made diecast models of light military vehicles in 1:72 scale. These arrive in low-cost, discardable blister type packaging.

Amercom "Combat Vehicles" diecast vehicles feature:

  • Diecast metal and plastic construction.
  • Rotating turret, elevating cannon and accurate hull.
  • Painted, fitted, non-moving tracks on detailed non-rotating wheels.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.

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