Semovente B1 Bis, the Char B1 Bis in italian's hands

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Semovente B1 Bis (or Semovente 75/17 B1 Bis)

History.

In 1940, with the fall of France at the hands of the Germans and Italians, the motherland of baguettes was occupied by the joint Italian-German forces and a part was “left to itself” with the name of Vichy France. In the areas occupied by the Italians there were some factories and industries and in some of them the Char B1 Bis tanks that had been hidden in a cave were captured by the Italians. The self-propelled vehicles were some almost complete and others without a turret but the Italians still decided to test them by renaming them “Semovente B1 bis” but the times proved to be monstrously long and in mid-1943 the vehicle ended its trial period among the Italian ranks but given the situations that arose to create the tank was left to itself.

Specifications.

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Dimensions: 6.37 x 2.46 x 2.79 m
Maximum weight: 28 t
Crew: 4 (driver, main gunner, sec. gunner, commander)
Propulsion: Renault 6-cyl inline, 16.5 l, 272 bhp
Maximum speed: 29 km/h
Maximum range: 200 km
Armament: 75 mm SA 35
Ammo capacity: 74 ammo
Maximum armor: 60 mm

Photos and drawnings.

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Sources.

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Semovente B1 Bis - Tank Encyclopedia
German Technology Exchange with Italy, Part I – Semovente B1 Bis | For the Record
Char B1 - Wikipedia
Char B1 - Wikipedia
Semovente B1-bis
SI VIS PACEM, PARA BELLUM: Lo Char B1 fu uno dei principali carri armati in dotazione all'esercito francese durante la seconda guerra mondiale
Renault B1 bis | FirearmCentral Wiki | Fandom
Char B1. Storia dello sviluppo, il piano per uno <i>Char de Bataille</i>

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Thanks man.

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Crazy tank, but why not? +1

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Interesting to fight with and against.

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Thanks.

And very strange to see lol.

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I didn’t know… bravo !

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This would make for a really cool Italian TD, even qw q premium. +1

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And the 10,5 cm LeFH 18 Auf G.W. B2(f) would go perfectly along it in the german army.

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I think it’d be a perfect premium or event vehicle +1.

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Thanks.

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Very interesting suggestion, I would like to see it in game!

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low tier tortoise, +1

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I think I might be in love, lol. I have a hard time liking tanks with multiple main guns, so this is really cool to see. The 47mm was of limited use anyway, and the turret was a bit of a weakspot.
And furthermore, it’s always nice to see some proper armored vehicles in the Italian tree since they mainly go with thin skin vehicles.

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Good luck in the love affair then hahaha.

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+1

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i love this, i want to play it ! +1 GIB

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Suggestions passed, and we celebrate!!!

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Suggestion passed to the developers for consideration.

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