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Ian Ference
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I've gotten pretty good at identifying mechanized devices, from rail guns to early Renault armored cars. However, this one eludes me - this is a French machine, taken in the Verdun area in 1918. Any ideas?

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Hi Ian. That is a Saint Chamond SPG Tractor. 

regards Gunner 87

 

 

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11 minutes ago, Gunner 87 said:

Hi Ian. That is a Saint Chamond SPG Tractor. 

regards Gunner 87

Wow - that was fast! Thank you so much Gunner!

Is that comparison image in the public domain, or can you grant me permission to reproduce it for non-commercial use?

Many thanks!

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1 minute ago, Ian Ference said:

Wow - that was fast! Thank you so much Gunner!

Is that comparison image in the public domain, or can you grant me permission to reproduce it for non-commercial use?

Many thanks!

Your'e very welcome. This is the link to the site where the image came from. Readily available online. http://www.landships.info/landships/tank_articles/St_Chamond_SPGs.html

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Oh wow - this site is awesome - there goes my weekend plans :D

Thank again mate!

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But wait... curiosity is killing this cat... what was that used for? Who used it? And why did they not mount a turret on it?  (Not that they needed more ways to kill each other)

 

ahhh wait .... I must read the link first.  🤔

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1 minute ago, 16thBNCanScotJim said:

But wait... curiosity is killing this cat... what was that used for? Who used it? And why did they not mount a turret on it?  (Not that they needed more ways to kill each other)

This SPG tractor carried the ammunition for the SPG which was mounted on the same chassis. 

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