Char 2C or FCM 2C
During World War I a specification had been issued for a heavy breakthrough tank (Char de Rupture) weighing about 40 tons. Two prototypes Char 1A and Char 1B had been built between 1917 and 1918. Later development then produced an even heavier model: Char 2C (weight: 69 tons). Tank had mounted 75 mm gun in the front turret and 4 machine guns. Char 2C was powered by two 250 hp Mercedes engines.
Weight: 69 t, length: 10.27 m, height: 4.09 m, width: 3 m. Tank crossed trenches of 4,25m, climbed obstacles 1,7m high, and forded 1,4m streams. Ground clearance: 0,6m. Range: 150 km, max speed: 12–15 km/h.
Armour: 45mm front, 35mm forward turret, 22mm sides, 13mm top, 10mm bottom, 22mm rear turret.
Crew: 12 tankers.
Total production: 10 tanks.
Plastic model kits:
1/35: Meng TS-009 CHAR 2C FRENCH SUPER HEAVY TANK; 544 parts
Captured French Tanks Under the German Flag – Werner Regenberg, Horst Scheibert – Schiffer Military History 1997
FRENCH TANKS OF WORLD WAR II (1), Infantry and Battle Tanks – STEVEN J. ZALOGA – Osprey NEW VANGUARD 209
Le Char 2C – Musee des Blindes MiliDoc 02 (french)
French Infantry Tanks: Part I (Chars 2C, D and B) – AFV Weapons 58
World War II Album Volume 10: French Tanks Char B1 – Char D1 – Char D2 – Char 2C – Ray Merriam 2015