25mm SA APX

France (1931-1940) Anti-tank Gun – Multiple Prototypes and 15 Pre-production Guns Built The French Army started to experiment with armor-piercing weapons as early as the Great War. During the German offensive of 1914, a vastly overestimated armored car scare led to the French army mobilizing naval 47 mm guns for anti-armor work, notably creating the…

Canon de 25mm Semi-Automatique Modèle 1934 Modifié 39

France (1938-1940) Anti-Tank Gun – Unknown Number Built The French Army started to experiment with armor-piercing weapons as early as the Great War. During the German offensive of 1914, a vastly overestimated armored car scare led to the French army mobilizing naval 47 mm guns for anti-armor work, notably creating the Autocanon de 47mm Renault….

Canon de casemate 37mm Modèle 1934

France (1931-1940) Fortification Anti-tank Gun – 145 Built One of the most famous aspects of France’s interwar military, often parodied but quite seldom truly studied in English-speaking circles, is the fortification complex known as the Maginot Line, placed at the border between France and Germany. An extensive defensive line constructed from the late 1920s to…

Canon de 25mm Semi-Automatique Modèle 1934 (25mm SA 34)

France (1934-1940) Anti-Tank Gun – 6,000 Built During the First World War, France was the most important producer and user of armored vehicles alongside Britain. As France started to produce its first tanks, starting from 1916 onwards, studies began concerning anti-armor weapons able to defeat similar vehicles, meant to be useful if French troops were…