Batignolles-Châtillon DP3

France (1939-1940) Amphibious Light Tank / Tracked Armored Car – 1 Prototype Built Amphibious tanks were one of various concepts which saw considerable attention and evolution during the interwar era. Much of this attention was initiated by the British Vickers and Carden-Loyd companies, but experimentations on this type of vehicle quickly spread around the world…

Batignolles-Châtillon DP2

France (1935-1937) Amphibious Light Tank / Tracked Armored Car – 1 Prototype Built The interwar era saw significant evolutions when it comes to armored vehicles, both in terms of technical and doctrinal aspects. A number of firms, particularly those in Great Britain, were progressively creating a wider variety of armored vehicles which would then significantly…

Batignolles-Châtillon Light Infantry Tank

France (1934-1936) Light Tank – 1 Prototype Built The armored force of France’s infantry, typically better funded and larger than the cavalry’s, had, during most of the interwar years, the WW1-era Renault FT, the most produced and arguably most successful tank of the First World War (at least, without a doubt, from the French side)….

APX 6-tonnes Light Tank

France (1934-1938 or Later) Light Tank – 1 Prototype Built Throughout most of the interwar years, the workhorse of the French army remained the Renault FT light tank. Developed under the direction of Louis Renault and with the support of General Estienne during the First World War, the small, manoeuvrable, and cheap to produce light…

AEM One-Man Light Tank

France (1930s) Light Tank – None Built Arguably the most important tank producer during the First World War alongside the United Kingdom, throughout the 1920 and 1930s, France enjoyed a large armor industry which was composed of a considerable number of different manufacturers and designers. These produced various quantities of prototypes as well as designs…

Collomp 1 to 2-Man Tank

France (1940-1941) Light Tank – None Built France has a long history of scientific, technical, military, and cultural achievements. They also have a particularly important place in the evolution of the modern armored vehicle, and in 1940, was the predominant armored power in Europe. A series of well designed and well-protected tanks, such as the…

Renault ZB

France (1935) Republic of China (1938-1942?) Light Tank – 19? Built Upgrading the AMR 33 The Renault ZB was essentially a lengthened test (and later, export) version of the AMR 33 fitted with a more versatile suspension type. The suspension type influenced later designs, such as the Renault R35, but the Renault ZB was rejected…