
This a summary table of French tank and armoured vehicles armament complied by the General Staff's Armaments and Technical Studies Section.
Note : the angle in the perforation data is defined as "the angle,
at the point of impact, between the perpendicar to the surface fired on
and the tangent of the projectile's trajectory" while German angles
of impact are taken between the surface fired on and the tangent
of the projectile's trajectory. Thirty degrees from the perpendicular was
considered to be the best angle achievable under battlefield conditions
(SAET, Note annexe sur l'efficacité pratique des armes antichar,
November 1936).
Gun  Ammunition 
Weight 
Velocity 
charge 

75 SA 35  HE Shell Mle 1915 




AP Shell Mle 1910 



40mm at 400 metres at 30°  
B1 bis hull gun. Same internal outline as the Mle 31 fortress gun with the semiautomatic breech of the Mle 33 fortress gun. Recoil length 320 mm. Vertical traverse +23° 18°. Rate of fire : 15/minute. AP Shell Mle 1910 is uncapped (non coiffé).  
47 SA 35  HE Shell Mle 1932 




AP Shot Mle 1935 



40mm at 400 metres at 30°  
B1 bis, SOMUA S.35 and late D2 batches turret gun. Vertical traverse +20° 18°. Rate of fire : 15/minute. AP Shot Mle 1935 is capped (coiffé sans f. ogive)  
47 SA 34  HE Shell Mle 1932 




AP Shot Mle 1892 



14mm at 400 metres at 25°  
B1, D1 and D2 turret gun. Modified naval, semiautomatic breech, hydraulic brake shortened by 100 mm. Rate of fire : 15/minute. AP Shot Mle 1892 is uncapped (non coiffé).  
37 SA 18,
37 SA 17 and 37 SA 18 m. 37 
HE Shell Mle 1916 




HE Shell Mle 1937 





AP Shell Mle 1892 m.24 



12mm at 0 metres  
AP Shot Mle 1935 



18mm at 400 metres at 35° (?)
21mm at 400 metres at 35° (?) 

SA 18 is the FT 17's gun, semiautomatic breech. SA 17 is the same gun modified for use in armoured car (Laffly 50, etc) turrets. SA 18 m. 37 is the same gun modified for use in modern turrets (R.35, H.35, H.35 m. 39). Rate of fire : 15/min.. AP Shell Mle 1892 is uncapped (non coiffé). AP Shot Mle 1935 is capped and has a ballistic cap (coiffé avec f. ogive).  
37 SA 38  HE Shell Mle 1938 




AP Shot Mle 1938 



32mm at 400 metres at 25°  
Used on R.35, H.35 and H.35 m. 39. Barrel length : 28 calibres, semiautomatic breech. Rate of fire : 15/minute. AP Shot Mle 1938 is capped (coiffé sans f. ogive).  
25 SA 35  APT Round Mle 1934 



40mm at 500 metres at 0°
32mm at 200 metres at 35° 
Used on AMD 35. Same gun as the 25mm AT gun with shortened barrel. Same ammunition but with more propellent to offset shorter barrel length. Rate of fire : 15/minute. APT Round Mle 1934 is AP and Tracer.  
13.2mm HMG  AP Round Mle 1935 



20mm at 500 metres at 0° 
APT Round Mle 1935 



20mm at 200 metres at 25°  
Used on some AMR 1935. Same gun as the 13.2mm AA machinegun. APT Round Mle 1935 is AP and Tracer.  
7.5mm Mle 31 MG  Heavy Ball Round Mle 1929 




AP Round Mle 1929 



8mm at 50 metres at 15°  
Used on AMR 1933 and most AMR 1935. Based on the infantry LMG. Ammunition feed : 150 rounds magazine on right or left side. 
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