World War 2 Photos – The French tanks are thrown off the battlefield – Hotchkiss H35 light tank and Somua S35 cruising tank.
Hotchkiss H35 (Char léger d’accompagnement 1935 H – “light support tank 1935 H”) – French infantry tank of the 1930s, light in weight. Created by the firm Hotchkiss, the first prototype was demonstrated on January 18, 1935, and the first serial H35 was released on September 12, 1936.
S35 (Char 1935 S, also S-35 and Somua S35) is a French medium tank of the 1930s. It was developed by Somua in 1934-1935 as the main tank of armored cavalry units, which is why in the literature it is sometimes classified as a “cavalry” or “cruising” tank.
Place of photo: France
Date of the photo: 1940