WWI Schneider CA1 Armoured Fighting Vehicle Paper Model Free Template Download

WWI Schneider CA1 Armoured Fighting Vehicle Paper Model Free Template Download

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WWI Schneider CA1 Armoured Fighting Vehicle Paper Model Free Template DownloadThis paper model is the Schneider CA1 (originally named the Schneider CA), an armoured fighting vehicle developed in France during the First World War, the papercraft is created by Southpaw, and the scale is in 1:30.

Although not a tank in the modern sense of the word, not being a turreted vehicle, it is generally accepted and described as the first French tank. The Schneider was inspired by the need to overcome the stalemate of trench warfare which on the Western Front prevailed during most of the Great War. It specifically had to open passages for the infantry through barbed wire and then to suppress German machine gun nests.

After a first concept by Jacques Quellennec devised in November 1914, the type was developed from May 1915 onwards by engineer Eugène Brillié, paralleling British development of tanks the same year. Colonel Jean Baptiste Eugène Estienne in December 1915 began to urge for the formation of French armour units, leading to an order in February 1916 of four hundred Schneider CA tanks, which were manufactured by SOMUA, a subsidiary of Schneider located in a suburb of Paris, between September 1916 and August 1918. For further information please click here.

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