This is a «motorized» version of the previously released model kit of
the French Battle Tank B1 bis. The motorized version allows the modeler
to enjoy and experience the excitement of seeing this detailed model
kit in motion!
Upon the outbreak of WWII, B1 bis tanks stood in the way of German
armies determined to strike a crushing blow against France on her own
soil. The B1 bis entered production in 1937 and was an upgraded version
of the original 1920s-designed Char B1. The rivet-joined hull mounted a
short-barreled 75mm howitzer, while a small, one man turret carried a
longer-barreled 47mm tank gun.
The B1 bis was one of the most heavily armored tanks of its time,
with plating that was 60mm thick in places, amply capable of defending
it against anti-tank fire such as that from 37mm Pak guns. It could more
than hold its own against individual German tanks, and was greatly
feared by enemy soldiers who encountered it.