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The tank used 7&nbsp;mm armour and was motorized with a 20&nbsp;hp gasoline internal combustion engine engine, and was able to move both forward and backward, with two driver positions, one at the front and the other at the back. It was to be equipped with [[machine guns]] on raised platforms attached to the compactor chassis, at least one in front and three in the back, of which two had to project from the sides for 360 degrees coverage.<ref>Gougaud, p.108</ref> This armament was never actually fitted: the [[barbette]]s and row of gun ports visible in the pictures are the result of [[retouching]].<ref>Jeudy (1997), p. 13</ref> The retouched photographs seem to indicate two cannon and six machine guns. Total length was 7 meters, width 2 meters, height 2.3 meters. It weighed a bit less than 10 tons. It could have been manned by a crew of nine: one commander, two mechanics and six gunners. Speed varied between 3 and 5&nbsp;km/h.<ref>Gougaud, p.106-108</ref>
 
The tank used 7&nbsp;mm armour and was motorized with a 20&nbsp;hp gasoline internal combustion engine engine, and was able to move both forward and backward, with two driver positions, one at the front and the other at the back. It was to be equipped with [[machine guns]] on raised platforms attached to the compactor chassis, at least one in front and three in the back, of which two had to project from the sides for 360 degrees coverage.<ref>Gougaud, p.108</ref> This armament was never actually fitted: the [[barbette]]s and row of gun ports visible in the pictures are the result of [[retouching]].<ref>Jeudy (1997), p. 13</ref> The retouched photographs seem to indicate two cannon and six machine guns. Total length was 7 meters, width 2 meters, height 2.3 meters. It weighed a bit less than 10 tons. It could have been manned by a crew of nine: one commander, two mechanics and six gunners. Speed varied between 3 and 5&nbsp;km/h.<ref>Gougaud, p.106-108</ref>
   
The compactor base was built by the [[Laffly]] Company, at [[Boulogne sur Seine]] using a modified Laffly Type LT, and the armour was made by Corpet Company, at [[La Courneuve]]. The tank was tested on 28 March 1915 on the grounds of the ''Corpet & Louvet'' factory, and effectively destroyed barbed wire lines and climbed a 25% slope, but was deemed lacking mobility:<ref>Gougaud, p.106-108</ref>
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The compactor base was built by the [[Laffly]] Company, at [[Boulogne sur Seine]] using a modified Laffly Type LT, and the armour was made by Corpet Company, at [[La Courneuve]]. The tank was tested on 28 March 1915 on the grounds of the ''Corpet & Louvet'' factory, and effectively destroyed [[barbed wire]] lines and climbed a 25% slope, but was deemed lacking mobility:<ref>Gougaud, p.106-108</ref>
   
 
{{quote|"The trials of this machine have demonstrated that it would not be possible to obtain practically satisfying results from it".|Letter from Colonel Mourral, Chef de Section technique du Genie, to Paul Frot, Paris, 10 April 1915.<ref>Original French: "Les essais de cet appareil ont demontré qu'il ne serait pas possible d'en obtenir pratiquement des résultats satisfaisants" in Gougaud, p.108</ref>}}
 
{{quote|"The trials of this machine have demonstrated that it would not be possible to obtain practically satisfying results from it".|Letter from Colonel Mourral, Chef de Section technique du Genie, to Paul Frot, Paris, 10 April 1915.<ref>Original French: "Les essais de cet appareil ont demontré qu'il ne serait pas possible d'en obtenir pratiquement des résultats satisfaisants" in Gougaud, p.108</ref>}}

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