Somua S40

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Somua S40
Somua Tanks.jpg
Somua S35, Somua S40, SAu 40
Place of originFrance

Engine220 hp
SpeedOn road: 45 km/h

The Somua S40 was a prototype French tank developed before Second World War. It was based on the Somua S35. Compared with the latter, the S40 had a new 220-hp diesel; its hull was longer than the S35; and an extra pair of wheels was added on the suspension. The S40 also had a new turret, the ARL 2C.

Mass production was planned for the S40. However, production was canceled after the Fall of France in 1940.[1][2]


  1. ^ "SOMUA S 40 :: France (FRA) :: Tanks". Retrieved 2015-02-20.
  2. ^ "On the Drawing Board: Tanks and Armoured Cars". France 1940. Retrieved 17 February 2014.