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French cannon train rouler??

Posted: 10 Jun 2019, 13:10
by Richard B.
a sort of wheeled carriage onto which you could stand the older spoke wheeled `75, so it could be towed by truck.

Anyone got any images of a real one and maybe some info on its use??

Anything more than the zip i know would be appreciated :roll:

Ta Richard

Re: French cannon train rouler??

Posted: 10 Jun 2019, 22:10
by dadlamassu

Re: French cannon train rouler??

Posted: 11 Jun 2019, 06:38
by Richard B.
Nice photos - cheers Alan :D

Re: French cannon train rouler??

Posted: 11 Jun 2019, 06:57
by Richard B.
From the information, I have now gleaned from the hive-mind.

The old mle1897 had wooden wheels and carriage and was only designed to be pulled by horses at a maximum speed of 8km/h

The rouleur was designed by Citroen with pneumatic tyres and suspension to allow towing at up to 20km/h

Re: French cannon train rouler??

Posted: 11 Jun 2019, 17:10
by bannockburn bhoy
They say necessity is the mother of invention and there no more fertile mind than the military one when it comes right down to it. cool photos BTW :D :D :D