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Panhard-Schneider P-16 (FR310)

Panhard-Schneider P-16 (FR310) Panhard-Schneider P-16 (FR310)
includes two Panhard-Schneider P-16 Combat Cars with Commander figures.

Infantry divisions have Groupes de Reconnaissance de Division d’Infanterie (GRDI), or Infantry Divisional Reconnaissance Groups, to perform the traditional cavalry role of scouting and flank protection. In the motorised infantry divisions, the traditional cavalry are replaced with armoured cars and motorcyclists.

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Panhard-Schneider P-16 (FR310) When the first five motorised GRDI were formed, the only armoured car available for their reconnaissance platoons was the old Panhard-Schneider P-16 half-tracked armoured car. 
"Combat Car Platoons are Reconnaissance Platoons."
Originally designed in 1929 as an Automitrailleuse de Combat (AMC), or Armoured Combat Car, it was replaced in this role by the Hotchkiss and Somua cavalry tanks. Panhard-Schneider P-16 (FR310)
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Panhard-Schneider P-16 (FR310)

The Panhard-Schneider P-16, like the later Panhard AMD-35, had two drivers, one facing forward and the other backwards to drive the vehicle out of danger away from the enemy in an emergency. Like the AMD-35, it was well armed, having the same 37mm SA-18 gun as the Hotchkiss tank.

The other two motorised GRDI were equipped with Hotchkiss H-35 and H-39 cavalry tanks, as no more Panhard-Schneider P-16 combat cars were available.

Designed by Evan Allen
Painted by Mark Hazell

The Panhard-Schneider P-16 in Flames Of War
Equipment and Notes

Panhard-Schneider P-16
Co-ax MG, Limited vision.
37mm SA-18 gun
One-man turret.
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Limited Vision
In order to pack more into small tanks, some tank designers reduced the crew to a minimum and severely
limited the number of vision devices. Thus, the tanks require the commander to operate as a somewhat vision-impaired gunner as well.

Tanks with Limited Vision add +1 to the score required to hit when shooting any weapon except an AA MG at targets that are entirely behind a line drawn across the front of the tank’s turret before they rotate their turret to face the target.

Tanks with Limited Vision must rotate their turret to point straight ahead when they move.

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One-man Turret
French tanks retain the one-man turret of their First World War forebears. Although this is sufficient for
infantry-support, in tank-versus-tank clashes the commander is faced with the impossible task of finding new targets, and loading and firing the gun, while directing the driver as well.

Any tank with a One-man Turret that moves adds +1 to the score required to hit when shooting with its turret Main Gun. Machine-guns and Flame-throwers do not suffer this penalty.

In addition, a tank with a One-man Turret may not fire both the turret Main Gun and the turret machine-gun in the same turn.

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The Panhard-Schneider P-16 Combat Cars
Panhard-Schneider P-16 (FR310)
The Contents of the Panhard-Schneider P-16 Blister
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Panhard-Schneider P-16 (FR310)
Description of Components
a. 2x Resin hulls.
b. 2x Hatch and commander sprue.
c. 2x Turrets.

d. 4x Tracks
2x Wheel sprue.
Assembling the Panhard-Schneider P-16
Step 1. Begin by attaching the tracks and wheels as shown below. Step 2. Next, attach either the closed or in this case open hatch to the turret. Step 3. Finally, add the commander figure if you used the open hatch otherwise the Panhard-Schneider P-16 is fully assembled and ready to be painted.
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Last Updated On Monday, April 2, 2012 by Blake at Battlefront