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Char B1 BIS by dugazm Char B1 BIS by dugazm
Char B1 BIS - French heavy tank manufactured before World War II.
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conquest79 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015
one of the ugliest tanks.nice art piece of it
red10002 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015  Student General Artist
Baaaaa, go away. No one likes you in WoT
ColonelBSacquet Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015
:iconbluespyplz:You are mistaken. :-)
red10002 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  Student General Artist
ColonelBSacquet Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015
You'd be surprised. For its tier, it's fairly good, actually. Now, pitted against a Panzer V or VI, obviously ...
red10002 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Student General Artist
And then the driver would start to flip out and drive back, spamming help only to get none, then die becuse he can't shoot right or he can shoot right but his driveing sucks and he keeps showing his week spots
ColonelBSacquet Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015
Valid points, I admit. This tank doesn't tolerate bad players.
For this tank maybe more than for others, the tips given by the makers of the game about the proper B1 bis tactics are meant to be sticked to.
Ammoracker101 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Student Digital Artist
dude the B1 was manufactured like 2 3 years after WW1 XD
ColonelBSacquet Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015
The first B1 tanks got out of the factories in 1929, if I'm not mistaken.
TotenkopfVon14 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014
Char B1 was the best tank when France was invaded, as the current German panzers could not destroy it from the front. However, the German Blitzkrieg basically was a Do not stop moving until the enemy has fallen, and the German panzers were much faster than the B1, allowing them to circle it and hit it in its nice juicy side and back armor. One of the many reasons France was lost early WWII, along with stuff like the confusion caused by the Germans, and the fact that the only french tank that could keep up with the German advance was an infantry tank with a gun that fired mainly low velocity HE rounds, not suitable for destroying tanks.
JOSGUI Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2015
In 1940, there are also an other french Tank, the Somua who was probably the best tank of the Allies (France and Great Britain) in this period.
Joshua15543 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The B1 wasn't, it was, to be blunt, the ideologies of an older time period come to reality. It was a cool tank, however tanks like S-35 serious surpassed it, and other German models. The French and BEF were more than capable of withstanding the German invasion and had in fact almost broken the German line of advance many times. Both the BEF and French military had quickly organized their own mixed formations of motorized infantry and armor, which seriously hindered German advance.

The main worry of the French wasn't in its military, but a return to the WW1 style of warfare. France had taken the most losses of the Western Allies in WW1, both in man power and in industry, it had a declining birthrate, was suffering from a very bad economy, which added up to a population that did just not want to fight. This lack of morale effected both troops and politicians, which wanted a very quick end in order to avoid heavy losses.
Hansices Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013
Oh my god this is so beautiful, what were you using to draw this? damn you are awesome
DrakenhothRepublik Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
B2 better!
Emillie-Wolf Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
The only tank I like more than it, is the FT-17
GratefulReflex Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have a bias towards the B1/B2, because it's a interesting design blend, aspects of it are clearly ww1 and yet some refinements scream inter war transition. Delightfully archaic it is.
WormWoodTheStar Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
Co on ma napisane na wieży? "Charlotte"?
ColonelBSacquet Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
Yeah, probably.
Troll-killers Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The B1-bis was the heaviest tank in 1940 and was the french "Tiger" on the West front. The best german tank, the Panzer IV Ausf. D or E was unable to destroy it. But I think that the best french tank was the cavalry tank Somua S-35. ^^
dugazm Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you and yes.:)
Rajaahsani Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
This is really cool! is this the image used for WAK's Char B1 paper model?
HMSFU Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
The Char B1 bis:
The best tank in world of tanks in my book.
gh05t7yl1ght Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful art! I don't care what anyone says on World of Tanks, the B1 is great! I use it as my main tank :#1:! All they have to do now is let us use the 75mm howie along with the 47mm.

Again, great work of art!
shank117 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
what program does everyone use to do these digital paintings because with real paint i never get all the colors i need and end up having to mix them
EdXCal Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
Great art work! I once read about a single B1 holding it's own against a company of german tanks and destroying 4 of them in one action.
sky-commander Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the best french tank, it held its own up to the end of WWII. see? the french aren't total wimps.... the resisteance? the B1 Bis?
warrior1944 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
Awesome work! :D Char B1 was a great tank but handled poorly by the french.
hookywooky Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
Great illustration! If the French army had stepped away from WWI tactics before 1940, the French tanks would have been great combatants for the German Tank forces.
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