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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Auto-Mitrailleuse Clément-Bayard, Modèle 1908.

Auto-Mitrailleuse Clément-Bayard, Modèle 1908. (Clement-Bayard Machine Gun Carrier, 1908 Model). 

The French Clement-Bayard Machine-Gun Car, by decision of the General Staff of the Army, came to replace the production of two new Panhard Machine-Gun Cars, requested by Captain Genty, for service in the territory of Morocco.  

The Clement-Bayard car had a wheelbase much higher than the Panhard and also a shorter distance of the chassis to the ground.  

These features of the car Clement-Bayard, that they did suitable for driving on European roads, made ​​it impossible to use in the precarious and abrupt ways of Morocco,  therefore, after a few months of service in North Africa, the only two manufactured cars were returned to the metropolis in 1908. 

Subsequently, these vehicles would be one of the first to fight the Germans at the beginning of the First World War.


Auto-Mitrailleuse Clément-Bayard, Modèle 1908. (Autoametralladora Clément-Bayard, Modelo de 1908).

La Autoametralladora francesa Clément-Bayard, por decisión del Estado Mayor del Ejército, vino a reemplazar la fabricación de dos nuevas Autoametralladoras Panhard, solicitadas por el capitán Genty, para el servicio en el territorio de Marruecos.

El coche Clément-Bayard tenía una distancia entre ejes mucho mayor que la del Panhard y además tenía una menor distancia del chasis al suelo.

Estas características del coche Clément-Bayard, que lo hacían idóneo para circular por las carreteras europeas, hicieron imposible su uso en los precarios y abruptos caminos de Marruecos, por lo que, a los pocos meses de servicio en África del Norte, los únicos dos coches fabricados fueron devueltos a la metrópoli en 1908. 

Posteriormente, estos vehículos serían unos de los primeros en combatir a los alemanes al comienzo de la Primera Guerra Mundial.

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