As the second Hotchkiss is complete, I continue to be intrigued by these early war tank designs, and how tiny they are!
I have to remind myself that these were never expected to take out enemy tanks at 2000 yards. The mindset really was on infantry support.
I have some even smaller tanks under way that were used more as supply transports than as something that would be employed in combat.
The two Hotchkiss side by side, with a third on the way.
And a comparison to the 'massive' Char B1 Bis, which also seems quite small even compared to mid-war tanks. It's been quite the education.