Spanish Schneider

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Spanish Schneider

Shane Black
Shane Black

July 9th, 2004, 6:47 am #1

I've acquired an issue of a Russian modelling magazine dated 2-3/98 ( I can't read Russian so I don't know what it's called) I grabbed it because it has an article on armour of the Spanish Civil War and on page 5 there is a photo of a Schneider CA1! All I can understand of the caption for the photo is: "CA-1" and "1936r". Does anyone know anything about the Spanish using Scneiders? It might be a Republican vehicle but I'm not certain.
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David Maynard
David Maynard

July 9th, 2004, 7:38 am #2

Shane,

Have a look at these links for more on the Spanish use of the Schneider. In the first you'll need to scroll down to the Spanish flag to get to the right page

http://mailer.fsu.edu/~akirk/tanks/

and

http://www.santacruzchronicles.com/scwveh.html

Hope this helps.
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Peter Kempf
Peter Kempf

July 9th, 2004, 8:44 am #3

I've acquired an issue of a Russian modelling magazine dated 2-3/98 ( I can't read Russian so I don't know what it's called) I grabbed it because it has an article on armour of the Spanish Civil War and on page 5 there is a photo of a Schneider CA1! All I can understand of the caption for the photo is: "CA-1" and "1936r". Does anyone know anything about the Spanish using Scneiders? It might be a Republican vehicle but I'm not certain.
Yes, the Spanish Army aquired six after WW1 and those still running were used in the Civil War. At least two were used during the fighting for Alcazar (Toledo) and were destroyed there. What can you expect: they were such duds!

/Peter K
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Jakko Westerbeke
Jakko Westerbeke

July 9th, 2004, 8:55 am #4

I've acquired an issue of a Russian modelling magazine dated 2-3/98 ( I can't read Russian so I don't know what it's called) I grabbed it because it has an article on armour of the Spanish Civil War and on page 5 there is a photo of a Schneider CA1! All I can understand of the caption for the photo is: "CA-1" and "1936r". Does anyone know anything about the Spanish using Scneiders? It might be a Republican vehicle but I'm not certain.
> I can't read Russian so I don't know what it's called

http://www.friends-partners.org/oldfrie ... habet.html. You may still not know what the text actually says, but you'll at least be able to pronounce the words At the very least, this should tell you what the magazine is called simply by replacing the Cyrillic letters with their Latin equivalents. And although I don't speak Russian either, I've discovered that plenty of (modern) words are fairly easy to understand once you figure out how to pronounce them.
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Stirling Lowery
Stirling Lowery

July 9th, 2004, 10:49 am #5

The magazine in question is "Tankmaster".

SDL
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Andrew Lang
Andrew Lang

July 9th, 2004, 11:20 pm #6

I've acquired an issue of a Russian modelling magazine dated 2-3/98 ( I can't read Russian so I don't know what it's called) I grabbed it because it has an article on armour of the Spanish Civil War and on page 5 there is a photo of a Schneider CA1! All I can understand of the caption for the photo is: "CA-1" and "1936r". Does anyone know anything about the Spanish using Scneiders? It might be a Republican vehicle but I'm not certain.
I believe that a few Spanish-owned Schneiders were also used in Morocco during the Rif Wars of the 1920's, fighting against Abd el Krim's irregular army. A slightly more unusual subject than the King Tiger...

Andy Lang
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Shane Black
Shane Black

July 11th, 2004, 7:00 am #7

The magazine in question is "Tankmaster".

SDL
Thanks for the info.
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Shane Black
Shane Black

July 11th, 2004, 7:04 am #8

Shane,

Have a look at these links for more on the Spanish use of the Schneider. In the first you'll need to scroll down to the Spanish flag to get to the right page

http://mailer.fsu.edu/~akirk/tanks/

and

http://www.santacruzchronicles.com/scwveh.html

Hope this helps.
That's good reference to know. It certainly answers my curiosity about the vehicle. Who would have thought that Schneiders were still in combat 20 years after their debut outlasting its contemporaries with the exception of the FT17!
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Shane Black
Shane Black

July 11th, 2004, 7:18 am #9

Shane,

Have a look at these links for more on the Spanish use of the Schneider. In the first you'll need to scroll down to the Spanish flag to get to the right page

http://mailer.fsu.edu/~akirk/tanks/

and

http://www.santacruzchronicles.com/scwveh.html

Hope this helps.
Thanks for the refernce to the Tanks! website, this willcome in very useful in the future>
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Joined: August 19th, 2003, 11:07 am

July 12th, 2004, 1:59 am #10

This is a rare picture of a Schneider M16 CA1 tank in the Rif War.


Luis Miguel F.S.Gago.
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