Somua S35 - WWII French Cavalry Tank

The Somua was a French Cavalry tank used during WWII, built from 1936 until 1940 to equip the armored divisions of the Cavalry. It was a relatively agile medium-weight tank, superior in armor and armament to its French and foreign competitors. It was constructed from well-sloped, mainly cast, armor sections that made it expensive to produce and time-consuming to maintain.

During the German invasion of May 1940, the Somua S35 proved itself to be a tactically effective type, but this was negated by the French command’s strategic mistakes in deploying Cavalry armored divisions. After the defeat of France in June 1940, production was limited to about 440. Captured Somua S35s were used by the Axis powers, some of them on the Eastern Front.


Weight: 19.5 tons
Crew: 3 (driver, radio operator/purveyor, commander/gunner)
Armor: 47 mm (hull front), 42 mm (turret front), 40 mm (hull sides and turret sides), 20 mm (top)
Main armament: 47 mm SA 35 gun
Secondary armament: 7.5 mm Miltrailleuse mle 1931 optionally coaxial
Engine: SOMUA V-8 petrol
Operational range: 130 km (off-road), 230 km (on-road)
Speed: 25.3 mph, 20.0 mph (off-road)

The Somua S35 comes with the following features:

Custom-printed WWII French Tank Commander
Four custom-printed elements
Opening commander's hatch
Opening tank crewman's hatch
Two removable upper hull locations
Working gun elevation
Fits tank crewman (driver/radio operator)
Designed by Yitzy Kasowitz
1/35 scale to match other Brickmania models.
Includes 468 genuine new-condition LEGO® bricks and BrickArms® elements
Intermediate Skill Level (4-6 years of experience with LEGO is recommended)

All Brickmania model kits are made of new-condition LEGO bricks. This model comes disassembled and includes complete printed building instructions and comes packaged in a sealed box. This is a limited edition kit and production may be discontinued at any time.

Somua S35 - WWII French Cavalry Tank