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French Char 2C - turret question
Wolfhead
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Minnesota, United States
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Posted: Saturday, July 09, 2016 - 06:25 AM UTC
I am currently building Meng's excellent Char 2C. I'd like to add a commander to the turret and was wondering if it was normal to tilt the top small turret back for a better view?

And there seems to be two access doors to the back of the turret but they are molded shut. Could they be opened for easier crew access?
goldnova72
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Alberta, Canada
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Posted: Saturday, July 09, 2016 - 06:49 AM UTC
IRC the cupola had only vision ports , no hatch . The smaller Hotchkiss and Renault tanks had the same kind of thing but in a dome shape . The commander exited via the rear hatch in the turret