It is reported that the Germans are modifying French heavy tanks of
the Char B (30-ton) type.
The 75-mm. gun is being transferred from the hull to a new turret. This
would be a logical improvement. The gun in its previous position could only fire
forward. Moreover, owing to the low mounting in the hull, it could not be fired
from the defiladed position, and when crossing antitank trenches the gun barrel
was apt to become clogged with earth.