First prototype Peugeot Assault Tank with machine gun turret.
On the 10th of April in 1918, military personnel were presented with a prototype of a novel infantry tank at the Medon testing grounds. Unfortunately, the timing was less than opportune. Despite its advantages over the Renault FT tank, Étienne Émihen’s tank, boasting greater speed and improved suspension, failed to make it into production in time for the summer-autumn campaign of 1918. This, ultimately, played a role in bringing about the end of the war.
The further development of this vehicle led to the creation of the Char Peugeot tank, equipped with a 75mm gun in a closed turret