Tamiya Military 1/35 German Army B1 Bis Tank Kit
After their conquest of France in 1940, the German Army took many captured French vehicles and AFVs and converted them for their own use. One such example was the Char B1 bis tank, which featured modifications such as a cupola with split hatch covers, concrete block for added protection, and various German Army standard tools. Some were even converted into flamethrower tanks. These modified tanks were issued to German units who operated them on the Eastern Front as well as on the Channel Islands. After the Normandy invasion, recaptured examples were returned to Free French forces for use until the end of the war.