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Facing the Second World WarStrategy, Politics, and Economics in Britain and France 1938-1940$

Talbot C. Imlay

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780199261222

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261222.001.0001

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(p.367) Appendix: Tables

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Facing the Second World War
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Table 1. Projected and actual aircraft production in France, 1939−1940 (Actual production figures arc in brackets)

 

Oct. 1939

Nov. 1939

Dec. 1939

Jan. 1940

Feb. 1940

Mar. 1940

Apr. 1940

Fighters

225 (153)

255 (160)

205 (149)

220 (131)

290 (87)

360 (145)

430

Bombers

77 (33)

168 (59)

277 (94)

358 (68)

575 (93)

549 (87)

611

Observer/Recon.

120 (76)

192 (87)

228 (8o)

285 (115)

301 (99)

345 (120)

389

TOTAL

422 (262)

605 (306)

710 (323)

863 (314)

1,166 (279)

1,254 (352)

1,430 (330)*

*Patrick Facon, L’Armée de I’air dans la tourmente (Paris, 1997), 134.

Sources: SHAT 5N 583, Information du Président. ‘Prévisions des sorties mensuelles d’avions de guerre d’Octobre 1939 à Mai 1940’, 14 Oct. 1939. SHAA, Papiers Guy LaChambre, Z12932−1, monthly production reports and ‘Production des avions du ler Janvier au 31 Mars 1940’, 8 Apr. 1940.

Table 2. Tank production in France, 1939−1940

 

Bi bis (heavy)

SOUMA (heavy)

Renault (light)

Hotchkiss (light)

Oct. 1939

12

11

60

63

Nov. 1939

14

12

53

42

Dec. 1939

15

18

46

44

Jan. 1940

21

V

51

43

Feb. 1940

49

21

49

60

Mar. 1940

30

22

50

90

Apr. 1940

43

20

44

12

source: AN, Papiers Raoul Dautry, 307/AP/106, ‘Fabrications des chars’, 5 June 1940.

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Tables 3. Production of various armaments and munitions, 1939−1940

 

47mm. tank gun

47mm. tank gun (shells)

47mm. anti-tank gun

47mm. anti-tank gun (shells)

75mm. anti-aircraft gun

75mm. anti-aircraft gun (shells)

105 C mm. guns

105 C mm. guns (shells)

Average production, Sept.-Dec. 1939

24

32,000

76

92,700

18

58,575

9

69,250

Jan. 1940

41

2,200

88

54,000

22

18,000

0

43,000

Feb, 1940

71

53,000

129

46,600

0

43,000

7

15,000

Mar. 1940

46

90,000

175

21,000

1.3

23,000

1

25,000

Apr. 1940

64

75,000

124

18,900

24

42,600

0

100,000

source: AN, Papiers Raoul Dautry, 307/AP/109, ‘Matériels et munitions d’artillerie’, Sept. 1939−May 1940.

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Table 4. Differences in production for various armaments and munitions, March−April 1940

 

March 1940

April 1940

Rifle/machine gun 36

18,300

22,737

Machine gun 31 (tank)

910

440

20mm. gun

359

366

25mm. gun

301

411

37mm. tank gun

198

197

60mm. gun

225

81

81mm. gun

255

101

37mm. explosive shell

19,000

51,000

47mm. explosive shell

73,000

34,000

60mm. shell

162,000

75,000

Source, SHAT 6N 335−2, ‘Fabrications et livraisons comparées de Mars et Avril 1940 pour certain matériels et certaines munitions’, 10 May 1940.

Table 5. British output of principal army weapons, 1939−1940

 

Rifles (000)

Machine –guns (000)

Field and medium artillery

Medium anti-aircraft artillery

Tanks

Last four months of 1939

1.8.7

6.9

nil

224

314

First four months of 1939

26,8

7.4

51

234

287

May 1940

11.1

2.9

63

94

138

Source: M. M. Postan, British War Production (London, 1952), 109

Table 6. British aircraft deliveries, 1939−1940

 

Bombers medium, (heavy, and light)

Fighters

General reconnaissance

Last six months of 1938

404

253

22

First six months of 1939

827

680

18

Last six months of 1939

1,010

644

43

First six months of 1940

1,415

1,504

237

Source: Postan, British War Production, 484.