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Army: Expanded army information to include division templates, tank models and motorized/mechanized models.
===Army===
France has 74 divisions in 1936, but many of those are colonial divisions with only six infantry battalions, and their armored divisions are basically brigades: * Six are ''Division de Cavalerie'' with 4x cavalry and a cavalry recon detachment. They rely * Seven are ''Division d'Infanterie Motorisée'' with 9x motorized, support artillery and a motorized recon company.* Nine are ''Division Coloniale'' with 9x infantry and support artillery.* Four are ''Division d'Infanterie Alpine'' with 12x mountaineers and no support.* One is a ''Divisione Légère Mécanique'' with 4x motorized, 2x light tanks and a motorized recon company.* Five are ''Brigade de Chars de Combat'' with 4x light tanks and no support.* Nineteen are ''Division d'Infanterie'' with 9x infantry and support artillery.* The remaining 23 are ''Brigade Coloniale'' with 6x infantry, no support, and low reinforcement priority. France relies on the heavy fortifications at the border against [[Germany]] to defend them there. With its far-flung and vast colonial possessions, defending them against attack will require a higher concentration of light, fast forces compared to Metropole defense. In terms of technology, France has a good head start on mechanized, motorized and tank forces with only a little catch-up for infantry weapons. The problem with fielding a modern army will be expanding France's production base, which is both extremely limited and faced with the prospect of crippling manpower shortages in the very near future in 1936.
Examples of alternative division template names for France include:
* Mechanized - ''Division d'Infanterie Mécanisée''
* Armor - ''Division Blindée''
 
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|+ style="width: 55em; text-align: left;" | {{nowrap|Motorized units list}}
! Year !! Name !! Type
|-
| 1936 || Citroen U23 || Motorized I
|-
| 1940 || Citroen P107 || Mechanized I
|-
| 1942 || SOMUA MCG || Mechanized II
|-
| 1944 || AMX VCI || Mechanized III
|}
 
{| class="wikitable mw-collapsible mw-collapsed"
|+ style="width: 55em; text-align: left;" | {{nowrap|Tank units list}}
! Name !! Type !! Techyear !! Tank Destroyer / SP-Artillery / Armored AA Variants
|-
| FT 17 || Great War Tank || 1918 || None
|-
| H35 || Light Tank I || 1934 || Generic
|-
| FCM 36 || Light Tank II || 1936 || AMR 35 ZT-3 (TD)
|-
| AMX 12t || Light Tank III || 1941 || F3 155 mm (SPA)
|-
| AMC 35 || Medium Tank I || 1939 || W15 TCC (TD) / ARL V39 (SPA)
|-
| S35 || Medium Tank II || 1941 || SAu 40 (TD) / 105 AM (SPA)
|-
| SARL 42 || Medium Tank III || 1943 || Generic
|-
| B1 || Heavy Tank I || 1934 || Canone de 194 (SPA)
|-
| ARL 44 || Heavy Tank II || 1941 || Generic
|-
| AMX-M4 || Heavy Tank III || 1943 || Generic
|-
| FCM F-1 || Super Heavy Tank || 1943 || Generic
|-
| AMX 50t || MBT || 1945 || Generic
|}
===Navy===
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