French small arms ammunition production 1939-40?

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French small arms ammunition production 1939-40?

Post by von Adler » 07 Nov 2020 09:01

How much did France increase production of small arms ammunition and how big were their stockpiles when the Germans invaded in May 1940?

The Germans spend some 418 million small arms rounds in Poland 1939, but produced 285 million rounds monthly, and had 7,3 billion rounds ready for the invasion of France in May 1940. And France outproduced Germany by a significant margin by March 1940, at least in tanks (twice the German production).

Does anyone have information on the monhtly production and stockpiles of French small arms ammunition?

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