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Looking For Information On The Renault FT-17 Tank?

 

Are you interested in the Renault FT-18 and looking for information on this First World War vehicle?

Frequently referred to as the FT-18, there were 3,000 of these Renault tanks manufactured by the French industry- mostly in 1918. Another 950 were made in the United States but weren’t finished in time to be used. ‘FT’ wasn’t a codename for anything, nor did it have any meaning- it was simply a factory code.

Since they were mostly made in 1918, this tank only appeared right at the tail-end of the war. However, the design was originally conceived in 1915 by Col. Estienne: the French ‘father of tanks’.

The Renault FT-18 was far more technically advanced than other French tanks at the time, but remained plagued by radiator fan belt problems throughout the war.

If you’re looking for resources on the Renault FT-18, the Weald Foundation are keen to educate the public on the history of military vehicles.

The Weald Foundation is a charitable institution that can help you discover and learn more about tanks.

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