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New Review: Brengun 1/144 Renault FT-17 Tank

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The Renault FT (the 17 was added after World War I) was the first modern tank to reach production.  The big advance over previous armored vehicles was the armament in a fully rotating turret, which allowed the tank to shoot without maneuvering.  There were over 3,000 FTs built in France during the war, and there were 950 M1917 light tanks built in the United States.  None of the US built tanks were completed in time to see action in the war, but France lent 144 FTs to the US Army in mid-1918.

 

There were many users of the FT, including Afghanistan, where 4 were discovered by US Forces in 2003, Belgium, Brazil, China, Croatia, Czechoslovakia, and 19 others, including Nazi Germany.

 

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