Renault FT & M1917

Samir Karmieh

Publication date:
December 2017
Publisher :
Series :
Top Drawings
Illustration :
drawing sheets and colour profiles
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ISBN : 9788365437648

Dimensions : 297 X 210 mm
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The world's first modern tank, a pioneering vehicle whose basic features can be found on today's modern tanks. FT was an undeniable success. Large number of FTs were provided to most Western front units by 1918, and they were involved in all major offensives, successfully crossing over trenches as intended, but also driving through forests. Renault produced two variants of the FT, The machine-gun model, which was more common, and a short-barreled 37 mm Puteaux SA 18 gun. Those models were defirent by their definitive Omnibus turret, multi-faceted or rounded with bent metal plates. By December 1917 3100 FTs were to be produced with the Omnibus turret, in both types. The FT had some flaws of the first series, including the radiator fan belt and cooling system problems.
In 1919 a new redesigned version was proposed by Renault, including a more powerful engine, a long-barreled Puteaux gun and additional cases fitted in their tracks. It was successfully exported throughout the world. Some of them were immediately put into action, like the Finnish and Polish versions against the Soviets.


The book holds 15 pages of excellent scale plans for the different variants plus some equally helpful colour profiles...One other little bonus for modellers that you will find tucked into the pages is a small sheet of masks for the markings seen in the colour profiles.
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The icing on the cake for this great little book is the inclusion of masks to allow airbrushing of markings on your model.
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