Renault FT & M1917

Samir Karmieh

Date Published :
January 2018
Publisher :
Series :
Illustration :
Color Profiles, drawing sheets
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Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9788365437648
Pages : 20
Dimensions : 11.7 X 8.3 inches
Stock Status : In stock


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. A large number of FTs was 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 identified by their definitive Omnibus turret, multifaceted or rounded with bent metal plates. By December 1917 3100 FTs were 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 icing on the cake for this great little book is the inclusion of masks to allow airbrushing of markings on your model.”

- Scale Military Modeller International

“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.”

- Military Model Scene

This is another superb addition to the series and will be very useful if you’re building any of the multitude of kits in 1:350 and 1:700 available today. With this book by your side you should be able to really go to town with the detailing, producing your museum quality models.”

- Britmodeller

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