Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Renault FT (FT-17) Light Tank

The FT-17 was a revolutionary tank that as many as 28 countries used and participated in as many as 10 wars. Its features are still used in modern tanks such as the gun in a rotating turret and the engine at the back.  The FT-17 was, for the most part, copied into other designs such as the Russian T-18, American M1917, Italian FIAT 3000.
Name: FT-17 (Renault FT)
Type: Light Tank
Origin: France
Year: 1917
Produced: 3694

Length: 5 meters
Width: 1.74 meters
Height: 2.14 meters
Weight: 6,589 kilograms
Speed: 8 km/h

Crew: 2 (Commander and Gunner)

Primary Armament:
-37 mm SA18 OR
-7.92 mm Hotchkiss
Secondary Armament:

16 mm front
16 mm side
6 mm rear
8mm top
6mm bottom
16 mm front (22 mm Front)
16 mm side (22 mm Side)
16 mm rear
16 mm top


*Armor in parenthesis is a different rounded turret rather than octogonal

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