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This title examines the emergence of the first modern tank, the Renault FT. It is a little known fact that France fielded more tanks in World War I than any other army. However, France's early tanks suffered from poor mobility and armor compared to their contemporaries. Indeed, their initial use on the Chemin des Dames in 1917 was a bloody fiasco. In spite of initial set-backs, the French army redeemed its reputation with the Renault FT. The Renault FT pioneered the modern tank design, with armament in a revolutionary central turret and the engine in the rear. More importantly, the Renault was designed to be cheap and easy to manufacture. Discover the history of the early French armor developments and their triumphant new design, the Renault FT, that helped to turn the tide of war in the favor of the Allies.

Product details

Published Dec 20 2011
Format Ebook (Epub & Mobi)
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781780962139
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 40 b/w; 8 col
Series New Vanguard
Short code NVG 173
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Author

Steven J. Zaloga

Steven J. Zaloga received his BA in History from U…

Illustrator

Tony Bryan

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