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Century of the "real" tank

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  • From: Vancouver, the "wet coast"
Century of the "real" tank
Posted by castelnuovo on Thursday, May 31, 2018 5:48 PM

Interesting article here

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20180531-the-wwi-tank-that-helped-change-warfare-forever

 

Also featured here

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jSqrfvVDMg

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Posted by PFJN on Friday, June 01, 2018 9:28 AM

Hi,

Thanks for the link.

Pat

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  • From: Pineapple Country, Queensland, Australia
Posted by Wirraway on Sunday, June 03, 2018 2:08 AM
Good read.. thanks for that !

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  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Sunday, June 03, 2018 6:45 AM

It's interesting how a tiny French WW I design set the pattern for the tank, even to this day.  Considering their earlier efforts included the terrible St Chamond and the not much better Schneider, it is almost a miracle that the FT-17 had all the right parts in all the right places.  Hindsight is 20/20, but in the dark days of 1916-1918, no one knew what a proper tank was supposed to look like.

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  • From: Philadelphia Pa
Posted by Nino on Sunday, June 03, 2018 10:15 AM

There is one at the PA Military Museum in Boalsburg PA. 

I took the above picture awhile back.

 

https://www.pamilmuseum.org/

Looks like it has been repainted since I was there:

 Nino

 

 

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