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NEW VANGUARD 173: FRENCH TANKS OF WORLD WAR I
Author: Zaloga, S. J.

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Osprey 2010 Paperback 248mm x 185mm 48 pages colour & b/w ills, photos.

NEW VANGUARD 173: FRENCH TANKS OF WORLD WAR I

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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.

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Author Zaloga, S. J.
Publisher Osprey
ISBN 9781846035135
Date of Publication 2010
Edition N/A
Binding Paperback
Book Size 248mm x 185mm
Number of pages 48
Images colour & b/w ills, photos
Language English Text
SKU MBN12797

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