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WWI Tanks in WWII

Discussion in 'Weapons & Technology in WWII' started by JCFalkenbergIII, Feb 22, 2008.

  1. JCFalkenbergIII

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    What I find interesting is the the Dummy Gun in the illustration looks similar to what was in the FT-17.
     
  2. razin

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    I think it is based on the turret of the current Vickers Light tank MkVIA or B which had a pair of Vickers one .303 and the other 50cal side by side rather like a WW1 fighter
     
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    Looking at it again I think you are right.
     
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    IIRC The FT17 was used in Canada until 1945 when they were declared scrap again.
     
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    I remember seeing a photo in the now defunct magazine Wheels and Tracks of wreckage from a 6tonner hard target having been dug up on a range I think CFB Shilo.

    Being a simple design it would probably be a good inital training machine.
     
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    It truly is amazing at the long service life that that design had.
     
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    Too bad that most were scrapped or used for targets. But it is understandable for that era. There are a few survivors around today. I think the newest being the one found in Afghanistan.
     
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    Now heres a shot for you!!! Horses,bicycles and a FT-17! LOL

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    [​IMG]

    A member of the Calgary Highlanders poses beside a French-made Char tank in France in the summer of 1944. Germany made extensive use of captured French armour during the Second World War, though usually in second-line units. The Calgary Highlanders faced a mix of second line division and fanatic SS troops in their earliest battles in Normandy.

    Second World War Photos - Calgary Highlanders
     
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    the Thread has served its purpose and will be closed
     
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    I am sure the Panzer Battalion 100 used captured French Tanks in Normandy, I dont know if any FT-17s were amound them or not, but the used spme Somua's.
     
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    I dont know if anyone said this but the soviets has thier own version of the FT-17 called the MS-1.
     

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