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1/35 French FT-17 Light Tank (Cast Turret) #TS-008


Manufactured by: Meng Models

SKU: MENG-TS008
Price: AU$85.95
AU$77.50

US$58.90;  €54.66
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    Product Description
    This is a plastic model kit, which comes unassembled and unpainted. So glue, model paints and other basic modelling tools are additionally required.

    During the early days of its service, the French FT-17 light tank was fitted with a riveted turret which had some disadvantages, such as complex manufacturing process, poor bullet-proof properties and failure to achieve a full rotation. Later, a new cast turret with riveted and welded construction was developed by Forges et acieries Paul Girod. The new turret which was manufactured with a simplified process could achieve a full rotation, and it helped improve the tank's overall performance.
    The French FT-17 light tank with a cast turret could accommodate a crew of 2. It was armed with an 8mm Hotchkiss M1914 machine gun or a 37mm Puteaux SA18 gun. FT-17s of the French Army were upgraded with 7.5mm Reibel MAC Mle.31 machine gun from 1931 onwards. Those tanks were primarily used in the WWII.
    Over 4100 FT-17s were built in France, and they were widely used in many countries around the world (27 cou

    • Manufactured by: Meng Models
    • SKU: MENG-TS008
    • Package Weight: 526g
    • 1 Units in Stock


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