renault FT: The basis for all tanks everywhere

2014-12-13 17:24:36 / author: Adam Roberts views 2486Total views: 2486 / 11Views for 7 days: 11

renault FT

No, this is not your eyes playing tricks on you. This is the best GIF you have seen in some time! 

This single turret light tank was designed by Renault just before the end of World War One. It saw service all the way through to the start of WWII, where the larger and faster tanks of the Nazi blitzkrieg made it irrelevant. Renault FT is the first ever tank to have a turret that rotated all the way around, and is still considered the birth of a normal tank layout that is around even today. Ours are a bit bigger but please take a second to admire this genesis moment in all its glory!

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Tujh | 2015-02-04 18:24:00 

On video not Renault FT, it's soviet T-18


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