Tank Renaut FT17 is one of the first tanks, uchastvovavshie in the First World war. Developed in France, he stood on arms France, Spain, USA, Italy, Germany,
Kiritshkova of China and the Russian Empire. Before the February revolution was made only a few domestic samples(the rest was imported from abroad), the Provisional Government had established their production, and this has allowed such tanks actively participate in the Civil War. Later introduced in the new "M", which does not actually differed from the prototype.
Ahead was located, the office, in the centre of the fighting, in the stern - engine-transmission. With the driver's and commander-arrow that make up the crew, was provided a good overview of the area, in addition, non-penetrable ones space in the direction of travel of the tank forward was small. The hull and the turret were framed, booking bulletproof. Armor plates frontal surfaces of the hull and turret inclined at large angles to the vertical plane that increased their protective properties, and are connected by rivets.
In front sheet tower in the mask was established 37-mm tank gun with shoulder stock or 18 mm machine gun. Some machines had mixed (PU-muscle-machine gun) weapons. Ammunition with gun armament consisted of 250 unitary artillery shots. As observation devices were used peepholes. Means of external communication was not.
The tank was installed 4-cylinder gasoline single car engine of liquid cooling capacity of 34 HP, allowing you to move at the speed of up to 8.5 km/H. In case it was longitudinally and was sent to the handwheel in direction of the bow. Manual transmission consisted of conical main clutch dry friction (steel on leather), 4-speed automatic gearbox, the steering clutch tape brakes (mechanisms of rotation) and 2-stage airborne transmission. Swing mechanisms ensured execution of this maneuver with a minimum radius equal to the width of track machines (1,41 m).
In their tactical and technical characteristics of the tank M not inferior to the prototype, and the maximum speed and booking roof surpassed it. Were subsequently made another 14 such tanks, some of them got names: "Paris commune", "Proletariat", "Storm", "Victory", "Red warrior", "Ilya Muromets". The first Soviet tanks took part in the fighting at the fronts of civil war. At the very end of the production of machines due to economic and technical difficulties were discontinued.
#TTX Renaut FT-17
Combat weight, t 7
Crew, person 2
Armor, mm: 8-22
Forehead corps 16
The tower is 22
Speed (highway), km/h 8,5
Power reserve (highway), 60 km
Elevation, deg. 38
The width of the trench, m 1.8
Height, mm walls 0,6 m
The fordable depth, m 0,7
Variant Type Model number Power, PS
1 To AMO, 4-cylinder, inline, liquid cooling, the power of 34 HP 1 34
Variant Type, Caliber,mm Model number Ammunition / 1
Gun 37 1 250
Gun 18 1
Country of origin France, Spain, USA, Italy, Germany,
Kisatsky China and the Russian Empire
The year of adoption of 1917
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