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WW1 American Tanks (1917-1918)

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 5/17/2014

Upon joining the Allies in World War 1, America relied heavily on foreign support to stock its growing army - tanks included.

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There are a total of 7 WW1 American Tanks in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin.




1918
Ford Model 1918 3-ton (M1918)
In preparation for the shortages expected of French Renault FT-17 Light Tanks during World War 1 (1914-1918), it fell to the ...
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1918
Holt Gas-Electric Tank
The Holt Gas-Electric Tank became the first true "tank" to be designed and constructed by and for the United States. Hardly t...
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1918
M1917 6-ton
The M1917 6-ton light tank was an American license-production copy of the highly successful French-designed Renault "char leg...
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1917
Renault FT-17
The Renault FT-17 series of light tank was an evolutionary design in the field of combat tanks that would go on to influence ...
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1919
Tank Mark VIII (International / Liberty)
The Mark VIII "International Tank" (also "Liberty" when powered by the American Liberty engine) would become the first tank i...
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1918
Tank Mk V
The Tank Mk V was a further evolution of the British "tank" - then known as "landship" - which began with the original Tank M...
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1917
Technical Truck
The "Technical" is a generic name given to make-shift military vehicles crudely developed on the chassis of existing 4x4 all-...
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