FT17 / M1917 WWI Tanks Walkaround

Published: November 28th, 2011     
Author: David Doyle
Reviewed by: Pablo Bauleo - IPMS# 46363
ISBN #: 978-0-89747-636-2
Other Publication Information: Softcover, 80 pages, 200+ color photos of surviving examples, eight line drawings
Price: $18.95
Product / Stock #: SS27023
Product provided by: Squadron

The FT-17 and its American copy, the M1917, set the stage for the modern tank by having a revolving turret, a front driver, and a rear engine. It was used by armed forces of many different countries and it was still in service with some minor European armies at the outbreak of WWII.

The book is profusely illustrated with color photographs, although all the pictures are from restored units in museums. Four view line drawings provide details of both the M1917 and the FT-17.

The pictures correspond to over a dozen examples from different museums across the world and they are depicted in different camouflages and markings, providing ideas to modelers on how to finish their kits.

Modelers will find the line drawings very useful, while the all-around pictures provide great details for super detailing your model.

Squadron Signal Publications has published the same book, both in hardcover and soft cover binding, allowing the modeler/historian to choose which one fits his needs best.

Recommended to armor modelers.

I would like to thank Squadron Signal Publications and IPMS/USA for the review sample.

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