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Renault FT and M1917 Light Tank

Renault FT and M1917 Light Tank Book Review

By David L. Veres

Date of Review June 2019 Title Renault FT and M1917 Light Tank
Author Jacek Szafranski, Samir Karmieh Publisher Kagero
Published 2019 ISBN 9788366148048
Format 180 pages, hardbound MSRP (USD) $34.95


Often considered a technological template, the Renault FT – with its centrally located, rotating gun turret and rear-mounted engine drive – set the stage for modern tank designs.

Now Renault FT & M1917 Light Tank by Jacek Szafranski and Samir Karmieh – 29th in Kagero’s “Photosniper 3D” series – offers modelers and enthusiasts splendid insights into the legendary vehicle.

Contents commence with a handy history of FTs and derivatives in both World Wars and smaller conflicts.

Text then segues to 65 pages of clear “walkaround” views of preserved examples and details. Coverage concludes with another section of superb 3D drawings by coauthor Karmieh. And left & right profiles of a 1939 Polish example grace the back cover. Captions accompany images.

Seeking a handy handbook for your FT model project? Grab this one.


My sincere thanks to Casemate for this review sample!