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UNIQUE ID 817: RENAULT FT LIGHT TANK

(Model: Forged and cast round turret)

Panzermuseum, Thun, Switzerland

(Location: Sammlung Historische Panzer)


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Unique ID: 817
Added to Database: June 2009
Last Edited: June 2009
Type (ID): Renault FT (6030)
Model (ID): Forged and cast round turret (6060)
Location Category (ID): Panzermuseum (17100)
Location (ID): Sammlung Historische Panzer (17110)
Serial Number:
Registration: None (previously “M0812” painted on nose).
Name:
Other Identification: Overall painted black (previously painted overall with a two colour camouflage scheme with “2104” painted on hull sides and “73610” painted on suspension frames).
Collection Reference:
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Location History:
(see map)

1: Renault S.A., Boulogne-Billancourt, Île-de-France, North East France, France (Primary manufacturer 1918-21)
2: Panzermuseum, Thun, Bern, Switzerland (Current location)


Switzerland bought two FTs for trials in 1922 and acquired three more in 1939, but it is not known when this one was acquired. It used to be on display in the main display area, missing its gun. However it was fully restored during 2006-2009 and was back in running order on 29 May 2009. For the restoration, original parts were extensively used, but the transmission, radiator and some other small parts were replaced with newly-built parts. It is fitted with metal plate (rather than wood) inserts in the idler wheels. (Source: M. Foti, P.-O. Buan).

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March 2010

Front left view
1: Front left view

Taken: 15 March 2010
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 3186
Added: 3 May 2010
Filename: IMG4279_...
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Front left view
2: Front left view

Taken: 15 March 2010
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 3187
Added: 3 May 2010
Filename: IMG4662_...
Views: 159
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Rear left view
3: Rear left view

Taken: 15 March 2010
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 3188
Added: 3 May 2010
Filename: IMG4395_...
Views: 167
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Rear right view
4: Rear right view

Taken: 15 March 2010
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 3189
Added: 3 May 2010
Filename: IMG4642_...
Views: 152
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Front right view
5: Front right view

Taken: 15 March 2010
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 3190
Added: 3 May 2010
Filename: IMG4643_...
Views: 170
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Turret close-up
6: Turret close-up

Taken: 15 March 2010
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 3191
Added: 3 May 2010
Filename: IMG4341_...
Views: 161
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Close-up on suspension
7: Close-up on suspension

Taken: 15 March 2010
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 3192
Added: 3 May 2010
Filename: IMG4392_...
Views: 179
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Rear skid
8: Rear skid

Taken: 15 March 2010
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 3193
Added: 3 May 2010
Filename: IMG4285_...
Views: 179
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Driver
9: Driver's compartment

Taken: 15 March 2010
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 3194
Added: 3 May 2010
Filename: IMG4649_...
Views: 846
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Driver
10: Driver's controls

Taken: 15 March 2010
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 3195
Added: 3 May 2010
Filename: IMG4375_...
Views: 1269
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Vehicle jack
11: Vehicle jack

Taken: 15 March 2010
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 3196
Added: 3 May 2010
Filename: IMG4638_...
Views: 202
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October 2006

Left view, photo taken by TheBernFiles
12: Left view, photo taken by TheBernFiles

Taken: 27 October 2006
Contributor: Wikimedia
Photo ID: 1441
Added: 14 June 2009
Filename: Dig_FT17...
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April 1984

Front left view
13: Front left view

Taken: 27 April 1984
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 1422
Added: 13 June 2009
Filename: Scan_FT_...
Views: 177
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Front right view
14: Front right view

Taken: 27 April 1984
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 1423
Added: 13 June 2009
Filename: Scan_FT_...
Views: 205
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Left view
15: Left view

Taken: 27 April 1984
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 1424
Added: 13 June 2009
Filename: Scan_FT_...
Views: 328
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