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Armor/AFV: Early Armor
WWI and other early tanks and armored cars.
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Renault FT-17 omnibus Turret
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Posted: Monday, October 01, 2018 - 10:54 AM UTC
Does any one know if any of German captured FT-17 during WWI had the omnibus turret. Everything I am finding shows the cast round turret. Also, if there were any captured German FT-17 what gun would have been mounted.
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Posted: Monday, October 01, 2018 - 11:48 AM UTC
there are few photos of riveted turret but there are, I think that for 1939 the French army still had a few ft-17s in service with that turret, most were cast turret, the photos show abandoned tanks but I did find also few pictures of tanks with that turret in service with the Germans in the link below ,for the weapons it seems that they have not even changed keeping what there was on,they have captured many ammunition and the tank was relegated only to tasks of police i dont think was a need to upgrade for such a obsolete tank.







http://beutepanzer.ru/Beutepanzer/france/Ft17/Ft17-01.html



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Posted: Monday, October 01, 2018 - 12:32 PM UTC
Thank you I appreciate your help.