Posts tagged “Paris

World’s first modern tank.

During our honeymoon in Paris recently, Mr. and Mrs. Monkey-Wrench came across this neat old tank at the “Musée de l’Armée
It’s a Renault FT17 from 1917, and saw action during “The Great War”.

It was called the first modern tank, because it was the very first tank to feature a fully revolving cannon, a driver in the front and the engine in the back. Most modern day tanks still have these features.

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