Pennsylvania Military Museum - M1917 Tank
Bill Maloney
3/21/2011

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M1917 WWI Light Tank Specifications:

More WWI M1917 and Renault tanks at other Military Museums in the northeast
M1917 WWI Tank M1917 Tank
Another WWI M1917 Light Tank can be found at the AAF Tank Museum in Danville, VA World War I M1917 Tank at The Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome in Rhinebeck, NY
WWI Renault FT18 Light Tank M1917 Light Tank
A WWI Renault FT18 Light Tank at the Patton Museum in Fort Knox, KY An M1917 Light Tank at the West Point Museum in West Point, NY
  M1917 WWI Tank
  An M1917 Light Tank at the Patton Museum in Fort Knox, KY

Length: 16 feet 5 inches
Width:
6 feet 3 inches
Height:
7 feet 7 inches
Crew:
2
Weight:
6.5 tons
Max Speed: 6mph
Range: 30 miles
Armor: .67 " Frontal
Powerplant: Buda HU 4 cylinder Gas Engine 42hp
Fuel Capacity: gallons
Armament:
 
37mm or 7.62 Machine Gun
Entered Service: 1917
Unit Cost: $

This particular M1917 Tank is last surviving example that mounted the Marlin Air Cooled machine gun. The museum has an example of the Marlin 1918 tank machine gun on display. The aluminum cooling fins are readily apparent, and seeing a Marlin Machine Gun out of its mount shows why such a large tube is needed for a rifle caliber machine gun.

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