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TAB Episode 47

Ford M1918 Light Tank - America's First Tank

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2y Apr 21, 2019
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In this episode Matt uses some amazing original 1918 film to discuss the development, history and fate of America's first tank.

The 3-Ton Ford M1918 Light Tank was the first tank to be entirely designed and built by the United States. A light and nimble armoured vehicle armed with a 30 calibre machine gun and powered by a pair of Ford Model T engines!
Only 15 of an order for 15,000 Ford Light Tanks were built before the end of the war.

Check out Matt's blog about the Ford M1918 for more more infor and original photos at: https://armourersbench.com

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https://imgur.com/user/ArmourersBench

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Here are links to the footage used in this video:
https://catalog.archives.gov/id/7419799
https://catalog.archives.gov/id/7419811
https://catalog.archives.gov/id/7419095
https://catalog.archives.gov/id/7419804
https://catalog.archives.gov/id/7419628
https://catalog.archives.gov/id/7419174
https://catalog.archives.gov/id/89506
https://catalog.archives.gov/id/24823
https://catalog.archives.gov/id/24615

About The Armourer's Bench

The Armourer's Bench is a collaborative effort from Vic Tuff and Matthew Moss. We will be bringing you detailed examinations of historic small arms from around the world.


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