The US Army entered the Great War with no tanks or experience in armoured warfare. When the American Expeditionary Force’s Tank Corps was formed in early 1918, they needed more tanks than France & Britain could provided and production of a licensed version of the Renault FT began in the US. The war ended before any of the M1917 Light Tanks saw action.
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