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BBC article on FT-17

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Thanks...  Fascinating - we could have them in CMBN!

"Nonetheless, hundreds of FTs were committed to battle when the Germans invaded France in May 1940. Even afterwards, the Germans found use for them. They patrolled occupied Europe, protecting supplies, guarding airfields and supporting police.  When the Allies invaded Normandy in June 1944, they encountered FTs in German markings, thrown into the frontline in desperation. The last examples used in combat were in the Arab-Israeli War of 1948."

 

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I remember when, in CM:FI, the Italians tried attacking my Shermans with these museum pieces (or at least, close cousins of these museum pieces). Truly a Watershed moment for AFV design, though. Every country tried to make their own FT in the interwar.

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