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Manufacturer:  Renault Cars 1898 to date.  FT17 Tank.

Renault's famous FT17 tank with cap, produced in 1918.  Made in bronze.  Height 75mm, length 80mm.  Renault made tanks during WW I.  Signed Fix-Masseeau.

Renault's famous FT17 light tank with integral radiator cap was produced in 1917.  Made in bronze.  Height 75mm, length 80mm.

The Renault FT 17 light tank was described as an Armoured car with caterpillar tracks.  It was a fighting vehicle designed for front-line combat which combined operational mobility and tactical offensive and defensive capabilities, it was among the most revolutionary and influential tank designs in history.  The FT 17 was the first tank with an armament in a fully rotating turret.