MOCpages : Share your LEGO® creations
LEGO models my own creation MOCpages toys shop Renault FT-17 TankMilitary
Welcome to the world's greatest LEGO fan community!
Explore cool creations, share your own, and have lots of fun together.  ~  It's all free!
Renault FT-17 Tank
Rate it  12345       Add a comment Add a comment   Zoom in  Zoom in
Hello! Today we have a Renault M-17, often known as the FT-17. It was originally built as a machine-gun platform to support infantry in 1917. However, instead of a machinegun, it was given a short-barrelled 37mm cannon. The tank was very effective during the war. The Russians cloned it and called it the MS-1 Lenin, and Germany used captured units for troop training. The FT-17 was up-gunned with a short-barrelled 75mm howitzer and called the Renault BS. Many other upgraded versions were created during the war.
About this creation


I really enjoyed building this MOC. I think that the FT-17 is a very interesting tank, and that it looks just as cool in Lego.







































That's it! If anyone can tell me what the 'duck tail' at the back is for that would be great. I have no idea! The turret on this was a very difficult build as I had never built a turret that small before. I think that the final version (2.0) turned out very well. Thanks for viewing and God bless!




Comments

 I like it 
  January 12, 2014
The turret looks really good!
 I like it 
  October 13, 2013
This is brilliant! Love the shape and details. Great job!
 I like it 
  October 9, 2013
I love the detail on this, especially the tail on the back and the turret design. I love to see even the tiny tanks of early ages made in lego, not just the big machines... anyway, this tank hits the spot.
 I like it 
  September 20, 2013
nice build, and the tail was meant to ease crossing trenches. (you know, ww1...)
 I made it 
  August 30, 2013
Quoting C N Sweet tanks! Is this post-WWI or pre-WWII?
Thanks for the comment C N! The Renault FT-17 fought very successfully in WWI, and was used by many different countries as a base for experimentation.
James Prins
 I like it 
C N
  August 27, 2013
Sweet tanks! Is this post-WWI or pre-WWII?
 I like it 
  August 24, 2013
Not bad! I would reccomend using more tiles, although I understand if you don't have enough. I have my own FT17 that I built off DutchLB (on flickr)'s model. It is very nice, if you ever feel like building a V2 you should try basing it off his :) http://www.flickr.com/photos/dutchlb/8635270668/ (His FT17)
 I like it 
  August 24, 2013
Nice FT-17! Looks petty accurate. Space marine is right, the tail kept it from flipping backwards when going up a hill.
 I like it 
  August 24, 2013
Man! You've captured that suspension perfectly! Nice work! Also, thanks for being part of my group!
 I made it 
  August 23, 2013
Quoting claw paradox Nice job, try making less exposed studs. This actually reminds me more of an MS-1 than an FT-17, though.
Thanks for the comment! This tank does look a lot like the MS-1, partially because of inaccuracies in my building, and partially because the MS-1 was actually a Russian clone of the French FT-17. Gotta love tank history!
 I like it 
  August 23, 2013
Nice job, try making less exposed studs. This actually reminds me more of an MS-1 than an FT-17, though.
 I like it 
  August 22, 2013
Like how you did all of the sloped armor on it. The "tail" might have been used for other tanks to push on if the tank got bogged down.
 I made it 
  July 2, 2013
Quoting Spacemarine Frank I think that the "tail" is used as extra support as to help the tank not flip over on rough terrain. http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:RenaultFT-17TankInternalLayoutDiagram.jpg Nice accurate build with a lot of angles and side paneling! Great job!
Thanks for the comment Spacemarine! That sounds like the probable reason for the tail on the tank.
  July 2, 2013
I think that the "tail" is used as extra support as to help the tank not flip over on rough terrain. http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:RenaultFT-17TankInternalLayoutDiagram.jpg Nice accurate build with a lot of angles and side paneling! Great job!
 
By James Prins
Add to my favorite builders

13
people like this. See who.

1,385 visitors
14 comments
Added July 1, 2013
 


LEGO models my own creation MOCpages toys shop Renault FT-17 TankMilitary


You Your home page | LEGO creations | Favorite builders
Activity Activity | Comments | Creations
Explore Explore | Recent | Groups
MOCpages is an unofficial, fan-created website. LEGO® and the brick configuration are property of The LEGO Group, which does not sponsor, own, or endorse this site.
©2002-2014 Sean Kenney Design Inc | Privacy policy | Terms of use