An all-new tooling of the Renault FT-17 light tank, in 1/35 scale! More from the Meng Models website:
In 1917, FT-17 light tanks roared across the horizon and achieved great success. Concept of this tank was raised by Jean-Baptiste Eugène Estienne, considered to be the “Father of the Tank” in France. Designed by the talented designer Rodolphe Ernst Metzmaier and then manufactured by Renault, the FT-17 light tank is considered to be the earliest modern tank on the basis of its outstanding performance and a design concept showing great foresight.
In order to commemorate this tank of great historic significance, the MENG team presents this FT-17 tank perfectly in 1:35 scale by taking all the measurements of a real FT-17 tank with the help of our German adviser and by studying a lot of historical documents and reference material.
This FT-17 light tank (cast turret) kit, consists of 10 plastic sprues totalling 404 parts, 1 PE fret totalling 9 parts and 6 metal parts including springs. Decals of four painting schemes are provided for tanks during WWI, WWII and the Winter War between the Soviet Union and Finland in consideration of the long service experience of FT-17 tanks.
This kit not only reproduces the exterior details of FT-17 tank, but also represent its internal equipment and structure to the maximum degree. All hatches can be built in open or closed position. When the hatches are open, the complete power system, driver’s cabin and turret interiors can be seen, offering a strong impression of this precision machine. This kit has a compact look by combining a full interior with the small shape of the tank. Its movable suspension system reproduces the real structure. Non-glue workable track links are provided. Three weapons equipped as main weapon of FT-17 tank as well as a rack for Hotchkiss 8mm M1914 machine gun are provided for the modeler’s choice.