Image: Tancuri FT (Unknown Source)
Vehicle TypeLight Tank
Origin & DesignerFrance/Renault
Numbers Produced76 (45 x Cannon & 31 x Machine Gun)
Crew2 (Commander/Gunner & Driver)
Main Armament1 x 37mm L/21 SA-18 Gun or 1 x 8mm Hotchkiss Machine Gun
Main Armament[@sponson_traverse]
Elevation-20° to +35°
Turret Traverse360° (Manual)
Gun Traverse[@gun_traverse]
Gun Mount[@gun_mounts]
Maximum Range[@maximum_range]
Armour Penetration[@armour_penetration]
Gun SightL7-39
Secondary Armament[@secondary_armament]
Smoke Discharger[@smoke_discharger]
Ammunition Carried238 x 37mm or 4.200 x 8mm
Combat Weight6.500 kg
Ground Clearance0.43m
Fording Depth0.70m
Trench Crossing1.35m
Obstacle Clearance0.60m
Climbing Ability10°
ArmourHull Front: 16mm
Hull Sides: 16mm
Hull Rear: 16mm
Hull Top: 6mm
Hull Bottom: 6mm
Gun Mantle: 16mm
Turret Front: 16mm
Turret Sides: 16mm
Turret Rear: 16mm
Turret Top: 8mm
EngineRenault 4-Cly (Petrol)
Transmission4 Forward & 1 Reverse
Maximum Road Range65 km
Maximum Cross Country Range35 km
Maximum Water Range[@maximum_water_range]
Maximum Road Speed8 kph
Maximum Cross Country Speed5 kph
Maximum Water Speed[@maximum_water_speed]
NotesThe French supplied Romania with vehicles to form their first tank unit and these AFVs were Renault FT-17 light tanks. They acquired both the gun and machine gun versions and these were given a makeover in Romanian military workshops to bring them up to standard. They were obsolete by the time World War Two started and served mainly in Romania.