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A surviving Renault FT on display

The Renault FT, frequently referred to as the FT-17 or FT17, was a 2-passenger French light tank that was among the most revolutionary and influential tank designs in history. The FT was the first production tank to have its armament within a fully rotating turret. The Renault FT's configuration – crew compartment at the front (Driver, gunner), engine compartment at the back, and main armament in a revolving turret – became and remains the standard tank layout.

Over 3,000 Renault FT tanks were manufactured by French industry, most of them during World War I in 1918. Another 950 of an almost identical licensed copy of the FT, the M1917 were made in the United States, but not in time to enter combat.

A variant of the FT-17, the FT-75 BS, converted the light tank to a self-propelled gun. It traded its Puteaux 37mm gun and rotating Girod turret for a Blockhaus Schneider 75mm gun—similar to that used on the Schneider CA AFV—in a casemate turret.

Battlefield 1[]

This item has a Codex entry: The FT Tank
"Built by the French and known as the "FT". This model shaped the design of future tanks. Nimble, with less armor than its bigger cousins. Equipped with a fully rotating turret and a 37mm cannon."

— In-game description

The FT-17 Light Tank, simply called the Light Tank, is featured in Battlefield 1. Gameplay of the vehicle first appeared at the official reveal event of the game.[1] It also appears in the gameplay trailer, along with an A7V. The loadout resembling the FT-75 BS appeared later in the "Battlefield 1 Gameplay Series: Vehicles" trailer.


Several FT-17s are seen in the War Story Through Mud and Blood as enemy vehicles. One FT-17 can be commandeered by Daniel Edwards in the second mission, Fog of War, for a short time taking over the vehicle before the driver is able to enter it. German Beutepanzer FTs have unique, white-red-yellow-blue dazzle camouflage, unavailable in multiplayer.

The FT-17 also appears in the War Story Nothing Is Written. One FT-17 can be used in Hidden in Plain Sight, staying near a tent far from the derailed train. The tank can be captured by eliminating the driver who is near it. Two FT-17s appear in Young Men's Work. They are seen in the ancient ruins and also can be captured. Ottoman FTs have a dark brown/light brown/dark green desert camouflage scheme, identical to the St Chamond's default desert camo.


The FT-17 is designated as a Light Tank in-game and is operated by one Tanker. The tank offers good maneuverability, and a rounded tailpiece to aid in crossing trenches. It features three Vehicle Packages: Close Support, Flanker, and Howitzer.

On European maps, the vehicle has a green default camouflage. On Middle Eastern maps, the vehicle has a desert yellow default camouflage.


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