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Patton & FT-17
pcavender
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Posted: Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 05:23 AM UTC
Does anyone have a better picture of Patton standing in front of the French made FT-17 in France in 1918 from the Wikipedia website? I am interested in the paint scheme of this particular tank. I have several books on the FT-17 but, I cannot find this particular vehicle.
Help.
majjanelson
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Posted: Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 05:52 AM UTC
Phil,

Have you seen this one on Wikipedia?



Direct Link:
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/da/George_S._Patton_-_France_-_1918.jpg

EDIT - Plus this video shows some good details, but I'm not sure if it's the same unit:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfdHAqIIYts

IHTH
pcavender
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Posted: Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 06:07 AM UTC
Yes I do have this particular picture. What I am interested in is a source for a clearer picture that might show the paint scheme. Even by enlarging it's hard to make out exact paint scheme.

Thanks for your reply.
pcavender
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Posted: Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 06:13 AM UTC
Jeff, sorry I didn't scroll all the way down in your reply to see the YouTube video. I believe I can find the tank here. Actually there doesn't seem to be much info on the FT17.

Thanks