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jtull01
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Indiana, United States
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Posted: Saturday, November 26, 2016 - 09:37 PM UTC
Hi Group,
Just a quick ask here; is there any 1:35 scale kits of US World WarI tanks? Such as the M1917?
I can not find any reference?
Ant suggestions?
Thanks
j76lr
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New Jersey, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, December 07, 2016 - 06:42 PM UTC
The US didn't have any tanks of our own in WW 1 . we started manufactured the french Renault here but none were delivered before the end of the war ! Same thing with planes ! we were supplied mainly by the French and some British !
GeraldOwens
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Posted: Thursday, December 08, 2016 - 12:34 AM UTC

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Hi Group,
Just a quick ask here; is there any 1:35 scale kits of US World WarI tanks? Such as the M1917?
I can not find any reference?
Ant suggestions?
Thanks


During the war, only French Renault FT-17 and British Mk V tanks were used. The first US-made M1917 tanks arrived in France just before the Armistice, and never saw action during the war, but were widely used by the Army and Marines until the mid-1930's.
From 1919, the US assembled 100 of the Mk VIII "International," which was used until the 1930's.
jwest21
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Pennsylvania, United States
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Posted: Thursday, December 08, 2016 - 12:48 AM UTC
Decalomaniacs makes US markings in 35th for the Meng FT-17. In 1/16th, the Takom kit with the canon and Girod turret includes markings for a US tank. I have been looking for Mk V US markings, but nothing out there. They used British style numbers and the white/red/white on the sponson horns. Non of nthe Meng or Takom Mk Vs have US markings.
Kevlar06
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Posted: Thursday, December 08, 2016 - 01:13 AM UTC

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Decalomaniacs makes US markings in 35th for the Meng FT-17. In 1/16th, the Takom kit with the canon and Girod turret includes markings for a US tank. I have been looking for Mk V US markings, but nothing out there. They used British style numbers and the white/red/white on the sponson horns. Non of nthe Meng or Takom Mk Vs have US markings.




I think Cookie Sewell did a build of a US MK V a couple of years ago in Fine Scale Modeler-- you might check there- go to their web page and type in his name.
VR, Russ
jwest21
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Pennsylvania, United States
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Posted: Thursday, December 08, 2016 - 01:25 AM UTC

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Decalomaniacs makes US markings in 35th for the Meng FT-17. In 1/16th, the Takom kit with the canon and Girod turret includes markings for a US tank. I have been looking for Mk V US markings, but nothing out there. They used British style numbers and the white/red/white on the sponson horns. Non of nthe Meng or Takom Mk Vs have US markings.




I think Cookie Sewell did a build of a US MK V a couple of years ago in Fine Scale Modeler-- you might check there- go to their web page and type in his name.
VR, Russ

Thanks Russ. I'll look. I'm curious to see what he used for the decals- I've looked at all the various kits and haven't found enough to piece together to match any pics I found(which aren't many)
jwest21
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Pennsylvania, United States
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Posted: Thursday, December 08, 2016 - 01:35 AM UTC
I couldn't find anything. Maybe you have to be a member
j76lr
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New Jersey, United States
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Posted: Thursday, December 08, 2016 - 02:03 AM UTC

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Hi Group,
Just a quick ask here; is there any 1:35 scale kits of US World WarI tanks? Such as the M1917?
I can not find any reference?
Ant suggestions?
Thanks


During the war, only French Renault FT-17 and British Mk V tanks were used. The first US-made M1917 tanks arrived in France just before the Armistice, and never saw action during the war, but were widely used by the Army and Marines until the mid-1930's.
From 1919, the US assembled 100 of the Mk VIII "International," which was used until the 1930's.



I googled it to be sure , the first us built tanks arrived 9 days after the armistice .