FT-17 Tank Replica project

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FT-17 Tank Replica project

Postby thejackel » 15 Mar 2017 21:00

Hello,

I am researching the FT-17 TSF tank. This tank was designed and used during World War 1. It was also used during World War 2, but the tank was becoming obsolete at that time. The TSF model wass a radio/observer version off the FT-17 tank. I am currently making CAD drawings off the tank. I started this discussion with the following goals:
1. I am looking for as much information about this tank as possible (photo's, technical drawings, dimensions, technical details etc.).
2. I am looking for a FT-17 tank engine (and other parts). The tank was based on a tractor. Does someone know where I might find such a engine?
3. Does someone have photo's of the interior off the tank?
4. How does the drive train off the tank work? How did the driver drive the tank?

Other information is welcome offcourse. I will share the drawings, sources used and the design document on the following link:
http://dumeas.com/services.php (Heading FT-17 Tank replica project)

I hope you can help me!

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Re: FT-TSF

Postby Loïc » 15 Mar 2017 23:59

Hello

FT 17 it is a wrong naming it is just «FT»

maybe you have already all that
Past issue 97 of GBM had something about this model
http://www.histoireetcollections.com/fr ... 11509.html
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as usual with the review a thread about the topic with the author, François Vauvillier, had been opened here sharing photos with others tanks specialists and amateurs
http://atf40.forumculture.net/t3606-gbm-97-chars-ft-tsf

so you should try with them for a such technical inquiry

Regards
Loïc

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Re: FT-17 Tank Replica project

Postby thejackel » 16 Mar 2017 22:27

Thank you for the information!

I have also posted the questions in the other forum. But if someone has more information it would be very welcome. Could someone tell me a bit more about how the drive train off this tank worked? How did the driver steer?

Does someone know which type of engine was used and in which tractor it was based off?

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Re: FT-17 Tank Replica project

Postby ROLAND1369 » 17 Mar 2017 22:51

The drive train consuisted of an engine which drove a form of limited slip differential much like the rear axle of a modern auto. The driver steered by pulling back on one of two lever which activate a brake on one of the two axles turning the vehicle in that direction. Here is a shot of the engine compartment. The picture is of a gun tank but the drive train is the same.
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Re: FT-17 Tank Replica project

Postby thejackel » 19 Mar 2017 21:57

Thank you very much for the picture. That helps a lot. So far I have found that the driver had three levers, I guess two off those are the brakes and the third is the throttle?

I have read that the engine was also used in a tractor. Does someone know which one? I would make the search for such a engine maybe a bit easier.

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Re: FT-17 Tank Replica project

Postby ROLAND1369 » 20 Mar 2017 18:09

the third lever is more likely to be the transmission shift lever.

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Re: FT-17 Tank Replica project

Postby ROLAND1369 » 20 Mar 2017 18:26

For what it is worth here is a view of the drives compartment showing the two lateral steering arms, the transmission shift lever on the right lower, as well as the clutch, brake and accelerator pedals on the lower front floor. The seat is missing.[attachment=0]TRANSc.jpg[/attachment]
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Re: FT-17 Tank Replica project

Postby thejackel » 21 Mar 2017 09:26

Thank you very much for the pictures. Exactly what I need. If you have more pleas send them.


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