In this episode Matt uses some amazing original 1918 film to discuss the development, history and fate of America’s first tank.
The 3-Ton Ford M1918 Light Tank was the first tank to be entirely designed and built by the United States. A light and nimble armoured vehicle armed with a 30 calibre machine gun and powered by a pair of Ford Model T engines!
Only 15 of an order for 15,000 Ford Light Tanks were built before the end of the war.
Check out Matt’s blog about the Ford M1918 for more more infor and original photos at: https://armourersbench.com
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The Armourer’s Bench is a collaborative effort from Vic Tuff and Matthew Moss. We will be bringing you detailed examinations of historic small arms from around the world. We will delve into the history, use and operation of the weapons using videos, blog posts and high resolution images to tell their story.