M1917 Light Tank
- : 1918
The M1917 Light Tank was an American copy of the French Renault FT which was manufactured by three American companies during and after World War I, including Van Dorn Iron Works, Maxwell Motor Company and C. L. Best Company. The American M1917 tanks were made under a special license agreement with the Renault company of France, and although it looks virtually identical to the FT, the M1917 included many subtle improvements.
A total of 952 examples of the M1917 were produced, although none saw combat. This particular tank was once part of the famous Colonel Jarrett collection of World War I artifacts.