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 * Good turret armor * Good turret armor
 * Good gun elevation arc * Good gun elevation arc
 +* Excellent Rof
 +* Makes up for the low top speed with high acceleration and traverse rate (when upgraded).
  
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?* Poor top speed and traverse speed+* Poor initial top speed and traverse speed.
?* Poor turret traverse speed+* Poor turret traverse speed.
  
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 The FT can play out its strengths on maps with more narrow sections, where you can essentially be a roadblock for enemy tanks. Something to note that the gun elevation is as good as the T57, but the gun depression is very poor (i.e. it's good at shooting up, but bad at shooting down). The FT can play out its strengths on maps with more narrow sections, where you can essentially be a roadblock for enemy tanks. Something to note that the gun elevation is as good as the T57, but the gun depression is very poor (i.e. it's good at shooting up, but bad at shooting down).
 +Although not immensely powerful, the 25mm Canon Raccourci Mle. 1934 is one of the best tier 1 tank guns, accurate and very fast firing. If you make appropriate use of cover and expose only your small, round and sturdy turret, you can destroy opponents easily.
  
  

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Renault FT

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Battle Tier
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[Client Values; Actual values in
Specifically, the mismatch in crew values caused by commander's 10% crew skill bonus. Outside of a crew of 1 commander only, 100% crew is a fiction. The client values, given for 100% crew, will normally be taken into battle with 110% crew skill members aside from specific functions, causing their actual performance to deviate from the expected client value. These differences are taken into account in tooltip boxes.
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0  Credits Cost
115115 HP Hit Points
4.82/6.84.79/6.8 t Weight Limit
Crew
  1. Commander (Gunner, Radio Operator, Loader)
  2. Driver
Mobility
3939 hp Engine Power
21/8 km/h Speed Limit
6060 deg/s Traverse
8.098.14 hp/t Power/Wt Ratio
NoNo Pivot
Armor
16/16/16 mm Hull Armor
22/22/1622/22/16 mm Turret Armor
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30/30/368/8/36 HP Damage
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24 r/m 

Standard Gun

Reload Times
Nominal: 2.5 s
50% Crew: 3.18 s
75% Crew: 2.8 s
100% Crew: 2.5 s
Rammer: 2.25 s
Vents: 2.44 s
Both: 2.2 s
Both and BiA: 2.16 s
Both and Max Crew %: 2.07 s

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118.11 r/m 

Magazine-fed Gun

Burst Length: 5 rounds
Magazine Size: 15 rounds
Cycle Time: 0.13 s
Magazine Reload Times
Nominal: 5.8 s
50% Crew: 7.38 s
75% Crew: 6.5 s
100% Crew: 5.8 s
With Vents: 5.67 s
With Vents and BiA: 5.56 s

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Rate of Fire






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720

Standard Gun

Using Shell Type 1 (30 Damage):


Theoretical Damage Per Minute
Nominal DPM: 720
50% Crew: 565.8
75% Crew: 642.9
100% Crew: 720
100% Crew
Vents: 736.8
Rammer: 800.1
Both: 818.7
Both and BiA: 834.3
Both and Max Crew %: 870.3

Advantageous Damage Per Minute
First-shot DPM: 750
50% Crew: 595.8
75% Crew: 672.9
100% Crew: 750
100% Crew
Rammer: 830.1
Vents: 766.8
Both: 848.7
Both and BiA: 864.3
Both and Max Crew %: 900.3

See here, here, or here for more information.

Standard Gun

Using Shell Type 2 (30 Damage):


Theoretical Damage Per Minute
Nominal DPM: 720
50% Crew: 565.8
75% Crew: 642.9
100% Crew: 720
100% Crew
Vents: 736.8
Rammer: 800.1
Both: 818.7
Both and BiA: 834.3
Both and Max Crew %: 870.3

Advantageous Damage Per Minute
First-shot DPM: 750
50% Crew: 595.8
75% Crew: 672.9
100% Crew: 750
100% Crew
Rammer: 830.1
Vents: 766.8
Both: 848.7
Both and BiA: 864.3
Both and Max Crew %: 900.3

See here, here, or here for more information.

Standard Gun

Using Shell Type 3 (36 Damage):
With wholly penetrating hits

Theoretical Damage Per Minute
Nominal DPM: 864
50% Crew: 678.96
75% Crew: 771.48
100% Crew: 864
100% Crew
Vents: 884.16
Rammer: 960.12
Both: 982.44
Both and BiA: 1001.16
Both and Max Crew %: 1044.36

Advantageous Damage Per Minute
First-shot DPM: 900
50% Crew: 714.96
75% Crew: 807.48
100% Crew: 900
100% Crew
Rammer: 996.12
Vents: 920.16
Both: 1018.44
Both and BiA: 1037.16
Both and Max Crew %: 1080.36

See here, here, or here for more information.






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57.84

Magazine-fed Gun

Using Shell Type 1 (8 Damage):


Theoretical Damage Per Minute
Nominal: 57.84
50% Crew: 46
75% Crew: 51.92
100% Crew: 57.84
With Vents: 59.12
With Vents and BiA: 60.16

Advantageous Damage Per Minute
Loaded-mag DPM: 170.96
50% Crew: 160.48
75% Crew: 165.76
100% Crew: 170.96
With Vents: 172.08
With Vents and BiA: 172.96

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Magazine-fed Gun

Using Shell Type 2 (8 Damage):


Theoretical Damage Per Minute
Nominal: 57.84
50% Crew: 46
75% Crew: 51.92
100% Crew: 57.84
With Vents: 59.12
With Vents and BiA: 60.16

Advantageous Damage Per Minute
Loaded-mag DPM: 170.96
50% Crew: 160.48
75% Crew: 165.76
100% Crew: 170.96
With Vents: 172.08
With Vents and BiA: 172.96

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Magazine-fed Gun

Using Shell Type 3 (36 Damage):


Theoretical Damage Per Minute
Nominal: 260.28
50% Crew: 207
75% Crew: 233.64
100% Crew: 260.28
With Vents: 266.04
With Vents and BiA: 270.72

Advantageous Damage Per Minute
Loaded-mag DPM: 769.32
50% Crew: 722.16
75% Crew: 745.92
100% Crew: 769.32
With Vents: 774.36
With Vents and BiA: 778.32

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Damage Per Minute


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0.54 m 

With 50% Crew: 0.687 m
With 75% Crew: 0.605 m
With 100% Crew: 0.54 m
With BiA: 0.528 m
With BiA and Vents: 0.518 m
Maximum possible: 0.496 m

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0.58 m 

With 50% Crew: 0.738 m
With 75% Crew: 0.65 m
With 100% Crew: 0.58 m
With BiA: 0.567 m
With BiA and Vents: 0.556 m
Maximum possible: 0.533 m

For more details, see Crew
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2 s 

With 50% Crew: 2.546 s
With 75% Crew: 2.24 s
With 100% Crew: 2 s
With GLD: 1.818 s
With BiA: 1.954 s
With BiA and Vents: 1.918 s
With both and GLD: 1.743 s
Maximum possible: 1.671 s

For more details, see Crew or Equipment


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2 s 

With 50% Crew: 2.546 s
With 75% Crew: 2.24 s
With 100% Crew: 2 s
With GLD: 1.818 s
With BiA: 1.954 s
With BiA and Vents: 1.918 s
With both and GLD: 1.743 s
Maximum possible: 1.671 s

For more details, see Crew or Equipment
Aim time
3434 deg/s Turret Traverse
360° Gun Arc
-2°/+35°-10°/+35° Elevation Arc
237720 rounds Ammo Capacity
General
2020 % Chance of Fire






280 m 

With 50% Crew: 220 m
With 75% Crew: 250 m
With 100% Crew: 280 m
With Recon and Situational Awareness: 294.2 m
With Coated Optics: 308 m
With Binocular Telescope: 350 m
Maximum possible: 400.8 m

For more details, see Skills or Equipment






280 m 

With 50% Crew: 220 m
With 75% Crew: 250 m
With 100% Crew: 280 m
With Recon and Situational Awareness: 294.2 m
With Coated Optics: 308 m
With Binocular Telescope: 350 m
Maximum possible: 400.8 m

For more details, see Skills or Equipment
View Range


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300 m 

With 50% Crew: 235.7 m
With 75% Crew: 267.9 m
With 100% Crew: 300 m
With 100% Signal Boost: 360 m
When affected by 100% Relaying: 330 m
Maximum possible: 431.7 m

For more details, see Skills or Equipment


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300 m 

With 50% Crew: 235.7 m
With 75% Crew: 267.9 m
With 100% Crew: 300 m
With 100% Signal Boost: 360 m
When affected by 100% Relaying: 330 m
Maximum possible: 431.7 m

For more details, see Skills or Equipment
Signal Range
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The Renault FT is a French tier 1 light tank.

The vehicle entered service in 1917, with 3,177 vehicles manufactured by the end of World War I and 3,800 vehicles produced in total. At the beginning of World War II, a total of 1,560 vehicles were in service.

The first French tank available to the player. It has good acceleration, but very poor top-speed. The available guns have only sub-par damage-potential, but a very high firing-rate. The armor is fairly thick for its tier.

The Renault FT leads to the Renault FT AC, the Hotchkiss H35, the Renault FT 75 BS, the D1, the Renault R35, and the FCM 36.

Modules / Available Equipment and Consumables

Modules

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Guns

Tier Gun Penetration
(mm)
Damage
(HP)
Rate of fire
(rounds/minute)
Dispersion
(m/100m)
Aiming time
(s)
Weight
(kg)
Price
(Credits)

I 37 mm APX SA18 29/46/18 30/30/36 24 0.54 2 100 0
I 13.2 mm Hotchkiss mle. 1930 23/36/18 8/8/36 117.39 0.58 2 70 1500

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Turrets

Tier Turret Turret Armor (front/sides/rear)
(mm)
Turret Traverse Speed
(deg/s)
View Range
(m)
Weight
(kg)
Price
(Credits)

I Renault FT Berliet 22/22/16 34 280 200 0

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Engines

Tier Engine Engine Power
(hp)
Chance of Fire on Impact
(%)
Weight
(kg)
Price
(Credits)

I Renault 39 20 266 0

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Suspensions

Tier Suspension Load Limit
(т)
Traverse Speed
(gr/sec)
Rmin Weight
(kg)
Price
(Credits)

I M26/27 6.8 60 B/2 1200 0

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Radios

Tier Radio Signal Range
(m)
Weight
(kg)
Price
(Credits)

II ER 52 300 100 0

Compatible Equipment

Light Spall Liner Camouflage Net Coated Optics Experimental Optics Wear-Resistant Gun Laying Drive Venting System Extended Spare Parts Kit Enhanced Gun Laying Drive Improved Ventilation Class 1 Binocular Telescope Toolbox 

Compatible Consumables

Automatic Fire Extinguisher Natural Cover Optical Calibration Aim Tuning Experienced Firefighters 100-octane Gasoline 105-octane Gasoline Manual Fire Extinguisher Strong Coffee Vent Purge Large First Aid Kit Large Repair Kit Duty Comes First Shell Organizer Focus on Target Increased Focus Small First Aid Kit Small Repair Kit Gearbox Intricacy Steady Hand Pre-Battle Maintenance Combat Course 


Player Opinion

Pros and Cons

Pros:


  • Good turret armor
  • Good gun elevation arc
  • Excellent Rof
  • Makes up for the low top speed with high acceleration and traverse rate (when upgraded).


Cons:


  • Poor initial top speed and traverse speed.
  • Poor turret traverse speed.


Performance

The FT can play out its strengths on maps with more narrow sections, where you can essentially be a roadblock for enemy tanks. Something to note that the gun elevation is as good as the T57, but the gun depression is very poor (i.e. it's good at shooting up, but bad at shooting down). Although not immensely powerful, the 25mm Canon Raccourci Mle. 1934 is one of the best tier 1 tank guns, accurate and very fast firing. If you make appropriate use of cover and expose only your small, round and sturdy turret, you can destroy opponents easily.


Please note the Map Restrictions for tier 1 tanks if you consider purchasing a camouflage skin/paint job for this tank.


Early Research

  • Your underpowered engine is a liability. You want to upgrade it as soon as possible. They don't cost much XP, so you can probably go straight to the Franklin engine.
  • Next research the second turret for improved armor and so you can mount the better gun.
  • The stock gun can barely penetrate drywall. Now you can finally research the 25 mm Canon Raccourci Mle. 1934.
  • Upgrade the suspension so you can turn faster.
  • Although the ER 52 is an impressive radio, it should be saved for last.


Suggested Equipment


Improved Ventilation


Gallery

Historical Info

The Renault FT was a French light tank; among the most revolutionary and influential tank designs in history. The FT was the first operational tank to have its armament within a fully rotating turret, and its basic configuration with the turret on top, engine in the back, and the driver in front became the standard pattern, repeated in most tanks to this day. Armor historian Steven Zaloga has called the Renault FT "the world's first modern tank".

Development

Studies on the production of a new light tank were started in May 1916 by the famous car producer Louis Renault. The evidence strongly suggests that Renault himself drew up the preliminary design, unconvinced that a sufficient power-to-weight ratio could be achieved by the medium tanks requested by the military. One of his most talented designers, Rodolphe Ernst-Metzmaier, prepared the final drawings.

Though the project was far more advanced than the first two types of French tank, the Schneider CA1 and the heavy Saint-Chamond, Renault had at first great trouble getting his design accepted by the head of the French tank arm, Colonel (later General) Jean Baptiste Eugène Estienne. Even after the first British use of tanks, on 15 September 1916, when the French people called for the deployment of their own chars, the production of the light tank was almost cancelled in favor of that of a superheavy tank (the later Char 2C). However, now with the support of Estienne and the successive French Commanders in Chief, who saw light tanks as a more feasible and realistic option, Renault was at last able to proceed with the design. The design remained in competition with the Char 2C until the very end of the war.

The prototype was slowly refined during the first half of 1917, although the FT was plagued by radiator fan belt and cooling system problems throughout the war. Only 84 were produced in 1917 but 2,697 were delivered before the Armistice. At least 3,177 were produced in total, perhaps more; some estimates go as high as 4,000 for all versions combined. However, 3,177 is the delivery total to the French Army; 514 were perhaps directly delivered to the U.S. Army, 24 to Great Britain, and three to Italy - giving a probable total production number of 3,694. The tanks had at first a round cast turret; later either an octagonal turret or an even later rounded turret of bent steel plate (called the Girod turret, after one of the factories that produced it). The latter two could carry a Puteaux SA 18 gun, or a 7.92 mm Hotchkiss machine gun. In the U.S., a slightly modified version was built under license as the Six Ton Tank, or M1917 (950 built, 64 before the end of the war, but too late to be used in action).

Service History

The FT was widely used by the French and the US in the later stages of World War I, after 31 May 1918. It was cheap and well-suited for mass production. It reflected an emphasis on quantity, both on a tactical level and strategic: Estienne proposed to overwhelm the enemy defenses using a "swarm" of light tanks, and the Entente was thought to be able to gain the upper hand by outproducing the Central Powers. A goal was set of 12,260 to be manufactured (including 4,440 of the US version) before the end of 1919.

After the war, FTs were exported to many countries (Poland, Finland, Estonia, Lithuania, Romania, Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia, Switzerland, Belgium, Netherlands, Spain, Brazil, Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan and Japan). As a result, FT tanks were used by most nations having armored forces, invariably as their first tank type, including the United States. They took part in many later conflicts, such as the Russian Civil War, Polish-Soviet War, Chinese Civil War, Rif War, Spanish Civil War and Estonian War of Independence.

FT tanks were also used in the Second World War, among others in Poland, Finland, France and Kingdom of Yugoslavia, although they were completely obsolete by then. In 1940 the French army still had eight battalions equipped with 63 FTs each and three independent companies with ten each, for a total organic strength of 534, all with machine guns.

Many smaller units, partially raised after the German invasion, also used the FT. This has given rise to the popular myth that the French had no modern equipment at all; in fact they had more modern tanks than the Germans;[3] the French suffered from tactical and strategic weaknesses rather than from equipment deficiencies. When the German drive to the Channel cut off the best French units, as an expediency measure the complete French materiel reserve was sent to the front; this included 575 FTs. Earlier, 115 sections of FT had been formed for airbase defense. The Wehrmacht captured 1,704 FTs. A hundred were again used for airfield defense, about 650 for patrolling occupied Europe. Some of the tanks were also used by the Germans in 1944 for street-fighting in Paris. By this time they were hopelessly out of date.

The FT was the ancestor of a long line of French tanks: the FT Kégresse, the NC1, the NC2, the Char D1 and the Char D2. The Italians produced as their standard tank the FIAT 3000, a moderately close copy of the FT.

The Soviet Red Army captured fourteen burnt-out Renaults from White Russian forces, and rebuilt them at the Krasnoye Sormovo Factory in 1920. Nearly 15 exact copies, called "Russian Renoe" were produced in 1920-1922, but due to many technical problems with producing such advanced war machines, they never actually saw the battlefield. In 1928-1931 the first completely Soviet-designed tank was the T-18, a derivation of the Renault with sprung suspension.

In all, the FT was used by Afghanistan, Belgium, Brazil, the Republic of China, Czechoslovakia, Estonia, Finland, France, Nazi Germany, Iran, Japan, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, the Russian White movement, the Soviet Union, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Norway, the United Kingdom, the United States and the Kingdom of Yugoslavia.


Historical Gallery

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