Ford 3-Ton M1918
|Place of origin||United States|
|Crew||2 (Driver and gunner)|
|.30 caliber Browning machine-gun|
|Engine||Two Ford Model T engines
|Speed||12.8km/h (8 mph)|
Design on the 3-ton tank started in mid-1918, before which American tank forces had been largely equipped with British or French examples. The 3-Ton was a two man tank designed so that American forces could use another tank besides the Renault FT in battle, and was in fact designed around the FT but as a cheaper alternative. Its two Model T ford engines were controlled from the driver- seated at the front- with a gunner beside him who had control of a .30/06 machine gun (either a M-1917 Marlin or M-1919) on a limited-traverse mount. The initial production run of the 3-ton was of fifteen vehicles, one of these was sent to France for testing. A contract for 15,000 of these vehicles was awarded; however, the U.S tank corps felt it did not meet the requirements they wanted. The contract for the 15,000 tanks was ended by the Armistice, leaving only the fifteen original vehicles produced. 
- There are two known survivors with the National Armor & Cavalry Museum at Fort Benning, Georgia, second is with the Ordnance Collection at Fort Lee, VA.
- Forty, George (2012). A complete Guide to Tanks and armored fighting vehicles. Leicestershire: Arness publishing. p. 81. ISBN 978-1-78019-164-5.
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