Marmon-Herrington CTLS-4TA

United States of America/Kingdom of the Netherlands (1940-1947) Light Tank – 474 Built The CTLS-4TA was a light tank designed and built for export by the Marmon-Herrington company from Indianapolis, Indiana. It was largely based upon an already existing design made for the American Marine Corps, but with several changes proposed by the Army of…

Renault FT in Dutch Service

Kingdom of the Netherlands (1927-1940) Light Tank – 1 Purchased One thing that emerged from the battlefields of the First World War was the tank. Although the Netherlands remained neutral during the war, its consequences were felt nonetheless, and all events and technological advancements were followed with great interest. As such, the invention of the…

Carden-Loyd Mk.VI in Dutch Service

Kingdom of the Netherlands (1931-1940) Tankette – 5 Purchased The Dutch army received its first tracked armored vehicle in 1927, a Renault FT tank for testing purposes. After it was trialled, the Vechtwagen Commissie (Eng: Tank Commission) suggested that more modern tanks should be acquired for testing. The Ministry of Defence did not agree, but…

Marmon-Herrington MTLS-1GI4

United States of America/Kingdom of the Netherlands (1941-1957) Medium Tank – 125 Built The Marmon-Herrington MTLS-1GI4 is probably the most unusual tank produced by the Marmon-Herrington company before and during the Second World War. During the spring of 1941, 200 pieces were ordered by the Netherlands Purchase Commision for the Royal Netherlands East Indies Army…

Marmon-Herrington CTMS-ITB1

United States of America/Kingdom of the Netherlands (1941) Light Tank – 194 Built After years of neglect, the Royal Netherlands East Indies Army (Koninklijk Nederlandsch-Indisch Leger, abbreviated to ‘KNIL’) tried to re-equip itself with new material starting in 1936. Four Vickers tanks, two light and two amphibious, were acquired and the KNIL was satisfied with…