Carro Pesado de Artillería M16 (Schneider CA-1 in Spanish Service)

Kingdom of Spain (1921-1931) Heavy Tank – 6 Purchased Although the Schneider CA (or Schneider CA-1) was the French Army’s first tank during World War One, its legacy has largely been eclipsed by the Renault FT. In terms of impact on tank development and exports to other nations, the Schneider CA-1 pales in comparison to…

Camiones Protegidos Modelo 1921

Kingdom of Spain/Second Spanish Republic (1921-1934) Armored Car – 31 Built Military setbacks often lead military authorities to take drastic measures. In 1921, with war in North Africa not going according to plan for Spain, the government ordered the armoring of several of the Army’s vehicles. Thirty-one lorries and trucks of five different types would…

Renault FT in the Service of the Kingdom of Spain

Kingdom of Spain (1919-1931) Light Tank – 18 Purchased Debuting on the Western Front in 1918, the French Renault FT was a revolutionary weapon. Small and equipped with a fully rotating turret, it was deployed en masse in the later stages of the Great War, greatly impacting warfare and military thinking. In the post-war period…

FIAT 3000 in Spanish Service

Kingdom of Spain (1925-?) Light Tank – 1 Purchased The FIAT 3000 was the first mass-produced Italian tank and owed many of its design features to the French Renault FT. The FIAT 3000 would see action in most of Italy’s interwar conflicts and even right into the Second World War, though, by this time, the…

Modelo Trubia Serie A

Kingdom of Spain/Second Spanish Republic/Nationalist Spain (1926-1937) Light Tank – 4 Built Spain has mainly depended on foreign technology for its tank forces but there have always been enthusiastic engineers, military commanders, and policy-makers who have wanted to break the mold and create indigenous designs. The first of these initiatives would take place in 1925…