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CLB 75 Tank
File:CLB 75 Tank.jpg
California National Guard training with the CLB 75 Tank
Place of origin  United States


The CLB 75 Tank was a U.S.-produced, prototype armoured fighting vehicle built by the C.L.Best Tractor Company of San Leandro a rival of the Holt Manufacturing Company (now Caterpillar Inc.). Developed sometime between late 1916 and early 1917.[1]

The tank was widely photographed in July 4, 1917 parade in San Francisco.[1] Only a few models were used one of which had a semi-cylindrical hull with a turret and another was similar but the hull had flat surfaces. The tanks trained with the California National Guard.[2]

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References

  • AK273 (2018). WWI The First Mechanized War. Ak-interactive, S.l.  - Total pages: 172
  • Zaloga, Steven J. & Illustrated by Felipe Rodríguez (2017). Early US Armor: Tanks 1916–40. Bloomsbury Publishing. ISBN 9781472818096.  - Total pages: 48

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