Renault FT-17 and Schneider M16 CA1 Tanks in the Rif War

In 2002, perhaps because Jesus Dapena had published some photos of Renault FT-17 tanks in the Rif, Santiago Dominguez sent Jesus some more photos of the Spanish FT-17s. But he also included photos of the more elusive Schneider M16 CA1 Tanks used by the Spanish in the Rif War. Jesus recently asked me to republish them.

FT-17 tank.

domin01 FT-17 on transport

domin01 FT-17 on transport

FT-17 tank. The picture is titled “Tank on its way to the enemy trenches”.

domin02 FT-17 Tank on its way to the enemy trenches

domin02 FT-17 Tank on its way to the enemy trenches

FT-17 tank.

domin03 FT-17 tank and crew

domin03 FT-17 tank and crew

FT-17 TSH for wireless communications. The picture is titled “The infantry command tank descending from its carrier.”

domin04 FT-17 The infantry command tank descending from its carrier

domin04 FT-17 The infantry command tank descending from its carrier

Two FT-17 and one FT-17 TSH tanks (in the middle), and two Schneider M16 CA1 tanks barely visible at the left and right edges of the picture.

domin05 Campaign of Africa 1922 - FT-17 and Schneider M16 CA1 Tanks

domin05 Campaign of Africa 1922 – FT-17 and Schneider M16 CA1 Tanks

This is a rare picture of a Schneider M16 CA1 tank in the Rif War. The picture is titled “Artillery tank about to descend from its carrier”.

domin06 Schneider M16 CA1 Artillery tank about to descend from its carrier

domin06 Schneider M16 CA1 Artillery tank about to descend from its carrier

See also: Jesus Dapena’s Renault FT-17 tanks page.

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