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The first Tank training camp in the United States was formed 6th of March 1918 on the old battlefield of Gettysburg. 11th November 1918, it had opened a further two training camps in the U.S., one in Tobyhanna in Pensylvania and one in Camp Polk, Oregon. The entire United States Tank Corps now consisted of 483 officers and 7,700 enlisted men.

U.S. tank corps rolled up under the Infantry and consisted in the First World War of two and four-light heavy brigades, and all were under the leadership of the command of Brigadier General Samuel D. Rockenbach.


The first tank battle group to participate in World War I was "Tank Corps of the American Expeditionary Force." This force consisted of 1,540 light tanks of the French-made Renault FT model, divided into 20 battalions with 77 each, and 450 pcs heavy tanks of the British tank model Mark VI, divided into 10 battalions with 45 each. However, only four of these battalions took part in the battle.

Officially licensed by the US Army.

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