German Light and Medium Tanks (Hitler's War Machine) by

German Light and Medium Tanks (Hitler's War Machine) by

Language: eng
Format: azw3
Tags: History
Publisher: Coda Books Ltd
Published: 2012-08-04T16:00:00+00:00

(2) Flame Gun

At first sight, the flame gun which projects 5.28 feet beyond the curved shield of the turret, has the identical appearance of the usual 50-mm tank cannon. Even the short reinforcing jacket is simulated. However, the barrel has no taper whatever, and if seen from the muzzle end, is thin-walled, like a shotgun barrel. This "gun" is actually the cover for the flame-projector tube. The muzzle end of the gun is detachable, forming a flame shield designed to facilitate the burning of the flame-oil by having four openings cut in the sides, .4 inch wide and 4.9 inches long, see figure 4. The top and side openings are shielded to prevent the dropping of unburned flame oil on the top of the tank.


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