T65 Flame Tank

The T65 Flame Tank was an experimental flame thrower tank produced by adapting a M39 Armoured Utility Vehicle. The M39 was based on the chassis of the M18 76mm Gun Motor Carriage (Hellcat). It kept the chassis, suspension and engine of the M18, but had the turret removed and a new open topped fighting compartment with raised sides added.

The T65 was produced by installing a Canadian Iroquois flame gun at the front of the vehicle, to the right of the driver. The superstructure was extended forwards on the right to make space for the flame gun.

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How to cite this article: Rickard, J (24 June 2014), T65 Flame Tank , http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/weapons_T65_flame_tank.html

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