E7-7 Mechanized Flamethrower

United States of America (1944) Flamethrower Tank – 4 Converted The field expedient M3A1 ‘Satan’ highlighted a need in the Pacific for a mechanized flamethrower. In the summer of 1944, the Satan, developed by POA-CWS (Pacific Ocean Area-Chemical Warfare Service), had proved its use in the assaults on the Islands of Saipan and Tinian. Their…

Flame Thrower Tank T33

United States of America (1945) Mechanized Flame Thrower – 3 Prototypes With M4-based mechanized flamethrowers proving highly effective against the heavily dug-in Japanese in the Pacific, development of newer versions moved quickly. In 1945, a number of experiments took place to test the possibility of mounting a powerful flamethrower coaxially with the main gun. a…

E9-9 Mechanized Flamethrower

United States of America (1943) Flamethrower Tank – 1 Prototype In 1943, the Standard Oil Company, based in Indiana, was one of the main companies charged with designing tank-based, or ‘Mechanized’ flamethrowers. Earlier in the year, in January, they had successfully tested their E7-7 model. This was a modified Light Tank M5A1 with the 37mm…

Sherman Crocodile

United Kingdom/United States of America (1943) Flamethrower Tank – 4 Built Although they had proved extremely useful in America’s fight against the Japanese in the Pacific, Auxiliary Flamethrowers (a flamethrower that is secondary to the main gun, rather than replacing the gun) were quite unpopular with the US Army fighting in the European Theatre of…

Light Tank M3A1 Satan

United States of America (1943) Flamethrower Tank – 24 Converted By mid-1943, light tanks – namely the M3 – had proven to be redundant in the Pacific theatre. Their small size was ill-suited to the harsh terrain, and their limited firepower put them at great risk of being overrun by Japanese infantry. The tanks would…