USMC Improvised M4A2 Flail Tank

United States of America (1944-1945) Flail Tank – 1 Built In 1944, the United States Army began testing British-built flail tanks such as the Crab and Scorpion. Mine flails like these consist of a rotating drum connected to a series of chains suspended from the front of the vehicle. The drum rotates at a high…

Canal Defence Light (CDL) Tanks

United Kingdom/United States of America (1942) Infantry Support Tanks At the time of its conception, the Canal Defence Light, or CDL, was a Top Secret project. This ‘Secret Weapon’ was based around the use of a powerful Carbon-Arc lamp and would be used to illuminate enemy positions in night attacks as well as disorient the…

Disston Tractor Tank

United States of America (Circa 1933) Tractor Tank – Estimated 6 Built Tanks on a Budget The Disston Tractor Tank (sometimes known as the Disston 6-ton Tractor Tank) was essentially a Caterpillar tractor that was given a simplistic armored superstructure, a turret, and a modest armament of a .30 cal (7.62 mm) machine gun and…

Sherman VC Firefly

United Kingdom/United States of America (1944) Tank Destroyer – Approximately 2,000 Built Turning the Sherman into a killer From the hedgerow of Normandy, France, to the hills of Italy and the plains of Netherlands, the Firefly was one of the few Allied tanks the Germans learned to fear… Among the most potent Allied conversion of…