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"Italian Flame-Thrower" from Tactical and Technical Trends

The following report on a WWII Italian flamethrower mounted on a light tank was originally printed in Tactical and Technical Trends, No. 5, August 13, 1942.

[DISCLAIMER: The following text is taken from the U.S. War Department publication Tactical and Technical Trends. As with all wartime intelligence information, data may be incomplete or inaccurate. No attempt has been made to update or correct the text. Any views or opinions expressed do not necessarily represent those of the website.]


An Italian flame-thrower, fitted to a light tank, has been examined and found to have a maximum range of 100 feet. It is reported as mechanically inefficient, using an excessively large amount of fuel, which is towed in a trailer behind the tank. The fuel consists of a mixture of gasoline and fuel oil.

If a sufficiently powerful centrifugal pump, as well as additional fuel, were made available, it is believed that the flame could be thrown a distance of 300 feet.


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