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A Sherman flail tank at Geilenkirchen, 1944

Photograph, World War Two, North West Europe (1944-1945), 1944.

The Sherman flail tank, designed by Major General Percy Hobart, was fitted with a 10-foot long spinning cylinder to which three-foot-long heavy chains were attached. As the tank crept forward, the chains were whipped around and slammed into the ground at a depth of several inches, detonating buried mines.

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NAM. 1985-10-134-16


National Army Museum, Out of Copyright


National Army Museum, Study collection

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