flail tank


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flail tank

[′flāl ‚taŋk]
(ordnance)
A specially constructed tank equipped with a flailing device, consisting of chain flails attached to a roller powered by the tank engine, employed to detonate antitank mines.
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David Fletcher's SHERMAN CRAB FLAIL TANK (9781846030840, $15.95) follows the design and history of the Sherman tank, considering its development and deployment.
"I had lost my mess tin in the chaos and a corporal from the engineers, who was operating a flail tank, said to me 'Here you are, mate, use mine.
Alfred Reading wrote in about flail tanks used in the Second World War (Letters, PE July).
Infantry and armour moved forward behind Flail tanks which cleared paths through minefields while AVREs were brought up to pound the concrete casements with petards.
The two flail tanks next to us were hit and they went up in flames.