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Flame Thrower in Vietnam

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By the time of Vietnam’s civil war, the U.S. Army no longer used flame-throwing tanks.  The Marines, however, still had (and used) them.  This picture shows such a tank - called a “Zippo” - in action.

The image is from Mounted Combat in Vietnam, Chapter III (“Growth of U.S. Armored Forces in Vietnam”), at page 53.  Its official description is:

U.S. MARINE CORPS FLAMETHROWER TANK IN ACTION NEAR DA NANG. The U.S. Army no longer had flamethrower tanks but the Marine Corps sent several to Vietnam.

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Media Credits

Image from Mounted Combat in Vietnam, part of the Department of the Army’s “Vietnam Studies” series.  Online, courtesy U.S. Army Center of Military History.

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