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M42B1 Sherman Flamethrower Tank
M42B1 Sherman Flamethrower Tank

The Veterans Memorial Museum's M42B1 Sherman tank was originally one of the first M4A1 tanks built by Pressed Steel Car Company. It's hull is of the cast rather than welded type. It is one of a small number rebuilt into flamethrower tanks by Chrysler Evansville in the spring of 1945 for the impending invasion of the Japanese home islands. Flamethrower tanks proved particularly effective in the Pacific and were used on Iwo Jima and Okinawa.

U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum
2060A Airport Road • Huntsville AL 35801
(256) 883-3737