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Published: 05/10/2023 | Last Updated on 24/10/2023
Flammpanzer III, part of the Panzer-Flamm-Zug within Panzer Regiment 36.
It took part in a demonstration for the 44th Reichgrenadier Division in Trentino region of Italy. In September 1943.
Did you know?
Flamethrowers in warfare had a limited range of under 150 meters, rendering them ineffective on open battlefields. Nonetheless, they wielded immense psychological power against fortified troops, often causing surrender or retreat at the mere sight of their fiery assault. However, their combat history was a mixed bag; German flamethrower tanks like the Panzer II and Panzer III were abandoned due to poor performance, repurposed as assault guns or tank destroyers, while the Panzer IV, versatile in many roles, surprisingly never saw action as a flame-equipped variant.
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