Churchill Crocodile

Churchill Crocodile for D-Day

Especially useful on D-Day, the British had developed a number of specialized vehicles, including flails to clear minefields, layers of canvas for swampy terrain, bridge carriers, and fascine carriers to fill ditches and craters.  To deal with bunkers, some Churchills were armed with a Petard mortar.  Yet another version, the Crocodile, was armed with a flame thrower.  This one is in front of the D-Day Museum in Portsmouth, England.  Not shown, the tank towed a trailer with nitrogen propellant and 400 gallons of fuel, connected to the tank with an articulated coupling.   The hull-mounted flame thrower replaced the tank's machine gun, but the Crocodile could still use its main gun.

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