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Flame Thrower Tank M67
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US Marine Corps M67 in action near Da Nang during Vietnam War.
Type medium flame tank
Place of origin 22x20px United States
Service history
In service 1955—1974
Used by 22x20px United States
Wars Vietnam War
Production history
Designer Chemical Corps
Number built 109
Specifications
Weight 48 metric tons
Length 6.871 m
8.138 m (with gun forward)
Width 3.632 m
Height 3.089 m
Crew 3

Armor 178 mm maximum
Main
armament
M7-6 tank flamethrower
Secondary
armament
1 × .50 in (12.7 mm) M2 MG
1 × .30 cal (7.62 mm) M1919A4 MG
Engine Continental AV-1790-5B V12, air-cooled carburetor petrol engine
810 hp (604 kW)
Transmission General Motors CD-850, 2 ranges forward, 1 reverse
Suspension Torsion bar suspension
Ground clearance 420
Fuel capacity 757 litres (M67)
1268 litres (M67A)
1457 litres (M67A2)
Operational
range
115 km (71,5 miles)
Speed 48 km/h (30 mph)

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Flame Thrower Tank M67 (also known as M67 "Zippo", nicknamed after a popular brand of cigarette lighter) is a postwar medium flame tank that was designed in the United States. It was designed in the years 1952—1954 on the M48 tank chassis, at the initiative of the US Marine Corps. During the production, which lasted from 1955 to (according to various sources) 1956 or 1959, 109 M67 tanks were produced for the Marine Corps and US Army.[1]

The US Army used the M67 on a small scale and relatively quickly brought these machines out of service in favor of the lighter flame thrower tanks (mechanized flamethrowers) M132. In the Marine Corps M67 were modernized in the early 1960s, and were actively used during the Vietnam War. M67 tanks were finally removed from service in the years 1972—1974, after the withdrawal of the Marine Corps from Vietnam.[1]

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