A flame tank is an armored vehicle armed with a flamethrower.
The use of flamethrowers on tanks during World War I is questionable. One source states that the A7V was originally designed to carry mounted flamethrowers, but were instead relegated to use by dismounted crew. Another states that flamethrowers were eventually used on tanks by the war's end.
By World War II, various flame tank designs and modifications were used by both sides. Still, there was a wide variance of reporting in regards to performance. Some were rebuilt as conventional assault guns or tank destroyers, while others were feared by those attempting to hold defensive positions.
|Heavy Flamethrower A7V|
|Vehicle passengers||• 1 driver|
• 4 gunners
|Main weapon||57mm Maxim-Nordenfelt cannon|
(HE or Canister shells)
|Passenger weapon||8mm MG 08 machine gun|
(Seat 2, 3)
|Second passenger weapon||Heavy Flamethrower|
(Seat 4, 5)
|Countermeasures||• Gas Emitter|
• Track Repair
The Emergency Repair and Gas Emitter specializations are available for use by the driver. An urban loadout, ideal for flushing out entrenched forces. These make the package ideal for antipersonnel combat in close quarters situations such as when fighting in streets and alleys, incinerating soldiers hiding in buildings and alcoves while the driver have some leverage against enemy vehicles with the cannon.