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Heavy Pump Unit Flamethrower Vehicle


Country of Origin/Used by: Great Britain
First Produced/Service Dates: Sometime between 1940 and 1944.
Manufactured by: Chassis: Associated Equipment Company, Ltd.; Construction: British Petroleum Warfare Dept.
Armament: Turret: Flamethrower (Mather & Platt Pump with Napier Lion Engine); Was also equipped with a smaller flamethrower projector on a two-wheel mount.
Engine: 6 Cylinder Diesel
Miscellaneous Info: The Heavy Pump Unit was built by the British Petroleum Warfare Department as an airfield defence against paratroops during the fearful times of potential invasion of the British Isles by the Germans.  The 6x6 vehicle was built upon a lengthened AEC 4x4 0853 "Matador" truck chassis.  Like the AEC Heavy Cockatrice, only a handful were built and none were taken into military service or saw any action. 
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"A Class Apart" (November Issue of Classic Military Vehicle Magazine) David Fletcher

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