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M5-4 (E12-7RI) Mechanized Flame Thrower Installed in M4A1 or M4A3 Medium Tanks - USA - 1945

M5-4 (E12-7RI) Mechanized Flame Thrower Installed in M4A1 or M4A3 Medium Tanks - USA - 1945

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CCT
-M5
4(E12,-713I1)
MECHANIZED:FLAME
THROWER
INSTALLED'
INM4AI,
OR
MV4A3
MEDIU
TANKSý
THIS.DOCUMENT
CONTAINS
IN
FORMATION
AFFECTING
3
'THE
NAINLDFNEOF
THE
UNITED
STATES
WITHIN
THE
MEANING
OF
THE
ESPIONAGE
ACT,
50___
U.S.
C.,
31
AND
32. ITS
TRANSMIS1iON
OR
THE_
REVELATION
*OF
ITS
CONTENTS
IN
AY
'MANNERt
TO
AN
U.NAUTHORIZED
PERSON
IS
PROHIBITED
BY,
LAW.
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OSRD:NO.
C'0
DIVISION
11
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DTFET1S
E
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GO!
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of
the
OF
IC7
OF
SCPI7ITTIFIC
R7S.,..RCH
I'D
DEVTLOPT*.EI1T
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C..~~CI"T
M5-4
(7I2-7RI)
.ECHANIZED
FL;LIMB
THROWER
IUSTTLLFD
IN
14,I
ORIM.4L3
M,,EDIUW
TANKS
Service
Directive:
CWS-lO
Endorsement
(1)
from
Dr.
H.C.
Hottol,
Chief,
Section
ll3
to
Dr.
H.•T.
Chadwell,
Chief,
Division
11.
Forwarding
report
and
noting:
"This
report
describes
a
mechanized
flamo
thrower
in-
stallcd
in(
he
M4,•4l
or
T.M!4.A3
medium
tanks.
This
de-
velopment
was
begun
in
1.ugust,
1944,
duo
to
the
obso-
lescence
of
the
!,LI5l
light
tank
in
which
an
earlier
mechanized
flame
thrower
had
bocn
installed.
This
mechanized flame
thrower
was
placed
in
production,
and
620
units
were
on
order-
at
the
cnd
of
the
war.
Following
V-J day,
this
order
was
reduced
to
150
units.
Seventeen
of
these
units,
accompanied
by
one
of
the
engineers
from
theStmudard
Oil
Development
Co..,were
sent
to
the
Pacificin
Juno,1945,
butthey
arrived.too
late foraction."
Endorsement
(2)
fromDr:
Hi.1.
Chadwell,
Chief,
Division
11
to
Dr.
Irvin
Stewart,
Executive
Secretary
of the
National
Defense
Research
Committee.
Forwarding
report
and
concurring.This
is a
progress
report
under
Contract
0EMsr-390
(11-270)
with
the
Stmdard
Oil
Development
Co.
COYFID
T
T'hIAL
,"All
9el
 
Division
11
NA.T
I
ITOAL
DEFDN7S
RESE7RCH
C0ITAY1T
TB
7
TA
of
t e
OFFICE
OF
SCIT2TEIFIC
RTESh'FRCH
A1D
DV-.,LOPI
j,
115-4(7
!2-7RI)
'1CH>TIZPD
PFLLAM
TFRO0vJR
IjST4'.LID
1TT
M4Al
OR
M4A'3
T...DI
.T..
by
Standard
0il
Development
Co.
Report
OSRD
Io.
6350
Copy
No.
A--.
Date:
Octobor
31,
1945Copy
Nose
1
"xecutivo
Secretary
2-15
O.S.R.D.
Liaison
Office
16-19
'"ar
Department
Liaison
Officer
with
TDRC
20
Office
of
the
Chief,
Chemical
7,"farfare
Service
Technical
Division,
'
°ashington,
D C.
21-24
Commanding
Officer,
Chemical Warfare
EerviceTechnical
Command,
7dgcwood
!rsenal,
Maryland25-28
Office
of
Research
and
Inventions,
U.S.
Navy
29
Mr..P.
Stevenson
30
Prof.
H.C.
Hottel
31
Division
11
Files
Total
Number
of
Copies
-
45
This
document
contains
information
affecting
the
national
defense
of
theUnited
States
within
the
meaning
of
the
T.spionage
A'ct,
U.S.C.
50;
31
and
32.
Its
transmission
or
the
revelation
of
its
contents
in
anymanner
to
an
unauthorized
person
is
prQ•-i
hibited
by
law.
DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT
F:.
Further
dissemination
only
as
directed
by
&
higher
DoD
authority.
2
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