Sunday, 16 February 2014

Canadian Wasp Flamethrowers Clearing The Scheldt




Came across this photo of Canadian wasp flamethrowers in action during the heavy fighting to clear the Scheldt Estuary in '44.

I think the 'wasp' may have been the flamethrower rather than the vehicle.



This is a universal carrier with a wasp flamethrower.



I have one of these in my Bolt Action collection, model in 28ml from Warlord.



However there are other photos of wasp flamethrowers on carriers. This looks like a field modification.

6 comments:

  1. Very cool bit of history there. And a very impressive range on that 'arch of burning death' in that first photo...

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  2. Nice looking vehicles. I do love the look of the universal carrier and all its variants.

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    1. It was an amazingly successful vehicle.

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  3. Hi John, As I live near the Scheldt do you have more information about the location as seen in the picture?

    Cheers!

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    1. Sorry no, I first came across it in a book. No location details given.

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