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Cast hull Sherman Tank with removed 9 cylinder radial engine. The air cooled radial engine was used in early models for the high power to weight ratio and to avoid the complication of a liquid coolant system. The high production rate of Shermans put a strain on engine supply. Twin GM diesels, a Ford V8 and even a 30 cylinder Chrysler were all used. The Chrysler, consisting of five 6 cylinder auto engines was not used by the US Army but was supplied to allies. The cast hull was difficult to manufacture in large numbers, so the welded version was more prevelant. The flame thrower version was probably used mostly in the Pacific theater. The flame thrower tube was disguised to look like a normal 75 mm gun, to avoid being singled out for attack. -----------N Walker