FV3902 Churchill Flail Rospo
|Tipo||Il veicolo, il dispositivo montato|
|Individuare||Jacques Littlefield Collezione|
|Descrizione||Album di 206 foto di piedi di un «FV3902 Churchill Flail Rospo»|
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A mine flail is a vehicle-mounted device that makes a safe path through a mine-field by deliberately detonating land mines in front of the vehicle that carries it. They were first used by the British during World War II.
The mine flail consists of a number of heavy chains, ending in fist-sized steel balls, (flails) that are attached to a horizontal, rapidly rotating rotor mounted on two arms in front of the vehicle. The rotor’s rotation makes the flails spin wildly and violently pound the ground. The force of a flail strike above a buried mine mimics the weight of a person or vehicle and causes the mine to detonate, but in a safe manner that does little damage to the flails or the vehicle.