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In military use from pre-WW2 onward, a mantlet is the thick, protective steel frontal shield, usually able to elevate and depress, which houses the main gun on an armoured tank, examples being Tiger Tank, Sherman Tank and Churchill Tank .
- It Nipped Its Way Through Wire Entanglements, Popular Science monthly, January 1919, page 30, Scanned by Google Books: http://books.google.com/books?id=HykDAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA30
- Farrow's military encyclopedia: a dictionary of military knowledge By Edward Samuel Farrow. Page 259
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