Developed in the 1940s for use in World War II Europe, the flail was designed and proliferated to satisfy the demining community’s hunger for faster, safer and more efficient clearance methods. Despite being the most widely used mechanical demining tool in the world, the flail has been labeled by many experts as overused and misrepresented. Still, others believe the flail is an indispensable part of their demining program.
"The Truth About Flails,"
Journal of Conventional Weapons Destruction: Vol. 7
, Article 25.
Available at: http://commons.lib.jmu.edu/cisr-journal/vol7/iss3/25