One of the the flamethrower design styles to come out of experimentation late in World War One was the toroid type, with a donut-shaped fuel tank and a central spherical pressure bottle. The British continued […]
The Japanese Type 93 and its slightly-improved sister the Type 100 were the standard flame weapons of the Imperial Japanese Army for its fighting in China and the Pacific. They are a smaller and handier […]
After a dismal first attempt at designing a flamethrower (the M1) in 1941, the US Chemical Corps along with several universities and industrial partners put in a lot of research to develop a more usable […]
Home Today’s questions by timestamp are: 0:40 – After international conventions banned most flamethrower use, where and when have they still been used and why? 1:15 – What Hollywood examples are particularly realistic and which […]
Flamethrowers are a significant piece of military weapons history which are very widely misunderstood, as flamethrowers have never been the subject of nearly as much collector interest as other types of small arms. The US […]
Note how this, like many early flamethrowers, was a two-man affair. One carried the tanks and the other aimed and fired the projector.
Nothing says “Disperse!” like flamethrowers and grenades…