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    Flamethrowers

    Got a brush pile you want to burn or a fire ant problem?

    "Once a weapon of war, flamethrowers are now available for sale to the public."

    "The flamethrowers, which were given up by the military, are not being marketed as weapons but as fun devices."

    http://www.nbc12.com/story/29781037/...-to-the-public
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    The Throwflame is very much like your grandfather's flamethrower. The ION Productions team is more akin to the weed killer/snow melter you can buy at Ace Hardware.

    Having a hose from a fuel supply is cheating.

    stay safe.
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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M2_flamethrower

    Although its burn time was only around 7 seconds and the flame was only effective out to around 2040 meters, it was still a useful weapon.

    Your grand-dad's version ^^^ 7 seconds? I thought it was longer duration than that ....

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    I had a couple of these when I was with 1/114 Infantry. They were always leaking all over the operator. Very old, very dangerous.
    "Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself. They are the people's liberty teeth (and) keystone... the rifle and the pistol are equally indispensable... more than 99% of them by their silence indicate that they are in safe and sane hands. The very atmosphere of firearms everywhere restrains evil interference .When firearms go, all goes, we need them every hour." -- George Washington

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    Quote Originally Posted by MSG Laigaie View Post
    I had a couple of these when I was with 1/114 Infantry. They were always leaking all over the operator. Very old, very dangerous.
    I notice you said "the operator" and not "me". Shows smart choices of toys to not play with.

    stay safe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MSG Laigaie View Post
    I had a couple of these when I was with 1/114 Infantry. They were always leaking all over the operator. Very old, very dangerous.
    Quote Originally Posted by skidmark View Post
    I notice you said "the operator" and not "me". Shows smart choices of toys to not play with.

    stay safe.
    He also said "I had a couple of these..."
    You will not rise to the occasion; you will fall back on your level of training. Archilochus, 650 BC

    Old and treacherous will beat young and skilled every time. Yata hey.

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    Yeppers. Cavalry Scout. We had three that were complete (notice I did not say working) and one for parts. They wanted to use them in the riots in newark, with cs instead of gel. Cr@p leaked everywhere and we had to evacuate the building till it cleared. Some things just wear out.
    "Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself. They are the people's liberty teeth (and) keystone... the rifle and the pistol are equally indispensable... more than 99% of them by their silence indicate that they are in safe and sane hands. The very atmosphere of firearms everywhere restrains evil interference .When firearms go, all goes, we need them every hour." -- George Washington

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