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Canuck Farrier
03-13-2006, 06:55 PM
Here are some Flamethrower photos.A deadly weapon.

Canuck Farrier
03-13-2006, 06:57 PM
some more photos

bluffcove
03-13-2006, 07:09 PM
I wouldnt want to be in a dug in postion facing one of those.

But then I wouldnt want to wear one either.

gregb
03-13-2006, 07:54 PM
Banned under the Geneva Convention???

TR1
03-13-2006, 08:32 PM
Banned under the Geneva Convention???

who actually listens to those conventions?

G-Capo
03-13-2006, 08:40 PM
I think cluster bombs and napalm are also banned...As I like they say there are no rules in war :)

Don't the Russians have a flamethrower launcher like with a rocket?

Telnyashka
03-13-2006, 08:42 PM
Don't the Russians have a flamethrower launcher like with a rocket?

http://www.rusarmy.com/strelo/images/ptgk_rshg-1_rshg-2.jpg

FozzieBear
03-13-2006, 08:45 PM
Banned under the Geneva Convention???
they are guidelines not rules apparently... lol ;) those darn conventions.

G-Capo
03-13-2006, 08:52 PM
http://www.rusarmy.com/strelo/images/ptgk_rshg-1_rshg-2.jpg


Thanks! alot

Canuck Farrier
03-13-2006, 10:00 PM
How does that thing work?

FozzieBear
03-13-2006, 10:03 PM
How does that thing work?
uhm well dont quote me on this but im pretty sure it fires a rocket then when the rocket reaches the target it releases a cloud of thermobaric powder? or something like that which then ignites and burns up the place.

Canuck Farrier
03-13-2006, 10:15 PM
sounds mean!how about White Phosferus anyone know how that works.Or photos?

G-Capo
03-13-2006, 10:20 PM
Peek a boo :)

http://rusarm.ru/p_prod/army/im_army/shmel_2.jpg

http://rusarm.ru/p_prod/army/im_army/shmel_1.jpg


The RPO-A Infantry Rocket Flame Thrower destroys covered weapon emplacements and disables light armoured and wheeled vehicles of the enemy. The RPO-Z sets fire to various buildings and installations, motor vehicles and open terrain. The RPO-D blinds with smoke the crews of fire emplacements and observation point of the enemy to help the flame-thrower operators fight. Each flame thrower is intended for a one shot only. The flame throwers are carried in backpacks. Each pack comprises two flame throwers. To transfer the weapons to firing position, the cotters holding the flame throwers must be pulled out. It takes 30 seconds to transfer the flame thrower to firing position. The weapon can be fired from standing, kneeling and ****e positions and from a special trench using the same positions.
The flame thrower comprises three main components: a container, shell (ammunition) assembly and motor. The container is used to carry and store the assembled flame thrower and launch the shell. The shell which allows the flaming thermobaric mixture to be delivered to the target and initiated. It consists of a cylinder filled with flaming mixture, an igniting-bursting charge and an inertia base-detonating fuze. The motor provides an initial velocity of 125 m/s to the shell and compensates for recoil in firing.

MBG
03-13-2006, 10:29 PM
Nice pics, thanks for posting.

http://img521.imageshack.us/img521/7632/20as.th.jpg (http://img521.imageshack.us/my.php?image=20as.jpg)

A Marine from 1st Marine Division uses a flamethrower to clear a path through what was once a thick jungle in Tarawa 1943.

DANJANOU
03-13-2006, 11:20 PM
sounds mean!how about White Phosferus anyone know how that works.Or photos?


http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/tfacts103.html

http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/systems/munitions/wp.htm

Some images, I’m not posting them here some of the pictures of the burns are rather graphic.

http://images.google.ca/images?hl=en&safe=off&q=white%20phosphorus&spell=1&sa=N&tab=wi

Dalamara
03-14-2006, 12:29 AM
sounds mean!how about White Phosferus anyone know how that works.Or photos?
From what I've heard white phosphorous is a chemical agent that reacts with biological objects, I.E. your skin, and literally burns it off. Has a lot of the same effects as napalm to people I believe. It just doesn't set other things on fire.

Edit:

Eh... upon reading http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/tfacts103.html it seems what I thought I knew about white phosphorus was a bunch of propaganda lol.

k11
03-14-2006, 01:14 AM
White phosphorus reacts to elements in the atmoshphere and burn very rapidly up to thousands degrees. When you got hit in the gut, it consumes the oxygen in your blood and make a cavity in your body. Not exactly a nice thing eh? White phosphorus does not however react with water. I did an experiement way back in highschool and we had this soap size chunk of white phosphorus submerged in a water tank.

Azide
03-14-2006, 05:06 AM
How does that thing work?

Its not realy a "flamethrower" in the traditional sense there is no fuel that creates any kind of fire that burns for longer then a second. This weapon delivers a specialy made explosive to the taget which when exploaded creates a blast wave like a burning cloud consuming most oxygen in the blast area, the whole process lasting milliseconds. The heat from the blast is offcourse intence, but thats not the best part of the this weapon, the pressure created by the blast is stronger then any other shoulder fired weapon with more HE in the warehead. This make the weapon good for killing enemies in enclosed structures and has the potential to know down small houses.

Ronin_SVN
03-14-2006, 06:02 AM
I think cluster bombs and napalm are also banned...As I like they say there are no rules in war :)

Don't the Russians have a flamethrower launcher like with a rocket?

Don't mix naplm and FAE (Fuel Air Explosive). What FAE is look here http://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/dumb/fae.htm

desantnik85
03-14-2006, 06:34 AM
RPO rocket system is a very powerful weapon to give infantry soldier artillery firepower.

It can destroy enemy bunkers and buildings in a single blast.

There is a Russian TV documentary on *******s somewhere that shows Russian flame weapons and has a lot on the RPO.

Many countries in world want a weapon as good as the Russian

Canuck Farrier
03-14-2006, 12:18 PM
Were Russian Flame Weapons pretty effective in Chechnya?

desantnik85
03-14-2006, 12:31 PM
Yes, especially Buratino...

http://www.enemyforces.com/artillery/tos.htm

eindhoven
03-14-2006, 12:53 PM
This may just be gun show rumor but I was told the US Army had purchased Refurbed and static WWII Era flamethrowers for use in the cave systems in Afghanistan.

Can anyone confirm this?

thatguy96
03-14-2006, 01:26 PM
Banned under the Geneva Convention???
Banned from being used against non-combatants. That's always the thing that gets me. Apparently the usage of flame-based weapons against civilians is a no-go, but the usage of conventional high-explosives is a-ok. This is why putting rules on the most uncivilized human endeavor just serve to make trouble and create these warped gray areas.

eindhoven
03-14-2006, 01:29 PM
A soldier is a combatant. ie, you can burn them alive.

That portion of the Geneva Convention was written in response to the fire bombing of cities in England, Germany, and Japan.

Flame throwers work and should be an inventory item.

easyand
03-14-2006, 01:34 PM
Italians in iraq

http://img93.imageshack.us/img93/9352/uyuyi8li.jpg

Sierra_Tango69
03-14-2006, 01:48 PM
interesting picture easyhand!

Is there any information on what they are actually doing?

easyand
03-14-2006, 02:08 PM
interesting picture easyhand!

Is there any information on what they are actually doing?

burning garbage (paper and wood)!

usa_patriot
03-16-2006, 04:50 PM
http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/7800/flamehires3op.jpg

entheogen
03-16-2006, 05:46 PM
Telnyashka, those (RShG-1/2) are TBG grenade launchers.
Only "Shmel'" has incendiary ones (RPO-Z)

Mastermind
03-16-2006, 05:52 PM
My old Drill Sergeant had a saying, "Set a man's face on fire it tends to take all the fight out of 'im." I tend to agree.

elguapo
03-16-2006, 11:41 PM
http://img125.imageshack.us/img125/8395/lanca3yg.jpg (http://imageshack.us)


http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/9585/lancachamas9fq.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Canuck Farrier
03-17-2006, 09:57 PM
Those are nice photos,what armys that?p-)

Mastermind
03-17-2006, 10:41 PM
The army from hell by the looks of it.

Heinemann
03-17-2006, 10:49 PM
http://img125.imageshack.us/img125/8395/lanca3yg.jpg (http://imageshack.us)




I'd hate to be on the receiving side of that p-)

Mastermind
03-17-2006, 11:46 PM
Yeah...if I had no means of taking them out...I can assure you, my white hankie would be coming out. I couldn't use my previously white drawers, that's for sure.

CROSSHAIR
03-18-2006, 05:03 AM
Men of the 7th Division using flame throwers to smoke out Japs from a block house on Kwajalein Island, while others wait with rifles ready in case Japs come out. February 4, 1944.

http://x11.putfile.com/3/7603030030-thumb.jpg (http://putfile.com/pic.php?pic=3/7603030030.jpg&s=x11)

Canuck Farrier
06-25-2006, 11:18 PM
http://www.greatwardifferent.com/Great_War/Flamethrowers/Ned%20Illustratie%20-%20Flamethrowers%20001.jpg

http://www.diggerhistory.info/images/weapons-recent/imag0463.jpg
http://www.diggerhistory.info/images/weapons-recent/flamethrower-vietnam.jpg
http://www.diggerhistory.info/images/weapons-recent/flamethrower-tank.jpg
http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/2WWflame.jpg
http://www.ww2gyrene.org/assets/flamethrower_Iwo3.jpg

Lazarou
06-26-2006, 12:43 AM
A few staged (?) flamethrower pics from Finland, 1941-1944:

http://img471.imageshack.us/img471/9969/70520bm.jpg

http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/936/69845xw.jpg

http://img503.imageshack.us/img503/2795/69939pk.jpg


Source (http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums/showthread.php?t=63848).

ERASERHEAD
06-26-2006, 12:51 AM
A few staged (?) flamethrower pics from Finland, 1941-1944:

http://img471.imageshack.us/img471/9969/70520bm.jpg

http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/936/69845xw.jpg

http://img503.imageshack.us/img503/2795/69939pk.jpg


Source (http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums/showthread.php?t=63848).


hey man atleast you'd be warm :)

thatguy96
06-26-2006, 12:56 AM
My old Drill Sergeant had a saying, "Set a man's face on fire it tends to take all the fight out of 'im." I tend to agree.
Give a man a match and he'll be warm for a minute. Set a man on fire and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.

Norsu
06-26-2006, 01:44 AM
http://www.pkymasehist.fi/sotam_17.jpg

Flamethrower & Suomi KP/31 combo weapon p-).

Anthony91
06-26-2006, 01:55 AM
http://www.pkymasehist.fi/sotam_17.jpg

Flamethrower & Suomi KP/31 combo weapon p-).

Pretty cool.

chriscobain
06-26-2006, 02:09 AM
What's the deal with the flamethrowers on WWII tanks? Just an attachment?

Anthony91
06-26-2006, 02:16 AM
What's the deal with the flamethrowers on WWII tanks? Just an attachment?

you've never played The Outfit have you?

chriscobain
06-26-2006, 02:23 AM
you've never played The Outfit have you?

Lol, no, I haven't.

Anthony91
06-26-2006, 02:26 AM
Lol, no, I haven't.

Well just imagine Waffen SS Troops with oversized Kar98 Rifles running around.