Flamethrowers | 5 Things You Don't Know About

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WARNING GRAPHIC: Check out the combat applications of one of the most psychologically terrifying weapons of all time.

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  1. Medevac19
    Medevac19 May 06, 2015

    In 1969 I saw "Zippo" tanks from a 1st Cav/11th ACR task force working out in a NVA bunker complex when going in on an extraction. Awesome!

  2. 13503369
    13503369 Jun 27, 2015

    Ranchers in the Southwest use a variant of the flamethrower, usually fueled with just propane, to burn the thorns from cactus (prickly pear) thus permitting cattle to eat them, especially during drought. Doc 1604

  3. 34851338
    34851338 Mar 01, 2016

    Hi I have got a question, regarding who developed the flamethrower tanks first, in the movie you says that the US Stuart tank was the first one adapted to hold a flamethrower device in October 1943, used for the first time after the 13th of June 1944 at Saipan, so what about the British Churchill crocodile, belonging to the Percy Hobart's funnies concept ? from my studies, Hobart, aged of 57 was re-enlisted in early 1943 (February I guess) to join the 79th Experimental Armored Division and started to modify tanks from the drawing he made since 1936. So I thought that the very first use of the Flamethrower tank was used in Normandy on June 6th just coming out of Sword Beach in Hermanville. I apologize to be a pain, but as I am an historian guide, I don't want transmitting mistakes to my US client's when I say that the Churchill was the first one made, if the truth is the first one made is a Stuart. Now for the first one use in combat, from what you say's, first use in Saipan which landing was on June 13th, it clear that the Churchill bit the Stuart of few days by firing a week earlier. Thank you very much for confirming those details. That what I love in that job, you are learning every single day. Thanks my email is francois.gauthron@wanadoo.fr

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