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Encyclopedia > M2 flamethrower
M2 flamethrower

A soldier from the 33rd Infantry Division uses an M2 flamethrower
Type Flamethrower
Place of origin Flag of the United States United States
Service history
In service 1943-1978
Used by United States, Australia
Wars Second World War, Korean War, Vietnam War
Production history
Designer US Army Chemical Warfare Service
Designed 1940-41
Number built 14,000 (M1A1)
Variants M2A1-7
Specifications
Weight 43 lb (19.5 kg) empty
68 lb (30.8 kg) filled
Crew 2

Rate of fire ~half a gallon a second
Effective range 20 m
Maximum range 40 m
Feed system 2 (2 gal) Gasoline tanks (fuel)
1 Nitrogen tank (propellant)
Sights None

The M2 flamethrower (M2-2) was a man-portable backpack flamethrower that was used in World War II. Although its actual "burn time" was around 7 seconds and the flame was only effective out to around 33 meters, it was still a decent weapon that had many uses in the war. However, with the later arrival of tanks and, especially, flamethrower tanks, the need for infantrymen to expose themselves to fire became unnecessary as tanks offered greater protection while still delivering the effective damage. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1441x1127, 178 KB) From http://www. ... Shoulder Sleeve Insignia of the 33d Infantry Division. ... Riverboat of the U.S. Brownwater Navy shooting ignited napalm from its mounted flamethrower during the Vietnam war. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km into the air. ... Belligerents United Nations: Republic of Korea Australia Belgium Canada Colombia Ethiopia France Greece Luxembourg Netherlands New Zealand Philippines South Africa Thailand Turkey United Kingdom United States Naval Support and Military Servicing/Repairs: Japan Medical staff: Denmark Italy Norway India Sweden DPR Korea PR China Soviet Union Commanders Syngman Rhee Chung... Combatants Republic of Vietnam United States Republic of Korea Thailand Australia New Zealand The Philippines National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam Democratic Republic of Vietnam People’s Republic of China Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea Strength US 1,000,000 South Korea 300,000 Australia 48,000... Look up pound in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Kg redirects here. ... Look up pound in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Kg redirects here. ... (for paintball markers also)Rate of fire is the frequency at which a specific weapon can fire or launch its projectiles. ... metre or meter, see meter (disambiguation) The metre is the basic unit of length in the International System of Units. ... metre or meter, see meter (disambiguation) The metre is the basic unit of length in the International System of Units. ... Riverboat of the U.S. Brownwater Navy shooting ignited napalm from its mounted flamethrower during the Vietnam war. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000...


As some were sold off, the majority of them were also scrapped when they were declared "obsolete."

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M2A1-7 is a flamethrower used by the American troops during the Vietnam War. It is the updated version of the WWII M2-2 unit used during WWII. It has four controls: Riverboat of the U.S. Brownwater Navy shooting ignited napalm from its mounted flamethrower during the Vietnam war. ... Combatants Republic of Vietnam United States Republic of Korea Thailand Australia New Zealand The Philippines National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam Democratic Republic of Vietnam People’s Republic of China Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea Strength US 1,000,000 South Korea 300,000 Australia 48,000...

  • Back of the rear grip: firing safety catch.
  • Front of the rear grip: firing trigger.
  • On top of the front part: igniter safety catch
  • Under the front part: igniter trigger.

Some U.S. Army flamethrowers have a front handgrip with the same shape as the rear handgrip. In these models the igniter controls are on the front handgrip, arranged in the same way as the rear handgrip controls. The M2 was replaced by the M9A1-7 flamethrower which was used in Vietnam. The M9A1-7 was replaced by the M202A1 FLASH The United States Army is the largest and oldest branch of the armed forces of the United States. ... The M202A1 FLASH (Flame Assault Shoulder Weapon) is a type of rocket launcher that was designed to be a replacement for the flamethrower, which was showing its age after World War II. The M202A1 is lightweight, and features four tubes that can load 66mm incendiary rockets, generally filled with napalm. ...


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See also

The Einstossflammenwerfer 46 was a Flamethrower designed to be cheap and mass produced at the end half of WW2 since Germany was lacking materials and funds. ...

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