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My pistol sized flamethrower

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posted on Jul, 29 2005 @ 12:58 PM
As you probably guessed from the thread title, I have an idea for a flamethrower that could be about the same size as Desert Eagle handgun.

I am not sure if I should post the plans. I am not going to test it until it is fully safe, and it will be from a very safe distance, about 150m.

It is designed to be a small tank killer, sometimes a soldier can get close to a tank and has to throw a grenade in or risk shooting some rounds in. But with my design, they could just pull on the trigger and everyone inside gets fried. As with the M203, I think this could be underslung on a weapon.

I just wanted to know if anyone thought this is a good idea, or has it been done already? I couldnt find any in my searches.

posted on Jul, 29 2005 @ 01:09 PM
Zanz if you're in the UK don't experiment - it'd be a possible firearms offence - either 6 months or 5 years mandatory jail sentence depending on how they view it.

Even publishing plans will get you prosecuted (a guy got jail for posting a home-made 9mm sub machine gun a year or so ago - in Newcastle(??)

Strange times nowadays but this not something I'd try at anytime!

[edit on 29/7/05 by CTID56092]

posted on Jul, 29 2005 @ 01:14 PM
Dam!! Oh well then, I might as well explain my idea anyway, I was playing around with a water pistol one day and my little bro and his friend were playing war with thiers, I got soked and went inside, I came back out and they were pretending to use them as flamethrowers. Then it hit me.

If I could make a 'water pistol' out of metal and make it heat resistant I could effectively have a flamethrower. The fuel would go in the tank bit on the back, when the triggers pressed it flies out the front and is ignited by a butane torch or something along those lines.

It obviously wouldnt be able to sustain fire for very long, a few secs maybe, but probably enough to take down a tank crew, or at least make them bale out and surrender.

Thanks for that man, I could have been in the dog dooies there!!

posted on Jul, 29 2005 @ 01:25 PM
There was a fellow who made a larger flamethrower than what you're talking about.

I've got the instructions to make a water version of it, but i'm sure any aspiring weapon specialist could modify it quite easily.
I'll U2U it to anyone who wants it.

posted on Jul, 29 2005 @ 01:40 PM
No worries mate.

The way UK law is going it's all getting very dodgy - old Home Guard leaflets could be viewed as terrorist materials etc etc! Not a good time to tinker with any gun-type thing, (or run !)

I'm not sure flame would worry an MBT anyway, with over pressure systems etc it's unlikley to harm it. A WP grenade would give you an effect not far off and would be much safer but probably not a good idea - what range would you get?

To convince the infantry it'd have to have a range of 800M+ and be first-time kill.

posted on Jul, 29 2005 @ 01:43 PM
supersoaker + bbq lighter ?


"flame throwers" seem pointless to me.

Unless its some sort of napalm.

posted on Jul, 29 2005 @ 01:53 PM
Oh, but it was 'some kind of' napalm. It was my own home made stuff, works great as well!!

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