Future of the Flamethrower

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  1. TerraN_EmpirE
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    The future of the Flame thrower is..... Forestry? :eek:
    One. use of the traditional Flame thrower was banned.

    Two. It is a impractical weapon, Bulky Heavy Hard to use,Little or no accuracy
    (It's a sledge hammer where a pall pin would be fine)
    Often causing adverse effects to the user and there compatriots
    ( fumes caused headaches and when used in a enclosed space it sucked up all the oxygen) the new safety regulations with The user would have to wear fire retardant clothing slowing him down making him a bigger target. physiological warfare any other function is more likely to harm your cause.

    Three Use of a Traditional flame thrower would only work in

    The only function might be to help Pre burns in forest fires but thats iffy.
     
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    the pla may need a flame thrower if it needs to go island hopping in the southeast. but in a modern high tech battlefield, they have little use and are torture weapons.
     
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    what about the other kinds of weapons then?

    Flame rockets, firebombs?

    we all know that the potential is there but in most cases, like flamethrowers they are often very bulky but can be an extremely powerful weapon, especially if no one is expecting such attacks.

    one use could be deforesting but urban terrain is also excellent place for the use of flamethrowers (if you don't care if you torch half the city). completely immolating fortified buildings and forcing the enemy to show himself.

    but what can be done about tanks? Well it could heat the tank to a level where the crew either suffocates, or is burned to death and/or melting the tracks/wheels of a vehicle and making it immobilized.

    Firebombings may have more of a future than flamethrowers but still it is a weapon we may see once again on the battlefield.

    It is a very cruel weapon but so is war and one day someone might take that step and once again begin using them.
     
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    Currently russian army uses devices, called flamethrowers, but actually those are RPGs with flame grenades. There's some variety of devices, including TOS-1 MLRS, designed to fire flame rockets.
     
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    modern technology will come up with a new solution to the flamethrower, like a lazer blinder to get people out of foxholes. such a destructicve weapon is cruel on people and can be more cruel to the environment.
     
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    By the way, i can't help but correct info about ranges. OT-55/OT-62 had range of 160m, Obiekt483 (on picture) could fire at a range of 270m. Still those tanks were assumed useless, and didn't went into mass production. Why do you think liquid flamethrowers should be revived now?
     
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    i don't think they should be revived but i believe that it is important to discuss this topic anyway, and it isn't only about liquid flamethrowers, it's about all kinds of flameusing weapons.

    added: i saw it as an opportunity to learn more facts and gain views that i didn't have myself and at the same time open up debate and after posting even more threads related to this one give some of you a more open mind about unconventional weapons and what future war may look like. After all we know little about the past and nothing about the future.
     
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    If you're talking of other types of flamethrower weapons, then flamethrowers do live till today. Russian RHBZ troops have variety of those things, and as i told before, haviest of them is TOS-1. Furthermore, we don't just have em, we use em in chechnya.

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