Flammenwerfer 35

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Flammenwerfer 35
German soldier with flamethrower c1941.jpg
Place of originNazi Germany
Service history
In service1935–1944
Used byGerman Army
WarsSecond World War
Production history
ManufacturerDifferent manufacturers
Mass78.9 pounds (35.8 kg)
Crew1 [1]

Effective firing range25 m
Maximum firing range27–33 yards (25–30 m)
Feed system1 (3 gal) gasoline compound (fuel)
1 Nitrogen tank (propellant)

The Flammenwerfer 35, or FmW 35 [2] (flame thrower) was a one-man German flamethrower used during World War II to clear out trenches and buildings. It could project fuel up to 25 metres from the user.

It weighed 35.8 kilograms (79 lb), and held 11.8 litres (2.6 imp gal; 3.1 US gal) of flaming oil, (Flammöl 19), petrol mixed with tar to make it heavier and to give it better range, which was ignited by a hydrogen torch providing about 10 seconds of continuous use. The firing device is activated at the same time with the Selbstschlussventil and is inside the protective pipe. The Flammenwerfer 35 was produced until 1941, when the lighter, slightly redesigned Flammenwerfer 41 began replacing it.[3]

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  1. ^ Alexander Ludeke (February 1, 2012). Weapons of World War II. Parragon Books. ISBN 978-1445411286.
  2. ^ "Portable Flame Thrower - Cartridge (Firearms) - Magazine (Firearms)". Scribd.com. Retrieved 3 April 2019.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-03-23. Retrieved 2011-05-13.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

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