Sunday, April 25, 2010


 In the summer of 1944 the M2-2 flamethrower was introduced into service. This weapon was first used in combat on Guam and was subsequently employed in all Pacific campaigns. The M2-2 offered improved reliability and a better ignition system than previous models. It still had drawbacks–it was too heavy and had a high silhouette. This model used nitrogen as its propellant.

The Flamethrower, Portable, M2-2:
Empty weight: 43 pounds
Filled weight: 68 pounds
Fuel capacity: 4 gallons
Range: 20-40 yards
Fuel type: Gasoline
Propellant: Nitrogen
Burn time: 10-20 seconds

1945 - Iwo Jima

M-2 Nomenclature

1 comment:

  1. i did not remember which nazi general has said it, but for him flamethrowers were the best invention of the humanity.
    For my part, i only used it to burn the grass beyond house ;)