why isnt this badboy used more? I just learned it's legal

why isnt this badboy used more? I just learned it's legal

  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Thermobaric bombs are legal and you've seen how the world reacts to them being used

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It sucks.

      They suck.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >legal
      Stop using garden gnomespeak. There is no law in war.

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's basically shit for anything other than extremely inefficient building demolition and committing war crimes.
    It has very, very little tactical value.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      > very little tactical value.

      Building clearing. Napalm goes around corners

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        If you need to clear a building and napalm is on the menu, just drop white phosphorous through the roof and shoot the choking/burning people stumbling out.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >clearing
        You're not "clearing" a building with napalm lmao. You're just demolishing it very inefficiently, when you could have done the same job with explosives for far less cost and risk.
        If you want something you can chuck into buildings to clear individual rooms without demolishing them, there's this thing called a grenade.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Napalm goes around corners
        yeah but then you can go into the place you just set on fire.
        Trust me, it has all been tried- trenches, fields, forest, urban, rural- all it's good for is lighting shit on fire, it does not you get further toward the goal than you would otherwise

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        If you need to clear a building and napalm is on the menu, just drop white phosphorous through the roof and shoot the choking/burning people stumbling out.

        >clearing
        You're not "clearing" a building with napalm lmao. You're just demolishing it very inefficiently, when you could have done the same job with explosives for far less cost and risk.
        If you want something you can chuck into buildings to clear individual rooms without demolishing them, there's this thing called a grenade.

        >Napalm goes around corners
        yeah but then you can go into the place you just set on fire.
        Trust me, it has all been tried- trenches, fields, forest, urban, rural- all it's good for is lighting shit on fire, it does not you get further toward the goal than you would otherwise

        Very little of the killing done by flamethrowers comes from the fire despite what movies make you think. It's the wave of carbon monoxide that will probably kill you first. Napalm doesn't even need to make contact. Just have a jet of flame from one relatively near you and you're poisoned and about to suffer near instant death

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Nobody believes that.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Sorry for the reddit link but PrepHole wont let me link to the article because it thinks its spam
            https://www.reddit.com/r/todayilearned/comments/oirxpi/til_in_wwii_a_major_cause_of_casualties_due_to/
            A napalm variant flamethrower like the M2-2 in the OP pic used for building clearing is in the perfect enviroment for CO poisoning and asphyxiation. With enough trigger time on the flamethrower you can superheated the air to make it so deadly trying to breathe it will destroy your airways. If you're exposing yourself to hose someone down with flames you're doing it wrong.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              From reddit:

              >After reading this, it seems like the causes of death were, in order of likelihood:

              >Sudden increase in temperature leading to elevated blood pressure resulting in cardiac arrest

              >Damage to the lungs and throat due to increased temperature resulting in pulmonary edema

              >Hypoxia/carbon monoxide poisoning
              Direct burns to flesh

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                You posted 3 minutee after I did so you probably took 2 minutes to skim read reddit instead of read the article. The redditors are talking about the findings from the M1 flamethrower which didn't use napalm and has different results. If you read the article you would have known this.
                If you're not even interested in the subject then why are you even here? Fucking nu-/k/. Not spoonfeeding you newfags anymore.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                It's a discord chud trying to demoralise and D&C via obfuscation, deception and blatant gayry.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            You are a retarded, arrogant gay.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Very little of the killing done
          It doesn't do any killing unless you light up a hooch with the back door locked. It's useless.

          Works good for clearing out homeless camps

          >clearing out homeless camps
          excellent janitorial tool

          It's legal technically as a farming tool.

          >farming tool.
          true, rice straw ash is great fertilizer

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Simple I just hold my breath while dodging the flames. Flamethrowers suck.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            true, just weave behind him and cut the tank with your katana.
            If you get some of the oil onto your sword you can light it up.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        So does a grenade

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Imagine a comedy video of a SWAT team clearing a room with napalm before running in and burning to death

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        This is what I like waking up to. Hell yeah *doom music plays*

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Works good for clearing out homeless camps

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      If you need to clear a building and napalm is on the menu, just drop white phosphorous through the roof and shoot the choking/burning people stumbling out.

      God you people are ignorant.

      the flamethrower has tactical value which is why they were used extensively in ww2 and wars after. You really think they didn't have bombs in ww2? they used flamethrowers for a reason

      1. You can't bomb a cave system full of bad guys hiding. But you can gas the people inside. More specifically you can take their oxygen by burning it. Just like you people jerk thermobaric bombs off, a squirt of a flame thrower (which is a jelly, not propane like you see in the movies) will rapidly deplete the oxygen in a cave or tunnel and suffocate the people within.

      2. it was good at taking out pillboxes from a distance or other nasty hidey holes. Unlike what you see in the movies, these things could spray 50,60,100 feet in an accurate arc. Yeah you could use an rpg now

      3. there's the psychological aspect. These things were able to get enemies to surrender out of bunkers without having to waste men or equipment, beyond a small squirt of flame to scare people

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I asked my uncle once if he ever did tunnel crawler shit in Vietnam and his exact words were "Fuck no, those motherfuckers are crazy. Here's what you do. You shove a flamethrower in the hole and you let it rip, then you look around for wherever the smoke came out and you walk over there and do the same thing until the screaming stops."

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >has
        had, it's worthless on a modern battlefield.

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Shit's heavy and makes you a target.

    We have more advanced stuff now.

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    its like the gun on an A-10. amazing for breaking down morale, but really ineffective in practice and has too many caveats in order to properly work

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The range is too short to justify the weight.
    Riflesvand carbines are just plain better and if one DOES come across a bunker an AT-4 works just as well.

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    picrel does it better

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >just strap a giant tank of flammable liquid on your back and run around with an open flame
    Nobody will do this job.

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why get close to a bunker or tunnel entrance with a tank of volatile fuel on your bank when you can just get the airforce to drop a JDAM on it.

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's legal technically as a farming tool.

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Are there any legal restrictions on flamethrowers in U.S ?

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    China still uses them despite having thermobaric rockets and bombs, on the logic that should they need to smoke someone out but cant bomb the building, its an available option.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Specifically they use the Type 20C

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        That the same one used in this footage of the 1984 Sino-Vietnamese Battle? https://youtu.be/CbJ8OM2864U?t=165

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      adjusting gas valves

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Let loose the juice

        How do we make black napalm irl bros?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          dissolve some oil-soluble color pigment in the gasoline before you thicken it.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Brazil also still uses them. And designs and makes them.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >smoke someone out but cant bomb the building, its an available option.

      honestly that just sounds like something you'd need to use on your own people

      >uh yes I want to kill all the political dissidents but not the building infrastructure
      >yeah man just burn it the fuck down while they're inside

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Short range and they are easy targets.

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    HAVE YOU SEEN THE PRICE OF GAS!1!!!

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    How many pill boxes are you clearing? None? Plan on carrying around a huge, heavy, explosive backpack? Remember that the lifespan of most flathrower troops in WWII was not great because they were easy targets.

  16. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Guys, hear me out

  17. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Have actually built one out of a couple of fire extinguishers. Put in a shrader valve to pressurize one tank and fill the other with a concoction of flammen liquid. Use a propane torch as an igniter. Will blast about 40 ft. May do better if I can thin the liquid some more. I use pressure washer tips for effect.

  18. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Range is shit. Just use artillery, drones, or missiles to carry the incendiaries to the enemy without having to damn near crawl up their asses. Flamethrowers are mostly used now to deal with hives of stinging insects like Africanized bees or Asian giant hornets.

  19. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    imagine the feeling when firing that into a packed MG bunker. mental illness in later life.

  20. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    bunker buster bombs

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