FLAMETHROWERS. The terror weapon of choice in WWII. Short history of the Flamethrower. Early flamethrowers where developed by the Byzantine Empire and they used Greek Fire in 673 and was thought to be developed by Kallinikos a Syrian Christian refugee who was a POW.
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The terror weapon of choice in WWII
Early flamethrowers where developed by the Byzantine Empire and they used Greek Firein 673 and was thought to be developed by Kallinikos a Syrian Christian refugee who was a POW.
The modern flamethrower that the US used is the M67 “Zippo”, but was mainly used by the USMC in Vietnam
It was very effective but was a one shot deal and had to have a new igniter every time it fired.
The German army continued to deploy flamethrowers in the was and where used in over 300 small battles usually in teams of six flamethrowers
Why use something that could kill you and your comrades that are standing next to you in an instant? Because the flamethrower is the most terrifying and demoralizing infantry weapons ever used.
The effect that the flamethrower had on society was tremendous since any place that it was used was burned to a crisp. It would destroy fields of wheat or other vegetables.
The Department of defense officially took them out of the Militaries arsenal since 1978 because many people thought that they where inhumane