Dimensions / Weight
Dimensions: 29.5" H x 37" W x 25" D
United States M2A1 flamethrower.
The original M1A1 flamethrower was troubled by ignition problem which were corrected in the M2. The simple mechanics of the flamethrower are overshadowed by its destructive nature. Two tanks are mounted side by side in a backpack type configuration. One tank contains fuel, usually a thickened gasoline. The other contains compressed gas. They are mixed as they passed through a valve. The gas provides the force to propel the gasoline. At this point the mixture was ignited and a sheet of flame produced.