Here Are 5 Interesting Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Flamethrowers

The classic flamethrower is widely considered as the most psychologically terrifying weapon during the Second World War.

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It was invented by a German firefighter and later developed to instantly incinerate its targets and burning them to a crisp. It was so effective against the enemy that the U.S. started to manufacture a portable version of this weapon during World War II, earning a terrifying reputation.


They even mounted it to tanks, and later to boats, to create a more devastating effect. Man’s fear of fire played a vital role in a way that enemy soldiers were so scared of being burned alive that they ran in fear at the sight of it, making it easier for them to get shot.


Surprisingly, this weapon is legal in most states, because ‘Murica.

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