Flammenwerfer 35

Flammenwerfer 35
Type Flamethrower
Place of origin  Nazi Germany
Service history
In service 1935–1945
Used by German Army
Wars Second World War
Production history
Manufacturer Different manufacturers
Produced 1935–1945
Weight 78.9 lb (35.8 kg)
Crew 1

Effective firing range 25 m
Maximum firing range 30 m
Feed system 1 (3 gal) gasoline compound (fuel)
1 Nitrogen tank (propellant)
Sights None

The Flammenwerfer 35, or FmW 35 [1] (flame thrower) was a one-man German flamethrower used during World War II to clear out trenches and buildings. It could project fuel up to 25 metres from the user.

It weighed 35.8 kilograms (79 lb), and held 11.8 litres (2.6 imp gal; 3.1 US gal) of flaming oil, (Flammöl 19), petrol mixed with tar to make it heavier and to give it better range, which was ignited by a hydrogen torch providing about 10 seconds of continuous use. The firing device is activated at the same time with the Selbstschlussventil and is inside the protective pipe. The Flammenwerfer 35 was produced until 1941, when the lighter, slightly redesigned Flammenwerfer 41 began replacing it.[2]


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