ROKS flamethrowers

ROKS-2 flamethrower

ROKS-2 flamethrower
Type Flamethrower
Place of origin  Soviet Union
Service history
In service 1935-1945
Used by USSR
Wars Second World War
Production history
Manufacturer Different manufacturers
Produced 1935-1941
Weight 50.0 lb (22.7 kg)
Crew 1

Effective firing range 25 m
Maximum firing range 30 m
Feed system 9 litre fuel tank
1 nitrogen tank (propellant)
Sights None

The ROKS-2 and ROKS-3 were man-portable flamethrowers used by the USSR in the Second World War. The ROKS-2 was designed not to draw attention so the fuel tank was designed to be easy to conceal within a knapsack, and the fuel pipe designed to resemble a rifle. ROKS-3 was a simplified design and had a regular cylindrical fuel tank. The Finnish designation for captured ROKS-2 units was liekinheitin M/41-r.

Roks-2 were used, amongst other engagements, during the close-range fighting during the first days of the battle of Kursk in 1943.[1]

See also


  1. World War II - Willmott, H.P., Dorling Kindersley, 2004, Page 189, ISBN 1-4053-0477-4
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