Flammenwerfer 41

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Flammenwerfer mit Strahlpatrone 41. This variant is distinguished from the first model by the second tube mounted on the flame wand.

The Flammenwerfer 41 (FmW 41) was modified version from the older Flammenwerfer 35, making it lighter (Flammenwerfer 35 weighed 35.8 kg, Flammenwerfer 41 - 22 kg). The oil stock was a 7 liter tank, and ignition was via a small hydrogen torch which acted as a pilot light. In the cold regions of the eastern front, however, the flame produced by this torch became so small it would routinely fail to ignite the fuel. Copying the Soviet method of using ignition blanks on their ROKS flamethrowers, the Germans produced the Flammenwerfer mit Strahlpatrone 41. This 18 kg version replaced the hydrogen pilot torch with a magazine with 10 ignition cartridges. Here too the flame oil reserve was 7 liters, the range was 30 m. It became the standard flamethrower of the Wehrmacht, but it was also exported or handed over to civilian departments such as police and fire brigade.

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Specifications

(1941 - 1945)

  • Weight: 22 kg
  • Maximum range: 25-30m
  • Feed system:
    • 1 (7.5 liter) Gasoline tank (fuel)
    • 1 (0.45 liter) Nitrogen tank (propellant)

The Flammenwerfer 41 flamethrower appears in the following movies, TV shows, and video games used by the following actors:

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
The Pianist German soldiers 2002
Dnieper Line: Love and War German soldiers Mockup 2009
Pillbox (Dot) German soldiers Mockup 2009
The Brest Fortress (Brestskaya Krepost) German soldiers Mockup 2010
Paradox Soldiers (My iz budushchego 2) German soldier 2010
Stalingrad German soldier 2013

Television

Title Actor Character Note/Episode Release Date
Verdun: Descent into Hell German soldier standing for Kleif. M16 2006

Video Games

Title Appear As Mods Notation Release Date
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater 2004
Day of Infamy "Flammenwerfer 41" 2017



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