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Germany - Model 40 Flame Projector

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Model 40 Flame Projector
(Flame Thrower)
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The Model 40 was a 14mm flame projector with a 700 litre fuel tank which would provide 60 to 70 one-second bursts of flame at a rate of 10 liters per-second. Its range was 50 metres when pumping unlit fuel or 60 metres when pumping ignited fuel. Projecting unlit fuel was used to saturate a target before igniting it.
Calibre14mm
Maximum Range60 metres

 

Vehicles in our database using this gun
Vehicle NameCommon Name
 Flammpanzer 38(t) 
 PzKpfw I Ausf A FlammenwerferFlammpanzer I 
 PzKpfw II Flammpanzer IIPanzer II 
 PzKpfw III Flammpanzer IIIFlammpanzer III 
 SdKfz 251/16 Ausf A,B,C Flame Throwing Vehicl%2%2/Hanomag 
 SdKfz 251/16 Ausf D Flame Throwing VehicleHanomag 
 

Hit probability is based on a static 2 x 2.4 metre panel at 0 degrees(vertical) at the range specified.

The data that has been used to create these records has come from Wikipedia, The Lone Sentry, The Bundes Archive and numerous books and websites that have provided the detailed information that has not been available anywhere else. The information we use to calculate the penetration tables, flight times and the hit probability comes from the Gun Calibre, the Shell Mass(Kg) and the muzzle velocity, plus range reductions to allow for gravity and wind resistance. This calculation originally came from a pre-war Krupp calculation which has been modified, and seems to fit the actual test results.

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