U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- We’ve all been in a situation where a flamethrower could have been handy, right? Maybe someone needs a huge brush pile roasted, but it’s pouring rain. Perhaps your guitar riffing friend is putting on a concert, but the lack of pyrotechnics really shows how little he’s been practicing. Or maybe you just want to celebrate freedom and the American way by slinging flammable dino juice out to “first down” territory. Let’s not get bogged down in the why of a flamethrower, rather we should dive into the how of a flamethrower. Introducing the XM42 Lite Flamethrower.
Let’s break down the construction just a little more. The pilot light is fueled by a < 230-gram butane canister, commonly used for camping cookstoves. The pilot is sparked by a piezo-electric igniter, which similarly shares a common lineage with camp gear and propane barbecue grills.Flamethrowers are in essence, pretty simple machines. They’re similar to the fuel system in a car really. A fuel tank, fuel pump, pilot light, power source and go button make up the 5.5 lb package (sans fuel). The XM42 Lite is really just a (massively flammable) squirt gun for (safety conscious) adults.
The XM42 Lite has a .3 gallon fuel tank, good for around 25 seconds of burn time unless a smaller diameter nozzle is used. The larger XM42-M (modular) has a bigger tank, expandable from .4 gallons to a 3-gallon backpack. Acceptable fuel types (or mixes thereof) are unleaded gas, diesel, and ethanol. The XM42 Lite with it’s top-mounted, gravity-fed tank can also utilize jellied fuels for increased throw distance and better burn on target. For wet agricultural piles, indeed. The whole package is run by a 2200 mAh rechargeable battery, of lithium polymer construct.
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