Flamethrower (FT)

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A BS Weapon that places a Direct Template using FIRE Special Ammunition.

ATTENTION: Use of this weapon is prohibited by the Concilium Convention. Violators shall be prosecuted by international courts.

Flamethrowers are an elementary assault weapon whose successful design has evolved very little in recent decades. Current flamethrowers are smaller and lighter, safer and generally easier to use, but the basic premise behind their tactical role is the same: to create a tongue of fire with which to clear a path or, with a pull of the trigger, clear enclosed areas of hostile elements.

Variants

Heavy Flamethrower (Heavy FT)

A heavy duty version of the Flamethrower, with a longer and hotter stream.

Name Range (inches) DAM B Ammo Traits
Short Medium Long Maximum
Heavy Flamethrower -- -- -- -- 14 1 Fire Direct Template (Large Teardrop), Intuitive Attack


ATTENTION: Use of this weapon is prohibited by the Concilium Convention. Violators shall be prosecuted by international courts.

The Heavy Flamethrower is, in essence, an apocalyptic weapon. The mere vision of their use can instill fear in the heart of a seasoned soldier: a massive tongue of fire that devours everything it encounters, leaving nothing but ash and devastation in its wake.

Light Flamethrower (Light FT)

A lightweight, portable Flamethrower that sacrifices some effective range and power for a compact design.

Name Range (inches) DAM B Ammo Traits
Short Medium Long Maximum
Light Flamethrower -- -- -- -- 13 1 Fire Direct Template (Small Teardrop), Intuitive Attack


ATTENTION: Use of this weapon is prohibited by the Concilium Convention. Violators shall be prosecuted by international courts.

Safety advances and added features in the design of light flamethrowers have popularized them as secondary weapons for assault troops in all armies of the Human Sphere. These advances are two-pronged: the fear of a user's lethal immolation caused by accidental or hostile puncture of the fuel tanks was removed with the use of neutral combustion agents, which were also optimized and highly concentrated, giving the operator maximum rates of fire with minimum encumbrance. Added safety and mobility rekindled the popularity of flamethrowers, making them a staple of modern warfare, used mainly during confrontations in enclosed areas, such as spaceships, orbital stations and urban environments.