flammenwerfer 35

German infantry during the fighting in the forest on the eastern front. Soldiers are hidden behind the trees, one of them is carrying a flamethrower Flammenwerfer 35

Flammenwerfer 35

It had a weight of 35.8 kilograms (79 lb), and held 11.8 litres (2.6 imp gal; 3.1 US gal) of flaming oil, (Flammöl 19), petrol mixed with tar to make it heavier and to give it better range, which was ignited by a hydrogen torch providing about 10 seconds of continuous use. The firing device is activated at the same time with the Selbstschlussventil and is to be found inside the protective pipe. The Flammenwerfer 35 was produced until 1941, when the lighter, slightly redesigned Flammenwerfer 41 began replacing it.