A U.S. Marine with an M2-2 flamethrower, lighting a pipe while gallons of gasoline and nitrogen are strapped to his back.
- Iwo Jima - February, 1945.
“The fuel used in the flame-throwers consisted of one can of nitrogen (propellant) and 2 of gasoline (fuel). Thickened fuel was preferred, as it offered twice the range of liquid fuel. The other advantage of thickened fuel is that most of it clings to and burns, in or on a target, for as long as six minutes.”