Flamethrowers that Mr. Hobson rebuilds are tested at 600 and fired at 250 psi for a safety factor of more than 2. A complete hydro report is included with this sale of this item. Hydro testing is not just for static pressure at 600 psi but also includes addition of exact amounts of hydraulic fluid and measures elastic deformation. The flamethrower will last many more years if protected from rust, hydro tested periodically and properly maintained. Service of flamethrowers requires: experience, strict following of procedures documented in the US Army Service Manuals and replacement of parts with NOS whenever possible. No products in the cart. Please see our. The stenciling on the pressure bottle indicates that the flamethrower was again rebuilt to combat ready specification some time after Vietnam and stored at North Cumberland Army Depot until flamethrowers were removed from service in 1985. He has trained over 400 operators using the 70 yr old army training system and safety rules he developed without any incidents. A copy of the BATF letter declaring that this Word War II flamethrower is not a destructive device [nor firearm] as defined; therefore, the World War II flamethrower would not be subject to the provisions of the Gun Control Act of 1968. The technology in 1943 was not advanced for elastic lightweight metals and flamethrowers do have some maintenance problems. This product is not available for international shipping. –Military Factory. Stored and shipped from NY State. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in, All customers get FREE Shipping on orders over $25 shipped by Amazon, Automotive Performance Ignition & Electrical Systems, Price and other details may vary based on size and color, Red Dragon BP 2512 SVC 400,000 BTU Weed Dragon Backpack Propane Vapor Torch Kit with Squeeze Valve, Torch, Propane, 39 in L, 10 ft Hose, 500, 000, TRENTON Gifts Propane Torch for Killing Weeds, De-Icer, Small Flamethrower, Mag-Torch MT 5000 High Output 500,000 BTU Weed Burner Outdoor Torch Kit, Black, Houseables Weed Torch Propane Burner, Gas Vapor, Black, 20,000 BTU, 34 Inches Long, Outdoor Garden Weeds Killer, Ergonomic Handle, Self Igniting, Trigger Start, Patio Dragon Weeder, Denix DX1501 Classic M1873 Fast Draw, Black, Red Dragon CD-100 Propane Cylinder Dolly,Steel, Red Dragon BP 223 SVC 100,000 BTU Weed Dragon Back Pack Propane Vapor Torch Kit With Squeeze Valve, Bernzomatic TS8000 - High Intensity Trigger Start Torch, Magical Flames 25-Pack: Twice The Color, Half The Price! No products in the cart. XL18 Flamethrower. The M2 flamethrower was an American man-portable backpack flamethrower that was used in World War II. It is extremely important to hydro, leak and volumetrically test all tanks and service all systems before pressurizing the flamethrower. This training must occur before possession can be taken. These repairs were conducted during the Vietnam War, so we can deduce that this flamethrower was in service at that time. The M2 became the standard flamethrower of WWII and continued in use until completely replaced by the M9-7 in the beginning of the Vietnam War.” –Military Factory, It goes without saying that fire had always maintained a prominent place on the battlefield even dating as far back to ancient times. The M2 became the standard flamethrower of WWII and continued in use until completely replaced by the M9-7 in the beginning of the Vietnam War. Mandatory half day of safety and use training with internationally recognized flamethrower expert Charlie Hobson in in Johnson City, NY. “Liquid fire” was nothing new by the time of World War 1 and the Germans used such a flame-spewing weapons to good effect in the trenches against their French enemies.