how it made an impact on WW1
How does it work?
The man-portable flamethrower consists of two elements: a backpack and gun. the backpack element usually consists of two or three cylinders. In two-cylinder system, one cylinder holds compressed, inert propellant gas(usually nitrogen), and the other holds flammable liquid. The gun consists of a small reservoir, a spring-loaded valve, and an ignition system; depressing a trigger opens the valve, allowing pressurized flammable liquid to flow and pass over the igniter and out of the gun nozzle
was it successfully used?
Flamethrowers were very useful weapon when used at a short-range, but they come with some crucial drawbacks. the men who operated these machines had short life experiences-British and French soldiers would concentrate their fires on the areas where flamethrowers were sited to eliminate the threat. furthermore, there was always the chance the gas cylinders would explode and if the operator was captured it was unlikely that he would receive a great deal of mercy
in this picture there are soldiers using the flamethrower in order to defend themselves in combat
this is a picture of an actual ww1 flamethrower that was used in war by soldiers in combat
this is a picture of soldiers being attacked by their own flamethrower, this shows how dangerous it could be if the right person doesn't handle it correctly