Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Chinese soldiers operate flamethrower in training

The Central Military Commission of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) released images of mountain offensive operation drill when Chinese soldiers used flamethrower.

A flamethrower operator assigned to a brigade with the PLA Army 75th Combined Corps uses a flamethrower to ignite a controlled fire to burn down the simulated targets during the mountain offensive operation drill at a training range in southern Yunnan on Sept. 22, 2017, PRC said in the report.

The flamethrower is a mechanical incendiary device designed to project a long, controllable stream of fire. The minimal recoil of the flamethrower, can according to the standing waist shot, suitable for cleaning trench battles, as users can maneuver like a submachine gun.


The Chinese Army resorting to a flamethrower to weed out terrorists hiding in a cave.

This is not the first time Chinese forces have been called in to use flamethrowers against an ‘aggressive’ force. The PLA was previously called in to deal with a hornets’ nest, as the insects were terrorizing a village.

A few blasts of fire from the flamethrowers were enough to deal with the giant nest, which was some 30 meters off the ground and impossible to dispose of manually.

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