Ion Productions is launching “the world’s first commercially available handheld flamethrower” on Indiegogo next week. From next Monday (23rd March), the XM42 handheld flamethrower can be pre-ordered for a pledge of $700, which is great news for pyromaniacal Americans, since there is practically no restriction on flamethrower ownership in the US, with California being the exception.
Most commercial flamethrowers have limited range and power, whereas the XM42 is more like a military incendiary unit, but doesn’t require a backpack of fuel. The XM42 is fuelled by regular petrol (gasoline) from its on-board tank, and forming a flame is as simple as activating the pilot light and pressing the trigger.
Now we wait and see how long it takes the US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives to shut the project down.
Source: Digital Trends