This Is How You Can build Your Own Flamethrower Skateboard


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Tank-mounted Flamethrowers

Flame tanks of the 1st Tank Battalion attack No-name Village, in the Quang Ngai province of Vietnam, during Operation Doser. Photo courtesy NARA

In World Wars I and II, as well as in the Vietnam war, flamethrower designs similar to the handheld models were mounted on tanks.

Typically, the fuel in these weapons was driven by rotary or piston pumps, powered directly by the tank engine. With greater pumping power, tank-mounted flamethrowers had better range, and with more fuel tank space, they had a larger ammunition supply.


Step 4: Operating switches

Instead of a hand operated switch, the flamethrower skateboard mastermind opted for a pair of switch integrated on the board for a cleaner look.

[Image Source: mikeasaurus via Instructables]

[Image Source: mikeasaurus via Instructables]

Fight Fire With Fire

French soldiers make a gas and flame attack on German trenches in Flanders, Belgium, during WWI. Photo courtesy NARA

In World War I, the German army rediscovered the flamethrower and added it to their arsenal (in a new and improved form). By World War II, forces on both sides used a range of flamethrower weapons on the battlefield.

The most impressive innovation was the handheld flamethrower. This long, gun-type weapon has an attached fuel tank that soldiers can carry on their back.


A U.S. flamethrower operator in Vietnam during Operation New Castle — the weight and size of the fuel tanks made the soldier extremely vulnerable to enemy fire, and troops had to be assigned to protect him. Photo courtesy NARA

Step 10:  Unleash the flames

How about that? If you’re going to attempt to build this flame-spitting skateboard then let us know in the comments section how you get on and if you’ll manage to shred some skate flames.

Source: Mike Warren via Instructables


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