A reader emailed us a photo of his grandfather practicing with a M2 Flamethrower …
It’s a far cry from the criteria, I know, but I thought this photo might be worth sharing of my mom’s late father training with the legendary M2 flamethrower circa 1951, Camp Pendleton. Thank you for your considerations.
According to Wikipedia, Flamethrowers have not been in the US military arsenal since 1978. They were deemed ineffective in modern combat as well as bad for public relations. They remain legal to use, along with other incendiary weapons, despite the widespread belief that they are banned.
Now, before I get too many photos military equipment submitted for the POTD, I will normally will only feature firearms.