The XM42-M: A New, Modular Personal Flamethrower

November 28, 2017


With the inevitable apocalypse right around the corner, you're going to need something to fight off the zombies/robots/cannibal tribes. Enter the XM42-M, a $900 personal flamethrower machined from billeted aluminum that can shoot flames an average of 30-feet. It's actually an updated version of the previously posted XM42 flame thrower (the first commercially available handheld flamethrower). This one can be operated left or right handed (or dual-wielded if you're strong enough) and "offers an optional 3-gal fuel backpack that provides over 3 minutes of continuous burn." Obviously, you're going to want to purchase that accessory. Or do what I plan on doing and just siphon fuel straight out of the nearest abandoned car's gas tank. There's going to be a lot of them, after all. I've seen enough apocalypse movies to know the world is pretty much all abandoned cars. I'm just hoping they're not all abandoned because they ran out of gas, or this apocalypse survival plan of mine might be a real stinker.

Keep going for several more shots of all the burninating to be done, including a couple of the lady above who clearly doesn't skip leg day.







Thanks to Greg C, who agrees when in doubt, burn it.

  • GeneralDisorder

    As cool as it looks flamethrowers aren't a very practical weapon.

  • Deplorable Erik Dee

    Finally! Beware spawn of Ungoliant!

  • Pat Patrix

    I wonder when we'll see the first mass flamethrower attack. Mass shootings are pretty scary, but now imagine it with people running around on fire.

  • Colt

    Only matter of time. These things are insanely expensive for what they are in comparison to a gun. I hope heck no crazy does buy one.

  • Pat Patrix

    $900 is around what an assault rifle costs in some places so the prices aren't all that extreme anymore, that's what made me wonder about it.

  • Jenness

    I live on a beach and I can't wait to buy this and show up at the bonfire like a BOSS!!! "We don't need no stinkin' windproof lighters beetchezzz!!"

  • Useful at barbecues.

  • Bling Nye

    Just in time for the holidays! Sweet!

  • FearlessFarris

    Excellent. With the M-LOK accessory rails along both sides, I can confidently attach my chainsaw bayonet.

  • bluecheesedressing

    I’m gonna add a shoulder thing that goes up! Maybe even thread the barrel.

  • FearlessFarris

    Yes, this thing definitely needs a flash hider.

  • Wiley

    Great, more things for people to attach to drones, not that flamethrowers weren't around before

  • Nicholas Conrad

    I had no idea there was such a thing as 'sexy flamethrower girls'. That's someone's *job* folks.

  • steve holt

    from the thumb my initial thought was, "Ah, GW, you had me at flame throwing hotties".
    Closer inspection quashed the attraction. I dated a bodybuilder, it's hot at first and then it's just emasculating.

  • The_Wretched

    The boys should order up a couple for Stranger Things 3.

  • TheQiwiMan

    Damn that chick's Chun Li cosplay must be ON POINT! Look at those gams!

  • Dao

    Perfect for recreating the bus scene from Hardcore Henry at your local Greyhound depot.

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