Real Military Flamethrowers Vs Elon Musk's 'Not A Flamethrower'

September 18, 2018

This is a video from the folks at Drivetanks (God I want to so bad!) comparing Elon Musk's Boring Company 'Not A Flamethrower' to real M9 and XM42 flamethrowers. After watching the video it's pretty safe to assume Musk wasn't lying when he called his unit Not A Flamethrower, because it very clearly isn't. I've seen candles with more firepower. Fingers crossed I can still get my money back for the Boring Company Not Dynamite I just ordered before it ships.

Keep going for the video, but the actual testing starts at 2:00.

Thanks to Ash, who agrees the best flamethrower has been and always will be a well-trained dragon.

  • Bling Nye

    I was more wondering how this dude apparently has military grade weapons as a civilian... turns out he's in Texas, so, ....ok? wtf ... jeeze apparently he has multiple tanks and a bunch of weapons. Crazy. Wow, TIL...

  • Hehe, you wrote... "Firepower"... HEhehehe

  • Damon Sherman

    yeah, when compared to the real thing, they're not lying in calling it a "not-flamethrower".

  • Javier Arreola

    Wow so the one with the bigger tank and bigger hose and bigger gun has the largest flame?!?!?!

  • Ollie Williams

    Why the FUCK do I have emoji's on top of the comments section?

  • Bling Nye

    Where's the poop emoji when you need one?

  • Nicholas Conrad


  • Eric Ord

    To rate the post? Durr! ;)

  • TheQiwiMan

    Thank god for the Geneva Convention.

    Bad way to go.

  • GeneralDisorder

    The Geneva Convention did not ban incendiaries. In fact things like thermite is still used as well as white phosphorous and other forms of fire-related things (thermobaric would be nice and quick but imagine being hit by a shockwave so powerful it popped your ears and popped every other vessel in your body all at once).

  • TheQiwiMan

    Google failed me then, cuz Google told me TGC banned flamethrowers.

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