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Flammenwerfer 41

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Flammenwerfer mit Strahlpatrone 41. This variant is distinguished from the first model by the second tube mounted on the flame wand.

The Flammenwerfer 41 (FmW 41) was designed to revise the technology of the Flammenwerfer 35 and make it easier to operate. As it was too heavy for infantry use at just under 36 kilograms, the weight was reduced at the expense of the capacity of the flame oil tank, which was reduced from 11.8 to 7.5 liters. The number of handles required to fire a burst of fire was also reduced, and ignition was via a small hydrogen torch which acted as a pilot light.

In the cold regions of the eastern front, however, the flame produced by this torch became so small it would routinely fail to ignite the fuel. Copying the Soviet method of using ignition blanks on their ROKS flamethrowers, the Germans produced the Flammenwerfer mit Strahlpatrone 41. This 18 kg version replaced the hydrogen pilot torch with a magazine with 10 ignition cartridges. Here too the flame oil reserve was 7 liters, the range was 30 m. It became the standard flamethrower of the Wehrmacht, but it was also exported or handed over to civilian departments such as police and fire brigade.


(1941 - 1945)

  • Weight: 22 kg
  • Maximum range: 25-30m
  • Feed system:
    • 1 (7.5 liter) Gasoline tank (fuel)
    • 1 (0.45 liter) Nitrogen tank (propellant)

The Flammenwerfer 41 and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:


Title Actor Character Notes Date
The Pianist German soldiers 2002
A Woman in Berlin Eugeni Sidikhin Major Andrej Rybkin 2008
A Soviet soldier
Dnieper Line: Love and War German soldiers Mockup 2009
Pillbox (Dot) German soldiers Mockup 2009
The Brest Fortress (Brestskaya Krepost) German soldiers Mockup 2010
Paradox Soldiers (My iz budushchego 2) German soldier 2010
Stalingrad German soldier 2013


Title Actor Character Notes / Episode Date
Verdun: Descent into Hell A German soldier Standing in for Flammenwerfer M.16 2006
The Last Battle (Posledniy boy) A German soldier Replica 2019

Video Games

Title Appears as Mods Notes Date
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater 2004
Heroes & Generals 2016
Raid: World War II 2017
Day of Infamy "Flammenwerfer 41" 2017
Enlisted 2021
Call to Arms - Gates of Hell: Ostfront 2021

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