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«Hahaha! You are on fire and also dead.»
0-0-0, to a group of droid workers that BT-1 destroyed with his flamethrower in Geonosian hive-mind[src]

Flamethrowers were weapons that fired streams or bursts of fire. Although they were often used as an anti-personnel weapon, as in the case of the wrist-mounted flamethrower owned by bounty hunter Jango Fett,[1] some individuals, like the Dug podracer pilot Sebulba, mounted flamethrowers onto vehicles. Sebulba used his flamethrower as a weapon against other podracers to help him illegally win the Boonta Eve Classic.[11]

Mandalorian warriors often integrated flamethrowers[12] into their vambraces as one of their many anti-Jedi tools,[13] as the flames could not be blocked by the single beam of a lightsaber, forcing the defender to either retreat[1] or try to avoid the fire.[14][15] A Force wielder with sufficient skill, strength in the Force and time to react could shield themselves from the flames with the Force, though this required considerable effort.[16] Mandalorian plasma shields could also be used to defend against flamethrower attacks.[17]

A millennia-old infantry mainstay, flamethrowers were modernized by Mandalorian super commandos and Republic-era clone troopers during the Clone Wars.[2]

Flamethrowers were used by clone flametroopers during the Clone Wars[3] and by Elite Squad Troopers at some point afterwards.[18] during the Galactic Civil War by Imperial flametroopers and Rebel Alliance flame troopers,[8] and during the Cold War and subsequent conflict by First Order flametroopers.[10]

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Jango Fett using his ZX miniature flame projector

At the Boonta Eve Classic,[19] Sebulba equipped his podracer with flame throwers. He use them as weapon against other podracers to help him win the the podrace.[11] Bounty hunters such as Jango Fett[1] and Cad Bane used flamethrowers against the Jedi.[14]

During the Clone Wars, the clone flametroopers under Jedi General Ki-Adi-Mundi and Clone Commander CC-1993 "Jet" used flamethrowers against the native Geonosians at the Second battle of Geonosis. The Mandalorians, such as members of the Death Watch,[4] the Mandalorian Guards,[5] and the Mandalorian super commandos[20] used flame throwers against their enemies. Dewback troopers made use of CR-24 Flame Rifles during the reign of the Galactic Empire.[21]

Gideon's Imperial remnant had at least one incinerator trooper.[22]

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