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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,[4] 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.[7] Mandalorian warriors often integrated flamethrowers[19] into their vambraces as one of their many anti-Jedi tools,[20] as the flames could not be blocked by the single beam of a lightsaber, forcing the defender to either retreat[4] or try to avoid the fire.[2][21] 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.[22] Mandalorian plasma shields could also be used to defend against flamethrower attacks.[11]


A millennia-old infantry mainstay, flamethrowers were modernized by Mandalorian super commandos and Republic-era clone troopers during the Clone Wars.[12]

Flamethrowers were used during the Clone Wars by clone flametroopers,[13] during the Galactic Civil War by Imperial flametroopers and Rebel Alliance flame troopers,[17] and during the Cold War and subsequent conflict by First Order flametroopers.[18]

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Jango Fett using his ZX miniature flame projector

At the Boonta Eve Classic,[23] Sebulba equipped his podracer with flame throwers. He use them as weapon against other Podracers to help him win the the podrace.[7] Bounty hunters such as Jango Fett[4] and Cad Bane[2] used flamethrowers against the Jedi.

During the Clone Wars, the Clone flametrooper under Jedi General Ki-Adi-Mundi and Commander Jet used flamethrowers against the Geonosians at the Second battle of Geonosis. The Mandalorians, such as members of the Death Watch,[14] the Mandalorian Guards,[15] and the Mandalorian super commandos[24] used flame throwers against their enemies.

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