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"I don't know many people who are fireproof. You're not hunting droids, are you?"
―An arms dealer selling a flamethrower[11]

Flamethrowers were weapons that fired streams or bursts of fire.


«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[12]

A millennia-old infantry mainstay, flamethrowers were modernized by Mandalorian super commandos and Republic-era clone troopers during the Clone Wars.[2] 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.[13]

Mandalorian warriors often integrated flamethrowers[14] into their vambraces as one of their many anti-Jedi tools,[15] as the flames could not be blocked by the single beam of a lightsaber, forcing the defender to either retreat.[1][16][17] 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.[18] Mandalorian plasma shields could also be used to defend against flamethrower attacks.[19]


Under the Republic[]

"We're almost through. Bring in the flamethrowers."
Jedi General Ki-Adi-Mundi, during the Second Battle of Geonosis[3]

Jango Fett using his ZX miniature flame projector

At the Boonta Eve Classic,[20] Sebulba equipped his podracer with flamethrowers. He use them as weapon against other podracers to help him win the the podrace.[13] Bounty hunters such as Jango Fett[1] and Cad Bane used flamethrowers against the Jedi.[16]

During the Clone Wars, the clone flametroopers under Jedi General Ki-Adi-Mundi and Clone Commander Jet used flamethrowers against the native Geonosians at the Second battle of Geonosis.[3] The Mandalorians, such as members of the Death Watch,[4] the Mandalorian Guards,[5] and the Mandalorian super commandos used flamethrowers against their enemies.[21] Gar Saxon of the super commandos had a ZX flame projector on his arm.[22]

The Empire and beyond[]

"Burn them out."
―Moff Gideon summons an incinerator trooper[23]

The Galactic Empire's Elite Squad Troopers could be armed with flamethrowers.[24] During the Galactic Civil War by Imperial flametroopers and Rebel Alliance flame troopers.[8] Imperial dewback troopers made use of CR-24 Flame Rifles during the reign of the Galactic Empire.[25]

Gideon's Imperial remnant had at least one incinerator trooper.[23]

During the Cold War and subsequent conflict against the Resistance, the First Order employed flametroopers.[10]




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