You can find Charlie Hobson's book, "US Portable Flamethrowers" here: http://amzn.to/1SP9yc5
Rather than doing a monthly Q&A myself, I decided to take advantage of a visit from Charlie Hobson and answer some questions about flamethrowers. These questions all came from the Forgotten Weapons Patreon supporters, whose financial support is a big part of what allows me to bring you great content. If you'd like to help support the site yourself and also have a chance to get your questions into the monthly Q&A, you can join in at:
Today's questions by timestamp are:
0:40 - Still in use today?
1:15 - Hollywood realism
3:02 - Effective historical use
3:55 - Pressure and nozzle diameter
4:57 - Use of fins to create laminar flow
6:18 - Do they blow up if shot?
7:28 - Maintenance and repair
9:44 - Realism in "Saving Private Ryan”
10:52 - Reproductions
12:10 - Accidents
14:07 - Field resupply of fuel in combat
19:35 - Oxygen problems for the user
20:32 - Modern improvements
24:10 - Is there still a role for flamethrowers in modern war?
26:35 - Lighting cigars from flamethrowers 27:43 - Cost