Just appeared on Reddit, someone in US military wants a flamethrower, and apparently they have an NSN for them
Didn't stop the Argentine air force
IF that foliage was cover for a enemy bunker or die hard celtic supporter would protocol III be flexible.
Not against Military targets it isn't, but against Civvie ones yes since 1980
Had a Lt set fire to some cardboard and other garbage in Baghdad (''to deny concealment for IED's") and when it spread to a farmers fields, he took out our case of bottled water and threw it on the fire like it would douse it. The Cpt always checked the Lt after that for matches and a lighter before leaving the wireWe tried to get them on Herrick 10 but were unable to - instead we had to burn a few miles of dense foilage either side of a main route with sticks and a liberal sprinkling of petrol.
It took ages.
Then of course, there was the "PUT IT OUT!" shout when the fire, now roaring along nicely, was consuming not just foliage and shrub, but also the odd 'field' or two where the homeowner was growing things like bamboo, etc.
Then being sent into the middle of it to put it out with eh, a shovel.
Frankly I'm surprised that the yanks don't have loads of these because of their "Right To Bear Arms" mindset, Also that we haven't heard yet of one being used to carry out one of their "going postal" killing sprees...
Argies never decanted it from the drums to the drop canisters though (and it is still legal for Military targets)