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Paintball Flamethrower why not

Poll: Flame or no Flame? (paintball flamethrower) (81 member(s) have cast votes)

Would you consider the paintball flamethrower to be practical?

  1. Yes (24 votes [29.63%])

    Percentage of vote: 29.63%

  2. No (57 votes [70.37%])

    Percentage of vote: 70.37%

Would you enjoy using a paintball flamethrower?

  1. Yes (61 votes [75.31%])

    Percentage of vote: 75.31%

  2. No (20 votes [24.69%])

    Percentage of vote: 24.69%

Would you find it funny if a paintball flamethrower was used on you?

  1. It would be Hilarious! (40 votes [49.38%])

    Percentage of vote: 49.38%

  2. I would be really MAD! (41 votes [50.62%])

    Percentage of vote: 50.62%

Would you think twice about using a paintball flamethrower because of the cost of paint?

  1. Money is not an issue. (23 votes [28.40%])

    Percentage of vote: 28.40%

  2. I can't offord it! (58 votes [71.60%])

    Percentage of vote: 71.60%

Would you buy a paintball flamethrower if a paintball manufacturer made cost effective paint for it.

  1. Definitely! (43 votes [53.09%])

    Percentage of vote: 53.09%

  2. I'm not buying. (38 votes [46.91%])

    Percentage of vote: 46.91%

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#1 User is offline   Formidable Fox 

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Post icon  Posted 22 December 2008 - 11:24 PM

While I was playing Call of Duty 5, I was using the new flamethrower introduced to the Call of Duty series. It was really fun an effective to use compared to a shotgun or direct fire weapon. You just pull the trigger and sweep back and forth. Then I thought why can't we do that in paintball. The technology is already there. The flamethrowers used by the U.S. military have pressurized fuel inside of backpack tanks. You pull the trigger and the fuel is then release through the hose and out the muzzle where at the end is a pilot light that ignites the fuel and napalm is sprayed forth onto your enemies. You can use the same type of concept except without the fuel and the flame at the end, just replace it with paint! Of course the paint needs to be non-toxic and biodegradeable. But hey, this would be awesome for clearing out bunkers and buildings and just looking cool! Tell me what you think.

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Posted 23 December 2008 - 12:07 AM

beeen discussed MANY times before. Won't happen. No one wants to be hosed with paint. One thing to be shot with it, another thing to be hosed with it. I'd be mighty boinking PERTURBED if someone hosed me with paint. Plus the pressure and amoutn of paint you would need would make it unrealistic. Would cost too much to fuel
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Posted 23 December 2008 - 03:04 AM

Plus, it's been done. My friends' team from back home has a converted WWII Flame Thrower. They make the paint themselves and use it in a few events. (Skirmish DDAY most notably, where they had nailed a guy who tried to bunker the person using the flame thrower). However, you need a few things of paper work from the government to be able to even have a flamethrower. This particular one can be, and usually is, converted back to spout flame.
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Posted 23 December 2008 - 07:56 AM

i'd be pretty ticked if I got hosed with paint. Also, the military stopped using flamethrowers long ago. Its cool in a video game based on semi historical events, but not realistic for pantball
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Post icon  Posted 23 December 2008 - 11:38 AM

View Post-SMITTY-, on Dec 23 2008, 06:56 AM, said:

i'd be pretty ticked if I got hosed with paint. Also, the military stopped using flamethrowers long ago. Its cool in a video game based on semi historical events, but not realistic for pantball

Well then Special Ops can make their own prototype and see for themselves if it's usefull or not. You never know until you try. And the reason the military stopped using flamethrowers is because it doesn't look well in the media to be lighting enemies on fire and watching them scream in agony.
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Posted 23 December 2008 - 12:00 PM

View Post-SMITTY-, on Dec 23 2008, 08:56 AM, said:

i'd be pretty ticked if I got hosed with paint. Also, the military stopped using flamethrowers long ago. Its cool in a video game based on semi historical events, but not realistic for pantball


I would laugh my so hard if I got hosed with paint, after all its for fun right. Besides a flamethrower would go perfectly with any WWII scenario. Would it be cost effective, probably not, but thats what paintball is all about.
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Posted 23 December 2008 - 03:30 PM

it was my old team, corporal punishment who used the flamethrower at Skirmish a few times as well as several local scenarios, we specialized in exotic weapons for a while, we had 2 bazookas, 2 flamethrowers as well as several other fun things, it just became too much of a hassle the paint took almost a full day to make a few gallons and they went fast, we even had the flamethrower in a tank for a little, everyone we hosed didnt seem to mind and had a good laugh about it

just trust me when i say its not worth it, although we did have a ton of fun with it

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testing it before ION 05, as long as the wind wasnt blowing in our faces we could get a good 50 feet even further if the wind was at our backs
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tree we tested it out with a few short blasts
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and here is a video with the flamethrower
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Posted 23 December 2008 - 04:15 PM

Man I love flamethrowers. I would be fine being hosed. After all, it doesn't hurt like a paintball. Really nice work Chibbs. I made a flamethrower myself one time. It is horrible if you don't have a team to help you out since it is so heavy and short range.

Seriously though, being a flamenwarfer is a hard job, and I give props to anyone who has the back endurance and skill to make and carry a flamethrower.
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Posted 23 December 2008 - 04:26 PM

I would be very angry if someone soaked me in the amount of paint. Oh well if I ever go to D-day I will be sure to stay either on the flame-throwers' side or well out of range.
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Posted 23 December 2008 - 06:37 PM

View PostDunceb4ll, on Dec 23 2008, 08:26 PM, said:

I would be very angry if someone soaked me in the amount of paint. Oh well if I ever go to D-day I will be sure to stay either on the flame-throwers' side or well out of range.


like i said we dont do the flamethrower anymore too annoying

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Posted 31 December 2008 - 12:02 AM

That's too funny! We've joked about using colored water in a supersoaker as a flamethrower.....LOL

The practicality of it seems nil. And, while half of the people would laugh it off, the other half would be ticked. Too bad too. It is a HILARIOUS concept!
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Posted 31 December 2008 - 12:13 AM

I would think a bug sprayer with a stream nozzle would be a good simulation. In stead of using a hand pump to pump it up, use a scuba tank with a regulator to give a good supply of air.

Oh, and the reason the military doesn't use flame throwers so much any more is that when one got shot wearing a flame thrower, one tended to become a marshmellow, or roasted long pig as the case may be. Not because it wasn't affective.

The invention and improvements in grenade launchers and guided rockets provide a greater advantage now days.

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Posted 31 December 2008 - 12:55 AM

Yeah, we use bunkerbusters instead of flamethrowers. But I think the issue was not what equipment to use for a PB flamethower, as the pictures so eloquently demonstrate, but whether it was practical. The conclusion being that making the paint was too much hassle. Plus I would think that after your 4th irate opponent you'd be ready to give it up.
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Posted 31 December 2008 - 09:18 AM

View PostI.K.E., on Dec 31 2008, 01:55 AM, said:

Yeah, we use bunkerbusters instead of flamethrowers. But I think the issue was not what equipment to use for a PB flamethower, as the pictures so eloquently demonstrate, but whether it was practical. The conclusion being that making the paint was too much hassle. Plus I would think that after your 4th irate opponent you'd be ready to give it up.


I don't think the Japanese and the Germans were too happy with the guys that used the real ones either, but they didn't stop just because the opponents got a little irate.

....Sorry. I couldn't resist.

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Posted 31 December 2008 - 09:47 AM

LOL.....too true.....Good thing we're not using real ones..... :happy:
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