M240 Incinerator

Hand-held, portable flamethrower

Category:
weapon (ranged)
Description:

Damage: 3d6
Critical: —
Rate of Fire: A
Magazine: 10 internal
Size: Medium
Weight: 10 lbs
Reflex DC: 15 (1/2 damage)
Damage Over Time: 1d6
Required Feat: Exotic Weapons Proficiency (Flamehrowers)

Bio:

Using pressurized, ultra-thick napalml fuel as a base ignited by a nozzle burner, the M240 can shoot flame at targets up to 30 meters. Once a target has been hit, fuel droplets from the flamethrower will stick and continue to burn for approximately thirty seconds. With sufficient fuel in a standard fuel reservoir for a burst of up to 30 seconds, the M240 is undoubtedly one of the most fearsome weapons in the Marine inventory, and has proven especially useful in close combat and exomorph ‘critter’ cull operations. It is ideal for use against fortifications because of the ability of the flame to be directed through defensive apertures. However, it is unpopular with many of its operators, partly because of its short range, and also because of the tendency of the fuel reservoir to rupture violently when hit by shrapnel or small arms fire. The weapon comes with a green 1000 denier nylon shoulder strap. The range of the M240 can be increased by making a high angle shot, firing the flame unit up at an angle of 45 degrees – the burning fuel then descends onto the target in an arc. In this way, shots can be made up to a range of 50 metres, though it is far less effective than direct fire in penetrating an armoured firing slit or aperture. One option for the firer is the ‘wetshot’, where the nozzle burner is switched off and a stream of thickened fuel fired towards the enemy, which ‘mists’ as it reaches the end of its trajectory. If the nozzle burner is clicked back on, a subsequent shot can ignite the fuel vapour, creating an intense fireball. Another option is the blind angle burst, used during close-in fighting, such as within a built-up area – a flame burst from an M240 can be ‘bounced’ off facing walls or surfaces to attack an enemy around a blind corner.

M240 Incinerator

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