WW2 German with Flamethrower
The flamethrower was a potent weapon with great psychological impact, inflicting a particularly horrific death. The operators would rarely be taken prisoner, and if they were, would risk summary execution. It was primarily used against battlefield fortifications, bunkers, and other protected emplacements. A flamethrower projects a stream of flammable liquid, rather than flame, which allows bouncing the stream off walls and ceilings to project the fire into unseen spaces, such as inside bunkers or pillboxes.
The Flammenwerfer 41, or FmW 41 (literally, "flame thrower") was the standard German flamethrower beginning in 1941 and an upgraded version of the earlier Flammenwerfer 35.