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«Hahaha! You are on fire and also dead.»
0-0-0, to a group of droid workers that BT-1 destroyed with his flamethrower in Geonosian hive-mind[src]

Flamethrowers were weapons that fired streams or bursts of fire. Although they were often used as an anti-personnel weapon, as in the case of the wrist-mounted flamethrower owned by bounty hunter Jango Fett,[3] some individuals, like the Dug Podracer pilot Sebulba, mounted flamethrowers onto vehicles. Sebulba used his flamethrower as a weapon against other Podracers to help him illegally win the Boonta Eve Classic.[4] Mandalorian warriors often integrated flamethrowers[14] into their vambraces as one of their many anti-Jedi tools,[15] as the flames could not be blocked by the single beam of a lightsaber, forcing the defender to either retreat[3] or try to avoid the fire.[1][16] A Force wielder with sufficient skill, strength in the Force and time to react could shield themselves from the flames with the Force, though this required considerable effort.[17]

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A millennia-old infantry mainstay, flamethrowers were modernized by Mandalorian super commandos and Republic-era clone troopers during the Clone Wars.[9]

Flamethrowers were used during the Clone Wars by clone flametroopers,[10] during the Galactic Civil War by Imperial flametroopers and Rebel Alliance flame troopers,[13] and during the cold war and subsequent conflict by First Order flametroopers.[7]

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