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Soon, you’ll be able to buy a flamethrower drone because sure, why not

You know what happens when your 10x engineer gets bored…

flamethrower drone called throwflame
Image: ThrowFlame

Starting tomorrow, you’ll be able to buy a completely legal flamethrower attachment to go onto a drone, thus fulfilling at least three of my childhood nightmares.

The ThrowFlame TF-19 Wasp is a $1500 flamethrower for commercial-grade drones, perfect for when you absolutely need to kill it with fire but don’t want to get anywhere near whatever it is.

Yes, you’ll be able to buy a Flamethrower Drone – but should you?

Let’s face it, it’s not every day you need to burn xenomorphs, face-huggers or the occasional wasp nest. Do you really need a flamethrowing drone? Couldn’t you make do with a can of Axe and a lighter? Maybe, but then you’d be more MacGuyver and less Ripley and I’m not really sure which is cooler.

Anyway, if you absolutely need this thing, here are some important stats:

  • The flamethrower has a 25-foot range, with a one-gallon fuel tank that can piss fire for 100 seconds
  • If you don’t want to build your own drone, the company will offer custom-built models starting at $1,000, with the sky being the literal limit at $10,000+
  • The drone in the video above is a customized DJI S1000, which roughly translates to $2,600 of burning-a-hole-in-your-pocket cash

It’s available to buy on Thursday from ThrowFlame, priced at $1,499. Some people just want to watch the world burn…

What do you think? Do you need this flamethrower attachment in your life? Let us know down below in the comments or carry the discussion over to our Twitter or Facebook.

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