The flamethrower:

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Al­though fire-based weapons, such as Greek Fire (an in­cen­di­ary weapon sys­tem), have been used since the Byzan­tine era, the mod­ern flamethrower was first used on July 30, 1915, in the Bat­tle of Hooge, Bel­gium, by Ger­man forces. The

flam­men­wer­fer was used to clear out trenches, but had se­ri­ous lim­i­ta­tions – it could only be safely fired from a trench, and its max­i­mum range was 18m. Ad­di­tion­ally, it only car­ried two min­utes of fuel.

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