A flamethrower is one of the Mobile Infantry's squad support weapons.


Starship Troopers novelEdit

The Mobile Infantry used Hand flamers as support weapons against the Pseudo-Arachnids.

Starship Troopers animeEdit


The Soldier holding the Flamethrower in his right hand while carrying fuel tank in the left hand.

Each Powered Suit is equipped with a P.S. Flamethrower (火炎放射器 Kaen Hōshaki). The fuel tank can be either stored in the backpack or carried in the hand. The trooper can control the output via a switch on the top of the weapon. In the hypoxia environment, flamethrowers will be replaced with acid splashers.[1]

The fire extinguisher seems to share the same design with the flamethrower, or as an alternative catridge to the flamethrower.

Roughnecks: Starship Troopers ChroniclesEdit

The Ape Marauder is equipped with a flamethrower in each hand.

The Arachnid Firefry functions as the flamethrower.

Starship Troopers: The Roleplaying GameEdit

There is a flamethrower known as SW-219-F Inferno Support Flamer.

Starship Troopers 3: MarauderEdit

The M2A 5-2 Flamethrower is an optional weapon for the M11 Babar Marauder.


  • The flamethrower is called Hand Flamer in Revoltech merchandise.


  1. Page 75, Starship Troopers Memorial Handbook
Powered Armor
Types Marauder - Command - Scout
Weapons Rifle - Flamethrower - Y-Rack - Rocket Launcher - Grenade
See also Mobile Infantry - Light Armor - Jump jet - Armors and Suits
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