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A video of testing a new Chinese infantry jet flamethrower appeared on the web

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A video of testing a new Chinese infantry jet flamethrower appeared on the web

Photos and videos of testing a new Chinese disposable jet infantry flamethrower have appeared on the Web. The report of the Chinese TV channel was posted on Russian social networks.


In the explanation for the video, it is said that a single-use infantry jet flamethrower was tested in China, which cannot be reloaded. Weapon is a projectile-rocket stuffed with fire mixture. The name of the flamethrower, where and when the tests were carried out, are unfortunately not reported.

In the comments to the video, the opinion is expressed that this flamethrower is based on the Russian RPO "Shmel", modified by the Chinese. However, it is more likely that this flamethrower is a further development of the Chinese PF-97 infantry rocket flamethrower, which is modeled on the Bumblebee.


Five years ago, in 2015, it was reported that the PF-97 is a fiberglass tube container with simple mechanical sights. Inside there is a capsule with a gaseous incendiary substance and an expelling charge. RPO length - 920 mm, weight - 12 kg. The firing range is from 25 to 350 m.

The characteristics of the new Chinese flamethrower are not reported.
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  1. Maki Avellevich
    Maki Avellevich 12 December 2020 10: 59
    +7
    Cheerful music
    1. Saxahorse
      Saxahorse 12 December 2020 21: 15
      +2
      Soviet, however, accelerated ..
      "we go to the last mortal battle"
  2. Proton
    Proton 12 December 2020 11: 01
    0
    Well done, you will not say anything. They move forward in their development.
    1. Shurik70
      Shurik70 13 December 2020 01: 30
      0
      For small purposes, for which ammunition "Bumblebee" is a pity to spend.
      Or for salvo firing in areas. Also useful.
  3. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 12 December 2020 11: 11
    +15
    Judging by the film, the ammunition is thermobaric. The ammunition engine works along the entire trajectory ... The power is not very high. But with a massive use of trouble, the enemy will get ...
    I watched a video about "Bumblebee" ... Ours works - the place of the shooter does not mean smoke on the highway ...!
    And the detonation power is obviously greater. A weak analogue, apparently something "stuck" in the copier ...
    1. The leader of the Redskins
      The leader of the Redskins 12 December 2020 11: 34
      -7
      So "bumblebee" who has not copied! Dill and then bungled their own version!
    2. Kosh
      Kosh 12 December 2020 12: 38
      +5
      Here they initially did something different. The Chinese have a licensed copy of the "Bumblebee" - PF-97 in service for twenty years now, we have them back in the 90s. completely technology and production license bought.


  4. Nikolaevich I
    Nikolaevich I 12 December 2020 11: 11
    +3
    "Gaseous incendiary substance"? Sho tse take? belay
    1. evgen1221
      evgen1221 12 December 2020 11: 19
      +8
      Sho tse take? Is a freelance girl outsourcing the material to translate. Chukchi is not a writer in short.)))
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  6. Paul Siebert
    Paul Siebert 12 December 2020 11: 37
    -1
    Chinese thieves in all their glory.
    And why not?
    Buy a small batch from the capitalists and copy.
    I remember that the first engines on jet MiGs and Yaks were made in England ...
    "Neen-5" and "Neen-10" were called.
    With the copying of modern aircraft engines, the Celestial Empire did not work ...
    It is not enough to copy, we need technology, we need an aircraft building school.
    And with a flamethrower it will be easier.
    A copy will not come out today - it will be the day after tomorrow.
    The war with India or Taiwan is still in the distant future ... laughing
    1. Bolt cutter
      Bolt cutter 12 December 2020 13: 51
      +1
      "Neen-5" and "Neen-10"
      Nene is more precisely the river on which Peterborough stands. hi
    2. Petrik66
      Petrik66 13 December 2020 01: 06
      0
      Well, about the distant future, their American brothers will take care. The time has come
  7. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 12 December 2020 11: 56
    -1
    Firing range - from 25 to 350 m
    The "Bumblebee" has an aiming range of 600 to 850, depending on the sight. It means that they could not copy it completely, the chemists failed with the expelling charge. Well, the video is certainly effective, but that's what the commercial is for.
    1. Sling cutter
      Sling cutter 12 December 2020 12: 06
      +5
      Quote: rotmistr60
      It means that they could not copy it completely, the chemists failed with the expelling charge. Well, the video is certainly effective, but that's what the commercial is for.

      in 1992, China began contacting the RPO-A Bumblebee rocket launcher imported from Russia. After negotiations with KBP, Russia provided China with the RShG-2 and RPO-A Bumblebee technology. In 2000 it was named "PF-97"
      The entire production technology was transferred to China completely for all types of ammunition in three modifications: RPO-A, MRO-A and Shmel-M ..