The flamethrower drone conversion kit you never knew you needed is finally here

The brand-new TF-19 Wasp "flamethrower drone" is all of those things. Designed to lightweight drones with a 5-pound payload capacity, the Wasp drone system can spit hot fire at targets up to 25 feet away for up to 100 seconds on a single gallon of fuel

The flamethrower drone conversion kit you never knew you needed is finally here

Human civilization is about fire. Creating fire is what separates us from the animals; extinguishing it without urinating on it, according to Sigmund Freud, marked the starting point for the most fundamental societies. It is also, at its core, a force of destruction — and, therefore, a weapon of war.

Anyway.

The brand-new TF-19 Wasp “flamethrower drone” is all of those things. Designed to lightweight drones with a 5-pound payload capacity, the Wasp drone system can spit hot fire at targets up to 25 feet away for up to 100 seconds on a single gallon of fuel.

Wasp maker ThrowFlame says the system was designed to bring “new levels of efficiency and manageability to agriculture.” Sure. Cool. Whatever.

Unfortunately, it costs around $1,500. And why ThrowFlame didn't call this the 'Firefly,' I have no idea.

Learn more about the TF-19 Wasp here.

Jared Keller

Jared Kelleris the executive editor of Task & Purpose. His writing has appeared in Aeon, the Los Angeles Review of Books, the New Republic, Pacific Standard, Smithsonian, and The Washington Post, among other publications. Contact the author here.

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