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Permission to build a Kleif achieved - technical info needed


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I've for som odd reason been given permission by the Danish police, department of public safety and fire authoroties, to build a replica Kleif flamethrower.

I'm waffling between making either a M1916 or M1917 

 

Tom W.'s flickr stream has provided me with a bunch of nice photos and one technical drawing of a M1916 

Any and all technical specs/drawings og the later Kleif's are much wanted.

Specifically dimensions, other than the ones on the image below.

German Model 1916 Portable Flamethrower

PS: Don't worry about the safety of the engineering part - this is pretty much my profession - pressure vessels, combustion, etc.

 

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Sound's like you may be feeling like a KID again, about to build a favorite toy. If you are a mechanical engineer , or similar, I would suggest the simplest design first, if work's, then build the other next. Just remember, show us PIC's. PIC's PIC's

Pleeeese!😊 good luck.  Steve

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There are a few technical bits in the write up on these M1917 pictures from AWM https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/C239459?image=9

 

These pics from IWM look remarkably similar to the pics in the AWM and do have dimensions on them:

https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205270471

https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205270466

 

Good luck with the build and don't forget the Nomex when you test it!

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1 minute ago, DavidOwen said:

There are a few technical bits in the write up on these M1917 pictures from AWM https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/C239459?image=9

 

These pics from IWM look remarkably similar to the pics in the AWM and do have dimensions on them:

https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205270471

https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205270466

 

Good luck with the build and don't forget the Nomex when you test it!

 

Brilliant drawings - thanks a bunch!!

I think I'l try it from behind a blast screen first :D

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Hope it goes as well as our prototype. 1950 version. Aluminium bodied bicycle pump, "pool" petrol from a milk bottle. 

The designer operator set fire to his Dad's shed! 

 

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