Flame-throwing robot dog can be yours for $9,420


It’s called a Thermonator, and there are no laws in the US preventing you from owning one, according to the robot’s manufacturer.

Consumers in the US can now purchase a fire-spitting robot dog created by an Ohio-based flamethrower company Throwflame.

According to the product description, Thermonator is the first-ever robot dog with an attached flamethrower to go on sale, which will surely send shudders down some spines.

Throwflame markets it as a useful tool for wildfire control and prevention, agricultural management, ecological conservation, and snow and ice removal, as well as entertainment.

While it is not styled as a weapon, it is easy to imagine one being used as such. Helpfully, Throwflame notes on its website that flamethrowers are perfectly legal in the US.

“Flamethrowers are federally unregulated and not even considered a firearm (ironic),” the company says. There is no need for NFA tax stamps, weapons licensing, or even an FFL dealer, it adds.

“It’s the purchaser’s responsibility to ascertain that ownership and/or use does not violate any state or local laws or regulations,” Throwflame says.

According to the firm, the robot dog can deliver streams of fire remotely and is equipped with lidar mapping, first-person view navigation, and instant ignition. In addition to remote control, it boasts a 30ft firing range, obstacle avoidance, and laser sighting.

If that doesn’t convince you, perhaps free shipping thrown in for buyers in the US will sweeten the deal.


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