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A flamethrower was used by Meredith Vickers to kill Charlie Holloway after he had been infected by Chemical A0-3959X.91 – 15. One was also later used by a mercenary in an attempt to kill the A0-3959X.91 – 15-infected Fifield in the Prometheus' hangar when Fifield began running rampant and killing crew members, but it proved ineffective against him. Another was used shortly later by Idris Janek to torch Fifield after he had been crushed by the wheels of an RT Series Group Transport.
Behind the scenesEdit
Flamethrower props were created by Tarver Productions Ltd for Prometheus. In addition to the hero practical flamethrowers, at least 1 lightweight stunt flamethrower was constructed for use in scenes where the practical units were not required. The prop was made as an identical twin to the heroes out of hard and soft rubber (the soft components were designed to prevent unnecessary injury to the cast during frenetic action scenes), also featuring a plastic support frame and both plastic and metal hoses, which were attached for additional realism. Additionally, it featured a carry handle, which rotated on the frame for mobility.
The prop was finished in black, grey and metallic paint and features the Weyland Corp logo on the fuel tank. However, it was well-used on the production, and some of the paint finish became distressed from use, although it was still in good condition in October 2014, when it was in the possession of Prop Store. The dimensions of the prop were 24.5 cm x 94 cm x 21.5 cm (9¾” x 37” x 8½”).
The stunt prop was auctioned by Prop Store in their October 2014 "Prop Store Live Auction of Film & Television Artefacts" with an estimated price of £2,000-£3,000; the winning bid was £2,000.
- The use of flamethrowers in Prometheus continued the tradition of flamethrower weaponry featuring in the films of the Alien franchise — Alien prominently featured the Flame Thrower, Aliens featured the M240 Incinerator Unit and Alien Resurrection featured the Draco Double Burner. Despite not featuring flamethrowers, the prisoners in Alien3 also used fire as a weapon against the Dragon.