The flamer is a heavy weapon in Fallout.
A Flambe 450 model flamethrower, varmiter variation. Fires a short spray of extremely hot, flammable liquid. Requires specialized fuel to work properly.
The workhorse of close combat for Big Guns characters, the flamer is one of the most devastating weapons if the player can get close enough to the enemy. High damage coupled with the fact that most targets have low fire resistance makes it a good choice for engagements where firepower is more important than precision.
The downside of the flamer is that each shot weighs a pound in inventory, causing the ammo reserves to be very low, and it has a range of just five hexes, making it a high risk, high gain type of weapon.