The Bush Boss FD-3 is a flamethrower used by the RDA SecOps troopers for clearing flora and terrorizing Na'vi warriors. It has a short range, but its ability to rapidly set fire to grass and keep the Na'vi at bay during a battle creates a substantial advantage. They are made from laminated carbon, using a nanotube-reinforced polymer. The entire body of the weapon is used as storage for the fuel and propellant. Due to the incredibly tough outer layer, the weapon is bulletproof and shatterproof. A newer model referred to as "BUDDY" is also in use by the RDA, and gives the same firepower but with slight aesthetic modifications.
The FD-3 has a variant known as the Bush Boss FD-11, designed for use on AMP suits. It is aesthetically similar to the FD-3, but considerably upscaled to accommodate the AMP suit. The weapon is 1.82 meters long and has a dry weight of 90.7 kilograms.
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