A Flaregun is a pistol-like device that shoots an incendiary flare. Its main purpose is for signaling, as the lit flare is visible for miles, and can be supplemented with a drag chute that causes the flare to linger in the air longer. Flares can also be used at night, providing quick illumination of a wide area. The strong flame can also be used to ignite flammable materials from a distance, though the short barrel of the gun typically limits such use.
Battlefield VietnamEditThe Flaregun was scheduled to make an appearance in Battlefield Vietnam. It still exists in the game files, and much like Battlefield 2's LP7, the weapon has working models, animations, icons, and sounds. When fired, its projectiles will pass directly through any character. When fired at vehicles, the flares will start a small fire which lingers suspended wherever the flare landed.