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U.S. Army: 30 Handy Flamethrower Recipes
US Army 30 Handy Flamethrower Recipes.png
Icon US Army HF Recipes.png
Effects+1 Big Guns
(+2 with Comprehension)
Base ID00034048

U.S. Army: 30 Handy Flamethrower Recipes is a skill book in Fallout 3.


Reading this book raises the player's Big Guns skill by 1, or by 2 with the Comprehension perk.


Closest map markerLocation description
Anchorage MemorialIn the Anchorage Memorial Service Entrance, in the Utility Room. It requires a repair skill of 95 or only a repair skill of 35 with the door component from the Facility.
Arlington Cemetery NorthIn the Arlington Utility tunnels. From Arlington Cemetery north, go up a set of stairs on the left then right at the top. It's on a shelf on the right side of the room.
Falls Church stationOn a chair inside an open container on the way to the Arlington Cemetery exit.
Bethesda RuinsIn Bethesda Offices East, on a raider with a flamer normally on the top floor. (Respawns every 73 'game time' hours.)
Capitol BuildingIn Capitol Building West Entrance, on a table in the dome, where you fight the super mutant behemoth; this one is likely to have been knocked off in the firefight.
Corvega FactoryIn a truck to the south.
Dupont NortheastFound in the Sunken Sewers on a locked safe (average).
Evergreen MillsSecond room in the southern shack, on a bookshelf.
Fairfax RuinsIn the car dealership building to the east, on the upper level where there are smaller, ruined vehicles. You need to jump onto the coffee table in the corner to get to there. Its on a generator.
Falls Church/Mason Dst MetroIn Franklin Metro Utility, through an underwater section of the subway tunnels near a lot of radiation. Can also be reached from the subway entrance next to Hubris Comics
Farragut West Metro StationBottom of the room with the ghouls, behind a locked door (average).
Five Axles Rest StopIn the truck that serves as the main raider lair.
Georgetown eastIn La Maison Beauregard, on the floor beside a desk with a cash register on your left when you enter the lobby.
Grisly DinerIn the bus to the north.
Jury Street Metro StationIn a truck located at the mid-point between Jury Street Metro Station and VAPL-84 Power Station.
L'Enfant PlazaIn L'Enfant, northeast corner, in is a small camp underneath a partially-collapsed overpass.
Little LamplightIn Murder Pass, in the southwestern most tunnel.
National Guard depotIn the armory, next to Experimental M.I.R.V.
Nuka-Cola PlantTo the north on a table in Dot's Diner.
Reclining Groves Resort HomesOn a hill to the north-northeast, directly northeast of the scavenger's barn, amongst a heap of tin cans.
Red Racer FactoryIn a raider camp, located in a dead-end alley to the east. It is at the foot of the bed.
ScrapyardIn an ammunition container in the burned out bus near the red railroad car. You can get the key from the random encounter "More Than Just Scrap", or you can just pick the lock (hard).
Takoma MotorIn the auto shop by Takoma Industrial, just watch out for the behemoth right outside.
VAPL-58 Power StationOn the roof.
Wheaton ArmoryIn a room full of weapons on the bottom floor behind a very hard door or a very hard terminal.


  • It is possible to obtain infinite copies of the book because of a raider in the Bethesda East offices who respawns every 73 "game time" hours. This resets his inventory and the book can be taken from him multiple times.
  • An image of this book is copied onto a slide for the Vault Dweller's Survival Guide. The slide's identifying number is VDSG Plate #619-58.
  • It is likely that "recipes" is an analogy to combat tactics involving the flamer, presented in a humorous format of a cookbook.
  • This is the only skill book that is unique to Fallout 3, as it is not present in earlier games and does not return in Fallout: New Vegas, due to the Big Guns skill being collapsed into Guns and replaced by Survival.