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


Reading this book raises the reader's Big Guns skill by 1, or 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 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.
Arlington/Falls Church MetroOn 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.)
Corvega factoryIn a truck to the south under the unfinished highway.
Dupont NortheastFound in the sunken sewer 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. The coffee table has to be jumped on 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. On a shelf with missiles and darts, etc. 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 the left when entering 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, just southeast of the unmarked Calverton church.
L'Enfant PlazaEast of L'Enfant Plaza, the book is in a small camp in a northern corner underneath a partially-collapsed overpass.
Little LamplightIn Murder Pass, in the southwestern most tunnel.
National Guard depotIn the armory, next to the Experimental MIRV.
Nuka-Cola plantTo the north on a table in a Dot's Diner.
Reclining Groves Resort HomesOn top of a ridge to the north-northeast, directly northeast of the barn with the Scavenger's key, on the ground beside dead mercenary and wasteland settler with bloatflies buzzing around them.
Red Racer factoryIn a nearby raider shop, 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 NW of the building that is north of the office (not the same red car where Dogmeat is found). The key from the random encounter "More Than Just Scrap" can be used, or the lock simply picked (hard).
Takoma IndustrialIn the auto shop by Takoma Industrial; watch out for the behemoth right outside.
The Capitol BuildingIn the Capitol Building West Entrance, on a table in the dome, where fighting the super mutant behemoth; this one is likely to have been knocked off in the firefight.
VAPL-58 power stationOn the roof, by the BB gun.
Wheaton armoryIn a room full of weapons on the bottom floor behind a very hard door or a very hard terminal.


  • Due to a bug in the PS3 version of the game, it is possible to obtain infinite copies of the book from a raider in the Bethesda East offices who respawns every 73 game hours.
  • 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 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, Energy Weapons and Explosives, as well as being replaced by Survival. Nonetheless, the item itself is still present in the resources of Fallout: New Vegas, but is not placed anywhere in game.