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Old 02-05-2008, 06:04 PM   #21
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Of an oven timer and a walkie talkie usually
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155mm? The WWII russian KV2 tank used a shell about that size, i think it is a large artillery shell
Modern Russian tanks use this as its H.E.A.T. round, but I believe that to have been a 155 round, Iraq is awash with them. As for triggering mechanism, could be any thing from hard wired with a blasting cap and a nine volt battery, to a cell phone remote detonator. Quite often the insurgents will place a round in plain site, and booby trap it. They seamed to have found the boobies this time.
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Old 02-05-2008, 08:06 PM   #25
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Ah. I didn't catch on that it was an IED, I thought it was just an unexploded shell. Makes a lot more sense now.
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what is quite confusing is why all of the US military vehicles are there, but Iraqis are messing around with the bomb? I know the army has engineers, so where are they?
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what is quite confusing is why all of the US military vehicles are there, but Iraqis are messing around with the bomb? I know the army has engineers, so where are they?
We have given the Iraqi Army a **** load of our vehicles. But those where our M1114 the one on the right has "Warlock" and we have not given that up yet. Our troops would be sitting inside those nice armored vehicles, waiting for EOD to show up and blow it in place. Instead, they got to watch the idiots out the window kill them selfs. As for a reason the Iraqi personnel where removing the round, maybe they where going to reset it in a more productive place that night.
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EOD is some of the most over worked people in iraq, its such a small career feild that they can't be everywhere. (Did anyone watch the video all the way through though? The genius's survived.)
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did all of them survive or only 3 of them? I couldn't make it all out
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We have given the Iraqi Army a **** load of our vehicles. But those where our M1114 the one on the right has "Warlock" and we have not given that up yet. Our troops would be sitting inside those nice armored vehicles, waiting for EOD to show up and blow it in place. Instead, they got to watch the idiots out the window kill them selfs. As for a reason the Iraqi personnel where removing the round, maybe they where going to reset it in a more productive place that night.
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My guess is, none of the people with in 30 foot of that explosion lived. traffic over the radio is undoubtedly wrong. Ever hear of the "fog of war'? you just watched it first hand.
This is what a 155 round did to a armored M1114 from 20 foot. the only thing that saved those HMMWV is the fact that the round was below grade, which directed the blast force upward, unfortunately that was not very conducive to life for the people standing over top of it.


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EOD is some of the most over worked people in iraq, its such a small career feild that they can't be everywhere. (Did anyone watch the video all the way through though? The genius's survived.)
Ummm ya, no, I don't think they did... I think they were mis-reporting the missing people. All four probably were dead.

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Old 02-05-2008, 10:58 PM   #33
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I have seen stranger things happen. The sensor operators were confused too. Ive been in an 87K unarmored Humvee before that was hit by a 107. I know what they can do. I have the scars on my leg to prove it.

I have also seen someone step on an anti-pers mine, and only lost a toe.
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did all of them survive or only 3 of them? I couldn't make it all out
none,

so did no one notice my thread title and the 5th guy that walks up just before it explodes?
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Yea, I noticed, and those guys are were dead and gone.
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after further review of the tape, I vote they turned into bright pink mist
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after further review of the tape, I vote they turned into bright pink mist
While I am amazed at some of your stories... I don't know if they compare with the guy who was transported to the hospital with a LIVE RPG still in him and had it surgically removed (and lived!!!)

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PS - Glad to see you came to the same conclusion!
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While I am amazed at some of your stories... I don't know if they compare with the guy who was transported to the hospital with a LIVE RPG still in him and had it surgically removed (and lived!!!)

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PS - Glad to see you came to the same conclusion!
I was in Kandahar when that happend. Thats still talked about.. I was a 240B gunner on the convoy getting some of those guys back. (They were then flown to rammstein.) The Brits and The romanians helped capture the "3rd in command" of the day that day. The guy who got hit though had someone looking out for him that day.

There was also a C130 that flew 105 Miles with a stinger that didn't go off stuck feet away from our relieving team.

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