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Posted: 10/26/2004 1:58:46 PM EST
That must have hurt, they just showed it on NBC news. The soldier thought it was a dud, got up to put in a fresh tube then, blamo!, his ass was on the ground. I am glad that he was ok.

Justin
Link Posted: 10/26/2004 2:08:49 PM EST
MEDIC! GET ME A CLEAN PAIR OF SHORTS! RIGHT NOW!!!
Link Posted: 10/26/2004 2:14:18 PM EST
Just saw the tape. Ouch!
Link Posted: 10/26/2004 2:19:44 PM EST
those TOWs are crazy...I had many DUDs in my time.

The best I have seen is my dismount having to go down range carrying a misfire....Hell he got to blow it up with C-4.

My wingmans gunner blew the antenna and mount off the right rear of the HUMMER....
Link Posted: 10/26/2004 2:23:38 PM EST
You need to wait at least a minute with a TOW hang-fire. They happen. I had 2 when I was in Iraq in '91. Scary as hell when you are waiting.
Link Posted: 10/26/2004 2:24:31 PM EST
pics?


video?

please...
Link Posted: 10/26/2004 4:56:44 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/26/2004 5:05:00 PM EST by TapperMan]

Originally Posted By 50cal:
You need to wait at least a minute with a TOW hang-fire. They happen. I had 2 when I was in Iraq in '91. Scary as hell when you are waiting.



If I heard the report correctly, they did wait at least a minute.

Edit to add, try this link for the video (it's about 1:50 into the news report, after the commercial) - video.msn.com/video/p.htm?t=1&p=Source_Nightly+News&i=0d3645d3-e6a8-47ee-b7dc-4a6ea8a9a7e4
Link Posted: 10/26/2004 5:09:38 PM EST

Originally Posted By TapperMan:

Originally Posted By 50cal:
You need to wait at least a minute with a TOW hang-fire. They happen. I had 2 when I was in Iraq in '91. Scary as hell when you are waiting.



If I heard the report correctly, they did wait at least a minute.

Edit to add, try this link for the video (it's about 1:50 into the news report, after the commercial) - video.msn.com/video/p.htm?t=1&p=Source_Nightly+News&i=0d3645d3-e6a8-47ee-b7dc-4a6ea8a9a7e4



We wait 30 min but by the time we show up its well past 30 minutes of the misfire happening. We then proceed usually to take said TOW and BIP (Blow in Place) with explosives over the cone and rocket motor. BANG!!!!
Link Posted: 10/26/2004 5:13:47 PM EST
They couldn't wait 30 minutes since they were in the middle of a live fire fight!
Link Posted: 10/26/2004 5:15:07 PM EST
Excellent video.
Link Posted: 10/26/2004 5:16:10 PM EST
WOW!!!
Link Posted: 10/26/2004 5:19:51 PM EST
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Link Posted: 10/26/2004 5:21:23 PM EST

Originally Posted By KA3B:
They couldn't wait 30 minutes since they were in the middle of a live fire fight!



Just watched it, that is one lucky Marine. Lucky he didn't get burned to shit, them farking rocket motors burn real hot.
Link Posted: 10/26/2004 5:25:21 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/26/2004 5:27:56 PM EST by Aim4MyHead]
that is one lucky jarhead.....

I 've seen some funky shit as a cannon cocker


J
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