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Posted: 8/11/2005 5:06:45 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/12/2005 8:52:38 AM EDT by Big-Will]
RPG in stryker's slate armor.




click here for image.
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 5:12:11 PM EDT
That guy has balls - I'd have the EOD yanking on it for me.
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 5:13:30 PM EDT

Originally Posted By xanadu:
That guy has balls - I'd have the EOD yanking on it for me.



Yeah, but you'd have to buy them flowers, and take them to dinner and a movie first.
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 5:14:34 PM EDT
That was a damn good or damn lucky shot though
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 5:15:39 PM EDT

Originally Posted By xanadu:
That guy has balls - I'd have the EOD yanking on it for me.




check out the guy behind him with a hammer. I would tell him to let me run down the street before he hit it with that thing.
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 5:16:23 PM EDT

Originally Posted By xanadu:
That guy has balls - I'd have the EOD yanking on it for me.


Where I come from that's not called having balls, it's called something else
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 5:24:25 PM EDT
If the warhead was mangled by flying between two bars, isn't it possible that some of the explosive charge + the detonator are still intact? I don't know if the hammer is such a great idea but they do look like they know what they're doing.
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 5:27:31 PM EDT
I seriously hope they have reason to believe that thing is no longer explosive.


holy shiznit!
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 5:28:55 PM EDT
Someone must be holding his beer.
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 5:30:03 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 5:30:09 PM EDT
wow!
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 5:32:29 PM EDT
Guy to the left seems tense. I wonder why?
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 5:33:01 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/11/2005 5:37:50 PM EDT by eodtech2000]


ETA: It looks like the warhead is gone but the dude doesn't look EOD to me.
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 5:33:14 PM EDT
It looks like one of those aluminum phosphorus flare rockets. The hand fired types, I forget the nomenclature for them. But it’s a spitting image.
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 6:50:55 PM EDT
Very lucky. I think I wouldn't want to be standing nearby either when they break out the hammer.
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 6:55:47 PM EDT
EOD time.
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 6:59:25 PM EDT
Yeah, there's no warhead on the end.
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 7:03:09 PM EDT
I'm running up the B.S. flag on this.

The whole point of the slats is that they are more narrow than the warhead of an RPG, preventing it from detonating on contact. Those slats are undamaged, the rocket body doesn't appear to have a warhead, and there is no visible explosive damage or scorching on the hull. And wouldnt't eh headlight / turn signal be busted by the close proximity of the blast?

Doesn't look right.
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 7:08:28 PM EDT
bandwith owned
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 7:10:06 PM EDT

Link Posted: 8/11/2005 7:11:03 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 7:15:39 PM EDT
'"FNG... front and center!"
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 7:15:57 PM EDT

Originally Posted By rayra:
I'm running up the B.S. flag on this.

The whole point of the slats is that they are more narrow than the warhead of an RPG, preventing it from detonating on contact. Those slats are undamaged, the rocket body doesn't appear to have a warhead, and there is no visible explosive damage or scorching on the hull. And wouldnt't eh headlight / turn signal be busted by the close proximity of the blast?

Doesn't look right.

what i was thinking, for the RPG to get lodged like that it would have had to have gone off, and there doesn't seem to be any evidence of that.
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 7:19:53 PM EDT

Originally Posted By rayra:
I'm running up the B.S. flag on this.

The whole point of the slats is that they are more narrow than the warhead of an RPG, preventing it from detonating on contact. Those slats are undamaged, the rocket body doesn't appear to have a warhead, and there is no visible explosive damage or scorching on the hull. And wouldnt't eh headlight / turn signal be busted by the close proximity of the blast?

Doesn't look right.



I don't think it blew up either. But even if it hit the slats directly, the 'stand-off' distance is too great for the jet of molten metal to penetrate. The ideal stand-off distance is a multiple of the diameter of the base of the cone of the explosive charge. So a diameter of, say, 4 inches would need a stand-off distance of 6-8 inches (1 1/2-2) for maximum penetration.

If the head of the charge goes between the slats then the warhead is broken up and fails to explode since the piezo-electric fuze is not actuated. I was wondering if it is a good idea to hammer away at it if the detonator + some remaining explosive is still left.

This topic has come up here many times.
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 7:20:09 PM EDT

This image removed due to high-bandwidth usage.


*rivit*
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 7:21:24 PM EDT
Another thing to remember is that more than 50% of RPG hits tend to be duds
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 7:23:24 PM EDT
Well I missed it
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 7:24:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By mcantu:
Another thing to remember is that more than 50% of RPG hits tend to be duds


Also,
more than 50% of pics posted on arfcom are redx.
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 7:42:49 PM EDT
I wanna see!!!
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 8:47:30 AM EDT

Originally Posted By BaNo:

Originally Posted By mcantu:
Another thing to remember is that more than 50% of RPG hits tend to be duds


Also,
more than 50% of pics posted on arfcom are redx.




No red x just low bandwidth.
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 8:49:11 AM EDT

Can you say HOLY RPG!!!!!!!!!!!!


Can you say 'reference to holiness - moved to the religion forum'?

I can.

Link Posted: 8/12/2005 9:44:35 AM EDT
also, he could have unscrewed the tail fin assembly of the rpg then pulled the war head assembly from the front and the rest from the rear.

cool pic, nonetheless!
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 11:19:46 AM EDT
I'm just wondering why it takes two people to do the job.....
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 11:26:16 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 12:01:50 PM EDT
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