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Posted: 12/20/2002 10:19:30 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/20/2002 10:22:17 PM EDT
Cheaper by the hundred dozen...
Link Posted: 12/20/2002 10:48:47 PM EDT
I'v walked among them... your fine as long as you have sense enough to not F**k with 'em. Had a couple of Hummers run over 'em. they will blow tires and radiators. This is a good reason to put sandbags on the floor of your vehicle.
Link Posted: 12/20/2002 11:07:08 PM EDT
Originally Posted By ProfGAB101: Cheaper by the hundred dozen...
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do we get em at Costco? [:D]
Link Posted: 12/20/2002 11:42:54 PM EDT
Send the goats ahead.......
Link Posted: 12/20/2002 11:45:42 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/20/2002 11:51:12 PM EDT
I've considered this problem before and I have to agree that the idea of unexploded munitions is undesirable for many reasons. I should think that there would be a way to make the bomblets go inactive after a set period of time to avoid this problem, perhaps by using some sort of degrading material in their internal construction.
Link Posted: 12/21/2002 12:00:31 AM EDT
Aren't some mines made to self detonate after a while?
Link Posted: 12/21/2002 12:03:17 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/21/2002 12:04:39 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/21/2002 12:06:48 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/21/2002 12:11:52 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/21/2002 12:13:12 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/21/2002 12:15:33 AM EDT
Maybe you and 1GR should team up. That would be a story.
Link Posted: 12/21/2002 12:21:10 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/21/2002 8:14:02 AM EDT
You would think that after a while people in these areas would learn [b]NOT[/b] to touch small metallic objects: "Watch out iuhsdjk it's a bomb!" "No qoytyqpow, I've heard of these, It's called a Beer can, see the stylized letters?"
Link Posted: 12/21/2002 8:40:52 AM EDT
Cluster Bombs The Gift that keeps on giving! MM419
Link Posted: 12/21/2002 8:48:35 AM EDT
Sounds like good targets to shoot at. Probably a little more bang than Tannerite!
Link Posted: 12/21/2002 8:53:32 AM EDT
It's a problem for the US, too. In Gulf War 1 there were some problems with US troops going through areas that had been hit by MLRS or cluster bombs. It tends to reduce the abiltity of US forces to manuever. They decided to try to reduce the dud rate from 5-10% to something smaller. There are mines that detonate after some period of time--family of scatterable mines, FASCM. They'll detonate automatically after some settable period of time, from a few hours to a couple days, and detonate once their battery runs out. Kinda like a deadman switch.
Link Posted: 12/21/2002 9:00:08 AM EDT
Seems to me it'd be a good time for marksmanship training...set up a couple hundred yards away with a designated marksman's rifle, and start shooting them off. It'll take a while and use lots of ammo to clear it, but the marksmanship training would probably come in handy...
Link Posted: 12/21/2002 9:00:18 AM EDT
US ordnance has an acceptable "dud" rate of 10%. This is because of the many, many safeties that we put into our ordnance in order to make it safer for shipment and use. Here is one simple rule while in a combat zone or military training area. If you didn't drop it, don't pick it up. We have forces deployed all over the world disposing of the UXO (unexploded ordnance) and landmine threat including Afghanistan. Mark
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