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    Obviously, not members of BOCN

    Intercepted telephone call between a Russian soldier and his father

    "Any live or recovered ordnance in my posts has been dealt with by trained EOD personnel"

    I've seen things you people wouldn't believe.
    Barbeques on fire by the chalets past the castle headland
    I watched the gift shops glitter in the darkness off the Newborough gate
    All these moments will be lost in time, like icecream on the beach
    Time for tea.

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    short call
    Looking for / Suche noch:
    -8,8cm Pzgr.40.
    -8,8cm D (drahtsperre)

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    Seems someone did... well sort of.

    https://twitter.com/UAWeapons/status...00532592193536

    As far as I can tell from the damage seen to the vehicle and one of the weapons, this is what likely happened. An AT4 series disposable recoilless gun (it's not a rocket launcher) was accidentally fired within the boot of the vehicle. Its muzzle was facing out of the boot (this as I 'can't' see a projectile exit hole), but its breech was facing a sidewall of the boot. On firing the propellant gas back blast and/or black blast and countermass blew a hole in the boot's sidewall. The close proximity to the sidewall restricted the propellant gas back blast and/or black blast and countermass, this resulted in overpressuring the AT4 series gun and rupturing of its composite material barrel (launching tube).

    I'm also in contact with one of the people that run that Tweet feed and they confirmed this was the case. More specifically the person who had smuggled the weapon, along with other weapons such as an NLAW ATGM, was showing it to someone and accidentally fired it.
    Last edited by Eggburt1969; 18th May 2022 at 08:52 AM. Reason: Can't not Can

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    Wil be quite a job to get that car MOT approved again
    Looking for / Suche noch:
    -8,8cm Pzgr.40.
    -8,8cm D (drahtsperre)

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    The Darwin award goes to.......
    Author of 'British Rifle Grenades of the Great War', 'Mills Grenade Development 1915-1918' and 'Private Nurse Goes To War'

 

 

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