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    HADJI\'s - AP, HE, IED, RPG

    Hi Gents , In many ways the Middle East has become an EOD War and I thought it would be interesting to start a Thread that would cover all of the various Ordnance our Soldiers have (and are) running up against in the Middle East. Whether it?s a Picture of an IED , or newly discovered Cache, I?m sure there more than enough material that warrants discussion. About a year ago , I was visited by a SF CSM who was preparing for his 4th Tour . He wanted to see my Collection and ?.although he was somewhat of a WW2 Collector himself , he focused on my Ord . He told me that in Afghanistan , it?s not uncommon for them to run into WW2 vintage hardware being used for IED?s and Booby Traps.

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    Re:HADJI\'s - AP, HE, IED, RPG

    I'll start off with my RPG-7 ...cleanest example I've ever run into (not literally thank God):unsure:

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    Re:HADJI\'s - AP, HE, IED, RPG

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    Re:HADJI\'s - AP, HE, IED, RPG

    Good topic,great pics.
    Thank you Mike.B)


    cheers

    waff

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    Re:HADJI\'s - AP, HE, IED, RPG

    Here's an excellent link on this subject, you can download a complete CD guide to the various nasties you might find ...

    https://naveodtechdiv.jeodnet.mil/

    (gives my browsers a heart attack over certificates but just click OK)

    Smirky

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    Thanks for that Smirky . I was hoping we'd have some of our members post items that either They brought home themselves or , Items in their Collections that are bring backs .
    Kinda strange since I'm a WW2 Collector but ,I've actually loaned the few items I have to Instructors for use as Training Aids. There must be a shortage of REAL training aids because The Army also has what they call " Rubber Duckies" (solid Rubber replicas) of everything from AK's to RPG's & AP Mines. They might be fine for teaching/showing what an item looks like. But imagine trying to teach someone how to change a clip , cycle the Bolt or operate the Safety on a Rubber AK :dry:
    I have to admit , it's a wonderful feeling when you can see "Our Hobby" being put to work ..and possibly help teach a Soldier something that might one day help save their life...you never know.
    Not to mention how THRILLED the instructors were because they got to "play" with real toys.
    I have 2 AK's (semi's) ..they handed them around and everyone got a chance to cycle them etc. But I asked them not to pass the rounds around ..I'd like to keep them in the best condition possible.

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    I've been told the deact Launchers are selling for around $2,000 here ..that would make this a very valuable "collection"
    (that they probably destroyed)

 

 
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