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(Belleville News-Democrat)   If you ever drop a hand grenade in an ammo dump, forget it man. You're gone   (bnd.com) divider line 40
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2012-09-06 01:28:27 PM  
Not if you're good enough to clear it -- you get more ammo after it

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2012-09-06 01:28:38 PM  
Are grenades really that sensitive?
 
2012-09-06 01:29:14 PM  
www.thetanooki.com

Oh goodie! An earth shattering kaboom!
 
2012-09-06 01:30:47 PM  
Eroglu said hand grenades were found strewn across the area and authorities were detonating them with controlled explosions. Turkey's NTV television showed security officers walking along a road and in fields, looking for unexploded ammunition.


Damm it! Why can't we have a free hand grenade and ammunition give away?
 
2012-09-06 01:34:06 PM  
"One hand grenade was dropped during stock-taking and sorting, causing a large explosion,"

www.godfuckingdamnit.com 

This was his previous job.
 
2012-09-06 01:35:36 PM  
They say it was an accidentally dropped grenade but how do they know this?
 
2012-09-06 01:37:52 PM  

Odd Bird: They say it was an accidentally dropped grenade but how do they know this?


Jews.
 
2012-09-06 01:39:04 PM  
ammo bay fire detected
 
2012-09-06 01:41:19 PM  
But...I counted to five...
 
2012-09-06 01:42:56 PM  

Honest Bender: Are grenades really that sensitive?


If they were, they'd hardly be useful. Would you want to carry one if tripping while on the march meant probably blowing up? Would you want your squad mates to?
 
2012-09-06 01:43:14 PM  
He thought Turkeys could fly?
 
2012-09-06 01:46:37 PM  
Once you have pulled out the pin Mr Grenade is no longer your friend!
 
2012-09-06 01:47:43 PM  

Witchyman: Odd Bird: They say it was an accidentally dropped grenade but how do they know this?

Jews.


I did Nazi that coming.
 
2012-09-06 01:49:22 PM  
Update to the rules of combat

When the pin is out, Mr Hand Grenade is no longer your friend.
 
2012-09-06 01:53:48 PM  
I will lay any odds you like it wasn't "accidentally dropped." It was the Turkish equivalent of "Dude! Check this out!"
 
2012-09-06 01:55:29 PM  
But what a way to go! C'mon, most of us get excited when we set fire to cannisters of Lynx then pitch them off mountains, can you imagine a whole cache of explosives, uh, exploding?
 
2012-09-06 01:55:55 PM  
disapproves
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2012-09-06 01:56:06 PM  
"The soldiers' remains were discovered early Thursday"

... I very much doubt it...
 
2012-09-06 01:59:03 PM  
Grenades don't go off when dropped. Unless the pin is pulled.
 
2012-09-06 02:02:02 PM  
A dropped grenade? That's just what MI6 wants you to think. Good job, Bond.
 
2012-09-06 02:03:39 PM  

Odd Bird: They say it was an accidentally dropped grenade but how do they know this?


Came to ask this. Who survived to let them know it was an accidentally dropped hand grenade that set it off?
 
2012-09-06 02:06:35 PM  

miscreant: Odd Bird: They say it was an accidentally dropped grenade but how do they know this?

Came to ask this. Who survived to let them know it was an accidentally dropped hand grenade that set it off?


They probably have security cameras that captured the incident. Right before the hot grenade on grenade action began that is...
 
2012-09-06 02:08:49 PM  

Honest Bender: Are grenades really that sensitive?


No, grenades are stored inside a box with padding then inside individual cardboard containers from what I saw in the US Army. In Turkey maybe they store them in a pile with the pins straightened out, who knows. Sounds fishy..
 
2012-09-06 02:13:57 PM  

Vtimlin: Honest Bender: Are grenades really that sensitive?

No, grenades are stored inside a box with padding then inside individual cardboard containers from what I saw in the US Army. In Turkey maybe they store them in a pile with the pins straightened out, who knows. Sounds fishy..


It was hard to tell from the article, but was it that one grenade was dropped and started a fire, which would have then set off the other grenades? That would make more sense, and also why so many guys were around--trying to put the fire out before it reached the detonation point.
 
2012-09-06 02:16:45 PM  

WhyteRaven74: Grenades don't go off when dropped. Unless the pin is pulled.


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Odd Bird: They say it was an accidentally dropped grenade but how do they know this?


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I bet that somebody in the unit that was doing the work just got back after visiting his "uncle" in Pakistan for 2 months, and when the go back and count the hands and feet and divide by 4 the count is gonna come up short.
 
2012-09-06 02:21:41 PM  

Vtimlin: Honest Bender: Are grenades really that sensitive?

No, grenades are stored inside a box with padding then inside individual cardboard containers from what I saw in the US Army. In Turkey maybe they store them in a pile with the pins straightened out, who knows. Sounds fishy..


Maybe Turkey hangs them off that handy little ring they come with.
 
2012-09-06 02:23:36 PM  
GRENADE!!
 
2012-09-06 02:23:53 PM  
Source tag scared me. I thought this might have been from Scott.
 
2012-09-06 02:29:53 PM  
There's a thumb safety and then the pin. My Drill Sergeant was very explicit about this. "Trainee, hold the grenade in your right hand with your right thumb covering the spoon. Push the thumb safety out with your right thumb, then pull the ring out with your left index finger while maintaining positive pressure on the spoon with your right thumb. Then as soon as I give you the signal, let the spoon fly off the grenade, fall in to a fetus position and hug the grenade with all your might.

He was quite adamant about that last part.
 
2012-09-06 02:31:36 PM  
See, that's why I took home ec instead of ROTC. If you drop a pan of brownies, it's sad, but there's a different 5-second rule in play there.
 
2012-09-06 02:40:16 PM  

Odd Bird: They say it was an accidentally dropped grenade but how do they know this?


Exactly
 
2012-09-06 02:51:01 PM  

Harry Freakstorm: There's a thumb safety and then the pin. My Drill Sergeant was very explicit about this. "Trainee, hold the grenade in your right hand with your right thumb covering the spoon. Push the thumb safety out with your right thumb, then pull the ring out with your left index finger while maintaining positive pressure on the spoon with your right thumb. Then as soon as I give you the signal, let the spoon fly off the grenade, fall in to a fetus position and hug the grenade with all your might.

He was quite adamant about that last part.


Yes. I distinctly remember my Drill saying "Thumb clip! Twist and disengage pull pin! Prepare to throw! Throw", then smacking it out of my hand immediately before diving behind the blast wall while yelling "GRENADE!"
 
2012-09-06 03:04:50 PM  
I drop bombs when I take a dump all the time. Actually look forward to it.
 
2012-09-06 03:23:58 PM  

Honest Bender: Are grenades really that sensitive?


They shouldn't be.
 
2012-09-06 03:49:20 PM  

trappedspirit: Odd Bird: They say it was an accidentally dropped grenade but how do they know this?

Exactly


I think the scenario had to be something like this: Dumbass drops a grenade into the trash heap or wherever they keep their grenades. That grenade explodes and starts a fire (not a chain of explosions). Dumbass and his buddies run screaming "HOLY ALLAH!" and the sergeant or whoever yells What happened? "ACHMED DROPPED HIS GRENADE!!!" Everyone goes back to try to fight the fire because it's a fire in an ammo dump; then the fire reaches the rest of the grenades which subsequently explode, killing dozens.

Of course, there's no proof for this scenario because everyone is mostly dead; but it's the only way they would know it was a dropped grenade AND that explains why an ammo dump would explode from one dropped grenade after all our EOD guys here telling us it couldn't. Well, it couldn't explode instantaneously, but it might after a fire had started.
 
2012-09-06 04:42:18 PM  

buckler: Harry Freakstorm: There's a thumb safety and then the pin. My Drill Sergeant was very explicit about this. "Trainee, hold the grenade in your right hand with your right thumb covering the spoon. Push the thumb safety out with your right thumb, then pull the ring out with your left index finger while maintaining positive pressure on the spoon with your right thumb. Then as soon as I give you the signal, let the spoon fly off the grenade, fall in to a fetus position and hug the grenade with all your might.

He was quite adamant about that last part.

Yes. I distinctly remember my Drill saying "Thumb clip! Twist and disengage pull pin! Prepare to throw! Throw", then smacking it out of my hand immediately before diving behind the blast wall while yelling "GRENADE!"


Thanks for the chuckle you two.

/Got the "L" on his helmet in Basic
//Wanted to see a grenade explode!
 
2012-09-06 04:45:52 PM  
If you ever drop a hand grenade in an ammo dump, forget it man. You're gone should be running too fast to hear the end of this sentence.

/FTFM
 
2012-09-06 05:17:59 PM  

TheotherMIguy: buckler: Harry Freakstorm: There's a thumb safety and then the pin. My Drill Sergeant was very explicit about this. "Trainee, hold the grenade in your right hand with your right thumb covering the spoon. Push the thumb safety out with your right thumb, then pull the ring out with your left index finger while maintaining positive pressure on the spoon with your right thumb. Then as soon as I give you the signal, let the spoon fly off the grenade, fall in to a fetus position and hug the grenade with all your might.

He was quite adamant about that last part.

Yes. I distinctly remember my Drill saying "Thumb clip! Twist and disengage pull pin! Prepare to throw! Throw", then smacking it out of my hand immediately before diving behind the blast wall while yelling "GRENADE!"

Thanks for the chuckle you two.

/Got the "L" on his helmet in Basic
//Wanted to see a grenade explode!


was a platoon-mate with a guy who had an "X". Sad case.
 
2012-09-07 12:00:45 AM  

TheotherMIguy: buckler: Harry Freakstorm: There's a thumb safety and then the pin. My Drill Sergeant was very explicit about this. "Trainee, hold the grenade in your right hand with your right thumb covering the spoon. Push the thumb safety out with your right thumb, then pull the ring out with your left index finger while maintaining positive pressure on the spoon with your right thumb. Then as soon as I give you the signal, let the spoon fly off the grenade, fall in to a fetus position and hug the grenade with all your might.

He was quite adamant about that last part.

Yes. I distinctly remember my Drill saying "Thumb clip! Twist and disengage pull pin! Prepare to throw! Throw", then smacking it out of my hand immediately before diving behind the blast wall while yelling "GRENADE!"

Thanks for the chuckle you two.

/Got the "L" on his helmet in Basic
//Wanted to see a grenade explode!


I was cured of that beforehand by seeing the pockmarks on the Plexi viewing shields in the gallery 200 meters out.
 
2012-09-07 03:06:54 AM  
New headline - Roast Turkey
 
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