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(Metro)   What kind of idiot would carry an 'unexploded bomb' on their shoulder when out for a walk? Oh look, here are two brain surgeons right here to the left   (metro.co.uk) divider line 87
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2013-05-15 03:37:25 PM  
i.imgur.com

/good trigger discipline w/right hand
 
2013-05-15 03:40:53 PM  

Gonz: Mirrorz: I have a live 40mm grenade sitting on my desk. Well, the primer was struck so it was a dud.

Place it nose-down and spin it like a top.

Y'know, for the lulz.


Well the spinning action is what arms it, but you'd need to spin it really damn fast. Like launched from a rifled tube fast.
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The black pins have to be pulled back by centerfugal force to allow the detonator to spring forward enough so the firing pin can hit it.


Mirrorz: tripleseven: RIng Ring...Yes hello?
Hi, Mirrorz?
Yes?
HI, this is Charles Darwin

I'll venture to guess that you know very little about firearms and ordinance. I bought it off the shelf at the army surplus store. A 40mm grenade is very similar to a large shotgun shell and from this faint blue paint I would imagine it was a practice round so there's no danger of fragmentation.

Funny thought though...



Well if somehow a live practice round made it's way to you, it could still be a danger because of the propellent charge used to launch it from the tube. There would only be dye in the 'warhead' and no high explosives, but without a launch tube, the casing could fragment, and send casing pieces everywhere. It would probably be strong enough to remove fingers if you held it while setting it off. It's very unlikely you have a live round though. But there is a good way to test it. hold it upside down between your knees, stick a pin against the round metal piece in the middle of the bottom, and strike the pin really hard with a stapler. If you feel a stinging sensation in your testes, it was a live round.
 
2013-05-15 03:42:13 PM  
If those things aren't inside a tank barrel when they ignite, they're bombs.
 
2013-05-15 03:44:42 PM  
FTFA 'I was really scared. As they were walking past, my little girl was alongside them.


I was so scared I fished around in my purse, found my phone, pressed the camera icon waited for the camera to come up. snapped a picture or two then found someone to biatch about it to.
And not: I was so scared I grabbed my daughter and got the fark out of there
 
2013-05-15 03:51:07 PM  

WelldeadLink: If those things aren't inside a tank barrel when they ignite, they're bombs.


Go on...
 
2013-05-15 03:54:06 PM  

Tabletop: MythDragon: Good thing they weren't carrying one of these around:
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You need a howizter to launch those shells. If you have an AT-4 tube, you can shoot down the ISS.

Aren't AT-4's unguided? You'd have to be a terrific farking shot to hit the ISS with one of those.


Why?  It's only 201 miles away and moving 17,000mph.  Anyone could make that shot...
 
2013-05-15 03:55:37 PM  
'I was with somebody who used to be in the Army and he said that because their ends were intact, they were unexploded,'

Has everyone already pointed out that, should you see either end of a bomb, it is most likely intact?
Everyone?
Bueller?
 
2013-05-15 03:57:02 PM  

katerbug72: Astorix: keep these guys away from hammers.

I dated a guy from Vietnam a long time ago. He told me a story of how he and his friends found a landmine when they were about 7. His friend decided to hit it with a hammer. It did not end well. My ex-bf had to hold in his guts and his friend was all in and around a tree. War is horrible.


Was it this guy?

baxter89.files.wordpress.com

I've heard his stories too....

/hotlinked like a mofo
 
2013-05-15 03:58:09 PM  
images.wikia.com

Wanted for questioning?
 
2013-05-15 04:02:18 PM  

WelldeadLink: If those things aren't inside a tank barrel when they ignite, they're bombs.


You'll be picking that up yourself.

nairmybrain.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-05-15 04:06:55 PM  

MythDragon: BafflerMeal: Tabletop: MythDragon: Good thing they weren't carrying one of these around:
[cdn2.armslist.com image 600x448]

You need a howizter to launch those shells. If you have an AT-4 tube, you can shoot down the ISS.

Aren't AT-4's unguided? You'd have to be a terrific farking shot to hit the ISS with one of those.


I generally don't keep up with war-porn, but I can't tell if this is an in-joke or something.  According to the Wikipedia entry they are sight-shot and have an effective and maximum range of 200 and 2100m respectively..

Well that, and it's just an empty tube. I think there was an article a while back where someone turned in a fired tube (which is pretty much now just a hunk of fiberglass and plastic) and the police agency was all like "peoples turning in the rockets! OMGs!" You can buy the empty tubes for around $200(?) at many surplus stores. They arn't reusuable.

And they only way you'd hit the ISS with one, is if you were floating right outside it.


There was. Seattle gun buy-back, but I think it has happened before as well.
 
2013-05-15 04:12:51 PM  
Long ago on a base far far away we got a call saying there was a deputy at the main gate wanting to report that UXO had washed up on a local beach. We met him in the parking lot expecting him to escort us to it, instead he popped his trunk exposing the front half of a corroded Zuni rocket that he had decided in his manifest wisdom to bring us. He was really unhappy to hear that SoP for smaller UXO is to sandbag and blow it in place.

/navy brass vetoed that idea though so we had to do it the dangerous way
 
2013-05-15 04:16:21 PM  

Pribar: blow it in place.


submariner, were ya?
 
2013-05-15 04:20:40 PM  
I have a mortar round dad gave me, mounted on a stand, makes a nice door stop. It has no fuse on it but when I asked dad if it was active in any way he shrugged and said "Dont drop it or toss it around." Thanks daddy!
 
2013-05-15 04:23:01 PM  

jaybeezey: katerbug72: Astorix: keep these guys away from hammers.

I dated a guy from Vietnam a long time ago. He told me a story of how he and his friends found a landmine when they were about 7. His friend decided to hit it with a hammer. It did not end well. My ex-bf had to hold in his guts and his friend was all in and around a tree. War is horrible.

Was it this guy?

[baxter89.files.wordpress.com image 400x243]

I've heard his stories too....

/hotlinked like a mofo


I haven't seen any many Stallone movies. Which one is that?
 
2013-05-15 04:24:34 PM  

Babwa Wawa: Pribar: blow it in place.

submariner, were ya?


Jarhead, heard all about the bubble boys though, 100 crew 50 racks, going to sea for six months on a ship designed to sink, those fabulous whales latching onto the front of the sub and sucking all the seamen out...
 
2013-05-15 04:25:22 PM  
If it explodes, it doesn't matter how you are carrying a 120mm round.
 
2013-05-15 04:41:51 PM  
rocket surgeons
 
2013-05-15 05:52:22 PM  

Honest Bender: It is not yet certain whether the 120-millimetre tank shells were live bombs

Well, if it's a tank shell, it's not a bomb, is it?  Am I the only person with any logical reasoning anymore?  Are the terms being used in some uncommon manor?


Was that last word there deliberate?
 
2013-05-15 05:56:23 PM  

Inflatable Rhetoric: ReverendJynxed: Inflatable Rhetoric: MythDragon: Good thing they weren't carrying one of these around:
[cdn2.armslist.com image 600x448]

You need a howizter to launch those shells. If you have an AT-4 tube, you can shoot down the ISS.

The ISS is at 230 miles up (370 km) and it's moving fast.

So lead it by an inch.

The recoil in orbit might be interesting.


Probably not that interesting, I think AT-4s are pretty much recoil-less.
Haven't fired one since Basic, though, and that was twenty years ago...
 
2013-05-15 06:11:05 PM  

x-unknown: [images.wikia.com image 264x264]

Wanted for questioning?


Maxim 3: An ordnance technician at a dead run outranks everybody.
 
2013-05-15 06:36:44 PM  
What kind of idiot would carry an 'unexploded bomb' on their shoulder when out for a walk?

What's the difference. If those suckers are real it wouldn't real matter if they were carried on their shoulders or in their arms across their chest.
 
2013-05-15 08:00:56 PM  
all these stories remind me of the neighbor kid that put a .22 shell in a hole in the fence post and hit it with a hammer. how do you say dumb cow in German?
 
2013-05-15 08:02:27 PM  
btw, does the blue bands on the shells denote practice round?
 
2013-05-15 09:11:43 PM  
Probably practice HESH.
 
2013-05-15 10:46:36 PM  
To be fair, it's rather difficult to walk around with an *exploded* bomb on your shoulder...
 
2013-05-15 11:15:48 PM  
I think they were just trolling paranoid idiots.

/golf clap for them
 
2013-05-16 01:07:01 AM  

titwrench: I was so scared I fished around in my purse, found my phone, pressed the camera icon waited for the camera to come up. snapped a picture or two then found someone to biatch about it to.
And not: I was so scared I grabbed my daughter and got the fark out of there


Or...

I whipped up my SLR I was carrying while shooting pictures of my daughter.

/article didn't say she was using a phone
//or not
 
2013-05-16 01:15:18 AM  

katerbug72: I haven't seen any many Stallone movies. Which one is that?


First Blood. Not a bad movie. It actually has a few levels to think about, unlike most Stallone movies. Treatment of veterans, dumb ass volunteer soldier types, bigger dumb ass police chief. Good action. Shiat blowing up. Well, that is a given in Stallone movies.

Worth watching.
 
2013-05-16 06:51:57 AM  

saturn badger: katerbug72: I haven't seen any many Stallone movies. Which one is that?

First Blood. Not a bad movie. It actually has a few levels to think about, unlike most Stallone movies. Treatment of veterans, dumb ass volunteer soldier types, bigger dumb ass police chief. Good action. Shiat blowing up. Well, that is a given in Stallone movies.

Worth watching.


Thanks! I think the only Stallone flicks I've seen are Over the Top and Demolition Man.
 
2013-05-16 12:18:12 PM  

saturn badger: titwrench: I was so scared I fished around in my purse, found my phone, pressed the camera icon waited for the camera to come up. snapped a picture or two then found someone to biatch about it to.
And not: I was so scared I grabbed my daughter and got the fark out of there

Or...

I whipped up my SLR I was carrying while shooting pictures of my daughter.

/article didn't say she was using a phone
//or not


Or...
I whipped up my AK-47 I was carrying while shooting with my daughter.
 
2013-05-16 12:45:31 PM  

saturn badger: I whipped up my SLR I was carrying while shooting pictures of my daughter.


Self-Loading-Rifle?
 
2013-05-16 10:16:59 PM  

katerbug72: saturn badger: katerbug72: I haven't seen any many Stallone movies. Which one is that?

First Blood. Not a bad movie. It actually has a few levels to think about, unlike most Stallone movies. Treatment of veterans, dumb ass volunteer soldier types, bigger dumb ass police chief. Good action. Shiat blowing up. Well, that is a given in Stallone movies.

Worth watching.

Thanks! I think the only Stallone flicks I've seen are Over the Top and Demolition Man.


C'mon? No original Death Race 2000? That is a must see.

You got 30 seconds to live, sucker! VROOM!

Great movie. Killing old people and babies always warms my heart.
 
2013-05-16 11:09:45 PM  

saturn badger: Death Race 2000


I'll check that one out on Netflix tomorrow!
 
2013-05-16 11:20:47 PM  

katerbug72: saturn badger: Death Race 2000

I'll check that one out on Netflix tomorrow!


And don't forget The Italian Stallion.
 
2013-05-16 11:34:05 PM  

katerbug72: saturn badger: Death Race 2000

I'll check that one out on Netflix tomorrow!


One more and I will stop. Cliffhanger.  John Lithgow stole the movie. Good action and, again, good explosions. Stallone made some good movies. Never cared for the Rocky ones. I like his action ones.

The Italian Stallion was his only porno flick. Yep.
 
2013-05-17 12:08:39 AM  

saturn badger: katerbug72: saturn badger: Death Race 2000

I'll check that one out on Netflix tomorrow!

One more and I will stop. Cliffhanger.  John Lithgow stole the movie. Good action and, again, good explosions. Stallone made some good movies. Never cared for the Rocky ones. I like his action ones.

The Italian Stallion was his only porno flick. Yep.


I may have seen bits and pieces of Cliffhanger, I can't recall. Stallone's voice/face really bothers me so I tend to stay away from his movies but I love campy, cheesy movies so Death Race 2000 sounds right up my alley. I also love Lithgow to bits so I'll see if I can watch Cliffhanger too. Thanks again for the recommendations! I'll pass on The Italian Stallion. lmao
 
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