84mm HEAT ammo in 1984, were there any problems reported with either ammo or weapons. I'm not ambulance chasing but trying to sort the facts out of what rapidly became an Urban myth in our Bn. One of our lads (one of many that day) was firing the 84mm at Sennelager. He was the first to fire that morning and as a lad that had only joined us just before our tour in Belfast earlier that year was given the first shot. He donned his plugs and muffs and tin lid. He fired the 84 and dropped it screaming in pain. Now I haven been priveleged to the reports or spoken to anyone since who was there. He described it as a very loud bang, almost twice what he remebered from firing at the Depot. The Armourer checked the 84 and the tube was found to be tighter at the muzzle end. It seemed it may have been run over on exercise by a 4 tonner the year before but put away quietly. Poor lad was profoundly deafened and earned a medical discharge. It seems that his description of a louder bang might have meant that the blast was held for longer than normal level with his head and thus caused the injuries. Now pontificating aside could some sort of double blast/explosion occur? I just want to put the myth to bed so I can include it in a story I have been asked to contribute to. General Melchett can vouch that I'm not a Journo or a solicitor! Edited to add it could have been late in 1983 but very late! Edited again to unmong some shpellung!