Crabs drop the ball ( missile ) again

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#3
Talk about a non story .. how about the Army version .. "Soldier drops Rifle"

As an ex crab I am getting a bit disillusioned at the diminishing standard in crab bashing on here.

The sound of that barrell being scraped is really getting to my fillings.
 
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Funbags said:
Talk about a non story .. how about the Army version .. "Soldier drops Rifle"

As an ex crab I am getting a bit disillusioned at the diminishing standard in crab bashing on here.

The sound of that barrell being scraped is really getting to my fillings.
Well don't come on then :D

It is the ARMY rumour service :roll:
 
#10
Whoopdee doo! So a weapon adaptor & a couple of practice Brimstone missiles fell off while weapon loading,As a ex-Tornado weapon engineer I've loaded shed loads of drill & live stuff on the fin,Sh1te,at Bruggen while moving 1000Lb bombs from a S Type bomb trolley,the Wendy loader ftipped over & the bomb fell off!No dramas....Must've been a slowwwww news day!
 
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spike7451 said:
Whoopdee doo! So a weapon adaptor & a couple of practice Brimstone missiles fell off while weapon loading,As a ex-Tornado weapon engineer I've loaded shed loads of drill & live stuff on the fin,Sh1te,at Bruggen while moving 1000Lb bombs from a S Type bomb trolley,the Wendy loader ftipped over & the bomb fell off!No dramas....Must've been a slowwwww news day!
Yeah, only Beadle died, Shell get record profits, Afgan bloke gets killed by suicide bomber, but we'd much rather hear about this :D
 
#12
An absolute non event. I was a Fleet Air Arm armourer and was involved in worse. Yes it does need investigating to check what went wrong but to wind up in a newspaper. What a waste of news space. Be better if they spent time investigating their local MP.
Next thing that be reporting about a serviceman that has caught the clap.
(Good thing about the RN is that the clap and crabs are an occupational hazard)
 
#13
Ah but this is the Press & Journal, the day the Titanic went down allegedly the head line read " Turriff man lost at sea "
The thing I wonder about is , why was it reported to the press in the first place and by whom ? as spike rightly says "Whoopdee doo"
still it adds flavour to the chips
WW
 
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wheelchairwarrier said:
Ah but this is the Press & Journal, the day the Titanic went down allegedly the head line read " Turriff man lost at sea "
The thing I wonder about is , why was it reported to the press in the first place and by whom ? as spike rightly says "Whoopdee doo"
still it adds flavour to the chips
WW
RAF Lossiemouth is visited by numerous plane spotters daily & some of the HAS's are visible from the perimiter so I reckon it could have been one of them.
Oh,was it cod or haddock you had WW?
 
#15
I didnt realise that joe public, and agents of foreign powers were able to eyeball this sport of thing .

Haddock, I decided against the traditional deep fried mars bar !

WW
 
#16
Pah! Try sticking Type W loader forks through the front portion of a JP 233 and watching all the live anti-personnel mines fall out!

Brimstone? Sh1t it!
 

Biped

LE
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Gaz_ED said:
Pah! Try sticking Type W loader forks through the front portion of a JP 233 and watching all the live anti-personnel mines fall out!

Brimstone? Sh1t it!
I bet that had them hopping mad didn't it?

er, time to go already? er, ok . . . I'll get my coat.
 
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Funbags said:
Talk about a non story .. how about the Army version .. "Soldier drops Rifle"

As an ex crab I am getting a bit disillusioned at the diminishing standard in crab bashing on here.

The sound of that barrell being scraped is really getting to my fillings.
What sort of a "CRAB" are you?
are you a Shanker, or are you a Guernsey, or even a Spider?
What do you feed on? :D :D
 
#19
Biped, I must admit - we did run away screaming like girls! :oops:

Still, that's the raf for you!
 
#20
LEG IT, LADS!


HB 876 mine
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HB 876 bomblet casingThe HB 876 mine was an air dropped area denial weapon. It was used as part of the JP233 runway denial system and the 'Hades' variant of the BL755 cluster bomb. As a result of the anti-personnel mine ban it was withdrawn from British Army service, and the last stockpiles of the mine were destroyed on 19 October 1999.[1]

Contents [hide]
1 Description
2 Specifications
3 Variants
4 References
5 See also



[edit] Description
The mine is a cylinder consisting of three sections. The top section contains the warhead, consisting of an upward facing Misznay-Schardin effect warhead that creates an explosively formed penetrator capable of punching through heavy bulldozer blades. The dimpled sides of the cylinder have a shotgun effect, generating a pattern of metal fragments capable of penetrating steel plate beyond 20 metres and aluminium plate beyond 50 meters. The middle section of the mine contains the battery, safety and arming mechanism and electronics. The bottom contains the parachute and a spring-loaded self-righting mechanism which opens like the petals of a sunflower after the device hits the ground.

After the mine is ejected from either the 'Hades' cluster bomb or JP233 dispenser a drogue parachute is deployed to slow the mine. The drogue parachute is quickly followed by the main parachute. After impact and a brief delay the mine self rights and after another delay it arms itself.

The mine is then either triggered by movement or electronically self-destructs after a pre-set delay of a few minutes to more than 24 hours.


[edit] Specifications
Diameter: 100 mm
Height: 150 mm
Weight: 2.4 kg
Explosive content: 590 g of RDX/TNT

[edit] Variants
HB 876
HB 876IF Influence sensor version of the mine
 

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