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EOD blows sunken WWII barge full of ammo -VIDEO

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Legs

ADC
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#2
I bet there's a few floating fish after that one. Awsome!
 
#3
jaw drops! :omg:
 
#7
I loved the sound of a panicky surrender monkey squealing "Ouvre la porte!" (open the door) as the blast wave approched. Pity the fruit bat couldn't have stayed and filmed it.

Watched the footage of the bell ringing at Normandy Block. Looks like a good way of getting broken Nods motivated to get out of Hunter Troop. Some very proud young Royal Marines.
 
#8
Exellent!

Isnt there a boat on the south east coast full of WW2 kit...just waiting for the off....as it where.
 
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datumhead said:
Exellent!

Isnt there a boat on the south east coast full of WW2 kit...just waiting for the off....as it where.

Just inside the thames estuary, full of explosive just will be impossible to conduct dems on it as it is too dangerous. I think it is marked by permanent warning buoys. I think it was a ammo boat that sunk full to the hilt. There was a programme about it quite recently.

Armadillo
 
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gennithmedic said:
"240 Mustard Gas Bombs!"
I thought that stuff was WWI?
Yes, mustard gas was stored and shipped to many WW II theaters, during WWII.

We also trained with Mustard gas, in the NBC classes. They would apply three pin drops of the liquid on the inside of ones forearm. You then used the 'pinch blot' (A chemical salve & pad) method to remove two of the pin drops. You were required to leave one drop, which soon turned into a .50 cent sized blister. I have a scar on the inside of my forearm still, from that untreated one. I took that training in the 60's.

There was also an incident in Italy, during WWII were a Munitions ship was bombed and released mustard gas, stored onboard.

http://www.history.navy.mil/faqs/faq104-4.htm

Actually, liquid Mustard gas, if one was allowd to use it, can deny large areas to one's opponents, especially in brushy areas.

http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/FWWmustard.htm

http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/FWWgas.htm
 
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armadillo said:
datumhead said:
Exellent!

Isnt there a boat on the south east coast full of WW2 kit...just waiting for the off....as it where.

Just inside the thames estuary, full of explosive just will be impossible to conduct dems on it as it is too dangerous. I think it is marked by permanent warning buoys. I think it was a ammo boat that sunk full to the hilt. There was a programme about it quite recently.

Armadillo
I caught bits of that program, and MSR's link goes straight to the Wikipedia page about the wreck.

If i recall correctly, the program ended saying that the boat could "go off" with currents, swamping the local town!

Causing £££'s of improvements, i pesume.
 
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Actually, liquid Mustard gas, if one was allowd to use it, can deny large tunnel systems to one's opponents.

Unless they put in u-bends , Cu Chi.
 
#19
I'm guessing that as a diver and a former EOD man, you'd have given your left one to be at that party, Trip. :D
 
#20
Trip_Wire said:
gennithmedic said:
"240 Mustard Gas Bombs!"
I thought that stuff was WWI?
Yes, mustard gas was stored and shipped to many WW II theaters, during WWII.

We also trained with Mustard gas, in the NBC classes. They would apply three pin drops of the liquid on the inside of ones forearm. You then used the 'pinch blot' (A chemical salve & pad) method to remove two of the pin drops. You were required to leave one drop, which soon turned into a .50 cent sized blister. I have a scar on the inside of my forearm still, from that untreated one. I took that training in the 60's.

There was also an incident in Italy, during WWII were a Munitions ship was bombed and released mustard gas, stored onboard.

http://www.history.navy.mil/faqs/faq104-4.htm

Actually, liquid Mustard gas, if one was allowd to use it, can deny large areas to one's opponents, especially in brushy areas.

http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/FWWmustard.htm

http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/FWWgas.htm


I find this point to be unusually discouraging:

Poisonous gases were known about for a long time before the First World War but military officers were reluctant to use them as they considered it to be a uncivilized weapon. The French Army were the first to employ it as a weapon when in the first month of the war they fired tear-gas grenades at the Germans.
French were first to use chemical warfare, imagine that.
 

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