Thieves steal military explosive from train

#3
This shite wouldn't have happened if the Army still ran it's own trains.
 
#4
"The rectangular bar mines contain explosives but need extra components to make them operational, said Whitehall sources."

The above quote from the article directly below a pic of a round russian mine TM-40something if my brain remembers right.
How hard is it to google L9 barmine for an image?
Lazy bastards.
 
#5
"The rectangular bar mines contain explosives but need extra components to make them operational, said Whitehall sources."

The above quote from the article directly below a pic of a round russian mine TM-40something if my brain remembers right.
How hard is it to google L9 barmine for an image?
Lazy bastards.
Dont forget the pictures of tankers at the bottom of the page.
 
#6
Ah well, November 5th rapidly approaches. Perhaps they'll be put to good use after all!
 
#9
When did the MoD/Army run it's own trains on the main network in the UK?As I recall munitions were always shipped from Depot to the ports by B.R.
Bang on. The army trains only shunted them through the gates where they were met by the BR engines.

Opportunists indeed. The orange explosive hazard signs may have been a give away. Barmines are 1.1D IIRC?

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#11
For those not in the know of what the L9 Barmine is, here are the basic specs of it.

Specifications
Weight: 11 kilograms (24 lb)
Explosive content: 8.4 kilograms (19 lb) of RDX/TNT
Length: 1.2 metres (47 in)
Height: 0.082 metres (3.2 in)
Width: 0.108 metres (4.3 in)
Operating pressure: 140 kilograms (310 lb)

Lets hope that the " thieves " did not have a different agenda than just grabbing what looked shiny, and do not have the ability or materials to fill in that little gap of the missing components.
 
#14
When did the MoD/Army run it's own trains on the main network in the UK?As I recall munitions were always shipped from Depot to the ports by B.R.
Yeah, I was thinking of 79 Railway and was assuming the UK had similar. Still, if there was similar here you can be sure there would have been a slack handful of SLR wielding Drivers stagging on the train
 
#15
How the hell are we supposed to blow up all those taliban tanks now!?
 
#16
Don't these train shipments have a Military escort anymore?
I can remember having to accompany a train load from Bracht to Belguim. Just me and an AT with orders to dismount when stationary, we couldn't have done much seeing as we were not armed.

Shiny
 
#17
Don't these train shipments have a Military escort anymore?
I can remember having to accompany a train load from Bracht to Belguim. Just me and an AT with orders to dismount when stationary, we couldn't have done much seeing as we were not armed.

Shiny
Like when we kept the red hordes out of camp with a pick axe handle?
 
#18
Don't these train shipments have a Military escort anymore?
I can remember having to accompany a train load from Bracht to Belguim. Just me and an AT with orders to dismount when stationary, we couldn't have done much seeing as we were not armed.

Shiny
Ther's never been a requirement to have armed escorts on ammunition natures in transit in the UK, when either on trains or the milk-runs to depots, units, etc

The Bracht-Belgium run was purely for when the ammo was on BE soil. Again there was no need when in German or Holland.

I too did the Train escort once and IIRC the embarrasing story is posted on here somewhere. :oops:
 
#19
Ther's never been a requirement to have armed escorts on ammunition natures in transit in the UK, when either on trains or the milk-runs to depots, units, etc

The Bracht-Belgium run was purely for when the ammo was on BE soil. Again there was no need when in German or Holland.

I too did the Train escort once and IIRC the embarrasing story is posted on here somewhere. :oops:

I used to do the ammo run down to Tidworth and back to Abingdon with a Bedford full of ball, blank and pyro all the time.
All I was armed with was a contraband pack of 20 Royals Red and a chubby Welsh storeman who'd either be smoking my Royals Red, sleeping or polishing off a bacon butty from a snack wagon on the A338.

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#20
I used to do the ammo run down to Tidworth and back to Abingdon with a Bedford full of ball, blank and pyro all the time.
All I was armed with was a contraband pack of 20 Royals Red and a chubby Welsh storeman who'd either be smoking my Royals Red, sleeping or polishing off a bacon butty from a snack wagon on the A338.

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It wasn't this one was it? (although it's not actually there in the pic) Did the best butties between Oxford and Amesbury

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