Nice one Crabs. I'd love to be an instructor these days as there are so many excellent on-line examples of what not to do.
I'm not entirely sure of the weapon although it looks like some sort of LAW in which case he could be trying to fire it upside down (the end cap is facing up instead of down. It could be that they have attempted to re-cycle a disposable LAW, always a recipe for disaster. Something has impeded the missile causing the weapon to 'kick back' something the LAW shouldn't do. He will have been lucky to get away with just a broken nose, maybe a fractured eye socket, possibly the loss of an eye and some shock.
Looks like he's trying to fire an SPG-9 (normally fired from a tripod), with the venturi removed and the barrel cut down. What you think is the end cap is, more likely, the handle that closes the breech. Seems like they've closed this off and and are trying to fire BMP (non-recoilless) ammo from it. Damned if I know why
By the way, Are there any spotters out there who can identify the kit this cone was using?
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The darwin awards exsist for that purpose:
Just one wonderful example of STOOPID
(7 March 2002, Colorado) When Gerald was pulled over by police for erratic driving, he decided it was better to flee from the stolen car on foot, rather than face possible jail time for a parole violation. This was the first of two successive mental lapses. Gerald's actual thoughts are unknown, but *may* have been something like this: "The officers are only suspicious and alert now... I'll make them hot, sweaty, tired, and angry by leading them on a wild chase through dark alleys and fields."
During the subsequent foot chase, Gerald attempted to dissuade officers from the pursuit by firing a 9mm Ruger semiautomatic handgun blindly over his shoulder. This was the second illustration of a potential mental deficiency. "Officers are running behind me. They have guns. I have a gun! They have eyes in the front of their heads, so they can see to aim at me. I don't have eyes in the back of my head, so I'll fire wildly behind me and see what happens!"
Unfortunately, Gerald appears to have been one of those folks who can't chew gum and walk at the same time. Or at least he couldn't flee and fire at the same time. While discharging the weapon over his shoulder, Gerald managed to shoot himself in the head with his own gun, bringing the chase to a sudden conclusion.
Four shots were fired, none by the officers, who found Gerald's pistol next to his fallen body. Gerald was transported to a local hospital where he expired the following day, thus removing a set of genes deficient in both judgment and coordination from the gene pool.