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2012-08-13 -Short Attention Span Theater-
Ever wondered what it looks like to look directly into an RPG backblast?
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Posted by gromky 2012-08-13 07:32|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [394 views ]  Top

#1 Couple of points:
Sometimes, holding perfectly still among and in front of busted up stuff--no patterns--is good if not perfect as a way to be unseen. The BMP guys may have been leaning back, stretching, not using their scopes.
The RPG guy is pretty brave since he's looking down the muzzle of, iirc, a 73mm cannon and is one quick trigger pull away from catastrophe.
And, what happened to the BMP?
Also, where were the dismounts who are supposed to prevent AT guys getting that kind of shot?
Posted by Richard Aubrey  2012-08-13 09:06||   2012-08-13 09:06|| Front Page Top

#2 BTW, don't attempt this at home.
No alcohol was consumed prior to recording. Done in a hazardous environment by untrained cannon fodder enthusiasts.
Posted by Procopius2k 2012-08-13 09:33||   2012-08-13 09:33|| Front Page Top

#3 "don't attempt this at home" -- I'll save my limited supply of RPG's for some other occasion.
Posted by Anguper Hupomosing9418 2012-08-13 11:00||   2012-08-13 11:00|| Front Page Top

#4 Ever wondered what it looks like to look directly into an RPG backblast?

Ummmmmmmm...blurry?
Posted by tu3031 2012-08-13 12:28||   2012-08-13 12:28|| Front Page Top

#5 Final.
Posted by Whiskey Mike 2012-08-13 12:35||   2012-08-13 12:35|| Front Page Top

#6 reports from the battle today are that the rebels are engaging Assad's forces at as many as 6 -9 locations in and around the city

this makes the heavy Armour more spread out and probably makes it more difficult to provide competent infantry backup for each Armour unit
Posted by lord garth 2012-08-13 14:30||   2012-08-13 14:30|| Front Page Top

#7 Thirty nine seconds of video and I'm still laughing.
Posted by SteveS 2012-08-13 15:58||   2012-08-13 15:58|| Front Page Top

#8 Really, can't both sides lose this one? Fight to mutual extinction, maybe?
Posted by Rob Crawford 2012-08-13 16:51||   2012-08-13 16:51|| Front Page Top

#9 This reminds me of the ASL Backblast rule (ASLSK 4.4.3) or somewhere in the regular ASL rules: use the colored die of the TH roll as an unmodified 1 FP attack on the IFT against all units in the firer's location.
Posted by Eric Jablow 2012-08-13 19:52||   2012-08-13 19:52|| Front Page Top

#10 Scene courtesy of [almost]THE GODS MUST BE CRAZY???

I don't see anything in the Vid to indicate a direct hit.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2012-08-13 22:23||   2012-08-13 22:23|| Front Page Top

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