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Thank you lowest bidder!I like how they are casually walking along the wall during a firefight - and how they end up next to a goat while taking cover from our own defective ordinance.
Man, as the clip queued up, I was thinking - how did they get a squib from LC in 223 or 308? There are some many damn quality checks, something has to be holy shit wrong.Then I heard "fire in the hole!" - o_OOh shit!
A canuck buddy of mine with the canadian Leopard II's in Afghnistan has a fun story of a 120mm Cannon not firing on schedule in a scuffle.Hangfire in 120mm. NOT GOOD. Very confusing. The Infantry commander finally told the tankers to "point that thing somewhere safe" and took the place the old fashioned way, with airpower from an orbiting USAF F16.
It looked like even the goats knew to go to cover.Gerry
I love the one guy cackling madly as the entire crew runs away from impending boom. I really do.tweaker
The one goat looking around, all "WTF?", as the jarheads went pounding past was priceless, too.
At least they found the humor in it all.I wonder what became of the lucky jihadis that were supposed to get splattered by that missile? It's too bad we didn't get to see it.Thanks for the link!
Reminds me of the 1970s wisdom not to buy an American car made on a Monday. I sure hope that quality control normally is better!
This isn't the fire time I've seen a Javelin not light its sustainer. Huh.Jim
The fact that he's just videorecording a firefight is surreal. Maybe he had the thing running before the first shots were fired, but who says to themselves, "Hey, I'm being shot at! Where's my camcorder?"standardmischief.com/blog/
who says to themselves, "Hey, I'm being shot at! Where's my camcorder?"I've seen video a friend shot (more audio than video due to all the shaking, blurriness and poor night shot capability) that had him trying to get the camera to see through his .50 cal sight in the middle of a firefight. The audio is great. The guy down the turret is yelling "shoot him! shoot him!" Camera shakes around...Friend says "hold on, hold on""shoot him""almost""quit screwing around and shoot him""aw dammit, alright"More common than you would think.
Welcome to modern warfare.As P.J. O'Rourke noted 'way back in Operation Desert Dust, you could tell where the American Army had been by the absence of AA batteries... ;)
Both sides video, although the jihadis tend to mainly do it of ambush type incidents, so they set up ahead of time. They do it to look good for tv use.Related issue is soldiers talking on cell phones to family during firefights. Results of this are Not Good.
Speaking of which, is that a cell phone in the cameraman's hand?
The Javelin left the tube. Is it still a squib if it leaves the tube?
The French versionhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGf-sS4js5YGerry
Is the minimum armed distance started from leaving the tube, or secondary ignition?wv: addhunb... is this something the manufacturer forgot when building it?
Nice writeup on the missile on wikipedia...makes the whole video make more sense, from the wait before firing, to the firing mechanism (and secondary system not activating).The goat WAS a nice touch :)
@Will: ...is that a cell phone in the cameraman's hand? Negative, handheld radio, probably /\/\otorola or ICOM. (Reminds me, I need to drop in on Tactical Tailor and pick up a MOLLE pouch for my ICOM handheld...)And I'm sure the manufacturers of snowboarder helmet cams are selling a ton of them through the PX. (I know for a fact that they're available there...)
So, did they blow it in place with a rifle shot, you think?MattSt Paul
What is the RMA process for a javalin?
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