To: 11B3; af_vet_rr; ALOHA RONNIE; American in Israel; American Soldier; archy; armymarinemom; ...
Stacking anti-tank mines in a manner to get the shaped charges to act as amplifiers isn't something you get out of this article - or the Anarchist's Cookbook either for that matter. If you look at the sand that they were placed in, that soft material doesn't like to transmit shock waves very well - so it took some expertise. So in that sense, it is 'new or unique' John.
So is the use of a delay fuze with the 13-pound charge Soviet TM46 AT mine so as to detonate the mine/s when the center of the hull or powerpack with fuel tanks receives the full effect of the blast instead of the driver's compartment. Apparantly, the new delay fuzes, also meant as a countermeasure to chain flail or weighted roller mine clearance tools, work as advertised. And if a derivitive of the MVSh-46 tilt rod fuze was used, the vehicle's tracks don't even need to have passed over the mine/s themselves; contact with any of the bottom of the vehicle's hull would do.
Anyone care to guess on how far that blast would have thrown a Stryker and what would have happened to the 11 soldiers inside?
Well, somebody just made an easy thousand dollars....
posted on 11/09/2003 9:45:15 AM PST
(Angiloj! Mia kusenveturilo estas plena da angiloj!)
One of the military test officers in my office is going to Iraq to evaluate the Stryker. I'm therefore going to refrain from voicing what I feel that mine trap would have done to a Stryker. Bad Karma.
posted on 11/09/2003 5:12:20 PM PST
by .cnI redruM
(Mouthing support for the workingman is one of the best ways to avoid actually being one.)
Well, if the turret on the Abrams was, say, 40 feet away -
Then the Stryker would likely have ruptured like a watermelon while in flight, it's two halves coming to rest maybe 80 to 100 feet away, 50 feet apart.
Good lord, I hope they find the SOB that set it up and make his life a short one in multiple HE h#ll.
posted on 11/10/2003 5:40:53 AM PST
(Proving that there are alternate perceptions of surreality Since Oct 2, 2000.)
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