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    Mine or grenade?

    Iíve seen these before but I canít remember if itís a grenade or mine, has a small parachute on it......

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    RKG-3 anti-tank grenade.
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    Damn. Looks like the guy’s on his third try for the right sling swivel location.

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    Step on it. Then you'll know if its a mine ...sorry

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    Anti-tank grenade. Still being used successfully against US and Coalition uparmored vehicles like HMMWV's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard W. View Post
    Damn. Looks like the guyís on his third try for the right sling swivel location.
    If only he had paracord and knew how to make a constrictor knot...
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    In more compressed urban areas they're pretty effective. You have to land them extremely close to take out armor so the assaulter needs to get in real up close and personal. They'll absolutely shred soft-skinned stuff.



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    At one point the insurgents had a "uniform" for the guys using them. Had them dressed up in running gear plus a coat to hide the grenade under. They had pics they showed of these guys, present just about every time one was used. Saw a video where they ID'd a guy so dressed and as soon as he figured out they were on to him took off running. No doubt they changed that tactic long ago
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    Ok, thanks for the memory jog, looked back through some of my stuff from 90/91 and remember where I’ve seen them. Was lucky enough never to have seen one up close & personal on the business end.
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    I remember in Iraq ‘kids’ would throw them off an overpass or balconies in multi story buildings. They would do a number on a hummer or trucks. Not so much against real armor like a M1 or Brad, unless crew were standing in the hatches.
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    Unless you're rolling fast, I can't see why you'd ever move without dismounted Infantry support in any urban, wooded, or otherwise closely packed environment. I come from a Light Infantry background, pre-GWOT with practically no exposure to armored vehicles so I'm not really an authority but it seems unacceptably risky.

    Here's a good example why(@ 0:25): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-8VYSBvXKE
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    Quote Originally Posted by davehal9000 View Post
    At one point the insurgents had a "uniform" for the guys using them. Had them dressed up in running gear plus a coat to hide the grenade under. They had pics they showed of these guys, present just about every time one was used. Saw a video where they ID'd a guy so dressed and as soon as he figured out they were on to him took off running. No doubt they changed that tactic long ago
    Bingo, and this is something many of us saw early on in the war, so when we were teaching classes, we always pointed out to look at footwear to see who was wearing running shoes.
    They also had a nasty habit of throwing these things from overpasses in my AO, which is why drivers quickly learned to swerve when going under one. I've posted this before, but can't resist doing it again for this thread. This video was a practical joke on a buffalo driver when the TC threw a nut, washer and bolt combo into the open hatch. If you listen closely, it does sound like a grenade spoon. The vehicle was going about 40MPH from what I was told. This was my unit in 2005, but a different company. Enjoy the dark humor:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97bU4auD_wE
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