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    Chinese Soldier Gets His Hand Grenade Toss Wong...

    Yikes, you wanna far flung handgrenade or not!?

    BBC News - Grenade throw backfires on Chinese army recruit
    Last edited by tech_guy; 1st April 2010 at 12:55 AM.

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    did u forget to put an "r" in wrong? or was u being funny? lol

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    It was a lame attempt at a pun....

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    That's exactly why China hasn't taken over the world yet

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    It was only a thunderflash! We used to use them as fireworks when I was a kid. Possibly accounts for my tinnitus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by laserblazer View Post
    It was only a thunderflash! We used to use them as fireworks when I was a kid. Possibly accounts for my tinnitus.
    When I was in the TA, a sergeant told me that before their use in training exercises was banned, dozens of soldiers each year had their hearing permanently damaged due to improper use of flashbangs (or 'Battlefield Noise Simulators' as they are officially referred to).

    Hearing damage is one of the risks people don't immediately associate with a forces career (since there are plenty of other risks) but it can very easily happen, and will quite quickly turn your promising army career into a desk job on disability grounds. I think REME are the worst hit these days due to the cumulative exposure to heavy vehicle noise in the workshops.

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    Good drills on his instructors part though, but trust me, if you are close to a thunderflash when it goes off, it can tear large chunks out of you, especially in a confined space such as a grenadde throwing pit. That it why there are shelters there. Looking again though, if you see the aftermath of the explosion you will see quite a bit of shrapnel (splash) damage in the bay. I suspect it was rather more than a simple thunderflash.

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    The footage has been edited. The soldier clearly throws a grenade (small black object) - then the footage is edited with the insertion of the soldier handling a another object - a long light-brown tube, possibly a thunderflash although it might be a smoke grenade. I think they're trying to either save face or downplay the potential seriousness of the incident.

    The throwing bays are intentionally designed like this should a mistake occur and the soldiers then have somewhere to take cover. The instructor was bl***y quick thinking in dragging the guy into the other bay.
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