Boom! Baby!

What happens when you hit a tanker truck with an 40mm grenade?

Boom, that’s what.

Hat tip to the headlines at Ace’s.

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9 responses to “Boom! Baby!

  1. Sisu

    Reminds me of a friend talking about being in the Army: “I get to drive trucks, shoot guns, and blow stuff up. And they pay me. It’s the best job in the world.” These boys seem to think so!

  2. It’s like the Boy Scouts with guns and no adult supervision.

  3. Byron

    I can see the email from the GOFO in charge of global warming measures prevention:

    “Soldier boys playing with live ordnance! Blowing up valuable petrochemicals! Flame! Smoke! CARBON DIOXIDE!”


  4. Byron, in many ways, the Army is a far more relaxed environment than the Navy.

    The day to day stuff, the Army is more strict (I just about crapped myself the first time I saw a Second Class refer to her Senior Chief as “Bob”), but as much stupid stuff as the Army does (and it does a lot) they also generally let you have a little fun.


    That was impressive watching the ends blow off.

  6. Byron

    Must have been something going on there. As many times as I’ve been around sailors and Chiefs, I’ve NEVER heard a sailor call the Chief anything but “Chief”…and if it’s a Senior or Master, better add that too :)

  7. Byron, it was the brownshoe navy. They’re different from you and me.

  8. My son’s the grenadier for his squad. He loves that thing.

  9. Tim, I hated being a grenadier. The extra weight of the ammo didn’t bother me much (and if it hadn’t been grenades, I’d have been carrying something else, like SAW or 7.62mm ammo).

    I just really hated the effect the M203 had on the balance of the rifle. You spend a heck of a lot more time carrying a weapon than shooting it.

    I managed to score expert on the range with it, but the truth was, I was never a very good grenadier. I knew a lot of guys that just had a natural talent for it. Many from Tennessee or Kentucky or Arkansas.