a reply to: Ahabstar
PVC tube can be very nasty stuff if used the "right" way. There are anti-personnel devices that are largely made of hard plastics and they've been
around for years. They have an "advantage" in that they're very hard to find with metal detectors.
"Pyrotechnic powder" is very vague, but we could say we're looking at a substance that has (say) an expansion rate of eg 11,000 to 16,000 times its
original volume on ignition -- ie when converted from a solid to a gas. That's a modest figure; it could be higher than that, which can make for a
very potent device, with even a few atmospheres over-pressure in a smaller environment.
Two atmospheres over pressure will blow out windows, easy.
However the wiring is just stupid, to be frank. You only need a pair of wires to the detonator, and they don't need to be that heavy. Those wires
could take maybe a couple of amps with no issues and that's way more than needed. And they normally are kept as a pair and run in through one entry
point in such a simple device. And as for using red and black.. Duhh... Why make things simple for any disposal expert? Make all the wires the same
color, so only the maker knows (by looking) what wire is what. Basic stuff, but not Hollywood -- and that's the key here, I think.
Speaking of Hollywood, that digital clock looks like something out of an early 1990s movie. It's just absurd. Why the heck would anyone use a clock on
a device that requires manipulation to initiate? Heck, it's a letter bomb, not a time bomb. And just by the way, it should be in a carton, not a
freaking envelope! Digital clocks are fragile, right?
Totally a symbolic device, IMHO. No way it was set up to detonate. If it was, you'd have to be nuts to just take pics of it. Yes, it's a small device
but it could still remove a big chunk of your skull if it was a proper bomb. I wouldn't want to be within 50 feet of the thing if it was even remotely
likely it could go off. Not without a lot of protective gear, anyway -- and I have no training in wearing all that kit.
These are fake bombs, IMO. And very poorly made ones. Utter crap, but good enough for the MSM masses, I guess. Sigh... Good to see ATS members are
pulling this whole thing to pieces. Just wish more folks would do likewise.
edit on 24/10/18 by JustMike because: I fixed some typos.