Originally posted by LunchBocks
They used a similar device in WW2, I wanna say it was called a bangoleer but its been a long time since I saw it on history channel.
You may be thinking of the Bangalore Torpedo. They're usually used by "engineer" units for clearing wire obstacles. I couldn't find any decent video
of it (they all show only the explosion itself, usually from a great distance). Anyway, the idea behind the Bangalore Torpedo is to fit the explosive
head to a length of... I don't know... "pipe," or whatever it is, and then another length, and another, and so on, continually sliding it forward
until it reaches the obstacle. THEN kaboom!
But, as far as the video in question: I'm with the Youtube commentor who said he'd rather be held by the Chechnyan rebels than rescued by these guys.
What appears to some to be survivors on the bus is in fact, I think, the rescuers entering from the other side of the bus. It was BLOWN up. I don't
think there would have been any survivors. Which kinda seems like working at cross-purposes. But seriously, that thing was DE-stroyed!
5/31/2011 by Ex_CT2 because: (no reason given)