Originally posted by LestatIsReal
reply to post by JBA2848
That is awful. I was planning to visit New Orleans this month. Is it safe? The thought of explosives is very frightening. I had no idea something like this would go on in the crescent city. Do they know what the explosives were for? If people are evacuating it makes me hesitant to visit. I can't go over this.
They do like to play with explosives.
Originally posted by JBA2848
reply to post by butcherguy
Funny you pop up with the history channel link. Is that a conspiracy? We know how Red Jacket in Baton Rouge, LA loves to blow stuff up. You know the guys from Sons of Guns on the Discovery Channel. And he is a ATF agent or some thing along the lines. William Hayden owner of Red Jacket has a badge. He shows it on his show all the time. And the Doyline Police Chief Robert Hayden. Is there a conspiracy?
Originally posted by zedVSzardoz
wow, that much of this stuff was bought and paid for, and NEVER used....wow. Wonder how much it costs the army to buy it and then pay to get rid of it?
Originally posted by JBA2848
The explosives have been moved from one location to another. All outside.
Google maps shows the boxes outside behind a different building.
But in recent pictures they are behind a different building.
Some body has been moving it around?
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Originally posted by neo96
Considering how heavily regulated explosives are lot of illegal procurement going on.
Originally posted by AGWskeptic
Originally posted by stirling
What were they gona do with all that TNT they distilled from the ammunition.....??
Guncotton= cottonbatten with a dose of nitric acid poured over it.....basically......a very primitive form of explosive id think...?
Has the explosive formula for large ordinance changed so little since WW1?
Or just how dated is the stuff?
It's not actual guncotton, it's concentrated in pellet form.
Artillary shells do not contain powder like civilian gun ammo. The shells have 7 bags of pellets and the fire mission determines how many bags to use.
Short range might only be a charge 3 (3 bags) while a long range shot would need all 7.
When I was in we dug holes behind each gun and at the end of the day we just burned the bags we had removed from the shells. I have no idea what they do now, but it wouldn't shock me to hear they can't burn it anymore.
In the 90's we were still shooting rounds that were produced during the Korean war,edit on 3-12-2012 by AGWskeptic because: (no reason given)