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Non-lethal explosions of engineering troops: tons of TNT

Non-lethal explosions of engineering troops: tons of TNT

Explosions are a spectacular part of military maneuvers. These can be explosions from shells fired from tank or artillery pieces, explosions from aviation bombs and missiles. Also, we can talk about explosions that are arranged by the military personnel of the engineering troops. For what purposes do such "engineering" explosions serve?

In fact, they may not be directly related either to military exercises or to military operations. But life and security in entire regions depend without exaggeration.

One of the directions of the so-called “engineering” explosions is the liberation of the river channel from ice jam. Such congestion can cause a powerful flood or danger to the operation of hydroelectric power plants.

Tens of tons of TNT free the river from ice captivity.

Engineer troops can carry out "non-lethal" explosions to clear areas that were previously occupied by non-operational buildings and structures. As an example of precisely such explosions, the “Military Reception” on the “Zvezda” TV channel cited the demolition of earthquake-resistant buildings of a military camp in the Kuril Islands. It is quite obvious that to cope with an earthquake-resistant concrete structure, and even so that this blasting is generally safe for those who carry it out, is not at all easy.

The issue of “Military Acceptance” “Tsar Explosions of the Engineering Troops” describes various types of explosive works:

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  1. rocket757
    rocket757 2 June 2020 19: 23
    The service is both dangerous and difficult ... but it is needed, needed, there is NO doubt about it!
  2. Crowe
    Crowe 2 June 2020 19: 40
    Two tsar explosions were immediately remembered. This was the capture of Kazan with the help of a digging and 48 barrels of gunpowder, and the undermining of enemy positions in the area of ​​the Kirishi bridgehead near Leningrad.
    Colonel General A.F., Chief of Engineering Troops of the Volkhov Front, Hero of the Soviet Union Khrenov recalled: “At seven in the morning two red rockets fly into the sky next to us. In response, on the right, under the village of Plavnitsy, - two green ones. Two distracting explosions are heard and after them - the main explosion. All who were at the checkpoint in the dugout, a kilometer from the center of the explosion, felt a concussion, as in an earthquake. We ran outside - a huge fiery black mushroom of the explosion stood over the place where the Grove was High "
    Yu.A. Syakov in the book “The Heroic Battle for Leningrad” claims that this is the only successful digging under enemy positions in the history of the Great Patriotic War.
  3. knn54
    knn54 2 June 2020 20: 00
    ALLOY science and heroism.
  4. Mikhail m
    Mikhail m 2 June 2020 20: 06
    Tens of tons of TNT free the river from ice captivity.
    Along the way, and from the fish. Nature for millions of years, nature did without explosions, and even a million survived. But we are people. We cannot wait for favors from nature, to take them from her is our task. And what remains of nature, we do not care. Enough for our century.
    1. Reserve buildbat
      Reserve buildbat 2 June 2020 22: 01
      Do you feel sorry for the fish ...? What a nightmare ...
      If you try to use the brain for its intended purpose, then Suddenly you will find that the ecosystem that has developed over decades (with those very fish) has been put on the brink of destruction by a landslide. And the professional actions of our sappers just allowed us to preserve the ecosystem.
    2. Disorder
      Disorder 3 June 2020 01: 12
      If a crevice occurs during ice drift, a greater coastal area is flooded than during an ordinary flood. When breaking the crease, the spill of water occurs already downstream the greater, the more water accumulates above the crease. So undermine creases to minimize these spills.
      And it is still unknown when the fish will die more. During the explosion, when the main energy of the explosion is spent on the destruction of the crease, or dies in puddles after the decline of water, with the flooding of a larger area.
      1. YOUR
        YOUR 3 June 2020 03: 55
        At the end of 2018, when for some reason the rock fell apart and blocked the Bureya River, in the Amur Region. A month and a half in 40-50 degree frost sappers worked to free the river. Hundreds of thousands of tons of rock were removed with directional explosions. You can only get there by helicopter, but paved the way, threw heavy equipment and did it. Well done boys!!!!!!!!!!!!
        River congestion is currently a routine. Mainly specialists from the Ministry of Emergency Situations are engaged.