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An American armored car tried to clear the way: a video of a bombing in Iraq in 2005 is shown

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After the American invasion of Iraq in 2003, the state of affairs in the country soon began to resemble footage from post-apocalyptic films. In particular, abandoned vehicles were constantly encountered on the roadsides.


In Iraq, wrecked cars are abundant on the roadway

- indicated on American resources.

In this regard, the occupation units of the US Armed Forces, while patrolling, learned to simply push them off the road to the side of the road, and then continue their route. Otherwise, it would be necessary to constantly call the sappers, waiting for their arrival and inspection of the abandoned equipment, which would interfere with the fulfillment of the task.

A video appeared on the network showing just this case, which happened back in 2005. While patrolling, a Marine platoon found an abandoned vehicle on the road. The driver behind the wheel of the Humvee tried to gently push it off the road, clearing the way, but an explosive device was detonated (apparently, wirelessly), and the American armored car was also damaged. It is noteworthy that the servicemen did not have a fire extinguisher at hand and they tried to bring down the flame with mineral water. After unloading the Humvee, the patrol continued on its route.

No Marine injured in the incident

- noted on American resources.

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  1. Installer
    Installer April 6 2021 00: 15
    0
    Nice bonfire turned out. This is not a barbecue for you.)))
    1. Grandfather
      Grandfather April 6 2021 02: 42
      +5
      It is noteworthy that the servicemen did not have a fire extinguisher at hand and they tried to knock down the flame with mineral water.
      author, did you put out at least "VAZ" with a fire extinguisher? did it help? wassat
      1. Ka-52
        Ka-52 April 6 2021 06: 41
        +2
        author, did you put out at least "VAZ" with a fire extinguisher? did it help? wassat

        there are different stages in combustion. The primary fire can be extinguished with a fire extinguisher (well, if it is not one of those that are the size of an ice cream cup). Just in view of the large amount of flammable substances, the ignition of a car develops very intensively. The reaction most often does not happen more than 20-30 seconds. I did it in time - put it out, did not have time - scratch the turnips and wait for the firemen. Here you need a fire extinguisher of at least 2 liters and skill.
        But of course, in this case, no road fire extinguisher can extinguish active combustion after the explosion of an IED yes
  2. kventinasd
    kventinasd April 6 2021 00: 24
    +6
    This is how they should burn wherever they stick their stars and stripes.
    1. Incvizitor
      Incvizitor April 6 2021 00: 31
      +3
      And then they will still burn forever in hell for their terror around the world.
  3. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh April 6 2021 00: 43
    +8
    2005 is remembered!
    What fresh and sensational news - a military jeep caught fire. laughing
    1. Victor_B
      Victor_B April 6 2021 02: 30
      +1
      Quote: voyaka uh
      What fresh and sensational news - a military jeep caught fire.
      If they burned every day, it would not be news.
      And so - a trifle, but nice!
      But personally, I liked how they extinguished it!
      Are they really stupid?
      Why weren't there commonplace fire extinguishers in the entire column?
      It looks like just a habit, because in North America there is no requirement to have a first aid kit and a fire extinguisher in the car.
      1. Free wind
        Free wind April 6 2021 04: 12
        +2
        Everyone is happy, they laugh, no one was hurt. There should be fire extinguishers, there is clearly a fire extinguisher in the spare wheel, why did not they use it, maybe the instruction is like this, you can't help the car, but fire extinguishers may be needed to extinguish a person. Why did they not immediately drag them away, after the explosion, the same question. The amount of weapons and equipment is respectable. There is an anti-tank missile for 4-5 people. I came across this video about 5 years ago. But nobody cut the radio tape recorder.
        1. Eugene-Eugene
          April 7 2021 12: 47
          0
          no one cut the radio tape recorder

          so the whole front end puffed
  4. Lara Croft
    Lara Croft April 6 2021 00: 49
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    Remarkably, the servicemen did not have a fire extinguisher at hand.

    In Vietnam, the Americans used fire extinguishers to cool the beer (the threat of a tribunal did not always help), I don’t know how it was ...
  5. venik
    venik April 6 2021 08: 14
    +3
    ".....An American armored car tried to clear the way: a video of a bombing in Iraq in 2005 is shown..... "
    ======
    Someone will explain to me, but WHAT is the news? what
  6. martin-159
    martin-159 April 7 2021 06: 23
    -1
    Are there any videos from the Korean War?
  7. abrakadabre
    abrakadabre April 7 2021 08: 34
    +2
    Most of all, I do not understand why they even bothered with this car. The video shows that the width of the road is such that it is possible to drive in these Humvees in rows of 4 pieces. And at the same time, there are still meters left to this abandoned car.
    How did the passenger car interfere with their movement or combat missions? That is, it was necessary to do it promptly, without waiting for the sappers.
    I would understand the situation in a dense building, when the skeleton blocks a narrow street. But here? .. belay The road is as wide as a Boeing 747 runway and no damage. There are no ditches and even a road embankment. The ground is rocky and even. In terms of bearing capacity, it differs little from the roadbed. If necessary, you can go in any direction.
    Question: NA-FI-HA !!!
    Clearing the road? So this is a leisurely planned event. Can be done together with sappers.
    The battle? It does not interfere with movement in any way.
    Patrolling? Mark it on the map and leave it to the road services, to which a sapper will be assigned.

    P / S / If you really want to move this piece of iron to the side, take it in a long tug and pull it away. Why push the body?
    1. Eugene-Eugene
      April 7 2021 11: 31
      0
      take on a long tug

      And what to cling to the filling? With your hands to be blown off by remote detonation?
    2. Free wind
      Free wind April 7 2021 13: 07
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      They can undermine at any time.