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Oerdin
15-05-2005, 01:07:10
I ran across this rather graphic photo of what happens to a human body when it is hit in the head by an American .50 cal sniper round. The M107 .50 cal sniper rifle is prized not only for its accuracy and armor extreme stopping power but also for "its heavy psychological effect". Meaning if you are an insurgent and the guy next you's head is blown clean off and all that remains is a headless corpse spewing a fountain of blood from the neck then that sight is likely to damage enemy morale.

This insurgent was apparently hit in the upper part of the head so his whole head wasn't blown off but the damage was still severe.

I'll post the picture as a link instead of using img tags so those who don't want to see it don't have to. Still it is interesting in a very morbid way.

http://poetry.rotten.com/failed-mission/

MOBIUS
15-05-2005, 01:14:35
Charming...:rolleyes:

MRT144
15-05-2005, 01:16:08
Dude, his head was like a watermelon. Thats ridonk!

Oerdin
15-05-2005, 01:24:33
Originally posted by MOBIUS
Charming...:rolleyes:

Nobody forced you to click the link and you were warned it was graphic.

JM^3
15-05-2005, 01:32:28
ack

JM

MOBIUS
15-05-2005, 01:38:51
Originally posted by Oerdin
Nobody forced you to click the link and you were warned it was graphic.

Nah it's just a general :rolleyes: that in the 21st century mankind still revels in finding ever more effective ways of killing each other...

Kind of reminds me of a scene out of Peter Jackson's Bad Taste...

MattHiggs
15-05-2005, 01:48:28
That's awful.

JM^3
15-05-2005, 01:59:29
honestly, we have had 50 cal guns since WW2 (or before)

it is just that they generally didn't result in headshots...

Jon Miller

Oerdin
15-05-2005, 02:05:17
Snipers are supposed to go for body shots but I understand some snipers want to show their skill by going for head shots. Or it could have just been the shot errored on the high side.

Cruddy
15-05-2005, 02:07:14
Death from a point five is much quicker than that of a sniper captured by the insurgents.

The calibre is still popular for something designed to penetrate WW1 tanks.

protein
15-05-2005, 02:17:35
"insurgent" :rolleyes:

Oerdin
15-05-2005, 02:26:03
And I should call them what instead?

protein
15-05-2005, 02:28:53
You could call him whatever you want. You'd still think of him as sub-human you sick fuck.

Oerdin
15-05-2005, 02:32:58
How is that? What did I say to disrespect him or make him out to be subhuman? Instead I offered an analytical photograph of the effects of a commonly used firearm.

But please continue your name calling and baseless accusations. Don't let facts get in the way.

protein
15-05-2005, 02:38:56
Oh isn't it terribly "interesting" that this "insurgent" got executed by "an American .50 cal sniper round". How terribly, terribly "interesting".

Maybe if you were there you could have got a nice photo of you pointing at his dead body and laughing happily at the camera.

KrazyHorse@home
15-05-2005, 02:56:13
Originally posted by Oerdin
I'll post the picture as a link instead of using img tags so those who don't want to see it don't have to

Thank you.

Oerdin
15-05-2005, 02:56:14
Reading in to it a bit aren't you?

The Norks
15-05-2005, 03:00:48
protein its a military thing- you cant get all weepy over the lost humanity if you have to harden yourself to war. I think you're forgetting what Oerdin's been trained for, I don't think he's being deliberately insensitive. Blown up heads is the reality of warfare.

JM^3
15-05-2005, 03:01:32
but than you lose the juicy filling

JM

KrazyHorse@home
15-05-2005, 03:05:10
I do find the curiousity in this a bit morbid, though.

Lazarus and the Gimp
15-05-2005, 08:27:20
Originally posted by protein
You could call him whatever you want. You'd still think of him as sub-human you sick fuck.

I think "insurgent" is actually the PC expression. Use it on a right-wing forum and you'll be howled down for not using the expressions "terrorist" or "enemy of freedom".

Oerdin
15-05-2005, 09:42:58
Such raving lunitic fringe groups as CNN or BBC use the term insurgent so I feel I can use the same term without cause for alarm.