Dash Cam Footage Of A Humvee Nearly Nailed By Massive IED

Dash Cam Footage Of A Humvee Nearly Nailed By Massive IED | Frontline Videos

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Talk About Luck.

This is an oldie, but it’s definitely worth a watch. Uploaded in 2007 to Youtube, American troops in the Middle East recorded something that seems like would only belong in a movie. Also, they nearly recorded their own demise.

As part of a convoy, these soldiers were practically in the middle of nowhere when all of a sudden the ground shook and opened up right in front of them. The quick reflexes of the driver avoided collision with the debris, something that could have caused some bodily harm as well.

U.S. Marines with Black Sea Rotational Force drive a HMMWV for the combined anti-armor team sustainment training during Exercise Platinum Lion 15-3, July 8 at Novo Selo Training Area, Bulgaria. The Marines launched 10 tube-launched, optically tracked, wire-guided anti-tank missiles, or TOW. The TOW missiles were fired from M41 Sabers mounted to the turrets of Humvees. | 1st Lt. Sarah Burns / Public Domain

Aside from this being an incredible story of luck and survival, the explosion itself was quite eye-opening too. You can literally see the asphalt get lifted up by the explosion, break up into slabs, then pieces and thrown about 15 feet into the air. Can’t imagine what the hell that would have done to the Humvee and of course, its occupants.

We’re speculating here, but it does seem like those dumb terrorists contributed to the happy ending of this story. They either buried the explosives too deep or didn’t use enough of them. Either way, this could have still been really bad if they got that right. Then, there’s the timing. A bit of a premature explosion if you may.

All in all it was a good day for our guys. Keep up the good job and stay safe.


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