From: WW2 History Club
Sent: Wednesday, January 05, 2011 21:23
To: WW2 History Club
Subject: WW2 History Club ... Allah Calls One Home?

 

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Web Site Link:  oops.wmv

Forwarded to me by a club member

[From the original email]

Allah Calls One Home

This video was made by the bad guys. The camera man is filming his friend as he praises Allah and launches mortar shots at American troops.  Little does he know that mortar shell tracking technology can track the trajectory of a hostile round and fire a retaliatory shot to precisely the spot from which the hostile shell was fired.  This only requires the hostile mortar to fire 2 to 3 rounds.  Count the number of mortar rounds the masked insurgent fires in the video.  See how well it works.  If you listen carefully you can hear the single round from the American artillery fired in the distance.  It comes just after the terrorist fires his third round - and his fourth round drops down the tube but that's as far as it gets.

Now, click on the link above and view the video (quite short)

 

Nice story, but what really happened?

Based on a little investigation, it is unlikely that the video actually shows the result of mortar tracking technology; several reasons:

What is much more likely is that the 4th shell prematurely detonated a pretty common event when you combine bootleg munitions and inexperienced combatants.

Good result, whatever the cause.