What it looks like when Marines have to blast their way into buildings – Business Insider

  • For US Marines, when the path forward is blocked by obstacles, combat engineers are sometimes called in to execute a breach using explosive charges.
  • During a recent visit to Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Insider observed the US Marine Corps 1st Combat Engineer Battalion and members of the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force conduct urban breaching training.
  • One Marine said that while the blast from the small charges feel like someone pushed you, the big ones feel like getting hit by a linebacker.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif.—Sometimes in urban combat, Marines run up against obstacles that can really only be cleared with a bit of explosive power.

In those moments, troops turn to combat engineers trained to blast their way through doors, walls, windows, and even roofs.

(A JGSDF-led breach)

Insider recently had the chance to observe Marines and members of the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force engage in urban breaching training at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton.

(A USMC-led breach)

During the training, troops practiced blowing the doors off a training structure with various explosives. The videos above and the photos below show what it is like and what exactly goes into explosive breaching operations.

Article source: https://www.businessinsider.com/what-it-looks-like-when-the-marines-blast-into-buildings-2020-2

Short URL: http://militaryfeed.com/?p=65648

Posted by on Feb 24 2020. Filed under News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

Comments are closed

Recently Commented