Anyone See The Thompson On Mythbusters?
Posted 18 February 2005 - 06:41 PM
Posted 18 February 2005 - 07:56 PM
Posted 18 February 2005 - 11:56 PM
Nothing in a war movie is like for real, anyway.
In real modern warfare, if you're doing everything right, all you'd see is a bush moving. Man, that makes for crummy drama.
I've watched a few folks die during my lifetime. Saw one take about 10 rounds of 7.62 once. Trust me, folks don't go down like they do in the movies. The also don't fall like a sack of potatoes either. In real life, you couldn't re-create that without breaking some choice bones.
I once saw something on some video channel, making a music video, where some guy was getting "shot" and the guy coaching him talked about taking the hit in the shoulder, and how hed' rock back from that point, pivoting in mid air then falling backward.
What crap. The twitch a little, have a very surprised look on their face, then go down like a marionette with the strings cut.
Posted 19 February 2005 - 11:56 AM
Posted 19 February 2005 - 02:04 PM
Posted 19 February 2005 - 04:15 PM
I din't know about that.... watch the beach landings on the History Channel. On beach landings and you see the poor guys, if they make it out of the water, running one second and then drop into a lifeless lump the next. The one thing I do know is that Newton's third law makes it hard for a shoulder, or hand held weapon, to knock someone back head over heels..... If you are moving backwards and you have muscles contracting maybe it can appear that way, but the laws of physics is pretty much against you....
Posted 19 February 2005 - 08:40 PM
Was in a one legged nealing position, got hit in the leg/hip, then just sat down. Took a strafe to the body, and fell over. Nothing dramatic. You never knew he was taking rounds.
Posted 19 February 2005 - 09:28 PM
I missed that particular episode. I will have to yell at my wife for not setting up the Tivo.
Posted 19 February 2005 - 09:35 PM
Don't mess with the M16 video