Drone’s eye view of ISIS suicide attacks

Apparently all footage is from Mosul.

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  • Brett_McS

    How effective is this against tanks? I can imagine that any people inside them have a headache and ringing in the ears, but would it be lethal to a vehicle designed for surviving direct hits, not just ‘adjacent’ explosions? I suspect that pictures after the dust cleared would show the trucks completely replaced with a smoking crater in the ground, but the tanks still sitting there, more or less intact.

    • Editor

      Yes, I would think so too. Reactive armor designed to resist anti-tank shaped charge RPGs and missiles would probably resist the unfocused energy of an IED. Some of the trucks and hummers on the other hand . . .

    • Exile1981

      depends. Older tanks were often left functional with crew kills from the shock wave or fragments of armor richotching around the inside.

      Newer tanks don’t suffer those issues as much.

  • Mark DeFord Eletion

    Some things in the video seem odd. Some of the attack vehicles seem to be deliberately driven into clusters of vehicles that seem to be marked as targets for drone attack or surveillance (red flashing lights on roof). Could the CIA ops division be using remote controlled exploding SUV’s to take out some of the enemy?

    In some of the shots, the attack vehicle explodes next to only one or two vehicles. I imagine that in most cases, a real jihadi would make better use of his explosive force before setting off the blast.