The following video of a Chinese soldier training to throw a hand grenade has been viewed over 850k times since it was uploaded two days ago on popular Chinese video sharing website Youku…
Near death experience when throwing grenade! Grenade tossing is definitely a skill!
A copy on YouTube:
As you can see from the video, the Chinese soldier accidentally throws the grenade against the wall causing it to bounce back. Both him and his training instructor immediately drop to the ground and the training instructor pulls him into the ditch before the grenade explodes.
Comments from Youku:
…This comrade is such a good thrower, throwing a grenade so closely, if it were during war, your squad mates are going to cry.
Judging by the circumstances of the site [design of the location], this kind of thing often happens.
I run into this kind of thing everyday playing CS [Counter-Strike].
This person is training how to throw in order to perish together with the enemy.
That sergeant is so nimble.
The instructor was very gei li! Very calm!
Not afraid of a wolf-like enemy, just afraid of a pig-like squad mate.
In war, one definitely can’t have this guy on his squad! Hehe
This instructor is so niubi, even not forgetting to pull him down~
When we were throwing grenades in the military, there was one person who blew up his leg. It was so bloody…
If something happens to the soldier, you don’t think he has responsibility? This is just his responsibility, okay? Although he’s better than so many people these days.
In 2007 when I entered the army as a new soldier, I was very calm the first time we trained how to throw grenades, completely treating it as if throwing a firecracker. Actually, this kind of thing in the video isn’t really that rare. Many new soldiers have done this kind of thing when they were small, simply big kids who have suffered before. Being really nervous when throwing live ammunition is also very normal. Instances where new soldiers throwing grenades only to have the safety lever be released before the grenade is thrown causing the training grenade to go off early also happen often. Last thing I want to say is that this kind of grenade that is thrown standing up has relatively less power and the amount of fragments/shrapnel are also very little.
In 2002, one of the new soldiers in our class did this very thing, dropping the grenade on the ground when reaching back to throw it, and was also pulled down by the instructor. Afterward, the instructor said to me, “this new guy in your class is muddle-headed”, and later when firing rockets, our instructor wouldn’t let him fire any. According to what the instructor said, “when throwing grenades, at most it’ll just blow up the two of us, but when firing rockets, if he hits the platform, then the an entire group of people are done for. However, I still told the instructor to let him fire the rockets, so the bastard had me be his partner. So I connected the grenade with the tail, help him put it in, and then aimed it for him and told him to just pull the trigger. I said to him: “When I tell you to fire, you just pull the trigger” and still something went wrong. Before I had given the order, the guy pulled the trigger and fired it. Everyone knows that when firing, one has to open their mouth, so there is equilibrium in the ear drum, but my mouth was still closed waiting for the signal at the time. My ears were still droning 2 days later.
Is this funny? ~~~ BS you people who are laughing~ Those of you who haven’t been in the military shouldn’t blindly make comments here~~~
哈哈小财神: (responding to above)
You must’ve been the one who was throwing [the grenade].
Have you been in the military before? What scary stories do you have?