A Jihadi video tutorial on making IEDs and in particular - I think - an explosively formed penetrator (EFP)
Now the BEEF has a long and varied career that at one stage included advanced shotfiring. So although I'm not current, nor do I speak Arabic, I'll guide you through what I think is happening.
The first bit is how to remove the fuse cover from a standard artillery round. In normal practice the fuse cover is removed using the correct tool shortly before firing and a proper fuse inserted.
Complaint #1 is the use of long-nose pliers. You can easily slip and cut yourself like that :-)
The next bit is to drill the nose so the main charge powder can be poured out. No problem. That shit won't go off no matter how hard you hit it or heat it. You need a proper detonator/booster to get a result.
Now having got some explosive material we see some amazing piece that looks like it's an old shell casing (perhaps some steel tube and a baseplate?). At the front we see some sort of rough deep cone made out of epoxy?? Who knows. But even if it's covering the most advanced precision metal penetrator form it's the wrong shape. It's probably good for a contact hit, but at any range it will be useless.
Complaint #2 wrong pre-form for EFP see
The rest of the video shows how the rear of the weapon is packed full of HE and a detonator stuffed in one side and held in place by non sticky tape!
Complaint #3 The detonator is not symmetric to the penetrator.
The key to a good EFP is that the explosion is symmetric around the axis of the penetrator. Sort of a mini version of an implosion nuclear weapon.
Not so here! Any penetrator it formed will fly off at a wild angle to the axis of the weapon.
Complaint #4 holding it together with unsticky tape is a joke. Cleaning the surface and using 2 minute araldite would produce something actually useful. Not so here.
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