first published on May 15, 2016 by Josh
A Kurdish sniper uses a tracer round to ignite an ISIS fuel truck. The resulting explosion looks like something straight out of a Hollywood film.
Normally, I don’t like to compare combat to Hollywood films at all. Very rarely are the depictions of reality portrayed correctly by the movie industry. Things are flashy, explosions are over emphasized, and every single thing with a fuel tank can turn into a 500 pound explosive fireball. This Kurdish sniper though, he absolutely nails it.
A Daesh fuel truck is pulling out into the open, when a Kurdish sniper takes a long shot with a tracer round at the fuel trailer. The round then ignites the fuel inside of the tanker causing a massive, fireball of an explosion. The only thing separating this from a Michael Bay film, is a series of slow-motion, 360 degree camera shots.