It is from an Argentinian who served as a Second Lieutenant during the Falklands War, and is from a friendly discussion at a miniatures wargaming board. It started as friendly discussion, with I believe people from both sides discussing, and Armand shared some stories:
Note that the blowpipe in discussion is a handheld rocket launcher.
Topic: How Many Companies in Argentine Regts (Falklands)?
Armand, TMP Discussion Boards
Bazookas? I had not seen any but yes, I saw the blowpipes when they arrived at the islands.
Impossible to forget!.
The senior Seargeant took one and said that is was so easy to use that he didn't need to read any instrucctions (who were in english and of course he decided that not want any translation from one of his soldiers who had studied that idiom). He point to a ridge, fire and the projectile shoots out…backwards! destroying a pile of drawers [crates?] with supplies distant at 100 meters.
The face of fear and surprise of that ignorant fool was so comical that all the Company began to laught to tears!.
[After] that, the imbécil decided that those weapons cannot be used!.
He never would accept he was wrong. And so, we had not any to used at combat.
|Blowpipe in action. Note in our story, the men would be facing the other way.|