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Noun1.backblast - backfire from a recoilless weapon
backfire, blowback - the backward escape of gases and unburned gunpowder after a gun is fired
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"The first of the four missile launches was specifically to see if the the backblast and shock of firing would damage the cannon, the weapon mount, or the ship, which it did not," the statement explained.
The HEAT 655 CS is designed to reduce backblast, allowing it to be fired from a relatively confined space.
Commander of the IRGC Ground Forces Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpour said at the time that the combat drone would carry the RPG with no Backblast.
I was standing in the concussive backblast of the chaingun's muzzlebrake.
Even with a rest of a couple of minutes, I've driven the temp of the Phantom up to a sizzling 681[degrees], and the backblast is so bad I need to wash my eyes out.
Includes instruction on the following: Backblast area, round handling and care, doctrine fighting positions, and risk management and mitigation.
Without the cover, the connec-tor has no protection against moisture or backblast from rockets firing.
Te trainer is effective in replicating the sight picture, operator controls and backblast. Te sub-caliber rocket includes a tracer, allowing Soldiers to train effectively under realistic conditions with immediate feedback.