RPG-7 launcher erupted while filming venture for the Ballistic High-Speech YouTube channel in the hands of Knowles, a YouTuber
In a harrowing spectacle captured on camera, a remotely propelled grenade, RPG-7 launcher met its catastrophic demise in the hands of a YouTuber during a botched experiment. This unsettling incident unfolded as Adam Knowles, a former US Army veteran, embarked on a filming venture for the Ballistic High-Speed YouTube channel.
Currently convalescing from the aftermath, Knowles recently scrutinized the footage for the first time, emphasizing its purpose for medical and educational elucidation.
The calamitous event transpired just a month ago as the content creator endeavored to evaluate the perils associated with back-blast from an array of launchers.
The video documentation reveals Knowles, engulfed in flames, discharging a grenade from the RPG-7 launcher. A segment of the launcher promptly erupted, propelling his helmet into the air.
Knowles, rendered unconscious in an instant, experienced the impact before making contact with the ground, resulting in a fractured skull, a broken jaw, and a body marred by shrapnel and third-degree burns, as reported by Dexerto.
While reviewing the footage, the YouTuber conveyed a state of improved well-being but acknowledged the protracted recovery period ahead to regain a semblance of normalcy. In the video narrative, Knowles expounded on the multifaceted launcher trials, designating the RPG-7 as the “culminating shot of the day.”
Despite adherence to customary safety protocols and exercising utmost caution, an unforeseen mishap unfolded, consigning Knowles to the ground in an instant.
Describing the incident, he recounted, “The Rocket Launcher essentially detonated.” Prompt response by the emergency hotline 911 ensued, leading to Knowles being airlifted to the nearest medical facility.
During this interval, he attested to having no recollection of the occurrence subsequent to the countdown.
In the video’s denouement, Knowles asserted that the explosion would not deter him from crafting future content for his audience.