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Tunnel Rat
In the course of the Vietnam War, the Viet Cong created extensive underground complexes. Whenever troops would uncover a tunnel, tunnel rats were sent in to kill any hiding enemy soldiers and to plant explosives to destroy the tunnels. A tunnel rat was equipped with only a standard issue .45 caliber pistol and a flashlight, although most tunnel rats were allowed to choose another pistol with which to arm themselves. The tunnels were very dangerous, with numerous booby traps and enemies lying in wait. Often there were flooded U-bends in the tunnels to trap gas. Guards manned holes on the sides of tunnels through which spears could be thrust, impaling a crawling intruder. Not only were there human enemies, but also dangerous creatures, such as snakes, spiders, scorpions, and ants. Black-Bearded Tomb Bat (Taphozous melanopogon) and Lesser Dawn Bats (Eonycteris spelaea) roosted in the tunnels and were a harmless nuisance if awoken.
About this creation

The dead Viet Cong and real life Tunnel Rat Sgt. Harold Roper

Here you can see a few more details like the gun and flash light

An American patrol walks literally right over the enemy

The jungle

The tunnel

the VC

The Americans

Sgt. Roper



Comments

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  September 26, 2011
NICE . Thats why i hear wierd sound in call of duty 2 :D
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  December 20, 2009
nice
Lt. John Harland
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Owen B
  August 22, 2009
Wow, I don't think I would survive that kind of job. I don't even think the traps or VietCong would kill me. I'd just die of shock. (enclosed spaces are not my thing)
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  August 22, 2009
Good job! 9/10 Details (I would have liked to see a lamp or something in the tunnel but other then that it looks great) Creativity 10/10, Overall 9.5/10 (some more little details could have spiced it up overall. Your final score is 28.5+1=29.5 good job!
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  August 14, 2009
That is awesome, but I have to ask.. Where did you get that M16 one of the American guys is holding?
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  August 12, 2009
Good Job!9/10 for neatness 10/10 for creativity 8/10 for overall 27/30 good job!
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  August 12, 2009
Nice hey John i want to tell you that my Diorama is done it was just really quick though to enter it in a contest im going to do a better one not the same though well have fun checking it out oh and john whats your email mine is Shane@wkdigital.com because i want to email you some photos and i want you to tell me wich one i should get P-51 mustang that i designed or Higgins boat, Willies jeep, Hellcat, Messchersmitt just tell me your email and i will email them to you
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  August 7, 2009
cool! that is very interesting. your really smart about all the wars...
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  August 6, 2009
This is pretty good, there isnt much here on the war in Nam, although if you want a good one check out "Looking for Charlie" its a great creation by Ciamoslaw Ciamek. =)
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  August 6, 2009
This is pretty good, there isnt much here on the war in Nam, although if you want a good one check out "Looking for Charlie" its a great creation by Ciamoslaw Ciamek. =)
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  August 6, 2009
nice.
 
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