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Marilyn Braun
12-29-2014, 04:54 AM
I have a situation where someone is trying to break down a reinforced door using different breaching methods but I'm not sure how to describe the noises. I would prefer to write something other than 'bang' and 'thud'.

Is there a place I could find some words to describe mechanical, ballistic, explosive and thermal breach noises?

Brightdreamer
12-29-2014, 06:35 AM
Are you going for onomatopoeia? Try here (http://www.writtensound.com/index.php).

Otherwise, maybe a thesaurus would help. This (http://www.thesaurus.com/browse/bang) is what I got on Thesaurus.com for "bang."

(I'm not sure what you mean for "thermal breach"... are you talking fire, or lasers?)

Hope that helps...

PeteMC
12-29-2014, 02:37 PM
I assume by "thermal breach" you're thinking thermite or something?

I'm sure a search of YouTube will pull up the usual goldmine of what things look and sound like

badwolf.usmc
12-29-2014, 06:48 PM
A thermal breach is when you use a cutting torch to cut through metal, most often used on a ship.

If you watch the movie "Die Hard", when the SWAT team tries to enter the buiding, that is a thermal breach. It also shows why most people, outside of the special forces community that have the need to breach ships, don't really train in its use.

On Topic:
Have you tried youtube? There are many videos that show different breaching practices.

PeteMC
12-29-2014, 06:52 PM
A thermal breach is when you use a cutting torch to cut through metal, most often used on a ship.


Cheers - learn something new every day!

WeaselFire
12-29-2014, 06:53 PM
Look up any plasma cutting or torching video on YouTube for the sound of a thermal breech. And yes, unless you're in the Navy, it's a very unlikely technique used frequently in movies because movie people don't live in the real world.

Jeff