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It was suggested to me by a friend that I shouldn't put an ammo crate down next to my mortar as it would cause damage if it was destroyed by enemy fire. Personally, I doubt that destroying one of these crates actually causes damage, but I honestly don't know for certain. I know that they can, in fact, be destroyed by enemy damage, which causes them to "explode" (for lack of a better term). When this happens, do they cause any amount of damage?

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If destroying an mcom station doesn't do anything, this certainly won't. –  Bora Dec 10 '11 at 6:32
    
why don't you test this hypothesis? blog.stackoverflow.com/2011/12/… –  Jeff Atwood Dec 10 '11 at 23:22
    
@JeffAtwood if I get the chance I'll try and put this to the test but I've been pretty busy lately –  Chris Rasys Dec 15 '11 at 18:54
    
Ammo and health crates will "explode" if an enemy throws a grenade or some other explosive lands near it. But the question of whether it causes damage is certainly interesting. I personally don't think that it does... –  Albort Jan 9 '12 at 1:37
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I was reading bf3blog.com and official DICE press releases for like half a year, as well as battlefield.wikia.com and some twitter feeds of their devs, plus I spent approximately 100 hours in multiplayer, and I have never seen/heard about ammo boxes causing any damage to anything.

I would post this as a comment, but sorry, not "mature" enough.

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Yeah, I really doubt they do any damage but I figured I'd put it out there in case anybody else knew for sure –  Chris Rasys Dec 10 '11 at 5:11
    
I have never seen an ammo-crate explode in >100 hours of play. He probably was hit by a mortar-strike once, and mis-interpreted it. –  Darien Dec 16 '11 at 20:59
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they explode all the time (or at any rate are destroyed by damage) –  Chris Rasys Jan 14 '12 at 0:47
    
No they don't. I've tried it out myself back in 2012. Not sure if it still is now that its 2013, but it didn't cause any damage back then. –  Kyle Yeo Aug 18 '13 at 10:51
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I can confirm in the 200+ hours I've played as support I have never been hurt by an exploding ammo crate. The official BF3 Wiki has no mention of damage as well.

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