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M388 Recoiless Nuclear Rifle from 1962 - portable Armageddon

The M388 Recoiless Nuclear Rifle came with a 01 kiloton nuclear warhead and fired it up to 3 miles Fortunately it never was used as the range of the nuclear fallout included the soldiers who fired it We are lucky to have just missed an age of portable nuclear weaponry Note in the video the soldiers being brushed down with brooms to presumably remove nuclear fallout! One of the smallest nuclear weapons ever built, the Davy Crockett was developed in the late 1950s for use against S

US Navy uses semi autonomous undersea drones to hunt for mines

Roughly 17 million barrels of oil pass through the Straight of Hormuz between Oman and Iran each day When Iran threatened to close it down earlier this year, Pentagon officials determined that the estimated arsenal of 2,000 undersea mines could be cleared in about a week The Navy has now set its sights on the Knifefish, named for the freshwater fish that images objects using electric fields At 19 feet 58m and 1700 pounds 770kg, the torpedo-shaped drone is powered by lithium-ion batte

Untouched crashed Focke-Wolfe 190 WW2 fighter found in forest

Imagine being out in the forest and finding an intact and untouched WW2 Focke-Wolfe where it crashed 45 years earlier This Focke-Wolfe came from Russia, where it had lain for decades, upright and relatively undamaged, in a remote forest east of Leningrad St Petersburg today The yellow markings on fuselage and bottom rudder indicates this plane was located on the Russian Front What was an airplane doing deep in a forest The answer, deduced from the damage to the leading edges of

Military drop 30,000 pounds of Sodium in a lake and enjoy the explosions - video

In the days before environmental regulations, the War Assets Administration disposed of its metallic sodium from WWII the old-fashioned way — by throwing it into Washington's Lake Lenore and watching it go boom Just more proof that Health and safety regulations have made the world a more boring place However it was entirely safe as it was an alkali lake with no life in it and its helping to neutralize the lake The sodium formed sodium hydroxide in the water, which reacted with

Boeing tests new electronics killer missile - works better than expected

A new Boeing missile created to destroy electronics works better than the company ever thought it would, according to the company The missile, Counter-electronics High-powered Advanced Missile Project CHAMP, uses microwaves to fry electronics and was so effective, it fried the cameras setup to record to test "This technology marks a new era in modern-day warfare," Keith Coleman, CHAMP program manager for Boeing Phantom Works, said in a statement "In the near future, this technology m

Converting sea water to Navy jet fuel - success is near

Navy scientists and researchers say they are close to a breakthrough toward turning seawater into jet fuel JP-5 is what fuels Navy jet fighters and results in multiple fuel transfers to aircraft carriers to maintain their onboard fuel stock Producing that fuel from the abundant sea water would save the Navy from executing those sometimes risky transfers “The potential payoff is the ability to produce JP-5 fuel stock at sea reducing the logistics tail on fuel delivery with no enviro

Hand Grenade practice fail - video

A new solider has a lucky escape when a live hand grenade bounced back at him Good thing they were in an environment where they could get to safety quickly and the supervisor pulled him into the pit [flash=640x480]http://wwwyoutubecom/v/wDpuNrA55-A[/flash]

Military Force Protection Vehicle practicing emergency stops - till something breaks - video

The 60mph stop is a real Doozy! A poster notes "but the shocking thing is the contractor that built this model argued that the loss of the axle was not a failure to meet the requirements, as the requirements defined was a set stopping distance from 60MPH, which the vehicle achieved both times They ended up fixing it though" More comments http://wwwredditcom/r/videos/comments/10asr9/breaking_from_60/ [flash=640x480]http://wwwyoutubecom/v/3LN6zSs0e-Q[/flash]

Russian man invents fecal matter tank shell

from: Funny Truly Russian Invention: Man Patients Fecal Shell The weapons aims to kill the enemy's spirit and psyche nnby | 14:53, September 5, 2012 Recently, Marc Abrahams, the founder of the Ig Nobel Prize and the editor of Annals of Improbable Research magazine, has found an amazing invention by Aleksandr Georgievich Semenov from Russia Aleksandr Georgievich Semenov patented an efficiently disgusting weapon system, Abrahams writes for The Guardian Using his method, soldi

Boston Dynamics Big Dog robot has evolved to the huge LS3 - and bred - video

The Legged Squad Support System LS3 is a rough-terrain robot developed by Boston Dynamics with funding from DARPA and the US Marine Corps It is designed to carry 400 lbs of payload and travel 20 miles without refueling For more information visit wwwBostonDynamicscom [flash=640x360]http://wwwyoutubecom/v/R7ezXBEBE6U[/flash]

Iran invents fragrance to hide the smell of the military - no joke

But can it hide the smell of a low flying cruise missile or Predator drone If you can smell their gunpowder then someone must be firing off munitions which means the enemy know they are around Solving a problem that was never worried about before TEHRAN FNA- An Iranian innovator said he has invented a fragrance-making and spraying device to deceive enemies in the battlefield by camouflaging the gunpowder smelt in the area Mohammad Sadeh Pir-Tavana, the inventor of the aroma pr

The bad sniper - funny true story

By no stretch of the imagination did the 26th Marines have a monopoly on good snipers The NVA marksmen, armed with rifles and scopes which were comparable to those of their American counterparts, lurked around the edges of the perimeters -- especially the hill outposts -- and waited for a target MEXICAN STAND-OFF AT KHE SANH Although none of this deadly business could be categorized as humorous, there was one sniper incident on Hill 881 South which could not help but evoke a chuckle

TOW missile hits T-72 4.2km away - video

Quite amazing video showing how effective the TOW missile is, notice that it explodes with a proximity fuse over the tank and still totally destroys it TOW-2B top-down attack variant using explosively formed penetrators It is supposed to detonate above the tank sending a stream of molten metal down on the target in a similar fashion to the NLAW [flash=640x480]http://wwwyoutubecom/v/QUMxZ34Ptco[/flash]

Chinese police use a crossbow

I have never seen police equipped with a crossbow before, I wonder what the benefits over a gun would be In this photo released by China's official Xinhua news agency, armed police take their positions during an anti-terrorism drill in Yinchuan, capital of northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, on Sunday July 22, 2007 http://wwwmilitaryphotosnet/forums/showpostphpp=2650865&postcount=6 edit: One person has noted that it is quiet, which would be handy

When one barrel just isn't enough - Gilboa Snake - image

The world gets more like a video game each day The Gilboa Snake was designed to deliver twice the firepower in any caliber The features of the Gilboa Snake enable operators to accurately deliver two rounds into a target without the delay of cycling and the felt recoil which make “double taps” difficult to group The Gilboa Snake will allow faster traversing between multiple targets by delivering two rounds with each trigger pull http://wwwgilboa-riflecom/Gilboa-Firearms/Snake/
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