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  • Video: Sophisticated Hamas Underground Missile Launchers

    11/18/2012 4:55:29 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 22 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/11/12 | Tzvi ben Gedalyahu
    The sophisticated underground rocket launcher system in Gaza has been exposed by the terrorist organization in a video it released Saturday video
  • Border Patrol finds weapons, rocket launcher near Rio Grande

    09/16/2011 9:34:18 AM PDT · by yoe · 16 replies
    Cowboy Byte ^ | September 14, 2011 | Staff
    U.S. Border Patrol agents have discovered a cache of several high-powered weapons along the Rio Grande river including a rocket launcher, assault rifles and plastic explosives, authorities said. Agents found the weapons on Tuesday in a black bag along a quiet stretch of the Rio Grande near Fronton, a small community about 210 miles south of San Antonio. No arrests have been made. “These deadly weapons could have had a devastating impact on communities on both sides of the border and to our agents and other law enforcement officers,” Rosendo Hinojosa, head of Border Patrol’s Rio Grande Valley sector, said...
  • Man tells how he found loaded M72 rocket launcher in bush next to highway

    10/30/2010 1:56:01 AM PDT · by tlb · 52 replies · 2+ views
    Times Colonist. ^ | October 29, 2010 | CINDY E. HARNETT
    Military police are investigating how a loaded rocket launcher with instructions on how to use it ended up on the side of the Malahat. A tree pruner discovered the weapon Thursday afternoon. It doesn't belong to the navy and it's a mystery how it ended up in the bush near a busy highway, CFB Esquimalt spokeswoman Lt. Cmdr. Nathalie Garcia said Friday. Steve Taylor, 33, couldn't believe his eyes when he looked down from the trees he was pruning, about 100 metres north of McCurdy Drive in Shawnigan Lake, and saw something that was cylindrical. Upon closer inspection he could...
  • Arizona's senators tour border, hold town hall

    06/21/2010 6:17:30 AM PDT · by exbrit · 9 replies
    KOLD TUCSON ^ | 6/19/10 | Barbara Grijalva
    At the meeting Senators John McCain and Jon Kyl, both Republicans, got an earful from people who live in southeastern Arizona, along the border with Mexico. Huachuca City Mayor Byron Robertson told the lawmakers, "Last week when my police chief called me in and told me that an SUV-minivan had been stopped on I-10 with a 50-caliber machine gun mounted in the back and a rocket launcher."
  • How to build a Shuttle-derived heavy-lift program

    02/01/2010 11:29:48 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 16 replies · 527+ views
    The Space Review ^ | 2/01/2010 | Edward Ellegood
    Details are still sketchy and Congress must still weigh in, but it seems clear now that Ares 1 and Ares 5 are dead, the International Space Station will operate through 2020, and commercial rockets will be used to carry crew and cargo to the orbiting outpost. These outcomes are all within the Augustine Committee’s list of fixes for an exploration program that clearly was over budget, behind schedule, and demonstrably unsustainable. Without a Shuttle-class rocket, billions of dollars in taxpayer-funded infrastructure will go unused, and thousands of uniquely skilled workers will be forced to pursue other careers.
  • Clarkson Thriller - Rocket Enabled Porsche 944 Turbo (Hilarious Video)

    05/13/2009 1:26:56 PM PDT · by Reaganesque · 14 replies · 1,512+ views
    YouTube ^ | 12/06/08 | Jeremy Clarkson
    An earlier thread posted another video of Mr. Clarkson shooting up cars skeet style. I love that video and decided to watch some other videos from "Top Gear's" Jeremy Clarkson. I now have a new personal favorite... Mr. Clarkson outfits a Porsche 944 Turbo with rocket launching tubes and goes hunting for traffic cams, signs and traffic cops. Too funny! Click here for the video.
  • The Beer Launcher - Video

    05/01/2009 9:03:55 AM PDT · by Notoriously Conservative · 8 replies · 570+ views
    Now That's Nifty ^ | 05 01 09 | Nick
    I really need one of these. I think that it would really make my life easier. Video on site
  • Rocket Launcher Tube Found at a Home Near N.J.'s Newark Liberty International Airport

    07/20/2007 2:18:39 PM PDT · by nmh · 31 replies · 951+ views ^ | Friday, July 20, 2007 | AP
    NEW YORK — Federal investigators are examining what appears to be an inoperative military rocket launcher tube found Friday morning on the front lawn of a Jersey City home that sits directly in the flight path of busy Newark Liberty International Airport. Jersey City Police removed the tube, and the incident is now being investigated by the Joint Terrorism Task Force and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The New York office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms told FOX News that it appeared to be a military firing tube, and that there was no evidence of any explosive...
  • Rocket launcher found on the street by inmate during cleanup

    05/31/2007 11:31:54 AM PDT · by InfraRed · 43 replies · 2,669+ views
    Journal News ^ | Saturday, May 26, 2007 | Lauren Pack
    HAMILTON — You never know what you'll find on a spring cleaning sweep, but sheriff's deputies were surprised to find something "explosive" May 5 while participating in the Hamilton citywide cleanup. A used military rocket launcher, specifically a M72 light anti-tank weapon, covered by brush and leaning against a telephone pole, was spotted by a Butler County Jail inmate in the 500 block of South Third Street, Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones said. "It's pretty bizarre and scary to find something like this in your neighborhood," Jones said, noting the sheriff's office and inmates were responsible for collecting trash in...
  • Marines carry six-pack attack (WOW!! Now that's a 6-PAK!)

    03/10/2006 4:09:18 PM PST · by SandRat · 139 replies · 4,648+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Gunnery Sgt. Mark Oliva
    CAMP MERCURY, Iraq (March 9, 2006) -- Arnold Schwarzenegger is going to want one. Marines with Regimental Combat Team 5, based in Camp Fallujah, test-fired the latest in the Corps’ arsenal of weapons’ improvement, the M-32 Multiple shot Grenade Launcher. It’s a six-barreled, 40 mm beast of weapon that has just about enough attitude for Marines. “I thought it was pretty bad the first time I saw it,” said Cpl. Jason H. Flanery, a 23-year-old mortarman from St. Louis, Mo., assigned to RCT-5’s Personnel Security Detachment. The M-32 MGL looks like something straight out of an action movie or a...
  • Rocket launcher factory found; bomb hoax unveiled

    12/23/2005 12:22:05 PM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies · 770+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Dec 23, 2005 | Maj. Russ Goemaere
    BAGHDAD (Army News Service, Dec. 23, 2005) – An Iraqi citizen provided a tip to Soldiers of the 7th Cavalry about a home in east Baghdad Dec. 22 that was being used as a factory to make improvised rocket-launchers. Elements of 3rd squadron, 7th Cavalry, raided the home and discovered 15 rocket-launchers were in the process of being built and one 57 millimeter rocket was competed and ready to be fired. No one was present in the home at the time of the raid. “It is encouraging that the Iraqi citizens are continuing to choose the side of the new...
  • ATK XM25 25mm Grenade Launcher for Future Infantry. Will it fly?

    05/06/2005 2:58:26 PM PDT · by holymoly · 15 replies · 2,845+ views
    Defense Review ^ | May 06, 2005 | David Crane
    ATK XM25 25mm Grenade Launcher for Future Infantry. Will it fly? Posted on Friday, May 06 @ 12:36:05 PDT by davidc by David DefenseReview plans to report in detail on the ATK XM25 air-burst assault weapon in an upcoming article. Before we do that, however, we're going to do a little light coverage in this one: The XM25 is an offshoot of the U.S. Army/JSSAP/Picatinny Arsenal, NJ XM29/OICW. It's no secret that we here at DefRev weren't big fans of this system. The XM29/OICW (Objective Individual Combat Weapon) combined a semi-auto 20mm grenade multiple grenade launcher (MGL)--utilizing high-explosive...
  • Deputy finds two smoke-grenade launchers near Milford Lake

    01/13/2005 3:46:58 PM PST · by Boundless · 8 replies · 1,271+ views
    Wichita Eagle ^ | 2005-01-13 | Associated Press
    MILFORD, Kan. - Geary County Sheriff Jim Jensen is again concerned after a deputy discovered a pair of smoke-grenade launchers in the same area near Milford Lake where five military machine guns turned up two weeks ago. ... "These weapons may appear unserviceable, but if a proper gunsmith gets a hold of them or if somebody else wants to they could probably put them back to working condition," Jensen said.
  • Rocket launcher found near Atlanta rail-transit station

    05/18/2004 10:51:38 PM PDT · by Nitro · 20 replies · 169+ views
    Ledger-Enquirer ^ | MARK NIESSE
    ATLANTA - A military rocket launcher was found Tuesday near a rail-transit station, but the FBI said it looks to be a less-powerful model commonly used to train soldiers and would be unable to bring down an aircraft or destroy a train. The M136 AT4 launcher is used by the Army to destroy light tanks. It will be examined further to be sure it is only a training model, said FBI spokesman Steve Lazarus. "If it is indeed a training device, it's something you can buy at any gun store," he said. Lazarus said there was no cause for public...
  • N. Korea: North-Bound Missile Trucks Seized

    09/07/2003 4:52:16 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 25 replies · 169+ views
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 09/07/03 | Choi Heup
    North-Bound Missile Trucks Seized by Choi Heup ( Authorities in Japan have caught a company there in the act of illegally exporting to North Korea via China large trailer trucks that can be used as mobile missile launchers, the Japanese newspaper Yomiuri reported over the weekend. The trucks were partially dismantled before being loaded onto the freighter, according to the report. The company attempting to export them specializes in selling second-hand cars. The trucks were dismantled and loaded in separate locations in an attempt to fool customs inspectors, Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry said. The ministry has pressed...
  • Safety chiefs target German craze for 'bazooka' spud guns (HOLD MEIN BIER!)

    01/28/2003 3:20:37 PM PST · by MadIvan · 74 replies · 11,203+ views
    The Times ^ | January 29, 2003 | Allan Hall
    GERMAN youths have taken up a dangerous new pastime: firing potatoes as fast as a rocket from “bazookas” made from drainage pipes. One man almost lost an eye, a woman had her leg broken and one teenager was badly burnt when the hairspray used as the propellant exploded in his face as he prepared to fire. A 16-year-old in the university city of Göttingen lost part of his ear when the firing chamber ripped open as he pulled the trigger. The so-called Kartoffelkanone are made from piping and masking tape bought at any hardware store. With a range of 200...
  • HyShot program secures place in flight history

    08/16/2002 2:45:24 PM PDT · by Brett66 · 4 replies · 190+ views ^ | 8/16/02 | University of Queensland
    HyShot program secures place in flight historyUniversity of Queensland researchers today (August 16) claimed success for the world`s first flight test of supersonic combustion, the process used in an air-breathing supersonic ramjet engine, known as a scramjet. "Our honest understanding from preliminary data is that the experiment worked," said international HyShot program leader Dr Allan Paull, of UQ's Centre for Hypersonics. "We received data for the full length of the 10-minute flight. All indications are that supersonic combustion occurred. We'll now be submitting the results to international peer review." On July 30 a safe and successful launch of a...