The Popular Mobilization Units or PMU of Iraq had a critical role in repelling the so-called ISIS attacks, Iran’s support for Iraq in the confrontation of Daesh/ISIS included weapons and military expertise (please note that there are PMU in Iraq, Syria, and Yemen [Read More…]
The following is a brief history of the Chinese Type-70 Anti-tank Launcher, a weapon that was never effectively deployed in combat, falling in between other weapon platforms. During World War 2, Chinese Military Command found out that the forward troops lacked infantry [Read More…]
The war in Syria and Iraq has seen the development of a whole range of scratchbuilt and improvised weapons that are as ingenious as they are destructive. Recently, a kind of serially-produced rocket launcher has come to light as part of Da’ish (ISIS) propaganda, [Read More…]
RPGs. Who hasn’t considered getting their hands on one just once – once! – and unloading on something, be it a building, vehicle, or some other inanimate object. The appeal is certainly there, and although it cannot be considered forgotten, the RPG-7 [Read More…]
Check out this teaser video form Triggers on The Military Channel. They fire RPGs and blow stuff up. Much better than Tannerite explosions.
A video going around the interwebs shows a child in Libya shooting an RPG while two adults and the cameraman watch. A man helps steady the launcher on the boys shoulder, which is longer than he is tall, before stepping back and letting him fire it towards the sea in [Read More…]
After maybe the AK family, no other weapon platform has as much impact on non-Western warfare than the humble RPG-7. Introduced in 1961 by the Soviet Union, the weapon can be used as poor man’s indirect artillery (guerrillas have adapted the RPG to launch 82mm [Read More…]