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Slow motion video of firing a RPG shows the massive back blast off

Here's footage from Vickers Tactical showing what firing a RPG-7 looks like in slow motion. It's like a rocket launch, only turned horizontal. The back blast off is so huge that it might be just as bad to stand directly behind the RPG as it would be to stand it front of it. Okay, maybe not. But still. » 4/13/15 8:00pm 4/13/15 8:00pm

How Armor Is Evolving to Beat Tank-Smashing RPGs

Like the AK-47, the Soviet RPG-7 rocket propelled grenade has become one of the most widely-distributed infantry weapons on Earth, used by everyone from E8 nations to guerrilla insurgency groups in every major conflict since Vietnam. But their ubiquitousness nature has kicked off a global race focused on how to beat… » 4/08/14 11:40am 4/08/14 11:40am

Bandai RPG Pedometers, Like Nike+ for the Extra Masochistic

13 billion years ago, a super dense ball of junk exploded. And it's taken this long for someone like Bandai to come around and combine our least favorite thing (exercise) with one of our most favorite things (pointless, time-sucking RPGS, preferably featuring some sort of underage girl with oversized...eyes...who has… » 10/17/08 2:01pm 10/17/08 2:01pm

Hacked Wii Fit Board Lets You Stumble Around Azeroth

The Germans who hacked a Wii Balance Board from Wii Fit to surf Google Earth have found a much more fun use for the peripheral – running around World of Warcraft. In this follow up video, Simon and Mattieu control a low level gnome exploring Ironforge, avoiding wolves and slamming into tree trunks. Now all they… » 6/14/08 6:00pm 6/14/08 6:00pm

LED LEGO Iron Man Minifig Explodes With Boozy Charm, RPG Rounds

Chris and Jared over at Brickmodder rigged up this fantastic diorama of a scene inspired by Iron Man. There's a detail picture of Iron Man after the jump, but you can see from the wide shot that Iron-y is just hanging there, eyeballing that RPG as it gracefully flies past his head before blasting the two terrorists… » 6/13/08 8:30pm 6/13/08 8:30pm