Come on now, Mr. UPS Freight man. I have other things that need doing.
The Curious Spotting Tracers of the Mk. 153 SMAW
Designed originally for the British LAW 80, the Mk.217 Spotting cartridge is made to ballistically match the launchers’ rocket trajectories. Rather low-tech in the modern day and age of the laser rangefinder, it consists of a 9mm tracer round stuffed into a 7.62 NATO case with a .22 Hornet blank as the propellant. In practice, if the tracer round fired from the launcher’s spotting rifle visibly pinged off enemy armor, the rocket that followed after was equally as likely to hit.
I guess today could’ve gone worse all things considered.
Older school micarta lathe handle.
Take a bit off the sides, would ya?
Mine Kafon by Massoud Hassani
Hassani, a product designer from Afganistan, build (by hand) a wind-powered device that trips land mines as it rolls across the ground. It is made using bamboo and biodegradable products.
Many of these mines are active and near populated areas in countries like Afganistan and are hard to remove. The UN says that one mine clearance specialist is killed, and two injured, for every 5,000 mines cleared.
Hassani’s cheap and easy to make method has been achieving great results.
In a world of overcomplicated solutions, we need more people who think “Wait, why don’t we just roll a giant freaking ball over it?”
this guy made a katamari for landmines