propelled

If you get hit with this…

you’ll be digging your own grave.

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The Rocket Propelled Chainsaw is one of those things that will be posted on the internet every 6 months or so until the end of time.

It had not graced this blog yet, and since blog reader Steve T sent me a link today with a included comic I hadn’t seen before, I thought I post it:

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Brunswick Corporation – Rifleman’s Assault Weapons (RAW)

Designed, fabricated and tested by Brunswick for the U.S. Army MIRADCOM to provide the non-dedicated riflemen with a lightweight, portable assault weapon system to defeat enemy positions in an urban and fortified combat environment.

Features:

  • Compatible with M-16A1 rifle
  • Diameter: 5.5 in. (140 mm)
  • Total System Weight Goal: 5.0 lbs
  • Explosive Payload: 3.0 lbs
  • Rocket propelled
  • Effective Range: 200+ meters
  • Maximum Range: 2000+ meters
  • Straight Line of Sight Trajectory
  • Terminal Velocity: 600 ft/s
  • Varied Payload: CS, HE, Flame, Smoke, Marker, Fragmentation, WP
  • Can be fired by any rifleman

Performance:

RAW Launcher attaches to the muzzle of an M-16A1 rifle utilizing existing triggering and sights.  The RAW projectile is initiated through the firing of a standard 5.56 mm ball round of ammunition.  RAW does not interfere or prevent the firing of the rifle’s standard ammunition at any time.  Raw produces a 14″ hole through 8 inches of double reinforced concrete and defeats light armor.  Since RAW travels line of sight, It can be fired from below a canopy or in sewers and storm drains.  RAW produces minimal back blast pressure and noise and can be fired from within enclosed areas.

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