Posts Tagged ‘Cold War era’

Restoring a MK 3 Centurion Tank

Posted on May 15th, 2018 under . Posted by

Get a beer and sit down for this video

How paint your Yankee Team Soviet

Posted on April 28th, 2018 under . Posted by

Here is a quick video on how paint the tiny troopers.

Cresent Root latest releases in 15mm

Posted on April 13th, 2018 under , . Posted by

Cresent root miniature has just released more middle east building.  From what I can tell it is some great miniature again.  I bought their earlier series.  But failed to buy more.  Now I have that chance again…   I thin…

Battle Front 15mm M60A1/A3 tank

Posted on February 13th, 2018 under , . Posted by

Yesterday my M60’s arrived in the mail.  To some this is old news, plus other folks have done reviews. Here is my take.    I have been waiting to someone to release a nice model of this tank for a while.   QRF’s model was disap…

PSC 15mm Leopard coming soon.

Posted on November 10th, 2017 under , . Posted by

PSC is taking pre orders for Leopard 1.   Here is what it looks like.

PSC 15mm Leopard coming soon.

Posted on November 10th, 2017 under , . Posted by

PSC is taking pre orders for Leopard 1.   Here is what it looks like.

Firing an RPG from a building

Posted on November 4th, 2017 under . Posted by

Well this is interesting.

Check out the training command link  RPG US army training manual.

What happens if an RPG is fired from a closed room or with a person/something behind?

2 Answers

Carl Hamilton
Carl Hamilton, I study the history of weapons in technical detail

If you mean RPG-7 which i assume you do since you just say generic RPG, then you’ll probably feel some ringing in your ears and maybe not be feeling great. But it’s perfectly fine to fire an RPG-7 from indoors. If you by closed room mean a closset, I guess that would be bad, but where would you ever find a closser to fire an RPG out of anyway?

And RPG-7 isn’t like the american rockets. The american rockets are hard launched, and has serious backblast. An RPG-7 is a 2 stage rocket where the first is softer than an american rocket. The RPG-7 is launched out of the tube, but the main rocket engine doesn’t ignite until 10–15 meters after launch.
If you look at this image you’ll see the right bit is the booster, then followed by the main rocket engine, and finally to the left the warhead.
During the US analysis of the RPG, it spesifically states you can fire the RPG-7 from indoors, bunkers and closed spaces.
Completely contrary to popular belief and people who don’t understand that not all rockets work the same way and like to answer questions without even attempting to look this up, you do not die from firing an RPG indoors, or in closed space with something behind it, though it may no feel very nice.
Here is a video of an RPG being fired indoors in very confined space, the guy is absolutely fine.
I highly recommend reading the US analysis of the RPG as everything i have said is explained by US engineers in better detail.
From the US Army Training doctrine  

Firing an RPG from a building

Posted on November 4th, 2017 under . Posted by

Well this is interesting.

Check out the training command link  RPG US army training manual.

What happens if an RPG is fired from a closed room or with a person/something behind?

2 Answers

Carl Hamilton
Carl Hamilton, I study the history of weapons in technical detail

If you mean RPG-7 which i assume you do since you just say generic RPG, then you’ll probably feel some ringing in your ears and maybe not be feeling great. But it’s perfectly fine to fire an RPG-7 from indoors. If you by closed room mean a closset, I guess that would be bad, but where would you ever find a closser to fire an RPG out of anyway?

And RPG-7 isn’t like the american rockets. The american rockets are hard launched, and has serious backblast. An RPG-7 is a 2 stage rocket where the first is softer than an american rocket. The RPG-7 is launched out of the tube, but the main rocket engine doesn’t ignite until 10–15 meters after launch.
If you look at this image you’ll see the right bit is the booster, then followed by the main rocket engine, and finally to the left the warhead.
During the US analysis of the RPG, it spesifically states you can fire the RPG-7 from indoors, bunkers and closed spaces.
Completely contrary to popular belief and people who don’t understand that not all rockets work the same way and like to answer questions without even attempting to look this up, you do not die from firing an RPG indoors, or in closed space with something behind it, though it may no feel very nice.
Here is a video of an RPG being fired indoors in very confined space, the guy is absolutely fine.
I highly recommend reading the US analysis of the RPG as everything i have said is explained by US engineers in better detail.
From the US Army Training doctrine  

BTR-70 construction video

Posted on November 4th, 2017 under . Posted by

The video goes into great detail on the construction and paining of the BTR-70

BTR-70 construction video

Posted on November 4th, 2017 under . Posted by

The video goes into great detail on the construction and paining of the BTR-70

News Flash 15mm M60 Patton tanks are coming soon.

Posted on October 13th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

I can wait!!  My check book is going to take a major hit

News Flash 15mm M60 Patton tanks are coming soon.

Posted on October 13th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

I can wait!!  My check book is going to take a major hit