U.S. Army Prototype Anti-Armor Hand Grenade from 1973 - A Shaped Charge Packed in a Hollowed-Out NERF Football

“Since a regulation size football weighs 14 ounces, it was considered feasible to make a shaped charge grenade within this weight limitation,” according to the official test report. “In addition, most U.S. troops are familiar with throwing footballs.”

Footballs, however, are not solid inside, making the prototype grenade unstable in flight. The project was cancelled and Parker Brothers (makers of the NERF footballs since 1969) were never officially involved.

via War Is Boring

commission, ruby rose WW1-esque outfit for kenjipark’s AU


Yes I know, that’s a Boys Anti-Tank Rifle from WW2 not 1, i’m aware lol, they just wanted that gun and I don’t know the specifics of why Ruby has it in that universe. I modified the stock to try to change it up a bit, but ya’ll eagle eyed xD. Honestly, I was thinking of replacing it with the Mauser 1918 T-Gewehr anti-tank rifle since it would be from a similar era, but I wasn’t entirely sure and just stuck with whatever they gave me.

Also yes, i’ve handled guns before (although not heavy weapons like these) so I know not to point the barrel downwards into the ground, let alone an anti-vehicle weapon. For the aesthetics of the commission sketch though, I went along with it anyway.


Japanese destroyer Kikuzuki in Tokyo Bay off the coast of Japan, on 1 September 2016. He died 4 may 1942.

American amphibious LVT-1 remaining forever in the jungle of the Solomon Islands, on 7 September 2016

The wreckage of a Japanese fighter A6M, Palau, 29 Aug 2016.

Japanese light tank Ha-Go. Northern Mariana Islands, 28 August, 2016.

M3 Stuart, shot down by Japanese 37mm anti-tank gun. Arundel island, Solomon Islands.

Japanese light tank Ha-Go. Northern Mariana Islands, 28 August, 2016.

Floating tank LVT(A)-1, which is lined on Peleliu. 2012.

The skeleton of the Japanese tank Ha-Go on the island of GUAM.

M4 Sherman destroyed in 1944 during the battle for Peleliu

Animals are not decor, fish are not decoration, fish are not aesthetics, they are sentient beings that need proper care. 

Jars, flower base, “fish bowls” aren’t suitable homes for our aquatic friends, I know popular knowledge tells you betta fish are cheap, easy and can live in any thing with water, but this is animal abuse. 

Nobody is born knowing and it’s ok if you thought your little friend was gonna be happy in those conditions, BUT it’s now a responsibility, ignorance is not a sin, but if you know what your pet needs and you still don’t want to take proper care of them, you shouldn’t own one. Internet is a blessing and you can easily research about proper care, here are the basics: 

  • Betta Fish need at least 2.5 gallons,but the more the better. 
  • Betta Fish need a low or non flow filter, without this there could be dangerous amount of ammonia and waste in the water. 
  • Betta Fish need a heater, they do better in 74-81 °F   
  • Betta Fish need water conditioner, anti-stress 
  • One tank = One betta. 
  • Decoration: They need hideouts and plants, they can be live plants or silk plants, plastic can hurt their fins. 
  • They need a LID, they tend to jump. 

Fish are PETS, and NEED you to be responsible, it might be just a fish for you (I hope it’s not) but for them YOU are their entire world, our pets rely 100% in us, their health is a responsibility.


well, a bit late, but I guess you will like this one. Distilled from Primary Sources ;)


NIVA XM1970 Recoilless Anti-Tank Weapon/Assault Rifle

Made in Sweden by the Carl Gustav works in the 1970’s, the XM1970 was a combination of a shoulder fired  rocket propelled grenade launcher and assault rifle.  The rocket launcher fired a 45mm anti-tank round while the assault rifle fired a 5.56x45 NATO cartridge while being fed from a 30 round detachable magazine.  The reasoning behind this was simple, while firing a rocket launcher, RPG, or recoilless gun, the user was often vulnerable to infantry attack after discharging his weapon.  Thus a small arm was added so that the operator could sufficiently defend him or herself immediatly after discharging the AT round. The unique and interesting design failed to attract any buyers, thus few were produced.