RPG is a transliteration of “ruchnoy protivotankoviy granatomyot”), which translates to the English phrase “hand-held anti-tank grenade launcher”. Thus rocket-propelled grenade is a backronym. The RPG-7 is a widely-produced, portable, shoulder-launched, anti-tank rocket propelled grenade weapon. Originally the RPG-7 and its predecessor, the RPG-2, were designed by the Soviet Union,…

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M17 Gas Mask

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The US military uses the M17 series gas masks to protect its forces from chemical and biological weapon attacks. These masks are the latest in a series of gas masks used by the US military. These were worn by SOG team members when the XM28 Riot Control Gasmask wasn’t issued…

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C Rations

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The Type C or C-Ration was an individual canned, pre-cooked or prepared wet ration intended to be issued to U.S. military land forces when fresh food (A-Ration) or packaged unprepared food (B-Ration) prepared in mess halls or field kitchens was impractical or not available and when a survival ration (K-ration…

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RT Montana: Photo Shoot

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RT Montana: DECLASSIFIED PRAIRIE FIRE MISSION Tri-border region, 1969 (reconstruction) RT Montana landed in the vicinity of target MIKI-3 (YD090010) at YD071013 0n 301140Z Jun 69. During the night of 30 Jun the RT heard an undetermined but large number o heavy trucks moving in both directions on Route 922…

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