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The Man Tie

The Man Tie
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Rucksack maker Goruck takes the military-grade materials used in their bags and has created a line of casual ties that can stand up to just about anything you throw at ’em. Buy classic and skinny.

Soldier Draws Gunfire

Soldier Draws Gunfire

(NSFW: Language) While on recon in Afghanistan, a group of US soldiers were pinned by gunfire. This soldier went into the open so the others could escape. Thankfully he survived. More on YouTube.

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Bizarre Military Experiments

Bizarre Military Experiments

Alltime10s chronicles ten of the most unusual, unreal and ridiculous military projects over the years – from a cat turned into a listening device, to bomb-dropping bats, to boats made of ice.

V-22 Osprey Belly Gun

V-22 Osprey Belly Gun

Because of its tilt-rotors, the VTOL V-22 Osprey couldn’t safely fire weapons anywhere besides its rear. The solution? A belly-mounted mini-gun that fires 3000 rounds-per-minute. See it at 4:17.

Soldier Domino

Soldier Domino

A group of Belarusian soldiers show off their discipline and coordination at a military parade with an impressive domino performance. They’re not that in sync at the start, but it gets way better.

Ghost Recon Alpha

Ghost Recon Alpha

(NSFW: Language) A team of Ghosts deal with a TARFU mission. Even without a product to promote, this short film by Francois Alaux and Herve de Crecy can stand on its own. Turn captions on.

GRFS: Documentary Trailer

GRFS: Documentary Trailer

Shades of Hurt Locker abound in the latest trailer for Ghost Recon: Future Soldier. A fictional Special Forces soldier proves that they do have souls, it’s just that they’ve been turned to Ghosts.

GRFS: Gunsmith Addict

GRFS: Gunsmith Addict

Ubisoft hypes up Ghost Recon: Future Soldier‘s Gunsmith, a mode where players can customize weapons and test them outside of the main game. There will even be Gunsmith mobile apps.

Tank Paintball

Tank Paintball

The Armourgeddon in Leicestershire, UK offers a unique paintball experience: 3-on-3 battles aboard FV432 APCs. While they don’t fire live rounds, they are each armed with a 40mm paintball cannon.

Patrol Torpedo Boat

Patrol Torpedo Boat
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One of 12 remaining patrol torpedo boats from World War II, equipped with two turbocharged diesel engines that provide 1,100hp. It still has its weapons, although they’ve all been deactivated.

Stockpile Designs

Stockpile Designs
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Designer Jake Wright turns military waste into lighting fixtures and furniture. His creations take the equipment “out of their aggressive context” and highlight their form rather than their function.

GRFS: Animation & Cover

GRFS: Animation & Cover

Ubisoft shows off the cover system in Ghost Recon: Future Soldier – tagging, destructible cover – as well as the character animation, which involved motion capture of former Navy Seal operatives.

GRFS: Single Player Trailer

GRFS: Single Player Trailer

Filled with gadgets, robots and stealth camo, Ghost Recon: Future Soldier has one message to players – only the dead fight fair. Not that being able to save and reload was fair to begin with.

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Military Train Rolls Through

Military Train Rolls Through

Watch in awe as this train heads through Morgan Hill, CA, carrying what seems like an endless supply of tanks and military vehicles to an Army Depot further up the tracks.

Helicopter Water Pickup

Helicopter Water Pickup

It’s incredible enough that this daring pilot lands his Chinook CH-47 copter right in the middle of the sea without crashing, but you must stick around all the way to the end to see why he did it.

24 Hours on an Aircraft Carrier

24 Hours on an Aircraft Carrier

The Seventh Movement spent a day aboard the USS Carl Vinson, the first aircraft carrier to host an NCAA basketball game and the last place Osama bin Laden’s body was before he was buried at sea.

Kongsberg Anti-Ship Missile Test

Kongsberg Anti-Ship Missile Test

Footage of the flight test of the Naval Strike Missile (NSM) of Norweigan defense tech company Krongsberg. The missile wasn’t equipped with a warhead, hence the lack of explosion when it hit.

For Sale: Aircraft Carrier

For Sale: Aircraft Carrier

Britain’s Ministry of Defense has put the HMS Invincible, an old aircraft carrier from the Falklands war, up for sale to cut a deficit. Bidders have until January 5 to make an offer, so get cracking.

Mega Hurtz Tactical Robot

Mega Hurtz Tactical Robot

Designed by Chris Rogers, the Mega Hurtz is a remote-controlled 4-wheel drive robot. It can turn on a dime, has enough torque to tow a Hummer, knocks down walls, and can be fitted with weapons.

Military Sabre Umbrella

Military Sabre Umbrella
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We can totally picture ourselves thrusting and parrying our way through the rain with this Military Sabre Umbrella, complete with curved hand guard to cover our knuckles. Cover bag included.

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The Scout Bag

The Scout Bag
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Handmade in an edition of 150 pieces from 1940’s dead stock Filson tin cloth and 1950’s military webbing, the very cool looking Scout bag from Farm Tactics has style and a story behind it.

Boeing Phantom Ray

Boeing Phantom Ray

The 36 foot-long unmanned aircraft could be used for reconnaissance and to deliver weaponry without putting soldiers in harms way. Boeing expects the prototype to take of as early as this summer.

Dutch Marines vs. Somali Pirates

Dutch Marines vs. Somali Pirates

Released by the Netherlands’ Ministry of Defence, this first-person video shows a team of Dutch Marines boarding the cargo ship Taipan to capture 10 Somali pirates who have taken over the ship.

FRAGS PSA: Battlefield: BC 2

FRAGS PSA: Battlefield: BC 2

Yankees Pitcher CC Sabathia takes time out of his not-too-busy schedule for a very important PSA on grenade spamming while also pitching Battlefield: Bad Company 2. Thanks, everyone!

NB MTG580 Flight Jacket

NB MTG580 Flight Jacket

New Balance revamps its durable Gore-Tex kicks for summer with a sweet military colorway: the MA-1 flight jacket-inspired MTG580 includes two Velcro N logos and is available 7/2010.

Helmet for My Pillow (Book)

Helmet for My Pillow (Book)
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Robert Leckie’s Helmet for My Pillow gets a re-issue for its TV adaptation in HBO’s The Pacific; it’s the real account of a WW2 Marine who fought in Guadalcanal, New Britain, and Peleliu.

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