Rocket Launcher Found On N.J. Lawn

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Rocket Launcher Found On N.J. Lawn

Device Discovered Under Flight Path To Newark Airport

(CBS) JERSEY CITY, N.J. A New Jersey woman made a shocking discovery on her lawn this morning when she noticed a military rocket launcher lying in the grass, reports CBS station WCBS-TV in New York.

The inoperable military training device was found on a lawn Friday and given to Army officials at Fort Monmouth, police said.

According to WCBS-TV, the launcher was an AT4 anti-tank missile launcher. According to online information from manufacturer Saab Bofors Dynamics, the weapon is effective against landing craft, aircraft and helicopters.

The device, believed to be about 20 years old, posed no hazard, police said. It may have been used for anti-tank training, police said.

Police and Army officials are investigating to determine how the device was left at the lawn.

Niranjana Besai was leaving her house in Jersey City, N.J., to go to work Friday morning when she saw the launcher on her front lawn and immediately contacted police. Besai's house is located along flight path for Newark Liberty International Airport.

Besai's neighbor, Joe Quinn, saw her pointing at the equipment from her front porch. When he walked over to the 6-foot-long weapon, he was just as shocked.

Quinn told WCBS-TV he originally thought the launcher was just a pipe, but after looking closer, he realized it looked similar to a missile launcher he'd seen on television.

"She's pointing that there's something in the front," he said. "I said, 'Let me come down and take a look,' and I saw a little soldier on it and I said, 'Whoa, that's a missile launcher or something.'"

The incident is now being investigated by the Joint Terrorism Task Force and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The discover of the rocker launcher comes after last month's discovery of men accused of plotting to blow up John F. Kennedy International Airport fuel lines which run through residential neighborhoods in New York. In May, six men were arrested on suspicion of plotting to attack soldiers at Fort Dix, N.J.

(© MMVII, CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved.)
 

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i used to have an empty laws rocket tube, there was a time when you could buy all that shit at gun shows and army navy stores, fake claymores, hand grenades, uniforms from ants favorite era, shrunken heads ect
 

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Any word on why it wasn't operable? Was it just a dud or did somebody pull a Doc Brown and give the terrorists a rocket launcher full of used pinball machine parts?
 

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Any word on why it wasn't operable? Was it just a dud or did somebody pull a Doc Brown and give the terrorists a rocket launcher full of used pinball machine parts?
Nice callback!
 

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If it was operational, I'm positive the Bomb Squad would have been handling it and not some patrol officer tossing into the truck of his vehicle.
 

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I have a US Navy Mk15 Practice Bomb in my garage. I wonder if they'd make this big a stink about that?



Looks just like this one except mine has the original blue paint job with the white stenciled writing...
 

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I have a US Navy Mk15 Practice Bomb in my garage. I wonder if they'd make this big a stink about that?



Looks just like this one except mine has the original blue paint job with the white stenciled writing...
I had a junior high science teacher that decorated his classroom like a museum..
stuff everywhere, even had a wire grid on the ceiling with so much shit hanging off it you couldn't see the actual room ceiling.
In the back left corner of the room was one of these exact bomb casings. The blue one. I remember I tried to pick it up, and couldn't lift it.
That was the mid 1970's. Wonder how it would go over today.
 
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Any word on why it wasn't operable? Was it just a dud or did somebody pull a Doc Brown and give the terrorists a rocket launcher full of used pinball machine parts?

They said on the news it was already fired or something...Prob from a nearby Army base...
 

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most of the tubes are once and done, its not like an old bazooka or an RPG that has separate ammo, so once its been fired its just an empty tube sometimes with a trigger and a rudimentary sight but thats it. i say fear mongering as usual,

 

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i dont think the shwoogs would be smart enough to make sure to check there back blast area, there would be fried chicken and smoldering watermellons strewn every were
 
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i dont think the shwoogs would be smart enough to make sure to check there back blast area, there would be fried chicken and smoldering watermellons strewn every were
Just got an image of a schwoog passenger holding it out sideways, but the backblast area is in the driver's face.
 

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I have a US Navy Mk15 Practice Bomb in my garage. I wonder if they'd make this big a stink about that?



Looks just like this one except mine has the original blue paint job with the white stenciled writing...
I got an old hollowed out WWII Japanese hand grenade. I know they'd make a stink about that!
 
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