Watch what happens when an iMac meets a WWII anti-tank rifle

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Sometimes, not very often, old technology beats the heck out of new technology.

Okay, so it’s not an entirely fair test to base technological superiority on who comes out intact in a confrontation between a present generation iMac and a WWII anti-tank rifle, but it sure makes for a fun video.

In the video, YouTube user RatedRR obliterates his unsuspecting Mac with a 20mm Anti-Tank Rifle. He explains:

“The Lahti L-39 is a Finnish 20mm anti-tank rifle used during the second world war. It had excellent accuracy, penetration and range, but its size made transportation difficult. The rifle is a semi-automatic, gas operated weapon with the piston located beneath the barrel and ammunition feed from detachable top-mounted magazine with bottom ejection for the spent cartridges. To reduce recoil, the rifle is equipped with a five hole muzzle brake and a padded leather recoil pad.”

The video can be checked out in all its glory below. Just for the record, this is probably enough to void your warranty.

Watch what happens when an iMac meets a WWII anti-tank rifle

  • http://www.eyyad.net Eyad

    Why?

    • BenHDisqus

      Dude is trying to prove how small his d*ck is.

  • TomCatMac

    Totally disturbing. ATF should grab this guy.

    • $66097220

      Why should the ATF “grab this guy”?

      • TomCatMac

        “cause of the precious target he used [sarcasm]

      • 西予SY

        This guy shoot every product he buy.
        (like Galaxy S5,Google Glass,PS4,3310,any electronics you can imagine)

        Take easy,it’s just for funny.

      • $66097220

        My apologies. I see the sarcasm now. I originally had you pegged as an anti-gun liberal like everyone else around here.

      • TomCatMac

        oh wow… I much rather get called a Beyonce fan than a stupid liberal! LOL!
        Liberalism is a mental illness!

  • Arnold Ziffel

    Idiotic.

  • AAPL_@_$101_Is_A_Done_Deal_:)

    Such a waste of a computer that someone could use. These gun nuts are so wasteful. Any fool would realize a glass and aluminum iMac would be no match for an armor-piercing anti-tank gun so what would there be to prove. It’s an anti-tank weapon, not an anti-computer weapon. It just seems so pointless to destroy any functioning computer with such a weapon. Why not use an old engine block or the usual watermelon?

    A new Mac Pro is next? Such unbelievable amounts of money some people have to throw away.

  • Ely Mantz

    oh yay, another “gun douche destroying apple tech” video. can’t get enough of those. that’s just what i come to this site for…

  • $66097220

    Pure awesome. Always wanted to fire an L-39

  • digitaldumdum

    Slow news day.

  • DigitalBeach

    goddamn, fuck cultofmac.

  • dakotaslt49

    Was this abject stupidity really necessary?

About the author

Luke DormehlLuke Dormehl is a UK-based journalist and author, with a background working in documentary film for Channel 4 and the BBC. He is the author of The Formula: How Algorithms Solve All Our Problems, And Create More and The Apple Revolution, both published by Penguin/Random House. His tech writing has also appeared in Wired, Fast Company, Techmeme, and other publications. He'd like you a lot if you followed him on Twitter.

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