Behold a trio of American troops test launching a FGM-148 Javelin man-portable fire-and-forget anti-tank missile in some undisclosed (and hopefully unpopulated) location. If you have the time watch the video until the end and catch the rocket land into the great brown beyond. It’s a tiny display (because it is so far into the distance), but it’s magnificent and gratifying.

Think of it as a tough, uncompromising firework — minus the Katy Perry theatrics.