united states army

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    An amphibian veichle to recover the Mercury capsule

    I just found this picture in an old Italian magazine: The caption says it is a special amphibian veichle to recover the Mercury capsule. The picture was taken during an exercise, using a mockup of the Mercury, with the same dimensions and mass.
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    US 4.7-inch & 105 mm Anti Aircraft Gun/Mobile Gun (1920s)

    I was looking for the history of the anti-aircraft guns of the US Army since 1918 but then stumbled upon an AA gun that I never heard of before. A little effort to find some information was done, but it's surprisingly quite scarce. 4.7-inch Mobile Gun, M1920E The gun was supposed to be the...
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    Grumman Ranger Missile system

    Once again, I've come across this 'official' Grumman 'Ranger' missile cutaway desktop model, which I've never seen or heard of before. On the page it's from, it states Grumman 'Ranger' Infantry Heavy Assault Missile (https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/25262/lot/19/?category=list) Anyone know...
  4. Grey Havoc

    Gunsmoke-J program

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    DUKWs with extension ladders at Pointe du Hoc (Overlord)

    Hi, just find an interesting modification of the DUKW amphibian veichle: maybe it is well known, but I think it deserves a thread. During Overlord preparations, they found that Pointe du Hoc needed to be neutralized by landing forces to prevent the Germans from using the guns positioned there...
  6. Grey Havoc

    Silent Utility Rover Universal Superstructure (SURUS)

    https://www.autonews.com/article/20171009/OEM/171009800/general-motors-establishing-new-military-defense-division https://www.torque.com.sg/news/general-motors-introduces-silent-utility-rover-universal-superstructure/ https://www.gmdefensellc.com/site/us/en/gm-defense/home/autonomy.html...
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    “highly classified” Long Range Effect (LRE) ?

    “highly classified” Long Range Effect (LRE) ? US Army has taken a few - but not all - of the wraps off a “highly classified” Long Range Effect (LRE) during #Edge21 demo at Dugway Proving Ground, which I’m attending. No pictures released sadly, but a video showed to me here shows a large, winged...
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    Multipurpose Orenda OT-4 gas turbine

    In early 1960, Orenda Engines, a division of Avro Canada, began to develop a gas turbine to meet a U.S. Navy Bureau of Ships specification for the development of engines for a new type of minesweeper. The Canadian company and two American companies, including Ford Motor, received development...
  9. Grey Havoc

    Reactive Stiffening Armor System

    In other words bulletproof vests utilising what is in effect ERA. o_O http://www.freepatentsonline.com/6474213.html https://www.wired.com/2009/03/extreme-protect/ Might work with armored NBC suits and even infantry exoskeleton systems. But tactical vests?! I think I might have heard about...
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    Cancelled AGM-65 Maverick projects

    The dual mode AGM-65D Maverick anti-radar guided missile Hughes Aircraft Corporation in the United States has built three unites of the Maverick anti-radar guided missile equipped with a dual mode passive radar/television target seeking head. It was designed especially to strike at radar...
  11. Grey Havoc

    WWI era French M15 Adrian helmet superior in some respects to modern U.S. Army Advanced Combat Helmet

    https://gizmodo.com/helmets-from-wwi-just-as-protective-against-overhead-bl-1841700511 https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0228802
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    M551 Sheridan-derived IFVS?

    I read in Osprey's excellent New Vanguard 153 - M551 Sheridan that, at Fort Bragg, they had a short-lived program to develop a "paratroop fighting vehicle" in the 80s - similar to the Russian/Soviet BMD series- based on a turretless Sheridan. Several prototypes were allegedly constructed, making...
  13. Grey Havoc

    MIAG (Mechanized Infantry Assault Gun) - MICV-70 derived assault gun proposal

    An excerpt: Note: Given the date and lack of dismounts among other things, I suspect that this was the early incarnation of the MIAG proposal. EDIT: Ack, blundered on the title! I put down MIVC-70 instead of MICV-70 and only noticed it now!
  14. Triton

    Vought JTACMS/ATACMS (MGM-140)

    Vought JTACMS (Joint Tactical Missile System) with F-16 model found on eBay. Source: http://www.ebay.com/itm/LARGE-F-16-JTACMS-Topping-Precise-Experimental-Version-Factory-Desk-Model-/182058153075?hash=item2a6382f473:g:E-UAAOSwx-9Wvs4h
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    Photos of General Motors XM1 and Chrysler XM1 together??

    Sorry agent's, but does anyone have any knowledge of any side by side comparison photos of the General Motors XM1 and Chrysler XM1 MBT designs together? Also would anyone be able to direct me to footage of General Motors XM1 film footage, during its trials? Thank's in advance! Regards Pioneer
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    Douglas Arbalist

    Hello, I searched the forum and haven't found a thread about this topic, and it appears no one has discussed it in any other threads either, so here it is. Anyway, a while ago I was perusing Andreas Parsch's website and I found mention of the apparently obscure Douglas Arbalist in the missile...
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    Help needed identifying unknown SPAAG prototype

    G’day gents I’ve stumbled across this web site http://doktorkurgan.livejournal.com/36798.html?thread=61630 which depicts a prototype (in 1977) SPAAG, which from what I can make out (via translation), combines a 25mm cannon, with the chassis of the XM-701 MICV! It appears it’s a response to the...
  18. Bill S

    ID Request

    I found both of these in the VAHF archives. There are no markings on the photos, nor supporting documentation. Any ideas on the who or what would be appreciated.
  19. Triton

    US Army Studying Replacing Soldiers With Robots

    "Second 4-Star General Talks About Replacing Soldiers With Robots" Source: http://blogs.defensenews.com/intercepts/2014/01/second-4-star-general-talks-about-replacing-soldiers-with-robots/
  20. bobbymike

    Army Wants 'Air Droppable' Light Tank & Ultra-Light Vehicles

    Army Still Wants Mobile Protected Firepower From An Air-Droppable Tank Army officials gathered at Ft. Benning, GA, last week to discuss the future of the service's maneuver forces and consistently brought up a lingering capability gap for mobile protected firepower they say must be...