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.
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...
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
“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...
In the spring of 2019, the Army awarded a contract to four industry partners to provide non-developmental tactical systems, also known as "off the shelf" technology. The Army will provide the tactical UAS to units so Soldiers in U.S. Army Forces Command can evaluate the system under field...
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!
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...
I’ve stumbled across this web site
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...
Chaparral 2000/Roadrunner/Advanced Chaparral/Chaparral Chassis Service Life Extension Program (CCSLEP)/LAV MPLS (MultiPurpose Launcher System)/Chapfire
/1/ 1999 report by "Forecast International"
Loral, along with other companies, was trying to interest the US Army and other...
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...