Posted in Capstone History

Birds of Prey: Lethality in the Skies

It’s a typical pattern of evolution.  Each generation recognizes something that was absurd or incredible in the past as ordinary in the present.  As time…

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The German Surrender & V-E Day

An idea that had seemed so far away at the crux of the war in Europe had quickly come to the forefront of the mind…

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T145 175 mm Gun

The T145 175 mm Gun has the distinction of being part of two different families.  The first of these is the Annie Family, which saw…

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The Totally (not) Real Story of the Quad City War

Recently, a request came up regarding an M103 Heavy Tank that was located on a public island on the Mississippi River.  The island has been…

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Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird

Born out of the need of a high-altitude, high-speed, strategic reconnaissance aircraft, the SR-71 Blackbird is one of the world’s most iconic aircraft ever produced.  The…

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An Update Amid the Chaos: New Stuff, Polls, and a Bit of a Rant

I’m not sure about the rest of you, but I am so over this pandemic… I left work on the evening of 13 March with…

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April 2020 on Facebook

It’s hard to believe it’s the end of the month already.  It has been over one month since I was last in my office, the…

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MGR-3 318 MM Unguided Rocket

In 1955, Rock Island Arsenal’s Research and Development Division began designing a towed, helicopter-transportable launcher for the 318MM Little John rocket. The project went through…

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MGR-1 762 MM Unguided Rocket

Developed in the early 1950s, the Honest John was the U.S. Army’s primary field artillery rocket until the mid-1970s. A mobile tactical system, the free-flight,…

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M2A2 105 MM Auxiliary Powered Howitzer

This experimental model was designed to improve the mobility of towed artillery weapons. The Terra-Star major/minor wheel running gear was fitted to a standard M2A2…

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