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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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M2A1 105 MM Howitzer

The family of 105MM light howitzers (M1, M2, M2A1, M101, M102, and M119) traces its history from 1928. The M2A1 was first produced in 1940…

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M1 40 MM Anti-Aircraft Gun

Known as the Bofors, this light antiaircraft gun was originally developed in Sweden and was adopted by many other countries. The U.S. Army used the…

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M1 57MM Anti-Tank Gun

The M1 is an almost exact copy of the British six-pounder anti-tank gun. The British design was first modified to American manufacturing practices and standards…

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L119 105 MM Light Gun

The British L119 was revised by Rock Island Arsenal as the M119 lightweight towed howitzer in 1986. It was adopted to replace the M101 105mm…

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Reaching for the Heavens: The Legendary Blackbird

Everyone is familiar with the concept of cause and effect.  For every action, there is a reaction of the same or lesser magnitude.  Sometimes the…

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Upcoming Features: Research, Directories, and Presentations

The last few months have been very interesting for me, as well as for all of you I am sure.  The first sign that things…

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March 2020 on Facebook

For those of you who do not have Facebook, I want to make it so that you can see the content that I have posted…

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Elevated Research Priority: High-Caliber, Long-Range Weapons

Folks, About six months ago I fell into a rabbit hole examining a project known as the High Altitude Research Project (HARP), that was originally…

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Atomic Annie: She Could Have Been Bigger

Large caliber artillery is not unique to the modern era, nor is it unique to the Cold War where many large artillery pieces were engineered…

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