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M3A1 37 mm Anti-Tank Gun

The M3 was the standard anti-tank gun used the U.S. Army at the beginning of World War II. When it was first used in combat…

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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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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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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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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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