The Red Army, Russian Tanks, German Tanks


Transmission engine vehicle

In 1949, the Continental Aviation and Engineering Corporation received a contract from the Bureau of Ships to design and construct a prototype lightweight cargo carrier. The vehicle was assembled using aluminum alloy plate ranging in thickness from 3/16 to 3/8 inches. Delivered in 1950, the vehicle was powered by the Ford GAA engine with a three speed transmission.

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Cargo vehicle LVT3 LVTPX3

At the end of World War II, large numbers of landing vehicles, tracked (LVTs) were in use by the U.S. Army, Navy, and Marine Corps. At that time, all production of new LVTs was stopped. The majority of the latest versions, the LVT3 and the LVTA5, were still in the United States. Since they represented sufficient numbers for the expected postwar requirements, most of the earlier vehicles were disposed of as surplus. However, even these new vehicles had open tops and were not only vulnerable to artillery air bursts, but also it was impossible to keep personnel and cargo LVT3 vehicle dry when operating in rough water.

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Composite hull vehicle

In 1983, the U.S. Marine Corps awarded contracts for the construction of two M113 type vehicles in which the aluminum armor was replaced by a non-metallic composite material. FMC in collaboration with Owens-Corning Fiberglas delivered the composite hull vehicle in October 1985. The hull was a sandwich structure consisting of inner and outer skins of resin bonded E-glass.

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Armored refuel vehicle, MLRS missile system vehicle

Each was enclosed in a sealed pod having the same external dimensions as the six rocket pod used in the MLRS missile system vehicle. Thus two ATACMS missiles could be loaded into the M270 launcher. The Block 1 missile with the M74 submunition warhead weighed 3,687 pounds and had a maximum range of over 100 kilometers.

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Fighting vehicle system carrier, Launch rocket system carrier

As an interim air defense measure, Stinger antiaircraft missiles were deployed on the standard Bradley infantry fighting vehicle system carrier. General Electric proposed the installation of the Blazer antiaircraft turret on the Bradley chassis. This turret was armed with two, four tube, Stinger missile launchers as well as a GAU-12/U 25mm Gatlingtype gun. The 25mm gun was provided with 360 ready rounds and Hydra-70 2.75 inch rockets also could be carried.

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