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USA M Series Knives

M1 In 1943, when the United States gave its soldiers the M3 combat knife, a project to renew the M1905/1942 bayonet was launched. A new model whose blade is shorter than its predecessors is developed and production begins immediately. The M1905/1942 bayonets are recalled at the factory and their blades are shortened. The new bayonets have the name M1 whereas the modified M1905 are called M1905E1. The M1 bayonet is compatible with the Garand and M-1903 Springfield rifles. It was ma

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WAR DOG - The German Shepherd Weaponized

There are about 2,500 war and military service dogs in service today, with about 700 serving at any given time overseas   They have fought alongside American forces in every conflict since the Revolutionary War, but only officially since WWI     They study us, observe us, and they can sense every change in our very own chemistry. They learn to predict us. And they know when people around them are having a bad day or about to have one ?.  

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Atlas Missile Silo 579-10

A thick door and tiny concrete building leads to a 10-story underground abandoned missile silo near Roswell.   Atlas Missile Silo 579-10, Roswell, NM 88203  https://goo.gl/maps/u1d4onH5imq   Atlas F 579-10  Squadron: 579th SMS Date Activated: 1962 Date Deactivated: 1965 Air Force Base: Walker State: New Mexico Nearest Town: Roswell Coordinates: Latitude: 33°22'20.51"N Longitude: 104°52'59.23"W Decimal: Latitude: 33.372364 Longitude: -104.883119

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Boeing AH-64 Apache

The Boeing AH-64 Apache is an American twin-turboshaft attack helicopter with a tailwheel-type landing gear arrangement and a tandem cockpit for a two-man crew. It features a nose-mounted sensor suite for target acquisition and night vision systems. It is armed with a 30 mm (1.18 in) M230 chain gun carried between the main landing gear, under the aircraft's forward fuselage, and four hardpoints mounted on stub-wing pylons for carrying armament and stores, typically a mixture of AGM-114 Hellfire 

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M4 Sherman

Medium Tank M4 Sherman The M4 Sherman (named after the famous American Civil War general William T. Sherman) is one of the few really iconic fighting vehicles of the Allies during World War Two, and one of the most famous tanks in history. But while this historic status was gained partly thanks to its intrinsic qualities, but also due to the sheer numbers in which they were provided, only surpassed by the Soviet Union’s T-34, with a staggering 50,000 total delivered. It

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A-10 Thunderbolt II aka Warthog

Service: USAF Armament: 30 mm GAU-8/A cannon; up to 16,000 pounds of mixed ordnance on eight under-wing and three under-fuselage pylon stations, including 500 pound Mk-82 and 2,000 pounds Mk-84 series low/high drag bombs, incendiary cluster bombs, combined effects munitions, mine dispensing munitions, AGM-65 Maverick; AIM-9 Sidewinder. Power Plant: Two General Electric TF34-GE-100 turbofans Speed: 450 kts (Mach 0.75) Range: 2580 miles Affectionately called the “Warthog”

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USS Texas - BB-35

USS Texas (BB-35), the second ship of the United States Navy named in honor of the U.S. state of Texas, is a New York-class battleship. The ship was launched on 18 May 1912 and commissioned on 12 March 1914.   Soon after her commissioning, Texas saw action in Mexican waters following the "Tampico Incident" and made numerous sorties into the North Sea during World War I. When the United States formally entered World War II in 1941, Texas escorted war convoys across the Atlantic and late

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