Military-Grade Awesome

M3A1 Scout Car

M3A1 Scout Car

One of my IT guys recently told me that one of the things that makes me more likable than most engineers is I’m willing to admit when I don’t know something. Let’s face it, us engineers tend to be the classical “know it all”. Well, when I came across this beast at the Motor Muster (read about it on our sister site Hooniverse) I had to admit I didn’t know much. I knew that’s a 50-cal BMG up top and two 30-cal BMGs on either side, but that was the extent of it.

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Simulating the Desert During a Michigan Winter

When I’m not playing around on the Space Coast dreaming of better days, I have other projects I work on. One recent project that I worked on was here at the Detroit Arsenal for the US Army designing and building a test chamber for large, multi-axled vehicles.

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The Six Recoilless Thing Known As The M-50 Ontos

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Six Recoilless Rifles And No Waiting

 

During the cold war the need for a lightweight quick tank killer arose. It would need to be air portable and able to deliver a big punch when needed.  At first the design was discarded by the US Army but the Marines found uses for them.

 

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