Ordnance

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The M24 Chaffee Light Tank

Written By: Matthew J. Seelinger During much of World War II, the U.S. Army relied on the M3/M5 Stuart series of light tanks for cavalry reconnaissance missions.  While it was…

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The M18 Hellcat Tank Destroyer

Even before Nazi Germany’s declaration of war on America on 11 December 1941, the U.S. Army was coming to terms with the need to adapt its arsenal and operational doctrines…

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M14 Rifle

Written By: Patrick Feng Paratroopers from the 82d Airborne Division carry M14s in H. Charles McBarron’s The American Soldier, 1963. (Army Art Collection) Throughout World War II, the M1 Garand…

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The M28/M29 Davy Crockett Nuclear Weapon System

Written By: Matthew Seelinger During the Cold War, as the U.S. Navy and Air Force maintained America’s strategic nuclear arsenal of long-range bombers and submarine and land-based ballistic missiles, the…

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The Springfield Model 1873 Rifle

Written By: Nick McGrath Original publication date: Spring 2013 The Springfield Model 1873 was the Army’s standard issue rifle during the Indian Wars of the 1870s and 1880s.  The rifle…

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