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The USMC’s Venerable Amphibious Assault Vehicles Are Getting New Life With Upgrades

The AAV-7 soldiers on after over 40 years in service with the USMC and a dozen other operators around the globe. As such the “Amtrak” has been upgraded over the decades to stay tactically relevant. Now, once again, it is receiving yet another infusion of new technologies making it more effective and survivable.

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April 13th

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Watch These 62 Ton M1 Abrams Tanks Drift Through The Frigid Norwegian Wilderness

The USMC is in Norway for exercise Cold Response and for other cold weather combat and logistical training with their Norwegian counterparts. During their deployment, Marine tankers get to train for fighting in frigid environments, where their tracks that usually can take them nearly anywhere can turn their tanks into hockey pucks when they hit icy ground.

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February 18th

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How A Car Company Built So Many Important Military Machines Of World War II

Did you know that Chrysler built more than 25 percent of America’s tanks during World War II? And in addition to tanks and trucks too, it even helped arm the Allied Powers’ mighty warships. You can learn more about the Chrysler “Arsenal of Democracy” in this new film.

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January 1st

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How A Car Company Built So Many Important Military Machines Of World War II

Did you know that Chrysler built more than 25 percent of America’s tanks during World War II? And in addition to tanks and trucks too, it even helped arm the Allied Powers’ mighty warships. You can learn more about the Chrysler “Arsenal of Democracy” in this new film.

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January 1st

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With a Kevlar-Lined Shirt, You’re Not Completely Screwed in a Crash

With a Kevlar-Lined Shirt, You're Not Completely Screwed in a Crash

Pay attention as the weather gets warmer: you're gonna see a lot of motorcyclists riding around in regular street clothes, nothing but hopes and dreams protecting them from nasty road rash should things get tumbly. Well, maybe not all of them—hopefully, some will be wearing Crave's kevlar-lined Axe shirt, which looks like a normal work shirt but probably won't shred like toilet paper in an asphalt encounter.

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Robert Sorokanich

April 23rd

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This Artistic Armor Defends Against Everything but Funny Looks

This Artistic Armor Defends Against Everything but Funny Looks

It's not easy being an artist these days, what with protesters smashing your art and Cossacks smashing your face . Thankfully, one Chicago area artist has devised an ideal solution for protecting performers: delightfully-psychedelic cloth armor suits that won't inhibit the wearer's artistic freedom. Freedom of movement is another matter, however.

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Andrew Tarantola

March 5th

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The M153 CROWS: Death by Joystick [Monster Machines]

Manning the turret atop an armored vehicle is among the most essential and dangerous assignments in a military convoy. Gunners must stand exposed through a hole in the vehicle's roof while laying cover and engaging targets. To reduce gunner casualties, the US military designed a Common Remotely Operated Weapon Station, a joystick-driven killing machine called the CROWS. More »


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Andrew Tarantola

August 27th

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Just How Resilient Is a Bulletproof Vest Against Everything Else? [Video]

In addition to concocting some of the most original and dangerous-looking weaponry the internet has to offer, slingshot master Joerg Sprave also likes to conduct the occasional science experiment. And if you've ever wondered just how well body armor can protect you, Joerg has the answer. More »


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Andrew Liszewski

June 18th

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Medieval Hoodie Makes You a Knight In Shining Cotton [Clothing]

One hit from a sword and you'll be dead faster than your social standing once you wear this out in public, but you won't find a more comfortable suit of armor than this plated hoodie created by Etsy seller Chadwick Dillon. More »


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Andrew Liszewski

June 12th

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Medieval Hoodie Makes You a Knight In Shining Cotton [Clothing]

One hit from a sword and you'll be dead faster than your social standing once you wear this out in public, but you won't find a more comfortable suit of armor than this plated hoodie created by Etsy seller Chadwick Dillon. More »


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Andrew Liszewski

June 12th

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