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Conversion. Heaters to bogie wheels. Ready for final assembly, these bogie wheel springs have been stacked in the erstwhile warehouse of a Midwest heater factory. These springs are fitted into bogie wheel assemblies for Army M-4 tanks

Right side view of a US Army M-727 self-propelled Hawk surface-to-air missile system

A U.S. Army M-35 cargo truck leads a convoy of vehicles

US Army M60 main battle tanks move along a dirt road during a field training exercise

An Army M60 main battle tank moves across the Mojave Desert during Exercise BRAVE SHIELD XVI

Air Force personnel position US Army M151 light vehicles on a Cochran loader for loading aboard a cargo aircraft. The vehicles are being shipped to Korea for use in exercise TEAM SPIRIT '79

Members of the 619th Military Airlift Support Squadron secure US Army M151 vehicles aboard a Flying Tigers 747 contract aircraft. The vehicles are being shipped to Korea for use during exercise TEAM SPIRIT '79

Members of the 619th Military Airlift Support Squadron use a Cochran loader to load US Army M151 vehicles aboard a Flying Tigers 747 contract aircraft. The vehicles are being shipped to Korea for use during exercise TEAM SPIRIT '79

Members of the 619th Military Airlift Support Squadron use a Cochran loader to load US Army M151 vehicles aboard a Flying Tigers 747 contract aircraft. The vehicles are being shipped to Korea for use during exercise TEAM SPIRIT '79

Members of the 619th Military Airlift Support Squadron use a Cochran loader to load US Army M151 vehicles aboard a Flying Tigers 747 contract aircraft. The vehicles are being shipped to Korea for use during exercise TEAM SPIRIT '79

AN Army M-60 tank is being directed out of a warehouse during the exercise Golden Thunder

A sequence of three photos showing the impact of an extended-range anti-armor munition warhead on an Army M-48 full-tracked combat tank target. The left photo shows the warhead seconds before impact. The self-forging fragment of the warhead, in the middle photo, is being fired into the engine by the built-in infrared sensor. The fragment, in the right photo, penetrates and immobilizes the engine

Uncheon Base Camp, South Korea....South Korean army M-48A5 main battle tanks pause along a road during exercise Bear Hunt '87. OFFICIAL U.S. MARINE CORPS PHOTO (RELEASED)

The main gun of an Army M-48 tank is fired against the "enemy" during Exercise Gallant Eagle '82

Army M-60 tanks are prepared for a confrontation with "enemy forces" during Exercise Gallant Eagle '82

A U.S. Army M551 Sheridan tanks maneuvers through a narrow German village street while participating in REFORGER '82, the multi-national military training exercise. Exact Date Shot Unknown

A U.S. Army M1 Abrams tanks kicks up a cloud of dust in the German countryside while participating in REFORGER '82, the multi-national military training exercise. Exact Date Shot Unknown

Against a backdrop of a German village, U.S. Army M551 Sheridan tanks maneuver for a river crossing during, REFORGER '82, the multi-national military training exercise. Exact Date Shot Unknown

U.S. Army M1 Abrams tanks join automobiles on a road through the German countryside, a farmer and tractor is off the road to make room for the giant tanks, during REFORGER '82, the multi-national military training exercise. Exact Date Shot Unknown

An Army M-1 Abrams tank, assigned to the 2nd Bn., 64th Armor, 3rd Inf. Div., Schweinfurt, West Germany, is part of the "friendly forces" on the defensive during Carbine Fortress, part of exercise Reforger '82

A U.S. Army M-113 Armored Personnel Carrier, with a 12.7mm machine gun, drives past a German road sign indicating the directions to Frankfurt and Marktheidenfelf during REFORGER '82, the multinational exercise conducted in the NATO countries of Europe. Exact Date Shot Unknown

U.S. Army M551 Sheridan tanks cross a river on a pontoon bridge, in foreground a sign advises "10 MPH", during REFORGER '82, the multi-national military training exercise. Exact Date Shot Unknown

A U.S. Army M-60-A3 main battle tanks on maneuvers during the NATO-sponsored Autumn Forge exercises

Members of the 1ST Battalion, 19th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division, aboard a South Korean army M-47 tank, prepare for a confrontation with the Blue Forces during the joint South Korean/US training Exercise TEAM SPIRIT '83

Members of the 1ST Battalion, 19th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division, aboard a South Korean army M-47 tank, prepare for a confrontation with the Blue Forces during the joint South Korean/US training Exercise TEAM SPIRIT '83

Members of the 1ST Battalion, 19th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division, aboard a South Korean army M-47 tank, prepare to confront Blue Forces during the joint South Korean/US training Exercise TEAM SPIRIT '83

A US Army M561 Gama Goat is used during Operation URGENT FURY

Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Gene Bryson, commander, 1ST Battalion, 35th Infantry, 2nd Battalion, 25th Infantry Division, leads his troops down a dirt road supported by a South Korean army M47 tank, background, during the joint South Korean/US training Exercise TEAM SPIRIT '84

Members of Company A, 1ST Battalion, 14th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division (Orange Forces), battle Blue Forces along Highway 43 supported by a South Korean army M48 main battle tank, during the joint South Korean/US Exercise TEAM SPIRIT '84. The soldier next to the tank is firing an M16A1 rifle

A member of Company A, 1ST Battalion, 14th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division, defends a bridge site with an M16A1 rifle during the joint South Korean/US Exercise TEAM SPIRIT '84. A South Korean army M48 main battle tank gives him protective cover

An Army M812 bridge transporter truck used to set up a portable ribbon bridge is displayed at the Department of Defense open house air show

A left side view of a US Army M998 High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle equipped with an M2 .50 caliber machine gun. Field packs are attached on the rear of the vehicle

US Army M151 1/4-ton light vehicles are being taken to Anchorage by trailer during Exercise BRIM FROST '85

A U.S. Army M-939 5-ton cargo truck, in front, and other military transport vehicles are transported to Anchorage on the Alaskan Railroad Hydrotrain during Exercise Brim Frost ''85

A US Army M35 2 1/2-ton cargo truck is unloaded with a forklift on pier No. 2. The truck will be used for Exercise BRIM FROST '85

A US Army M-973 small unit support vehicle is used by the 327th Infantry Brigade to pick up airdropped supplies during Exercise BRIM FROST '85

A US Army M113 armored personnel carrier overturned from a flatbed truck during Exercise BRIM FROST '85

Members of the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force inspect a US Army M60 general-purpose machine gun during Exercise NORTHWIND '87. Members of the 25th Infantry Division are undergoing 23 days of special cold weather training with members of the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force in the Kotani and Hirosaki Training Area

A US Army M60 machine gunner waits for aggressor forces while defending Trajillo Beach during Exercise SOLID SHIELD'87

A US Army M60 machine gun crew runs for position while defending Trajillo Beach during Exercise SOLID SHIELD'87

The original U.S. Army M-1 Abrams prototype main battle tank on display at the U.S. Army Aberdeen Proving Grounds

The original US Army M1 Abrams prototype main battle tank on display at the US Army Aberdeen Proving Grounds

A U.S. Army M-3 Bradley infantry fighting vehicle on display at the U.S. Army Aberdeen Proving Grounds

A close-up view of the 25mm chain gun mounted on the top of a U.S. Army M-3 Bradley infantry fighting vehicle on display at the U.S. Army Aberdeen Proving Grounds

A U.S. Army M-3 Bradley infantry fighting vehicle on display at the U.S. Army Aberdeen Proving Grounds

The original US Army M1 Abrams prototype main battle tank on display at the US Army Aberdeen Proving Grounds

The original US Army M1 Abrams prototype main battle tank on display at the US Army Aberdeen Proving Grounds

The original U.S. Army M-1 Abrams prototype main battle tank on display at the U.S. Army Aberdeen Proving Grounds

A close-up view of the 25 mm chain gun mounted on the top of a US Army M3 Bradley infantry fighting vehicle on display at the US Army Aberdeen Proving Grounds

An Army M60A1 main battle tank supports the 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines, during the force-on-force exercise of Operation BEAR HUNT'88

An Army M60A1 main battle tank from the 5th Battalion, 72nd Armor, provides fire support for Marines during the force-on-force exercise of Operation BEAR HUNT'88

Two Australian Army M-113A1 armored vehicles sit parked in a wooded area during the joint Australian/U.S. exercise Kangaroo '89. The M-113 at left is a fire support vehicle fitted with a turret and armed with a 76mm gun; the M-113 at right is a basic armored personnel carrier/light reconnaissance vehicle

The heads of the Army's major commands gather for a conference. They are, from left: Secretary of the Army M.P. Stone, GEN R. W. RisCassi, GEN J. J. Lindsay, GEN C.E. Saint, GEN J. W. Foss, GEN W. G. T. Tuttle Jr., LGEN D.R. Palmer, LGEN R.D. Hammond, MGEN E.R. Cromartie, MGEN J. E. Major, MGEN J. R. Piatak, MSG of the Army J. W. Gates, MGEN S.H. Hyman, MGEN D.C. Hilbert, LGEN J. H. Corns, LGEN H.J. Hatch, LGEN T. D. Rodgers, GEN E. H. Burba Jr., GEN H.N. Schwarzkopf, GEN L.C. Menetrey, GEN J. R. Galvin and CHIEF of STAFF GEN C.E. Vuono

A column of U.S. Army M-60A1 main battle tanks drives along 17th of June Street during the annual Allied Forces Day parade. The "Siegessaulte" (Victory Column) is in the background

Soldiers drive an Army M1A1 main battle tank through a stream

Standing on a packing crate at a firing range is an M-724A1 discarding-sabot target practice tracer (TPDS-T) round. Two US Army M-1 Abrams main battle tanks are test firing 105 mm ammunition developed by the Army with the assistance of Naval Ordnance Station, Louisville, Kentucky

A US Army M-1 Abrams main battle tank test fires a 105 mm round developed by the Army with the assistance of Naval Ordnance Station, Louisville, Kentucky

A right rear view of a US Army M1 M-1 Abrams main battle tank on a road near one of the fort's firing ranges. The tank will be test firing 105 mm ammunition developed by the Army with the assistance of Naval Ordnance Station, Louisville, Kentucky

A US Army M-1 Abrams main battle tank waits at a firing point prior to test firing 105 mm ammunition developed by the Army with the assistance of Naval Ordnance Station, Louisville, Kentucky

A US Army M1 M-1 Abrams main battle tank moves towards the firing line. The tank will be test firing 105 mm ammunition developed by the Army with the assistance of Naval Ordnance Station, Louisville, Kentucky

Two US Army M1 M-1 Abrams main battle tanks wait on the firing line. The tanks will be test firing 105 mm ammunition developed by the Army with the assistance of Naval Ordnance Station, Louisville, Kentucky. The ammunition to be tested is stacked on packing cases between the tanks

Rows of 105 mm tank ammunition lie beside one of two US Army M-1 Abrams main battle tanks that are test firing ammunition developed by the Army with the assistance of Naval Ordnance Station, Louisville, Kentucky. In the front row are M-490 target practice tracer (TP-T rounds; the four rows to the left contain M-724A1 discarding-sabot target practice tracer (TPDS-T) rounds

Two US Army M1 M-1 Abrams main battle tanks move up to the firing point. The tanks will be test firing 105 mm ammunition developed by the Army with the assistance of Naval Ordnance Station, Louisville, Kentucky

Two US Army M1 M-1 Abrams main battle tanks move up to the firing line. The tanks will be test firing 105 mm ammunition developed by the Army with the assistance of Naval Ordnance Station, Louisville, Kentucky

A U.S. Army M-113 armored personnel carrier guards a street near the destroyed Panamanian Defense Force headquarters building during the second day of Operation Just Cause

A US Army M-1 Abrams main battle tank test fires a 105mmround developed by the Army with the assistance of Naval Ordnance Station, Louisville, Ky

A U.S. Army M-1 Abrams main battle tank is loaded aboard the rapid-response vehicle cargo ship USNS REGULUS (T-AKR-292). The REGULUS is transporting equipment to Saudi Arabia in support of Operation Desert Shield

A U.S. Army M-1 Abrams main battle tank is loaded aboard the rapid-response vehicle cargo ship USNS REGULUS (T-AKR-292). The REGULUS is transporting equipment to Saudi Arabia in support of Operation Desert Shield

A U.S. Army M-1 Abrams main battle tank is loaded aboard the rapid-response vehicle cargo ship USNS REGULUS (T-AKR-292). The REGULUS is transporting equipment to Saudi Arabia in support of Operation Desert Shield

A U.S. Army M-163 Vulcan self-propelled anti-aircraft gun is secured aboard the rapid-response vehicle cargo ship USNS REGULUS (T-AKR-292). The gun, along with other equipment, is being transported to Saudi Arabia in support of Operation Desert Shield

A captured Iraqi CSS-N-2 Silkworm anti-ship missile is carried on a trailer pulled by an Army M-915 14-ton tractor truck following Operation Desert Storm

A U.S. Army M998 High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV), right, drives along a main supply route in northern Saudi Arabia prior to the start of the ground phase of Operation Desert Storm. Two motorized earthmoving scrapers and a utility truck of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Five (NMCB-5) are driven in the opposite direction in the background

Kurdish children play near an Army M1038 High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) as it patrols the streets of the city. U.S. and coalition troops are in Zakhu as part of Operation Provide Comfort, a multinational effort to aid Kurdish refugees in northern Iraq and southern Turkey

A U.S. Army M-1A1 Abrams tank rolls along a road during the National Victory Celebration parade. The day-long celebration is being held in honor of the coalition forces that liberated Kuwait during Operation Desert Storm

A convoy of US Marines and Army personnel leave Mogadishu Airport on an arms for food exchange mission. Leading the convoy is a head on shot of a US Marine M54 Series 5-ton Cargo Truck with Marines from Battalion Landing Team 29, 1ST Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, California, standing in the back carrying M16 rifles. A US Army M998 High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) with PSYOPS personnel talking over load speakers to the Somali people turn around a corner behind the truck. Behind the PSYOPS vehicle is a desert camouflages Humvee with armed Marines sitting in the back. This mission is in direct support of Operation Restore Hope

Straight on shot of a US Army M1A1 Abrams Main Battle Tank located on the compound of the US Embassy in Mogadishu, Somalia. The turret is facing to the left, off the frame at the right. A US Army Soldier sits on a water jug, next to the tank, at the left of the frame. This mission is in direct support of Operation Restore Hope

A member of the 24th Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia, stands back to camera and uses hand signals to line up a US Army M2A2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle before it is loaded onto a US Air Force C-5B Galaxy (not shown). The Army vehicle will be flown to Mogadishu, Somalia in support of Operation Restore Hope

A left side rear view of a row of US Army M915 Series Tractors lined up along the side of the road. They are from the 594th Transportation Company, Fort Campbell, Kentucky, and are at Rabbit Base, which is the Indian troop's base camp next to Mogadishu airport. The tractors will hook up to Indian trailers and move them to the new Indian camp at Baidoa, Somalia. This mission is in direct support of Operation Restore Hope

Straight on front view of a row of US Army M915 Series Tractors lined up along the side of the road. They are from the 594th Transportation Company, Fort Campbell, Kentucky, and are at Rabbit Base, which is the Indian troop's base camp next to Mogadishu airport. The tractors will hook up to Indian trailers and move them to the new Indian camp at Baidoa, Somalia. This mission is in direct support of Operation Restore Hope

Straight on shot of a US Army M915 Series Tractors from the 594th Transportation Company, Fort Campbell, Kentucky, pulling a trailer of water tanks belonging to the Indian Army. Indian Soldiers stand at the right watching US Army SPC Roach drives the tractor-trailer out of the old base at Mogadishu Airport and will deliver it to the Indian Army's new base in Baidoa, Somalia. This mission is in direct support of Operation Restore Hope

A convoy of US Army M9998 High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) and M113A3 Armored Personnel Carriers from the 1ST of the 64th Mechanized, Fort Stewart, Georgia, traveling from Victory Base, Mogadishu, Somalia, to the old airfield north of Mogadishu. The convoy passes by a Somali market. The vehicles are used to provide support for Operation More Care. This operation provided the people of Mogadishu with basic medical and dental care from 2 to 4 Dec. 1993. More Care is in direct support of Operation Restore Hope

A battery of three U.S. Army M-155 howitzers and their assortment backup equipment are shown in a emplacement camp near Green Beach adjacent to the Mogadishu International Airport. The battery will remain in place until the withdraw of all U.S. forces on the 25thd of March

A U.S. Army M-155 Howitzer sits waiting and ready at a camp adjacent to Green Beach near the Mogadishu International Airport as all U.S. forces prepare for the March 25th troop withdraw from Somalia

An aerial port quarter view of the former U.S. Army M-3 type port repair ship MADISON GEORGIAN MANCHESTER tied up to a pier in the outer harbor. The ship has been disposed of by the Maritime Commision and is awaiting scrapping at Lambert Point

A US Army M939A2 5 ton truck rolls down the ramp of the Ready Reserve Force ship CAPE DECISION (T-AKR-5054) at a port facility in the Arabian Gulf region on 19 Oct 1994. Army stevedores from the 567th Transportation Unit, Ft Eustis, Va. were flown to the region to download the equipment from the ships in preparation for Operation VIGILANT WARRIOR, the US Armed Forces response to aggressive Iraqi actions towards Kuwait

Smoke fills the air as US Army M109 A3 self-propelled Howitzers conduct live fire training at a training facility in the deserts of Kuwait. The Howitzers are covered with camouflaged netting

A U.S. Army M113A2 Armored Personnel Carrier is driven off a U.S. Air Force C-5 Galaxy at Howard AFB. The Air Force is flying in materials and personnel for increased activities during Operation Safe Haven

U.S. Army M113A2 Armored Personnel Carriers are off loaded from a U.S. Air Force C-5 Galaxy at Howard AFB. The Air Force is flying in materials and personnel for increased activities during Operation Safe Haven

A U.S. Army M113A2 Armored Personnel Carrier is driven off a U.S. Air Force C-5 Galaxy at Howard AFB. The Air Force is flying in materials and personnel for increased activities during Operation Safe Haven

A right rear view of a US Army M998 High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle traveling across rough terrain during testing

A right front view of a U.S. Army M998 High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) equipped with an M220A1 tube-launched, optically-tracked, wire-guided (TOW) missile launcher during testing

A rear view of a US Army M998 High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle equipped with an M2 .50 caliber machine gun. Field packs are attached on the rear of the vehicle

A right front view of a US Army M998 US Army M998 High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle traveling across rough terrain during testing

A left front view of a US Army M998 High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle

A left front view of a U.S. Army M998 High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) equipped with an M220A1 tube-launched, optically-tracked, wire-guided (TOW) missile launcher during testing

A front view of a U.S. Army M998 High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) equipped with an M220A1 tube-launched, optically-tracked, wire-guided (TOW) missile launcher during testing

A front view of a US Army M998 High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle equipped with an M2 .50 caliber machine gun

A left side view of a US Army M998 High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle equipped with an M2 .50 caliber machine gun. Field packs are attached on the rear of the vehicle

A front view of a US Army M998 High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle traveling across rough terrain during testing

A left front view of a US Army M998 High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle