Take A Leap Into The US Army Golden Knight Jump Team's Surreal World

US Army cadets' final survival test sounds like hell on Earth

That guy being thrown into a pool is a fully-equipped US Army cadet about to enter their final survival challenge. They call it Survival Gate #4 but they may as well call it The Gate of Hell, because that's how it sounds like: » 5/08/14 5:34pm 5/08/14 5:34pm

Let The U.S. Army Teach You About Plane Acrobatics

Buying a plane and getting a license is the first step towards winning the Red Bull Air Race at some point. Listening to the US Army's how to video from 1942 on airplane acrobatics is the second. » 12/09/13 4:40pm 12/09/13 4:40pm

How An Army Convoy Crossed America In 56 Days To Prove We Needed Better…

America is probably the best place on Earth for long road trips. Fuel is cheap, food is plentiful, and the roads — they're amazing. But the U.S. of A. wasn't always a land of long, smooth stretches of tarmac you could sail across at 80 mph in almost any weather. A century ago, driving cross-country in America wasn't… » 2/18/13 9:54am 2/18/13 9:54am

How Car Starters Work

Even though this film is 56 years old, automotive starter motors really haven't changed much. If you're unfamiliar with how a car's starting system works, this could help you understand how it works, and more importantly, how it can malfunction. » 12/25/12 11:00am 12/25/12 11:00am

How Brakes Work

Next to steering, brakes are probably the most crucial part of any vehicle. We've harped on how important it is to keep up on brake maintenance before, so here's more info about how brakes work. » 12/19/12 9:30am 12/19/12 9:30am

How An Automatic Transmission Works

Listen up scumbags! Have you ever wondered how an automatic transmission works? Well, today's your lucky day. We came across these top secret army training movies, which we're told were filmed in the room next door to the cell where they tested pot and LSD on 19-year-old privates. » 12/18/12 9:30am 12/18/12 9:30am

Watch The U.S. Army Guide To Old Truck Power Steering Systems

Nowadays, most passenger cars use rack and pinion power steering systems, and some newer cars and trucks even use electric power steering. But that doesn't mean you won't come across vehicles with old school pitman arm power steering setups — especially in old trucks and classic cars. » 12/11/12 4:40pm 12/11/12 4:40pm

A Real Photo Of A Guard At The Tomb Of The Unknown Soldier

This is the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Washington, D.C., and there are still soldiers standing guard out front as Hurricane Sandy's power mounts. » 10/29/12 1:15pm 10/29/12 1:15pm

The most badass tow-truck ever

The US government, in between hours spent squabbling over the price of a cheese sandwich, has ordered a bunch of refurbished M88A2 HERCULES ARVs, also known as tanks that tow other tanks — and other big stuff too. » 8/05/11 3:00pm 8/05/11 3:00pm

The Army Had Their Own AT-AT Years Before George Lucas Invented His

Years before Lucasfilm created the AT-AT and Boston Dynamic's Big Dog terrified the world, the US Army was working with General Electric on the "Walking Truck" project, basically a large walker which was controlled by a lever-pushing operator. » 5/27/11 12:30pm 5/27/11 12:30pm

Don't Look Now, But There's An Angry Truck In Your Airliner

An Oshkosh M-ATV — the Army's half-million-dollar, 370-hp, sixteen-ton tactical truck — in the belly of a 747. There is one word for this photo, and that word is "grr." Photo Credit: Zach Rosenberg. [Automobile] » 7/01/10 9:00am 7/01/10 9:00am

Is The Amphibious LARC Gonna Have To Choke A Beach?

Attention, puppet dictators and petty-tyrants-in-training: Your junta ain't complete without a 60-ton, Vietnam-era amphibious landing craft. The Buy It Now price almost seems like a bargain. Is there anything that four continuous-rpm Detroit Diesels can't do? » 12/31/09 2:00pm 12/31/09 2:00pm

ROFLCopter? Triceracopter? No, It's The TriceROFLcopter!

This prehistoric, post-Vietnam political war statement was sculpted in clay over a Vietnam-era U.S. Army-spec OH-6 Cayuse helicopter, then covered with fiberglass by renowned and controversial artist, Patricia Renick. Behold the mighty Triceracopter. Or as we dub thee — TriceROFLcopter. » 7/13/09 5:15pm 7/13/09 5:15pm

US Army To Lease 4,000 Electric Vehicles, Swap Slogan For "An Army Of…

The United States Army is going to trade in its Humvees and Jeeps for E-Z-Go golf carts and Native American Biofuels electric trucks in an effort to save money and improve the army's average fuel efficiency. » 12/02/08 1:00pm 12/02/08 1:00pm

Chicago Auto Show: International MaxxPro

International didn't just bring it's super shredder semi, the International LoneStar to the show. They also brought the US Military's latest wheeled transport, the International MaxxPro. The imposing vehicle is basically a purpose-built mobile bomb shelter, capable of taking a hit from any direction, as well as… » 2/08/08 12:00pm 2/08/08 12:00pm