When civilians get their vehicles stuck in mud pits, they’ve got to find someone with a truck (or tractor) and tow strap to give them a tug. But when Air Force airmen get their rigs stuck, they’ve got much cooler options.
Hopefully, days in which the U.S. Army shoots down drones with $3 million Patriot missiles will come to an eventually end when the service starts using a 60-kilowatt laser system in a few months.
We knew Chevrolet was turning the Colorado pickup truck into some kind of military test bed, but I was not expecting the thing to look straight out of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. Forget a Raptor rival, GM has gone totally Hollywood and I kind of love it.
I passed a U.S. Army Cobra gunship on the highway this weekend. You know, just your friendly neighborhood attack helicopter.
When most people think about the U.S. Army, aircraft don’t immediately come to mind. Yet the fact is that the supposed ground-pounding branch of the U.S. armed services is anything but. This incredible graphic from our friends a Contemporary Issues and Geography gives us a unique insight into the structure and the…
Details remain scant, but there seems to have been an explosion and a resulting fire at the U.S.-controlled Sagamihara General Depot in Sagamihara City, Japan. As you can see in the video below, multiple secondary explosions occurred as the fire raged on following the first detonation.
Fashions and utilitarian needs change in the course of nearly two and a half centuries, and that goes for United States Army combat uniforms as well. It can be hard to picture what the older ones were like, outside of paintings and black-and-white photographs, so allow this video from IJReview to help.
The Continental Army, which later became the U.S. Army, was founded on June 14th, 1775. It’s leader, General George Washington, would use it to confront the British during the Revolutionary War. 240 years later, the Army remains one of America’s oldest and proudest institutions.
Touring around the nation and jumping out of airplanes in front of millions of people, all on the Army's dime? That's pretty Rockstar, and these guys know it.
Every few years the Kremlin pounds their chest about their latest and greatest in surface to air missile (SAM) system, and how it's ready to protect Moscow. Yet even after the terrible events of 9/11 we really don't hear much about America's domestic surface to air missile-based air defense capabilities. That's…
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.