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M320 Grenade Launcher

The M320 Grenade Launcher Module is a single-shot 40mm grenade launching system used in the United States Army.  It was developed to replace the M203 and has been in use since July 2009. The M320 is a relatively small piece of equipment, weighing only 3.3 lbs and measuring 13.7 inches in length.  It has an effective range of 150m with a maximum range of 400m.  It is composed of three major parts: a grenade launcher, Day/Night Sight (DNS), and a hand held Laser Range Finder (LRF).  The M320 can be used in two ways – attached to the M16 assault rifle or the M4 carbine, or it can be used as a stand-alone model.  When used in conjunction with the M16 or M4, it’s attached ... Read more
Posted by Mark Juelich on October 26th, 2012 :: Filed under: Blog,Military

Happy Birthday US Navy!

On October 13th, the United States Navy will celebrate its 237th birthday.  The mission of the Navy is to maintain, train and equip combat-ready Naval forces capable of winning wars, deterring aggression and maintaining freedom of the seas. Founded in 1775 to fight the British forces, the Navy has transformed drastically over the years.  The original Navy, called the Continental Navy, consisted of 7 ships and was tasked with intercepting British supply ships during the Revolutionary War.  It achieved moderate success, capturing many British vessels, but ended up losing 24 of its own vessels.  After the resolution of the War, the Navy was essentially disbanded. After a decade-long period without a Naval force the United States Congress ordered the construction of 6 vessels, effectively creating ... Read more
Posted by Mark Juelich on October 11th, 2012 :: Filed under: Blog,History,Military

USMC - "Call Me Maybe"

We all know that being a member of the Armed Forces can be extremely difficult and stressful.  Being deployed several thousand miles from home for months – or years – can take a huge toll.  Fortunately, these Marines deployed to Kandahar Air Base, Afghanistan have found a way to make life a little more exciting and increase morale. During some down time, this group of Marines shot a parody of Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” for their friends and family back home.  Due to their enthusiasm, choreography and dance skills, the video has gone viral. American Warehouse Systems is proud to support our military and those serving our nation.  God Bless America! Read more
Posted by Mark Juelich on October 3rd, 2012 :: Filed under: Blog,Military

105mm Gun Full Tracked Combat Tank - M60 Patton

Formally known as the 105mm Gun Full Tracked Combat Tank, the M60 Patton is a first generation main battle tank.  It was introduced in December 1960 and was widely used by the United States and its Cold War allies.  It remains in service throughout the world today with several thousand units still being utilized. The M60 greatly resembles its precedent, the M48, but has significant differences.  The M60 has a mounted bore evacuated 105 mm main gun.  It also has a hull with a straight front, has three support rollers per side, and has road wheels constructed from aluminum.  When first introduced, it utilized a Continental V-12 750 hp air-cooled, twin-turbocharged diesel engine.  This allowed it to extend its operational range to over 300 miles ... Read more
Posted by Mark Juelich on September 26th, 2012 :: Filed under: Blog,Military

Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird

The Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird was an advanced, long-range, Mach 3+ strategic reconnaissance aircraft that was used by the United States Air Force over the span of 3 decades.  It was able to operate at high speeds and altitudes to allow it to outrace threats.  If the Blackbird detected the presence of a surface-to-air missile, its standard evasive action was to simply increase speed to outrun the missile.  It worked every single time. The Blackbird was introduced into the Air Force in 1966 and was a vital part of the Military’s mission in places like Vietnam and Laos.  Due to budget cuts in the late 1980s, this stealthy aircraft was forced into retirement.  By 1994, no suitable replacement had been developed and there was a desperate ... Read more
Posted by Mark Juelich on September 19th, 2012 :: Filed under: Blog,Military
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