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Open this book to learn about tanks, trucks, the Wolf, the Fox, and other army fighting vehicles. See the army's airplanes and helicopters. Find out what new vehicles are being developed. In this book, you will learn how ordinary vehicles can become fighting machines when missile launchers are attached; see how technology allows tanks to hit a target miles away; find out about the SmarTruck of the future.

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Overview

Open this book to learn about tanks, trucks, the Wolf, the Fox, and other army fighting vehicles. See the army's airplanes and helicopters. Find out what new vehicles are being developed. In this book, you will learn how ordinary vehicles can become fighting machines when missile launchers are attached; see how technology allows tanks to hit a target miles away; find out about the SmarTruck of the future.

Provides an overview of the types of vehicles used by the United States Army and their purposes.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781403401892
  • Publisher: Heinemann Library
  • Publication date: 9/28/2003
  • Series: U. S. Armed Forces Series
  • Pages: 48
  • Age range: 8 - 10 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.38 (d)

Table of Contents

U.S. Army Fighting Vehicles: Modern-Day Chariots of Fire 4
M1 Abrams: King of the Battlefield 6
M2/M3 Bradley Fighting Vehicle 8
M88A2 Hercules Heavy Recovery Vehicle 10
M58 Wolf Smoke Generator System 12
M931A1 Fox Reconnaissance System 14
HMMWV: You Can Just Call It Humvee 16
M109A6 Paladin Self-Propelled Howitzer 18
OH-58D Kiowa Warrior: The U.S. Army's Spy in the Sky 20
AH-64A/D Apache Attack Helicopters 22
AGM-114 Hellfire Missile 24
LOSAT: Tank-Busting on a Budget 26
M-220 TOW Antitank Missile 28
Patriot Air Defense System 30
EFOGM Anti-Armor Missile 32
Interim Armored Vehicle: Combat Transport of Tomorrow 34
RAH-66 Comanche: Attack Helicopter for the 21st Century 36
SmarTruck: On the Road to the Future 38
ATACMS: High-Flying Missiles and Supersonic Bats 40
The Army's Unmanned Air craft 42
Arming the Vehicles of the Future: THEL 44
Glossary 46
More Books to Read 47
Index 48
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