Military Firepower

The purpose of the military is to project power and to use that power to kill the enemy and destroy the ability of the enemy to fight. Weapons, ordnance, planes, ships and other means to military ends are the subject of this Olive-Drab.com section.

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Soldiers from Combat Support Company, 2nd Battalion, 187th Infantry with an M40A2 106 mm Reciolless Rifle mounted on an M825 jeep.  The munition being loaded into the breech is an M581 106 mm antipersonnel-tracer (APERS-T) round. Army Tropic Test Center, Panama Canal Zone, 1984.
Soldiers from Combat Support Company, 2nd Battalion, 187th Infantry with an M40A2 106 mm Reciolless Rifle mounted on an M825 jeep. The munition being loaded into the breech is an M581 106 mm antipersonnel-tracer (APERS-T) round. Army Tropic Test Center, Panama Canal Zone, 1984.

Today in WW II: 16 Sep 1940 Selective Training and Service Act of 1940 signed by Pres. Roosevelt, beginning the military draft of US men aged 21-36.  More 
16 Sep 1941 German encirclement of Soviet forces in Kiev completed, to be followed by ruthless German attacks to annihilate the trapped Red Army troops.
16 Sep 1943 Malaya Zemlya enclave of Novorossiysk port on the Black Sea, after holding out against Wehrmacht for 225 days, liberated by the Red Army.
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