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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.

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