Air Force Lt. Col. John Burton was assigned to evaluate the usefulness of the Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle, an Army troop carrier/scout vehicle that, in its final redesign, was effectively a deathtrap for its occupants. Burton keeps trying to execute a proper live-fire armor test on it but is constantly subverted by his temporary commanding officer, Army Maj. Gen. Partridge, in order to get it under construction and in the field. Written by
Jeff Cross <firstname.lastname@example.org>
They aimed to build the ultimate fighting machine...they missed.
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Did You Know?
When they are shooting the TOW missile at the Bradley full of sheep, the gunner says, "On the way," after which the order, "Fire," is given. This is totally backwards (and dangerous). When the gunner says, "On the way," it means he is pulling the trigger, which is something he should do AFTER the command to Fire. See more
[Weinberger's phone buzzes
Congressman Stratton is on the phone.
Sam, what can I do for you? What article? Oh, that article! Yes... no, completely untrue, of course. File it under "creative journalism." I'm looking into it now, you'll be the first to know. Right... right. My best to Ellen.
General, I want a full update on the Bradley, and I want it in writing.
Major General Partridge
Right away, sir.
[points angrily at the phone
*That* is the *last* call I expect to receive on this matter! ...
America, the Beautiful
Written by Samuel A. Ward
and Katharine Lee Bates
(as Katherine Bates)
Produced and Arranged by Les Pierce
and Joseph Vitarelli
Performed by Carmen Carter See more