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
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They aimed to build the ultimate fighting machine...they missed.
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Part of this movie was filmed at Camp Roberts CA. The base served as a large basic training site during WWII. See more
Per his book "The Pentagon Wars", during the Bradley fight, Lt. Col Burton drove a pumpkin orange VW Beetle convertible, not a light blue Mustang. See more
The Brits did a study on aluminum.
Col. J.D. Bock
That would be the same aluminum sheathing used on the Bradley, sir.
When hit by a shell, it has a tendency to burn, and when it burns it gives off a toxic gas.
Major General Partridge
Goddamnit! We fought a revolution so we wouldn't have to pay any attention to the fucking British!
Stars and Stripes Forever
Written by John Philip Sousa
Performed by The New Sousa Band
Conducted by Keith Brion
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