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.
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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
Various guards and Military Police personnel throughout the film are seen with civilian M1911A1 pistols with gold Colt logos on the grips, a feature not present on military-issue M1911A1 pistols. See more
Major General Partridge
But even a heat-seeking missile can miss a target.
General, it says here that you taped electric hotplates to the surface of the vehicle to help your heat-seeking missile find its target, and that the surface temperature of the vehicle was so high it could have fried an egg at twenty feet!
America, the Beautiful
Written by Samuel A. Ward
and Katharine Lee Bates
(as Katherine Bates)
Performed by the St. John's Cathedral Boys and Girls' Choir, Donald Pearson, Conductor
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