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    Centurion Tank Analysis

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    The tank could now travel 115 miles instead of 62.5 miles on roads and 60 miles instead of 32.5 miles cross-country (Ware et al.). Lastly, the armament of the centurion was much better with the Centurion Mk 10. The Centurion Mk 10’s standard gun was the Royal Ordinance L7 105mm rifled gun. The engineers at the Royal Armament Research and Development Establishment at Fort Halstead created this gun to counter the Soviet T-54 with its 100mm gun. The overall performance of this gun was top of its class. It could fire eight to ten rounds a minute with greater stopping power than the previous 20-pounder gun. Even though it was a larger gun, engineers designed the gun breach so it occupied the same amount of space as the previous 20-pounder. The accuracy and power of the L7 proved to be outstanding that it won two competitions by 1966 for speed and accuracy of tank gunnery. Because of the gun’s fast firing capabilities, the engineers gave the barrel a thermal sleeve, which prevented the barrel from bowing due to heat from rapid firing of the gun. This further improved the accuracy of the L7 gun. Like the 20-pounder, the L7 was also stabilized allowing it to fire accurately on the move (Ware et al.). The ammunition choices for the L7 were very different from the 20-pounder. It was capable of firing armor-piercing discarding sabot, armor-piercing fin stabilized discarding sabot, and high-explosive squash head. Of these ammunition types, the HESH was unique in its capabilities. Because…

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    nexploded ordnance presents problems to workers and the general public as these explosive devices have been left behind from world wars and other conflicts. Over time these devices have been overlain by sediment at which point they have been buried to where they pose certain dangers to the public, and workers that are contracted for infrastructure projects. There is estimated to be around 15 million acres in unexploded ordnance in the U.S. alone. Geophysicists use Magnetics in order to locate…

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    Resilient Qualities

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    To describe a human being, you would have to pick many qualities in order to truly paint a solid picture of a person. You can describe them and the subject might say “yes that sounds like me” but the reality is that we probably missed something. This is a really tough situation to be in and you could either insult someone because you missed something about them or they could think you do not really know them. Now imagine having to do it on yourself. You will read about how I am a mentor, how…

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    Empty-Handed This is a story of how one can try so hard for something, yet come up short. It takes place on a coast shortly after a hurricane has hit. This wonderful story filled with irony. There is a flooded town, wrecked ships, dead people and birds floating around. There is a brave curious sailor who comes upon one of the largest shipwrecks he has ever seen and is determined to find a way in. A challenge that proves far more demanding than one would hope for. The short story, After The…

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    In 500 words or less, please provide a personal statement that addresses your reasons for transferring and the objectives you hope to achieve. I served on active-duty in the U.S. Marine Corps for four years. During this memorable period, I discovered an immeasurable amount of my inner abilities: strengths, weaknesses, ambitions, and morals. Having spent years abroad in sixteen different countries on three continents, I maximized this unique opportunity to polish the intangible skills I brought…

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    A quick summery, the setting of the movie is based around a murder that was done by two marines, Lance Cpl. Harold W. Dawson and Pfc. Louden Downey, which they are accused of killing Pfc. William T. Santiago. However, this incident was the result of a direct order by the platoon commander Lieutenant Kendrick who later was commanded by Colonel Nathan Jessep for “code red”. The reason Santiago’s murder was the breaking of chain of command and written a letter asking for a transfer, in exchange for…

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    July 11, 2011. I departed for United States Marine Corps boot camp at Marine Corps Depot San Diego, California. The events I went through are the toughest moments I have ever encountered in my twenty-one years. Discipline; this word eluded me throughout the beginning stages of my life until that first day I stepped onto those yellow footprints. Yelling, organization and speed were constantly the instructor’s purpose. We would walk in a formation with 92 other recruits, while in sync and conduct…

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    Dear Future Research Paper

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    "Dear Past, Thanks for all the lessons......Dear Future, I 'm ready......" Future, a time or period of time following the moment of speaking or writing; time regarded as still to come. In the world every individual is guaranteed a ticket to their own future no matter what that may be. Some people prefer to wait last minute to decide what they are going to make with their lives, you know the "just go with the flow" method. Meanwhile, for some including myself, I began thinking about what I…

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    The commodore of Leopard, Salusbury Pryce Humphreys, along with his ship, Leopard, pursued the American ship, Chesapeake, all the way to off the coast of Norfolk, Virginia. The purpose of this chase was to pursue deserters from the British Royal Navy whom were believed to have escaped to the ship, Chesapeake. When Leopard encountered Chesapeake, Humphreys ordered commodore James Barron of Chesapeake to stand down and to allow his ship to be searched. Barron refused, so Humphreys replied by…

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    I can remember my friends telling me how much they loved their lives as a Marine. Wasn’t sure what was so important about being a Marine or what made them so happy. I can remember 2 years ago my friend Jade kept asking me to go and do workouts with him and his recruiter. I never wanted to go because I thought it was going to be boring and was going to take too long. After a while he joined the Marines and was extremely excited that he made it. He never got to travel a lot but after he joined he…

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