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It is used to make helmets, vests, and other protective gear for military and law enforcement personnel. M60 PATTON TANK A steel-armored main battle tank first introduced in 1960. NAVIGATION SYSTEM A computer and satellite system that provides directions and locations. PERSIAN GULF WAR A war fought from 1990-1991 in Iraq and Kuwait between the forces of Iraq’s President Saddam Hussein and a group of United Nations countries led by the United States. SMOOTHBORE CANNON A cannon whose barrel has a smooth interior, instead of spiraled grooves.

DIESEL FUEL A thick petroleum product that is used in diesel engines, such as those found in heavy tanks or trucks. GRENADE A bomb with a delayed explosion thrown by hand or shot from a rifle or launcher. KEROSENE A fuel oil used in tanks and jet engines. It is also used for heat and light in some homes. 30 KEVLAR A light and very strong man-made fiber. It is used to make helmets, vests, and other protective gear for military and law enforcement personnel. M60 PATTON TANK A steel-armored main battle tank first introduced in 1960.

The turret rotates, allowing a gunner to aim and fire in any direction. VIETNAM WAR A conflict between the countries of North Vietnam and South Vietnam from 1955-1975. Communist North Vietnam was supported by China and the Soviet Union. The United States entered the war on the side of South Vietnam. 31 A M Abrams, Creighton Williams Jr. S. S.

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