A quick guide to the nomenclature that identifies America’s military vehicles and units.
By Kyle Mizokami Dec 6, 2018
“The U.S. military speaks many languages. From the markings on tanks to the classification of aircraft, the armed services use a lot of symbology and abbreviated text to quickly convey information. The Armed Forces are all about efficiency, particularly in wartime, and the ability to quickly discern a lot of information from a simple glance is useful, particularly in high-stress situations.
As an outsider, though, it can be hard to figure these things out. Here is Popular Mechanics’ guide to secret slang
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