Popular Mechanics: The U.S. Military’s Cryptic Letters, Numbers, and Symbols, Explained

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Popular Mechanics: The U.S. Military’s Cryptic Letters, Numbers, and Symbols, Explained

A quick guide to the nomenclature that identifies America’s military vehicles and units.

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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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