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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This story would be funnier...if it weren't also true.
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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
When they are shooting the TOW missile at the Bradley full of sheep, the gunner says, "On the way," after which the order, "Fire," is given. This is totally backwards (and dangerous). When the gunner says, "On the way," it means he is pulling the trigger, which is something he should do AFTER the command to Fire. See more
The Brits did a study on aluminum.
Col. J.D. Bock
That would be the same aluminum sheathing used on the Bradley, sir.
When hit by a shell, it has a tendency to burn, and when it burns it gives off a toxic gas.
Major General Partridge
Goddamnit! We fought a revolution so we wouldn't have to pay any attention to the fucking British!
America, the Beautiful
Written by Samuel A. Ward
and Katharine Lee Bates
(as Katherine Bates)
Produced and Arranged by Les Pierce
and Joseph Vitarelli
Performed by Carmen Carter See more