This historic film from 1966 gives an overview of the U.S. Army’s Aberdeen Proving Ground where tanks, missiles, ammunition, and all other kinds of vehicles and ordnance are evaluated. Firing tests, drivability tests, and maneuvering tests are performed with tanks, recoil limits are tested with artillery pieces, and helicopter mini guns test fired.
The APG is the U.S. Army’s oldest active proving ground, established on October 20, 1917, six months after the U.S. entered World War I. Its location allowed design and testing of ordnance materiel to take place near contemporary industrial and shipping centers. The proving ground was created as a successor to the Sandy Hook Proving Ground, which was too small for some of the larger weapons being tested. At the peak of World War II, APG had billeting space for 2,348 officers and 24,189 enlisted personnel.
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