Science: New Weapons

Some U.S. victories can be won on the drawing boards of industry. Last week two new fighting machines moved closer to battle:

Eager Beaver. The Army has long wanted a heavy truck that can splash ashore from landing barges and ford deep streams. Last week it had just the thing, and in quantity. Reo Motors Inc. delivered the last of 5,000 six-wheeled, 2½-ton trucks designed to start, stop and run under water as easily as above it. Called the Eager Beaver, the vehicle is a big brother of the submersible jeep (TIME, May 15). Its engine breathes and exhausts through vertical snorkel...

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