The Legacy and Impact of Gall Force
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When we examine the weapons of war from the first conflicts over hunting grounds to the modern era, we see a flow of civilian technology and tool that are repurposed for use in war. This is the "swords into plowshares" concept. It also works in reverse as well, where military technology flows into the civilian realm or "swords into plowshares". This can be seen in camping equipment, your GPS systems, and your tactical clothing. After all, a rock can be used to ground wheat, be shaped into a cutting tool for the butchering of meat, or be fashioned to a weapon to bash your enemy's skull open. The concept of transforming a civilian vehicle or transportation system into a platform for combat can be traced back to chariots, the Russian "Tachanka", and the wagon forts. Then that brings us to the truck-based rapid assault gun platform of modern warfare...commonly known as the "Technical". Open disclosure: I am a current Toyota owner and I likely will never drive anything else.A Word about the Photos Used in the Article