Does a Blazer for Everywhere Exist?
It’s a little odd to think that many people have never heard of the Blazer. You’d think that, given their influence on the world’s roadways, people would know about the ubiquitous, multi-purpose, and multi-colored military suit that serves as the backbone for the U.S. military. But you’d be wrong. Even people who don’t own a Blazer, or even people who don’t have any interest in military power, probably have at least a vague idea that the Navy and Marines have vehicles and equipment that can be used as back-up or even as replacements for the Blazer.
There are two schools of thought as to how the Blazer works and why it’s so popular. The first goes back to World War Two, when the British Navy began to see a need for something very similar to the U.S. Navy’s Grumman J2F. The first model of the J2F was issued in September of 1942 by a company called the Bendix Corporation of San Diego. As you might guess from the name, the Bendix J2F was based on the Bendix M2, which was initially issued in 1939. The design was adapted to meet the requirements of the Royal Navy, and eventually the new vehicle was named the Bendix M3. The M3 had many benefits over the M2, the least of which is that it was much stronger, longer lived, and offered an increased amount of armor. (One of the key advantages of the Bendix J2F over the M3 was that it could carry more supplies for longer periods of time, but still be able to be used as an attack transport.)
One of the most effective features of the Blazer is its ability to carry a large number of people on a single mission. Although the Navy isn’t the only combat ship that uses Blazer vehicles, the USMC uses the vehicle extensively in some combat situations. In one example, this is particularly true for the amphibious assault ships called Littoral Combat Ships, which can carry as many as 2,000 Marines. And although they’re generally only used in situations