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Oshkosh Corporation

Oshkosh Corporation Oshkosh Truck, is an American industrial company that designs and builds specialty trucks, military vehicles, truck bodies, airport fire apparatus and access equipment. The corporation owns Pierce Manufacturing, a fire apparatus manufacturer in Appleton, Wisconsin. Based in Oshkosh, the company employs 16,000 people around the world, it is organized in four primary business groups: access equipment, defense and emergency, commercial. Founded in 1917 as the Wisconsin Duplex Auto Company, the company was created to build a severe-duty four-wheel-drive truck. After the first prototype was built, the company began to develop rapidly; this first four-wheel-drive truck, known today as "Old Betsy", is still owned by Oshkosh Corporation and housed in the new Global Headquarters building in Oshkosh. The vehicle still runs and is used in demonstrations and parades; the first mass-produced truck was the 2-ton Model A, with seven produced in 1918. The 3.5-ton Model B and 5-ton Model F followed.

The Model TR, introduced in 1933, was a diversification for the company and was the first rubber tired earthmover built. The Model 50-50, introduced in 1955, was the first truck created for the hauling of concrete; the first ARFF built by Oshkosh was a W Series truck delivered to the U. S. Coast Guard in 1953. Oshkosh has produced aircraft tow tractors, in 1968 the company designed and built the U-30, 45 of which were built for the U. S. Air Force to tow the Lockheed C-5 Galaxy transport aircraft. In 1976 the company won a U. S. Army contract to supply 744 M911 heavy equipment transporters, the first in a long line of U. S. Army contracts that now sees Oshkosh Defense as the sole supplier of medium and heavy tactical trucks to the U. S. Army and Marines. On August 25, 2015, Oshkosh was awarded the U. S. military's Joint Light Tactical Vehicle contract. The initial JLTV award is valued at $6.75 billion for up to 16,901 vehicles. The procurement objective for JLTV stands at 54,599 vehicles, the estimated program cost being $47.6 billion.

JLTV will replace the AM General Humvee. On November 7, 2017, the Oshkosh Common Council approved a proposal to sell part of the century-old Lake Shore Golf Course along the shore of Lake Butte des Morts to Oshkosh Corp. for its new headquarters. On November 22, 2017, the Oshkosh Corporation announced it would build the new headquarters on the golf course; the city plans to redevelop the rest of the golf course into a new public space. Oshkosh Corporation is headquartered in Wisconsin, it has manufacturing operations in eight U. S. states and in Australia, China and Romania and through investments in joint ventures in Mexico and Brazil. The Access Equipment division is headquartered in Pennsylvania. Oshkosh products and services are sold in more than 150 countries around the globe; the company maintains a global service network. Oshkosh Corp. manufactures and services products under the brands of Oshkosh, JLG, Pierce, McNeilus, Jerr-Dan, Oshkosh Specialty Vehicles, Frontline Communications, CON-E-CO, London Machinery Inc. and IMT.

Products include JLG and SkyTrak brand telehandlers and tracked boom lifts, other lifting equipment. Light Combat Tactical All-Terrain Vehicle. L-ATV was announced as winner of the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle requirement in August 2015; the first JLTV order was placed in March 2016. The JLTV will part-replace the AM General HMMWV/Humvee. Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles; the FMTV is the U. S. Army's standard 2.5- and 5-ton truck. The FMTV was manufactured by Stewart and Stevenson by Armor Holdings by what is now BAE Systems Platforms & Services. From 2011 it has been manufactured by Oshkosh. HET; the M1070, in A0 and A1 configurations, is the U. S. Army's current tank transporter tractor; the Global HET is a M1070A1 with three axles instead of four. Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck - M977 HEMTT; the HEMTT is the U. S. Army's standard 10-ton truck. In evolving configurations it has been in continuous production since 1982. Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck HEMTT A3 diesel-electric; the HEMTT A3 was a prototype/developmental design with a diesel-electric drive system.

LVS. A U. S. Marine Corps 8x8 truck, replaced by the LVSR Logistics Vehicle System Replacement; the LVSR is a family of vehicles, based on a common 5-axle ten-wheel drive 10x10 chassis, that vary in individual configuration by mission requirements. It replaced the LVS. M-ATV. A medium-weight mine blast protected vehicle developed for use in Afghanistan. MTVR; the MTVR is the standard 5-ton truck of the U. S. Marines. Wheeled Tanker. A UK-specific MTVR development. Sand Cat. A light protected vehicle based on a Ford F550 chassis. P-19R. U. S. Marines' Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting truck. Special Purpose All-Terrain Vehicle. A developmental light all-terrain buggy-type design Palletized Load System. Five-axle all-wheel drive trucks and companion three-axle trailers. An independent suspension system HMMWV with TAK-4 Suspension upgrade proposal HMMWV Recap COMMAND ZONE Integrated Control And Diagnostics System Propulse hybrid diesel-

Howard DGA-6

The Howard DGA-6 was a pioneer racing plane, nicknamed Mister Mulligan. It was the only airplane designed for the specific purpose of winning the Bendix Trophy; the plane was designed and developed by Ben Howard and Gordon Israel, who became an engineer for the Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation. Mister Mulligan was designed to fly the entire length at high altitude. Neither had been done before. Mister Mulligan won the trophy, thus changed the way in which long distance airplanes were designed; the Bendix Trophy was a cross-country race from the west coast to the site of the National Air Races in Cleveland and was the starting event of the week-long aviation festival. The Thompson Trophy was awarded to the winner of the unlimited division in closed-course pylon racing at the National Air Races; the sole original DGA-6 was constructed in 1934 in the defunct factory of the American Eagle-Lincoln Aircraft based at Fairfax Airport in Kansas City, Missouri. It featured a steel tube fuselage with a plywood-skinned wing.

Howard admitted he was inspired by "seeing the Monocoupe from the wrong end" during air races. While en route to the 1934 air races and fuel system problems caused an off-field landing, which damaged the landing gear and propeller; the aircraft missed the 1934 season. In the 1935 Bendix race the aircraft was loaded with 300 gallons of gasoline, 30 gallons of oil and oxygen equipment for two, giving it the ability to fly for seven hours at 22,000 feet. At that load the aircraft required 1,500 feet of runway and had an initial climb rate of close to 2000 ft/min. Howard and Israel flew the DGA-6 in the 30 August 1935 Bendix Trophy race and won with a speed of 238.70 miles er hour, Harold Neumann racing the DGA-6 flew at 220.19 mph in winning the 2 September 1935 Thompson Trophy race at the 1935 National Air Races. No other pilot or single aircraft had won both races. Howard's DGA-6 had the distinction of being the only racer during the golden age of airshows to evolve into a successful commercial production aircraft, first as the Howard DGA-8 and DGA-9, the DGA-11 and DGA-12.

Howard's engineering advantage was his low-drag airframe and the use of the 850-horsepower Pratt & Whitney Wasp radial. The fuel capacity of the four-seat Mister Mulligan made the difference in the Bendix race, as Howard and Israel beat Roscoe Turner by less than a minute, thanks to two fewer fueling stops in the race from Burbank, California, to Cleveland, although Turner's 1,000 hp Pratt & Whitney R-1690 Hornet on his Wedell-Williams Model 44 racer gave him the power advantage. Mister Mulligan broke Wedell-Williams' three-year streak of wins in the Bendix. By the end of the week and his DGA-6 replaced Wedell-Williams as the rising star of aviation by upsetting defending champion Turner in the Thompson race after he was forced out. Newspapers hailed the 1935 event as the "Ben Howard National Air Races"; the DGA-6's days on the national air race scene were limited. The next year and his wife Maxine were injured when Mister Mulligan lost a propeller blade and crash-landed near Crownpoint, New Mexico during the latter stages of the 1936 Bendix race.

Howard recovered from the serious injuries resulting from the crash, but lost a leg in the accident and Mister Mulligan was destroyed. Roscoe Turner met a similar fate; the misfortunes of Howard and Turner opened the way for Arkansan Louise Thaden in her Beechcraft Model 17 Staggerwing to become the first woman to win a national air trophy. The success of Mister Mulligan led to the formation of the Howard Aircraft Corporation on January 1, 1937. Thirty-four years after the accident, racing enthusiast, Bob Reichardt tracked down Mister Mulligan's crash site and was surprised to find most of the parts were still in usable condition, protected by local dry, mountain climate. With the salvaged parts as patterns, Reichardt was able to recreate Mister Mulligan, but was killed in 1977 while performing a timed run over the Tonopah, Nevada dry lake. A second replica DGA-6 was built by Jim Younkin of Arkansas. Younkin and "Bud" Dake designed and built the Mullicoupe, an original design utilizing features of both Mister Mulligan and the Monocoupe 90 that inspired it.

Another derivative aircraft is the Dickenson-Howard DGA-21, built by Bruce Dickenson of Santa Paula, California. It is based on design features of the DGA-6 and the DGA-15, its DGA-21 designation is "6 + 15". General characteristics Crew: 1 Capacity: 3 passengers Length: 25 ft 0 in Wingspan: 31 ft 1 in Height: 9 ft 0 in Wing area: 137 Empty weight: 2600 lbs Loaded weight: 5,000 lb Max. Takeoff weight: 5,000 lb Powerplant: 1 × Pratt & Whitney Wasp air-cooled radial, 1344 cubic inches, 850 hp Performance Maximum speed: 287 mph Range: 1,500 miles Service ceiling: 22,000 ft Rate of climb: 2,000 ft/min Power/mass: 5.9 lb:1 hp Monocoupe 90 Mullicoupe Arkansas Air Museum The Howard Aircraft Foundation Collection or "Howard Club"

Ronnie McFall

Ronald Joseph McFall MBE is a former football player and former manager of NIFL Premiership sides Glentoran and Portadown. He was most notably manager of hometown club Portadown for 29 years from December 1986 until his resignation in March 2016. At the time of his resignation he was the longest-serving manager in European club football, having held the record since Alex Ferguson stood down as Manchester United manager in 2013, he had two spells managing Glentoran, between 1979–1984 and 2018–2019. As a player, McFall represented Portadown, Dundee United, Glentoran. Managing in Irish League football for over 30 years, McFall is amongst the most successful managers in the history of the Irish League having claimed five league titles, four Irish Cups and 20 other trophies during his time with Glentoran and Portadown. McFall was the first person to be rewarded the freedom of the Armagh and Craigavon area for his immense contribution to sport, he is a five time Manager of the Year award winner, the uncle of current Glentoran defender Ross Redman.

As a player Ronnie McFall played as a full-back. He made his debut for Portadown in August 1964 in a Mid-Ulster derby match against Glenavon in the Ulster Cup; the following season he was signed by Dundee United for £4,000, where he became a regular in the reserve side but failed to make an appearance for the first team. He was released in April 1967 and went on to play for Ards, Portadown again, Glentoran. McFall played in the 1974–75 UEFA Cup for Portadown, he played in four 1977–78 European Cup games for the Glens, two of which came against a Giovanni Trappatoni led Juventus. He won Northern Ireland Youth caps and represented the Irish League against the League of Ireland in 1974. McFall took his first managerial appointment as player-manager, at Glentoran in January 1979. Although he helped the club to an Irish League title in 1981 and an Irish Cup win in 1983 he was sacked in December 1984 after a poor run of results. In December 1986, McFall was appointed as manager at Portadown, he established the Ports as challengers for major honours, leading them to their first Irish League title in 1990 and first Irish Cup the following year.

McFall is the club's most successful manager of all time. McFall was appointed as the Northern Ireland U23 manager for the International Challenge Trophy Series in 2009, he celebrated 29 years in charge of Portadown in December 2015, his 1000th league game in November 2013. He resigned as Portadown manager on 5 March 2016, after a shock 3–2 Irish Cup quarter-final defeat at home against second-tier side Lurgan Celtic. At the time of his retirement from Portadown, McFall had managed a total of 1,764 games in Irish League football, of which 1,483 came with Portadown, he returned to management on 22 February 2018, taking over as Glentoran manager from Gary Haveron, sacked the previous day. He was joined by Gary Smyth and Paul Leeman; however a poor run of form between October 2018 and January 2019, which saw the club go on its longest winless run in its history, paved the way for McFalls exit on 3 January 2019. He was replaced by Gary Smyth. Portadown Gold Cup: 1971–72 Texaco Cup: 1973–74 Carlsberg Cup: 1972–73Glentoran Irish League: 1976–77 Gold Cup: 1976–77, 1977–78 Ulster Cup: 1976–77 Glentoran Irish League: 1980–81 Irish Cup: 1982–83 Gold Cup: 1982–83 Ulster Cup: 1981–82, 1982–83, 1983–84Portadown Irish League: 1989–90, 1990–91, 1995–96, 2001–02 Irish Cup: 1990–91, 1998–99, 2004–05 Irish League Cup: 1995–96, 2008–09 Gold Cup: 1992–93 Ulster Cup: 1990–91, 1995–96 Floodlit Cup: 1990–91, 1992–93, 1994–95 Mid-Ulster Cup: 1992–93, 1993–94, 1994–95, 1997–98, 2001–02, 2002–03 Charity Shield: 1999 IFA Championship: 2008–09Individual Manager of the Year: 1981, 1990, 1991, 1996, 2002 "Ronnie McFall competition coaching record".

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