war surplus

war surplus

[′wȯr ′sər‚pləs]
(ordnance)
A military article of supply or piece of equipment that has been declared surplus because it is obsolete, unserviceable, or excess to current and reserve military requirements.
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The business had depended on an engine bought from a war surplus sale.
Its history began in 1923, when Count Louis Vorrow Zborowski and his engineer Clive Gallop - who designed Chitty Chitty Bang Bang - built the original Babs with a war surplus American Liberty V12 aero engine.
He then dabbled in the war surplus business, made some money and returned to Lisbon where he set up a trading company.
Almost all of them live in Korean War surplus tents due to the overcrowded jail, which has earned their residence the name "Tent City.
It was purchased as war surplus for $750 by a private individual and served in mapping and spraying operations until a preservation group purchased it in 1978.
With hundreds of acres of war surplus at Iroquois Point bought from the government at "the best scrap-yard price," it was located at the naval air station on Oahu.
Weidmaier explained that the new owner of the craft, like many who bought items as war surplus at the time, thought this seemed like a wonderful opportunity to have an 80-foot yacht that was purchased cheaply.
He addresses the very interesting issues of war surplus following the Civil War, then analyzes dress uniforms, packs and luggage, frontier and campaign clothing, the wide variety of clever bags and containers, and small arms for several time periods, progressing from 1865 to about 1880.
The problem of getting rid of the war surplus and the war redundant has reverberated throughout subsequent history - and we are getting short of castles and ancestral homes to stuff them in.
There was a certain irony to the times: War surplus machines and unemployed pilots made the 1920s a golden age for barnstormers.
The files, released to the National Archives, reveal that police also broke up what they believed was an attempt by Jewish terrorists to drop high explosives on London using war surplus aircraft.