Memo: From: General Johnson
To: The Department of Defence
1 September 2006
Subject: new battle tank
It is imperative that we urgently draw up plans to design, evaluate, test, build, and commission a new battle tank.
A new battle tank which:
(a) Has a 90 mm cannon
(b) Has a top speed of at least 70 mph
(c) Weighs less than 60 tonnes fully loaded and fuelled
(d) Has spaced and active armour
(e) Has at least 2 machine gun positions including the external turret machine gun
(f) Has a crew of not more than 4 men (or women)
(g) Has a gas turbine engine and a fuel tank to give a range of 150 miles (240 ...