Gordon Brush creates a military brush for the Abrams Tank

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Goal

To create a military brush for the United States Army that would clean the chamber of the Abrams Tank after the firing of a number of rounds.


Problem

When the gun chamber is corroded with soot, debris and creosote, the military is not able to guide the shell properly, resulting in misdirection or misfire. The gun barrels were being switched out at a cost of hundreds of thousands of dollars apiece as no effective cleaning method was yet developed. Three engineering teams were tasked to formulate a military brush to clean the chamber.


Solution

Gordon Brush created a military brush that takes less than 5 minutes to clean the chamber resulting in the extended lifespan of the gun barrel...


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