Wylie je nesposobni inženir, ki skuša za namene ameriškega ministrstva za obrambo izpopolniti giroskop. Po naključju odkrije kopije tehničnih načrtov za giroskop in jih uporabi. Na njegovo nesrečo pa ti načrti pridejo v roke industrijskemu vohunu, zaradi česar postane Wyleijevo podjetje sumljivo. Medtem pa se Landry, ki sedi v tanku, bori s krmilom, ki ga ne uboga in vozi v naključnih smereh.
Wylie is a lazy engineer. Landry is a Sergeant specialising in Armour. They have never met but their lives become entangled when Landry must take the tank Wylie designed into combat. Wylie is waiting for his employer to go out of business when he meets another engineer who gives him a disk with the plans for a system that will save his employer. The other engineer is dead moments later leaving Wylie with the disk and credit for the design. Suddenly Wylie is no longer a hack, but the saviour of his company and finds his life is no longer the same.