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Posted: 6/16/2009 10:21:18 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/16/2009 10:21:48 AM EST by capnrob97]
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 10:27:02 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/16/2009 10:27:17 AM EST by Pegasus6]
Some really neat armor prototypes have been produced over the years...

http://cache.jalopnik.com/assets/resources/2006/12/flying_tank.jpg
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 10:27:09 AM EST
wtf? that thing is crazy looking
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 10:32:16 AM EST
pretty cool. but i bet its a pain in the ass to change a "screw"
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 10:32:53 AM EST
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 10:34:58 AM EST
Originally Posted By capnrob97:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbrX5BRnRJ8


Cool, I wonder if they float ?

Link Posted: 6/16/2009 10:41:33 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/16/2009 10:47:05 AM EST by Chris_1522]
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 10:43:09 AM EST
Originally Posted By weptek911:
Originally Posted By capnrob97:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbrX5BRnRJ8


Cool, I wonder if they float ?




My guess would be yes.

Given the relative low vehicle weight (the small saplings that were holding it up were just that, pretty small) and the size of the screws tell me that this was designed for amphibious operations as the screws would be much more useful in water then tracks and small props as are used for the most part today.

But, get that thing in rocks and on pavement, and it's done.
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 10:48:44 AM EST
If you got ran over by that thing you would screwed...
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 10:52:25 AM EST
Creative, simple, effective...and vaguely disturbing.


Yep...classic Russian design!



CJ
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 10:53:20 AM EST
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 10:58:09 AM EST
Been done before the Russians got to it.
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 10:58:18 AM EST
I'm picturing Mike Meyers in his Dr. Evil persona driving this thing.
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 10:59:46 AM EST
Kind of cool. Never seen that before.
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 11:02:20 AM EST
Screw that shit.
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 11:04:27 AM EST
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 11:05:34 AM EST
Originally Posted By Hawken50:
pretty cool. but i bet its a pain in the ass to change a "screw"


I'll bet it's easier than changing a track...

Unbolt bearing assembly, grease drive gear, bolt on new bearing assembly.
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 11:09:45 AM EST
Reminds me ALOT of this... The Shagohod from MGS3



Link Posted: 6/16/2009 11:19:17 AM EST
I would say riding that. your screwed
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 11:26:33 AM EST
Originally Posted By TheOtherDave:
Originally Posted By Hawken50:
pretty cool. but i bet its a pain in the ass to change a "screw"


I'll bet it's easier than changing a track...

Unbolt bearing assembly, grease drive gear, bolt on new bearing assembly.


I doubt it after that cylinder has taken a few rounds to it. You'll be fighting with those two, now fused together, tubes.
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 12:09:35 PM EST
I don't think tanks have windshields
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 12:17:00 PM EST
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 12:47:42 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/16/2009 12:48:14 PM EST by TimJ]
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