Monday, January 18, 2010 5:51:40 AM
Making that into a vehicle interesting for the military shouldn't be hard. Equip it with a bigger engine if it`s slow (hey, we ain`t seen nothing but tediously slow impossible-terrain-trekking), put some bulletproof plates as bodywork, and presto, reconaissance vehicle!
So, the military couldn't snatch up the design and have one of its pet contractors improve on it? We`ve seen our military work on flying saucers in the 60`s and 70`s and then abandon the project, work on the "Big Dog" project that looks and acts like nothing more than a zombified pony skeleton and sent our soldiers into urban combat in cardboard clad Hummers.
You think there isn`t a general somewhere watching this and sporting a full-on robot chubby? We`ve got missiles with cameras on the front of them for cripes-sakes!
Sunday, January 17, 2010 8:05:02 PM
I'm just wondering how long it`ll take the military to contact them for the design.
Many people are talking about military use, but I`m not so sure.
The military need more than a open vehicle that can carry two people very slowly over extremely uneven terrain. It needs to carry more, tackle steep gradients, grass, mud, water, dust, sand, never break down and if it isn`t heavily armoured it needs to be fast. Unimogs are used over here, because they can do things like hauling 8 men plus kit through a river, up the bank and up a 45 degree mud hill quickly.