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Ripsaw Tank Delivers Death at 60MPH!

i saw this at http://www.popsci.com/invention but there's also is a great video about it here: http://gizmodo.com/5101765/ and i think it will actually keep it up longer than popsci will.

actual website of the creators: http://www.howeandhowe.com/



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How It Works: To glide over rough terrain at top speed, the Ripsaw has shock absorbers that provide 14 inches of travel. But when the suspension compresses, it creates slack that could cause a track to come off, potentially flipping the vehicle. So the inventors devised a spring-loaded wheel at the front that extends to keep the tracks taut. The Ripsaw has never thrown a track
ok, so when do we all get to cruise down I-5, and then up Mt. Baker in one of these?
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So cool.
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So cool.

Sweet, thanks! just add armor and a high caliber mounted gun and you're golden.


Seriously, this is the epitome of protective, aggressive and efficacious mobile transportation.
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the mil spec version
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This is another good vid, they are touting it as a UGV unmanned ground vehicle

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i would finally upgrade from a bicycle if i could get my hands on one of these.
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http://www.howeandhowe.com/the_story.html

this is a 30 minute radio show they were on about the brothers, really interesting stuff
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its probally fires like shit, i mean a 50cal shakes the mrap so hard it sucks, ahything on this lil thing would do the same thing, and what if a link breaks on the ammo? your fucked
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its probally fires like shit, i mean a 50cal shakes the mrap so hard it sucks, ahything on this lil thing would do the same thing, and what if a link breaks on the ammo? your fucked

It uses the m240
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syas it can use a 50 cal too, still what happens if a link breaks or sompin? im sure there an auto cocker but ya i wouldnt trust it
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syas it can use a 50 cal too, still what happens if a link breaks or sompin? im sure there an auto cocker but ya i wouldnt trust it

There are a lot of remote turret systems out there, including this one:

http://defense-update.com/products/c/CROWS.htm

I'm sure they have that covered.
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Sweet, thanks! just add armor and a high caliber mounted gun and you're golden.


Seriously, this is the epitome of protective, aggressive and efficacious mobile transportation.
then it will be just like any other tank
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I want the prototype one with a seat so I can go ripping around my back yard in comfort and style.
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then it will be just like any other tank

wow, a lot of retard in this thread. Nobody bothered to read the article...

The tank goes 60mph, faster than any other tank (which would blow tracks at this speed)
It has a special link system in the tracks and never binds/breaks
A full 14" suspension system keeps the thing extremely stable at high speeds
It has a unique auto-tensioning system in the tracks so that never blows the tracks
It can navigate 3' vertical walls, along with a host of other obstacles that other ROVs must go around.

The reason for this vehicle isn't just to mount a turret gun and go blindly shooting. It will be used for surveillance, reconnaissance, etc... as well as a machine gun or small missiles.

This isn't like any other tank or ROV, it's highly unique.

Sorry OP, but if you wanted constructive conversation you posted this in the wrong forum. Next time try nerdgasm maybe
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glad i didn't have to type my response, you hit the nail on the head.
This thing is fast, quick, nimble, and with a few well put together weapon systems, this thing will rock face.

I remember seeing a video about this thing on tv YEARS ago. Glad they are currently getting more cred.
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