Strange military hardware: what the blazes is this thing?

Strange military hardware: what the blazes is this thing?

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Dr G

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13,990 posts

203 months

Wednesday 28th July 2010
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http://gizmodo.com/5598213/what-planet-did-this-ta...

Popped up on Gizmodo this morning, nobody appears to have so much as a Scooby as to what it could be!

andy400

8,693 posts

192 months

Wednesday 28th July 2010
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Dyson's next generation super-hoover?

Reload

1,530 posts

135 months

Wednesday 28th July 2010
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My first thoughts were water canon.

andy400

8,693 posts

192 months

Wednesday 28th July 2010
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Reload said:
My first thoughts were water canon.
Or maybe a water bishop?

Don

28,373 posts

245 months

Wednesday 28th July 2010
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Could be some sort of:



?

Reload

1,530 posts

135 months

Wednesday 28th July 2010
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Perhaps it's a 500X Tank Destroyer?

ZesPak

21,537 posts

157 months

Wednesday 28th July 2010
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Nice, maybe some LLW's for crowd control?

Or Rail/gauss technology?

UncleRic

937 posts

129 months

Wednesday 28th July 2010
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Reload said:
Perhaps it's a 500X Tank Destroyer?
laugh

Poledriver

27,797 posts

155 months

Wednesday 28th July 2010
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Tank destroyer? The proboscis on the front comes across the enemy tank at a 90 degree angle, the hook section slides over the gun barrel then rotates, thereby bending the main gun of the tank and rendering it useless!

I just made that up!

Ranger 6

6,250 posts

210 months

Wednesday 28th July 2010
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It's a T chassis, I remember from my recognition classes about the gap behind the front wheel but can't remember the number.

WTF the turret does - I haven't a clue hehe

CedGTV

2,538 posts

215 months

Wednesday 28th July 2010
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I think this chap may have the answer !!

4th or 5th down on the comments page.

"tande04 01:54 AM


SPECIFICATIONS
- Combat weight - 37 tons;
- Bandwidth trawling - 10-12 m;
- Speed of trawling - 1 ... 3 km / h;
- Reliability trawling - 99%;
- Uptime - 2,5 h;
- Minesweeping operations in depth - up to 20 cm (at work ripper - up to 50 cm)

Gas-dynamic minesweeper "Progrev-T" first manifested itself on Afghan roads. The machine is a base of tank T-54 and attached to it a jet engine from the MiG-15. Also, the trawler was a container with kerosene that allows for a clearance on the road to 6 km without refueling.

Under the influence of the gasdynamic jet to cover the road with dilapidated asphalt emits soil and rubble, clearly expose them all irregularities. Simply put, the crew tore camouflage cover with mines, "scored" in the rocky bed."

Although to be perfectly honest I haven't got a clue what he's on about.

Big Rod

5,901 posts

177 months

Wednesday 28th July 2010
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Jet propelled tank?

Grey Ghost

4,335 posts

181 months

Wednesday 28th July 2010
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CedGTV said:
Under the influence of the gasdynamic jet to cover the road with dilapidated asphalt emits soil and rubble, clearly expose them all irregularities. Simply put, the crew tore camouflage cover with mines, "scored" in the rocky bed."

Although to be perfectly honest I haven't got a clue what he's on about.
Is this guy suggesting the vehicle uses the "jet" attachment to blast air along the side of a road to clear IED's ?

Tom_C76

1,923 posts

149 months

Wednesday 28th July 2010
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CedGTV said:
I think this chap may have the answer !!

4th or 5th down on the comments page.

"tande04 01:54 AM


SPECIFICATIONS
- Combat weight - 37 tons;
- Bandwidth trawling - 10-12 m;
- Speed of trawling - 1 ... 3 km / h;
- Reliability trawling - 99%;
- Uptime - 2,5 h;
- Minesweeping operations in depth - up to 20 cm (at work ripper - up to 50 cm)

Gas-dynamic minesweeper "Progrev-T" first manifested itself on Afghan roads. The machine is a base of tank T-54 and attached to it a jet engine from the MiG-15. Also, the trawler was a container with kerosene that allows for a clearance on the road to 6 km without refueling.

Under the influence of the gasdynamic jet to cover the road with dilapidated asphalt emits soil and rubble, clearly expose them all irregularities. Simply put, the crew tore camouflage cover with mines, "scored" in the rocky bed."

Although to be perfectly honest I haven't got a clue what he's on about.
Think he means it uses an afterburning jet to blast the surface of a track away and expose any planted landmines.

Big Rod

5,901 posts

177 months

Wednesday 28th July 2010
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Big Rod said:
Jet propelled tank?
Ooooh! so I was along the right lines then!!

RizzoTheRat

19,969 posts

153 months

Wednesday 28th July 2010
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Agree it does look a bit like a jet engine, but in that case why the hook and wouldn't it need to be tilted down a bit more?

Dupont666

21,209 posts

153 months

Wednesday 28th July 2010
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Tom_C76 said:
CedGTV said:
I think this chap may have the answer !!

4th or 5th down on the comments page.

"tande04 01:54 AM


SPECIFICATIONS
- Combat weight - 37 tons;
- Bandwidth trawling - 10-12 m;
- Speed of trawling - 1 ... 3 km / h;
- Reliability trawling - 99%;
- Uptime - 2,5 h;
- Minesweeping operations in depth - up to 20 cm (at work ripper - up to 50 cm)

Gas-dynamic minesweeper "Progrev-T" first manifested itself on Afghan roads. The machine is a base of tank T-54 and attached to it a jet engine from the MiG-15. Also, the trawler was a container with kerosene that allows for a clearance on the road to 6 km without refueling.

Under the influence of the gasdynamic jet to cover the road with dilapidated asphalt emits soil and rubble, clearly expose them all irregularities. Simply put, the crew tore camouflage cover with mines, "scored" in the rocky bed."

Although to be perfectly honest I haven't got a clue what he's on about.
Think he means it uses an afterburning jet to blast the surface of a track away and expose any planted landmines.
A less subtle/futuristic version:


spurs-442

2,750 posts

145 months

Wednesday 28th July 2010
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My first thought was a smoke generating thingy-ma-bobby then after that - they use infa-red to see the enemy through the smoke.

Or I might just be talking bks hehe

Odie

4,187 posts

143 months

Wednesday 28th July 2010
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http://crcyc.railfan.net/mow/snow/crjet.jpg


same job as that im guessing, clearing snow.

Justayellowbadge

37,057 posts

203 months

Wednesday 28th July 2010
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Dupont666 said:
"Stephanie! Need input..."