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This Is T14 Armata, Russia’s First Robot Tank With Unmanned Turret

As far as tank design goes, the newest main battle tank of Russia, the T14 Armata developed by long-time tank manufacturer UralVagonZavod, is nothing radical. It looks like what a tank supposed to be (and what a T tank supposed to be), but beneath that thick wall of armor is a rather interesting tech that allows this tank to go unmanned… but only on the turret (at least for now). Yeah, I find it rather odd too. If we read correctly, this means that T14 still needs to be driven by someone into the battle, while its fully automated 125mm main gun can be operated without a gun team. If that’s the case, it is indeed a strange proposition because therein lies a coordination issue. Continue reading This Is T14 Armata, Russia’s First Robot Tank With Unmanned Turret

Ripchair Will Turn Any Wheelchair Into An Off-Road-Happy Wheelchair

We have seen a few bad-ass vehicles that will enable wheelchair-bound individuals to experience the adrenalin thrill of off-roading again, but those, while awesome, requires wheelchair user to transfer themselves to another vehicle which obviously, is not exactly an easy task and hence, it feels like the off-road for wheelchair-bound person was an afterthought. However, Howe and Howe Technologies, the Maine-based company behind many military and commercial extreme off-road vehicles (including the apple of our eye, the Ripsaw luxury super tank!), has a more appropriate vehicle designed specifically for wheelchair users. Continue reading Ripchair Will Turn Any Wheelchair Into An Off-Road-Happy Wheelchair

If Lamborghini With Tank Tracks Is Real, It Would Be A Super Snowmobile

If there’s one thing petrolheads hate, it would be snow. Powdered covered roads are no good for cars and obviously, not safe for some serious tire burning. But what if your favorite ride, such as a Lamborghini Huracán, has tracked like snowmobiles? Well, then that, my friend, means whatever season comes, you can always hit the road, any road. So, snow? What snow? As you can see, this Lamborghini Huracán Snowmobile Concept by Estonia-based designer Rain Prisk don’t give a damn to snow. Hell, we’d say it would even take on beaten trails and undulating terrains normally reserved for off-roaders anytime – thanks to its four tank-like tracks. Continue reading If Lamborghini With Tank Tracks Is Real, It Would Be A Super Snowmobile

Russia’s First Armored Fire Truck Has T-72 and T-80 Tanks’ DNA In It

This is what you get when a tank maker decides to make a fire fighting vehicle. Simply referred to as Special Fire Fight Vehicle, this tank-based fire fighting machine is the product of Russia state-owned engineering company Omsktransmash, or Omsk Transport Machine Factory in English. Omsktransmash does not specifically build tanks though; it’s main business dealing is to give old Russian designed tanks new breath of life and because of this, it is able to conjured up a fire tank based on the parts and components from T-72 and T-80 tanks. So, technically speaking, it is a tank that’s designed to save than kill. Continue reading Russia’s First Armored Fire Truck Has T-72 and T-80 Tanks’ DNA In It

Nissan Gave Rogue Snow Mountain Climbing Ability With Snow Tracks

Going skiing? Why queue for the chairlift when you can scale up the powdered mountain with the Nissan Rouge? Oh, wait. The Rouge can’t do that, but the Rouge Warrior certainly can. Unfortunately, you won’t be seeing the Rouge Warrior at any ski resort; the vehicle was created to showcase the stock Rogue’s all-wheel drive and Nissan’s advanced Xtronic transmission. Aiding the Rogue to take on the snow mountain, it was outfitted with a set of Dominator heavy-duty snow tracks, each measuring 30” tall, 48” long and 15” wide (76 x 122 x 38 cm). Continue reading Nissan Gave Rogue Snow Mountain Climbing Ability With Snow Tracks

This Insane Tank-body Fire Truck Uses MiG-21 Jet Engines To Fight Fire

Technically speaking, the fire truck you see here is not a fire truck; it should be called a fire tank jet, or jet fire tank, because it is actually a Frankenstein creation that composes of a WWII-era Russian T34 tank with a pair of MiG-21 fighter jet engines bolted on top of it. As you can see, the turret is no longer in existence and in its place, are jet engines good for 27,000 pounds of thrust each. And what the hell are jet engines doing atop of a tank? Well, to fight fire, of course, by the power of the immense gust kicked out by the MiG-21 jet engines. Continue reading This Insane Tank-body Fire Truck Uses MiG-21 Jet Engines To Fight Fire

Ripsaw EV2 Luxury Super Tank Has No Big Gun, But Does Jumps and Drifts

Not everybody has the luxury of owning a tank like Arnold Schwarzenegger does, but then again, who needs a hulking piece of war machine that you can’t even shoot for real? I mean, it is not legal right? However, if you have the fantasy of driving one or better yet, crushing things with a tracked armored vehicle, there is always Drive A Tank to go to and if owning one is right up the top of your to-buy list, then you might want to check out the Ripsaw EV2 Luxury Super Tank as opposed to say, a 50s’ tech M47 Patton tank. It is still a tank cos’ after all, the Ripsaw EV2 (for Extreme Vehicle 2, btw) started its life as a built-for-military high speed super tank. Continue reading Ripsaw EV2 Luxury Super Tank Has No Big Gun, But Does Jumps and Drifts

Northern Lights Optic’s Promotional Snow Bike is a Classic Yamaha HL500 Slapped with Modern Ski Kit

Eyewear has no direct relation to snow-going transportations. That’s obvious. But to Northern Lights Optic’s Orion Anthony, the brand is all about adventure and freedom with a touch of vintage and therefore, to him, there is no better way to promote the brand by banding together a vintage trail bike with a modern snow bike kit, and that’s when Yamaha HL500 Snow Bike was born. Snowmobile could have do the job easy, but according to Orion, modern snowmobile are way too modern to convey the company’s “vintage twist” ideology and on the other hand, classic snowmobiles wouldn’t be effective in conquering the deep snow of the alpine and so, the decision was made to take an old, but iconic bike and fuse it with modern snow bike kit. Continue reading Northern Lights Optic’s Promotional Snow Bike is a Classic Yamaha HL500 Slapped with Modern Ski Kit

Polaris Announces 2016 Snowmobile Lineup Featuring AXYS Chassis

It seem like just yesterday when Polaris debuted the 2015 Snowmobile lineup featuring the AXYS chassis. Yep. It is the time of the year again, this time, we are looking at the 2016 Snowmobile lineup. As before, the new lineup features Polaris’ AXYS chassis for improved rider-balanced control and response. In all, there are twenty sleds built on the AXYS platform, including RMK, Rush and Switchback models. In addition to those, there are four new sleds, namely 800SKS 155, 800 Rush Pro-S “Night Lightning” LE, 800 Switchback Adventure and 800 Switchback Assault Terrain Dominator LE, being introduced. All told, this year’s introduction sees a cool 30 models. This is also the first time AXYS platform expanded to RMK and mind you, it is not just specific models we are talking about; AXYS will be across all new RMK models. Continue reading Polaris Announces 2016 Snowmobile Lineup Featuring AXYS Chassis

Snow Crawler Is A Concept Snowmobile That Keeps The Rider Shielded From The Elements

Snowmobile’s design has has remain largely unchanged for ages. Though it may have more powerful and efficient engine and possibly more capable suspension, one thing has remained the same: the rider is still subjected to freezing cold. However, designer Michal Bonikowski begs to differ. His concept snowmobile, dubbed Snow Crawler, makes exploring the white powder-covered great outdoor a fun but not freezing experience. It is what the designer described as “a perfect marriage of excellent handling, all-terrain vehicle and a closed cabin for the driver.” And so yes, this ride will keep the chill away from you, well, at least most of it, as you take on the snowy trails or scaling up steep slopes, pushed along by an efficient electric drive. Continue reading Snow Crawler Is A Concept Snowmobile That Keeps The Rider Shielded From The Elements