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(CNN)   We got one heavily armed recreational vehicle   (cnn.com ) divider line 63
    More: Spiffy, fighting vehicles, production vehicle, Office of Naval Research, marines, beaches  
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2014-07-17 10:13:18 AM  
That whole part of the movie is like watching a built-in inferior sequel.
 
2014-07-17 10:18:02 AM  
Well I got the shiat kicked out of me in Wisconsin once.
 
2014-07-17 12:31:02 PM  
I will call it Flappy.
 
2014-07-17 12:31:17 PM  

Rev. Skarekroe: That whole part of the movie is like watching a built-in inferior sequel.


Its like a comedy version of Full Metal Jacket
 
2014-07-17 12:34:35 PM  
TFA was written like a press release from the manufacturer.
 
2014-07-17 12:34:51 PM  
So the prototype is half the size but the final version is going to go 5 times as fast while carrying 3 times as much... riiiiiiiight.
 
2014-07-17 12:34:52 PM  
www.pastposters.com
 
2014-07-17 12:36:30 PM  
I like it, if it doesn't work out as an amphibious assault vehicle we can just put a few slot machines in it like every other paddle boat.
 
2014-07-17 12:36:30 PM  
Oh man, I'm slow this afternoon. I thought this was a quote from the black guy drilling the vault in Die Hard but he says something along the lines of "The Police have an RV."
 
GBB
2014-07-17 12:36:50 PM  
ARMORED PLATING!!!!

foam treads (shhh)
 
GBB
2014-07-17 12:38:10 PM  

Lionidas: Oh man, I'm slow this afternoon. I thought this was a quote from the black guy drilling the vault in Die Hard but he says something along the lines of "The Police have an RV."


"OMG!  The quarterback is toast!!"
 
2014-07-17 12:38:15 PM  
When is the last time the Marines made an opposed amphibious landing?
 
2014-07-17 12:38:22 PM  

Plant Rights Activist: So the prototype is half the size but the final version is going to go 5 times as fast while carrying 3 times as much... riiiiiiiight.


floodedroses.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-07-17 12:39:36 PM  
It could be the best thing since sliced bread, but the Marines will never buy something looking so untacticool.
 
2014-07-17 12:40:20 PM  

Here's how the UHAC works: The tracks, which are made of what the Marines call "captured-air foam blocks," extend like flippers to propel the craft through the water. When it hits the beach, the foam flattens to become like the tracks on a tank or a bulldozer, only much softer, according to a report from Stars and Stripes.
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The UHAC prototype type is not armored or armed, but Perera said production models would have armor plating and a .50-caliber machine guns for protection.


And it would be immobile after being struck with a pointed stick.

If they insist on adding armor on the full-size model they might also encounter issues with the structural integrity of the "foam blocks".
 
2014-07-17 12:42:46 PM  

Lionidas: Oh man, I'm slow this afternoon. I thought this was a quote from the black guy drilling the vault in Die Hard but he says something along the lines of "The Police have an RV."


you think that's bad?  at first i thought the quote was from tango & cash when they get the black truck from that mechanic guy.
 
2014-07-17 12:43:44 PM  
i.imgur.com

So, like one of these, except slower and less maneuverable?

Whatevs, as long as some military contractor's checks to the Senator clear.
 
2014-07-17 12:45:00 PM  

Rev. Skarekroe: That whole part of the movie is like watching a built-in inferior sequel.


Seriously.  It's like they couldn't come up with a fitting way to end it, so just threw some garbage together and called it good.
 
2014-07-17 12:45:25 PM  

enderthexenocide: Lionidas: Oh man, I'm slow this afternoon. I thought this was a quote from the black guy drilling the vault in Die Hard but he says something along the lines of "The Police have an RV."

you think that's bad?  at first i thought the quote was from tango & cash when they get the black truck from that mechanic guy.


Haha that weird guy with the magnifying glass on his head. I love Stripes, Tango and Cash, and Die Hard. You and GBB are awesome.
 
2014-07-17 12:45:58 PM  
i615.photobucket.com

I loved that truck.
 
2014-07-17 12:46:24 PM  

Wellon Dowd: When is the last time the Marines made an opposed amphibious landing?



Al Faw in 2003?
 
2014-07-17 12:47:12 PM  
30 second advertisement to watch the little video clip, no thanks.
 
2014-07-17 12:49:28 PM  

Funbags: [i.imgur.com image 620x348]

So, like one of these, except slower and less maneuverable?

Whatevs, as long as some military contractor's checks to the Senator clear.


No, that thing's a hell of a lot bigger than an LCAC.  This is an LCAC:

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2014-07-17 12:53:51 PM  
fortresstakes.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-07-17 01:06:42 PM  
But are the Ruskies still pussies?
 
2014-07-17 01:08:59 PM  
FTA - "The tracks, which are made of what the Marines call "captured-air foam blocks,"

Good job, Marines! You captured air!
 
2014-07-17 01:11:07 PM  

Fish in a Barrel: Funbags: [i.imgur.com image 620x348]

So, like one of these, except slower and less maneuverable?

Whatevs, as long as some military contractor's checks to the Senator clear.

No, that thing's a hell of a lot bigger than an LCAC.  This is an LCAC:

[upload.wikimedia.org image 850x546]


For some reason, I thought that an LCAC could carry more than two LAV's and 2 HMMVW's. No idea why.
 
2014-07-17 01:13:01 PM  
www.oschti.ch

The Marines have themselves an RV.  Southeast corner.
 
2014-07-17 01:15:50 PM  
"The full-scale model should be able to carry at least three tanks and a HMMVW (High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle),"

What is the beer capacity of an HMMVW? More than two VWs?
 
2014-07-17 01:16:51 PM  

Wellon Dowd: When is the last time the Marines made an opposed amphibious landing?


Last election season.
 
2014-07-17 01:17:35 PM  

Plant Rights Activist: So the prototype is half the size but the final version is going to go 5 times as fast while carrying 3 times as much... riiiiiiiight.


How do we do it? Volume!
 
2014-07-17 01:19:20 PM  

Wellon Dowd: When is the last time the Marines made an opposed amphibious landing?


Iraq war in 2003. Before that, Operation Desert Storm, 1991.
 
2014-07-17 01:22:25 PM  
You call THAT an armored RV?

THIS
s29.postimg.org
Is an armored RV!

(The movie Damnation Alley itself was kinda silly, but this piece or fictional hardware was kinda cool.)
 
2014-07-17 01:25:44 PM  

Day_Old_Dutchie: You call THAT an armored RV?

THIS
[s29.postimg.org image 475x316]
Is an armored RV!

(The movie Damnation Alley itself was kinda silly, but this piece or fictional hardware was kinda cool.)


I LOVED that movie when I was a kid.  Jan Michael Vincent was three kinds of badass.

/was the beginning and end of any fascination I ever had with sci-fi
 
2014-07-17 01:26:30 PM  
I'm pretty sure I saw a video of them putting this through its paces a couple years ago.
 
2014-07-17 01:27:24 PM  

Plant Rights Activist: So the prototype is half the size but the final version is going to go 5 times as fast while carrying 3 times as much... riiiiiiiight.


And you dont think that a 50 foot boat can carry more than twice as many people as a 25 foot boat?
 
2014-07-17 01:41:47 PM  
Nothing that a couple of well placed artillery rounds can't take care of. Our tax dollars at waste Ls and Gs.
 
2014-07-17 01:41:53 PM  

walkerhound: Seriously. It's like they couldn't come up with a fitting way to end it, so just threw some garbage together and called it good.


Well, they were on the way to the set with the script, and the directions got all fouled up, and one thing led to another...

Did you actually see the beginning and middle of the movie? Trust me, the ending wasn't much of a let-down. Bill Murray's typical smarminess was on full display throughout, perhaps a little before it became old-hat, but not much before. It's like the whole thing was put together just so he could wail, "Aaaaaarmy training, Sir!!!"
 
2014-07-17 01:42:44 PM  

Day_Old_Dutchie: (The movie Damnation Alley itself was kinda silly, but this piece or fictional hardware was kinda cool.)


Are those warp nacelles on top?
 
2014-07-17 01:43:11 PM  
What a farking stupid waste of taxpayer money.  People biatch and moan about spending money to feed kids, but then don't blink an eye at spending on retarded crap like this.
 
2014-07-17 01:48:21 PM  

Wellon Dowd: When is the last time the Marines made an opposed amphibious landing?


Somalia, CNN was shooting the whole time.
 
2014-07-17 01:53:34 PM  

Day_Old_Dutchie: You call THAT an armored RV?

THIS
[s29.postimg.org image 475x316]
Is an armored RV!

(The movie Damnation Alley itself was kinda silly, but this piece or fictional hardware was kinda cool.)


Dont forget it got turned into the Paperboy 2000 in Get a Life.
 
2014-07-17 01:56:48 PM  

LemSkroob: Its like a comedy version of Full Metal Jacket


FMJ wasn't a comedy?

/this is my rifle; there are many like it but this one is mine
 
2014-07-17 01:59:28 PM  
I can't wait until my local police get three of these things as surplus in 2035.
 
2014-07-17 02:00:59 PM  

JackieRabbit: Nothing that a couple of well placed artillery rounds can't take care of. Our tax dollars at waste Ls and Gs.


That's why we blow the ever living shiat out of the enemy before making a forced landing.  Then we keep blowing the shiat out of them during the landing in case we missed something.  Then we keep blowing the shiat out of them after the landing in case something was smart enough to avoid getting blown to shiat earlier but not bright enough to avoid getting the shiat blown out of them now.
 
2014-07-17 02:06:03 PM  
Amateurs.  You want to survive the apocalypse in an RV?  THIS is your vehicle:

www.imcdb.org
 
2014-07-17 02:09:33 PM  
When I was in Bardstown, KY we took a dinner train ride.     At the turn around point the scenery looked oddly familiar.   It was one of the Jim Beam facilities but our announcer quickly pointed out why it looked familiar.    It was what they used for the Russian compound in the filming of Stripes.     I guess the bourbon-aging rickhouses have that Eastern European proletarian squalor to them.
 
2014-07-17 02:13:49 PM  

Englebert Slaptyback: And it would be immobile after being struck with a pointed stick.

 
2014-07-17 02:16:22 PM  
That would have been very useful.....70 years ago.
 
2014-07-17 02:17:40 PM  
HAMMERTOE: Well, they were on the way to the set with the script, and the directions got all fouled up, and one thing led to another...

Did you actually see the beginning and middle of the movie? Trust me, the ending wasn't much of a let-down. Bill Murray's typical smarminess was on full display throughout, perhaps a little before it became old-hat, but not much before. It's like the whole thing was put together just so he could wail, "Aaaaaarmy training, Sir!!!"


www.firedaily.com

/couldn't be more appropriate here

//I'm betting you much prefer Murray's kitschiness in Wes Anderson movies.
 
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