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(UPI)   Army plans to bring "Rat Patrol" back   ( upi.com) divider line
    More: Cool, Maneuver Fires Integrated, dune buggy-like vehicles, strategist Scott Patton, U.S. Army platform, early development phases, Soldier, United Press International, Military  
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2017-04-15 10:17:35 AM  
So they'll fight ISIS every week in the same quarry?
 
2017-04-15 11:55:38 AM  
Their first deployment: the Mar-A-Lago kitchen.
 
2017-04-15 11:55:47 AM  
img.fark.netWe're on the case.
 
2017-04-15 12:16:40 PM  
Mad max
 
2017-04-15 12:25:09 PM  
Zombie Vic Morrow approves
 
2017-04-15 12:28:18 PM  
Drones that want to make sure ISIL's casket's closed?
 
2017-04-15 12:36:26 PM  
A buddy of mine in high school joined the Army and was in the 80s version of those - LAVs - in Fort Hood.  They had some good ideas there, including very quick & easy maintenance and logistics.  You could change out the entire engine in 45 minutes, under field conditions.  But back then it was a solution in search of a problem.

/csb
 
2017-04-15 12:37:49 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org
Machine guns blaring
And Arabs staring
Wondering why the Westerners are there.
It's the same old story
And it never ends. It'll happen again. Whoah oh oh oh oh...
 
2017-04-15 12:43:13 PM  
So, they've weaponized a couple of UTVs. I thought they did that ages ago.
 
2017-04-15 12:49:29 PM  
The eight-wheeled vehicles...
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2017-04-15 01:00:21 PM  

jaytkay: The eight-wheeled vehicles...
[img.fark.net image 598x400]
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There are 8 wheels between the two of them.
 
2017-04-15 01:08:29 PM  

jaytkay: The eight-wheeled vehicles...
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My reaction exactly.
 
2017-04-15 01:09:53 PM  
Does this mean that Hans Gudegast is a Muslim now?
 
2017-04-15 01:15:55 PM  

cgraves67: So, they've weaponized a couple of UTVs. I thought they did that ages ago.


I remember a pic from 1991 of a dune buggy (sand rail) with an M2 mounted on the roof.
 
2017-04-15 01:20:32 PM  
Zombie Vic Morrow approves

fool, Vic Morrow was in COMBAT, Chris George and Eric Braeden were in Rat Patrol,
you dam dummy
 
2017-04-15 01:30:37 PM  
www.fabianforte.net
 
2017-04-15 01:41:58 PM  
Well I'm convinced. We'll whip ISIS and have the boys back home by Christmas!
 
2017-04-15 02:42:43 PM  
I hope none of those vertical parts is a snorkel. The driver would drown before it became useful.
 
2017-04-15 02:45:42 PM  
Do you want screamers? Because this is how you end up developing screamers.

....Or really badass gun trucks.
img.fark.net
 
2017-04-15 02:51:08 PM  
You want Megaforce?  Because this is how you get Megaforce.

i.imgur.com
 
2017-04-15 03:33:41 PM  

dailygrinds: [upload.wikimedia.org image 250x250]
Machine guns blaring
And Arabs staring
Wondering why the Westerners are there.
It's the same old story
And it never ends. It'll happen again. Whoah oh oh oh oh...


Beat me to it.

Naked Raygun - Rat Patrol
Youtube unoRsQL1ocY
 
2017-04-15 04:24:25 PM  

UNC_Samurai: So they'll fight ISIS every week in the same quarry?


Not only that, if they're injured, they'll be back next week, good as new.
 
2017-04-15 04:32:42 PM  

jaytkay: The eight-wheeled vehicles...
[img.fark.net image 598x400]
[img.fark.net image 200x173]


Thank you.  Another Farker who can count.
 
2017-04-15 05:04:42 PM  
In color?
 
2017-04-15 07:10:31 PM  
What happens when I post this URL to Facebook:

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2017-04-15 08:40:55 PM  

Igor Jakovsky: You want Megaforce?  Because this is how you get Megaforce.

[i.imgur.com image 631x346]


Came for this.
 
2017-04-15 09:09:33 PM  

UNC_Samurai: So they'll fight ISIS every week in the same quarry?


Actually in the first season some of the episodes were shot in Almeria, Spain, with the rest of them in the United States.
 
2017-04-15 09:31:05 PM  

ZMugg: Does this mean that Hans Gudegast is a Muslim now?


He had to change his name to try to get bigger parts because the casting directors thought he was a gudegast star, but would never consider him for the lead.
 
2017-04-15 10:21:13 PM  

buckler: I hope none of those vertical parts is a snorkel. The driver would drown before it became useful.


That's what SCUBA gear is for.

HMMWVs can snorkel to water above their roof height and they are NOT waterproof.  One of the main differences between a HMMWV and a civlian Hummer is that the Hummer doesn't have waterproof electricals, the HMMWV does, and all of its gearboxes (engine, transmission, transfer case, both diffs, and all four portal hubs) are vented to the snorkel.  They expect you to submerge the HMMWV.

On second thought, I think the H1 has the weird gearbox vent manifold thing too.  But definitely not the electricals.
 
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