posted on Sep, 21 2007 @ 07:04 AM
The gun turrent is on back order...
I will keep it parked at my shop which is a few blocks from where I live.
"also provides a nice (aerial) military target. You could accomplish the same thing with a smaller, more fuel efficient off road vehicle (a jeep
perhaps), well equipped with a bit of aftermarket stuff. "
Had a jeep very well equipted...shower and all. A tent on the top along with many other features...BUT it was barely big enough for the wife and I
and when we would hit the mountains it has limited cargo room...now two children later....I need room and a vechicle that can go just about
anywhere....dont need so much as want.
"whhhat? This sounds like a crazy idea! What if you can't get any gas? Better spend the money to have it converted to run on some alternative fuel
source, if you're that concerned about POOP hitting the fan"
What sort of alternative fuel source are we talking? wood? This is a multi-fuel vehicle...if it is combustible it will run on it...Diesel, gas,
JP5(I know Iknow...where u gonna get that)...dont think you could ask for more than that...Vegetable oil?...thats an easy fix. I figure if you plan
it right you could have fuel for quite some time just off of veggie oil...
Another thing - with many situation x scenarios, a standard vehicle just won't cut the mustard
Dont believe this is such a standard vehicle...
Man if the military comes after me...it doesnt mater what vehicle I have. They can find you...I have some experience with thermal optics...(worked on
them for several different helicopters and some armored vehicles)....you dont get away from thermal imaging very easy...and more importantly very
You may be able to hide your heat signature ....you wont show hot next to your environment but they have the capability to switch polarity and what
was white/hot is now black/hot...cycle this a couple of times and things really pop out...there are optics that also look for "holes" in uv light
and it works EXTREMELY well coupled with thermal...so there is no hiding in any vehicle...
I would like to say that I would jump in my old vw camper bus and off I go...what if I have to drive off road or run something over...I love the vw
but she doesnt have a lot of punch.
The point is the minimize the shock to my wife & children by creating something that could resemble home as much as possible...Amazing how much things
change when kids are involved.