It looks like the cross between a small tank, a Segway and a skateboard.
But this odd-looking contraption is being touted as the next must-have vehicle for U.S. soldiers in warzones.
The DTV Shredder can handle any kind of terrain at high speed and its low centre of gravity ‘makes it ideal for reconnaissance, rescue/recovery,
mobile surveillance, and medical evacuation operations’, it is claimed.
I want one!
That doesn't mean I think it's a good idea for the military though.
I think you get the idea with the videos. However what the videos don't show is the upgraded version.
According to the manufacturer the DTV is customisable and its configuration can be adapted depending on how it being used. There is also an option
for equipping it with machine-guns and other weapons to turn it into a formidable attack vehicle.
I want one.
The tech has only been proposed for military use so far, and I think at this point it is unclear whether they will be purchased on any significant
level by the US military, but I'm sure the thought has crossed their minds.
Oh man, I could so get hurt with one of those......they need to sell me one. Those things are cool as hell, I can see them having a good selling point
in the civilian wworld just for camping etc........
When the SHTF this is what ya want to use for transportation. Hook up one of the trailers it showed and you can just about go anywhere...notice, I
said, "just about". I'm sure that there are some shortcomings...but in the whole picture, looks like it would be quite useful...
I was trying to find someone selling them last night so I could post it up, but alas nowhere appears to be! Plenty of other news outlets carrying the
story though. If I find a seller I'll make sure to post it!
I can certainly see some merit in a vehicle like this. Flexible, light, agile, portable and fast. The remote option is a bonus! Range is certainly
limited by fuel capacity but I liked the idea of it being able to tow a litter. I'd like to see it tricked out with a Mk 19
It will probably end up with more use in the civilian market though.
Looks pretty convenient. Unfortunately I can run faster than it on more rugged terrain while gaining a significant amount of adrenaline in my system
to make me feel like I'm actually doing something with purpose.
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