I guess you have to call it a crotch rocket


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tellner
December 15, 2006, 09:55 PM
Thrilling Wonder (http://thrillingwonder.blogspot.com) has a serious big machine fetish. Today they feature a smaller machine that combines (http://thrillingwonder.blogspot.com/2006/12/mystery-photo-one-seriously-empowered.html) motorcycles (or at least scooters) and big military guns in the most unusual military vehicle I have ever seen.

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JesseL
December 15, 2006, 10:47 PM
Wow:what:

A Vespa tank killer. Whoda thunk it?
I'd love to see one of those on the road.:D

armoredman
December 15, 2006, 10:54 PM
Now that's just too odd...nifty idea, though...

Kali Endgame
December 15, 2006, 10:58 PM
Talk about airbag deployment. 60-0 with one shot.:D

Wes Janson
December 15, 2006, 11:40 PM
That'll command respect!

javacodeman
December 15, 2006, 11:46 PM
Could you ride that through states that were open carry?:neener:

statelineblues
December 16, 2006, 12:12 AM
I could use that trying to park at the mall this time of year.....:D

MatthewVanitas
December 16, 2006, 12:44 AM
Don't keep us in suspense... how much does it cost?



Were they successful military machines? Well, the French Army deployed about 800 armed scooters in wars conducted in both Algeria and Indochina.

Not to Francobash, and not that it's a reflection on the gear per se, but that's not the most ringing endorsement...

On a cool sidenote, one website claimed that the French gov't cut off supplies of Douk-Douk knives to Algeria during the insurgency, due to their popularity for the throat-slitting of collaborators:

http://www.couteaux-jfl.com/Illustrations/DoukDouk.jpg

230RN
December 16, 2006, 01:01 AM
Izzat a 75mm recoilless rifle?

Memory fades: help.

Talk about C & R!

Colt46
December 16, 2006, 02:14 AM
I was thinking it might be a 106 mm, but It's been so long since I've seen them that I'm not certain.

Geronimo45
December 16, 2006, 02:45 AM
Hmmm... a kaboom with that thing could really be painful.

230RN
December 16, 2006, 02:56 AM
I don't know that a kaboom could happen with a recoilless rifle. The gas vents out the rear when the case liner ruptures. But I never discount the impossible/improbable.

CypherNinja
December 16, 2006, 01:21 PM
Nevermind, text says its recoiless.

Sistema1927
December 16, 2006, 02:38 PM
How do you elevate that thing? Look for a speed bump? :confused:

justashooter
December 16, 2006, 04:13 PM
yeah. i've been threatening to strap some 4" mortar tubes to the sides of my streetbike and ride around luoyang like that during the new year. cost is about 2$ a round here, so i could do some serious damage on a cheap budget.
would have to be a zippo windproof ignition system, though, at 60 kph on the nanjing road. they have a tank outside the tractor factory that we could do a youtube on, but i just don't think i have enough guanxie to get out of that one.

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