It may be French, but I want one!


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Preacherman
December 26, 2006, 07:46 PM
http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=49965&d=1167176786


See here (http://www.hellinahandbasket.net/2006/12/talk_about_a_crotch_rocket.htm) for the article.


:evil:

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Nightcrawler
December 26, 2006, 07:49 PM
Here I am whining about the recoil of my .44 Magnum...

Padre, I don't think that little moped will remain stationary when firing that gun. Does it double as a propulsion system of some kind? :D

Justin
December 26, 2006, 07:53 PM
There's a joke about phallic compensation in there somewhere, but I just can't seem to find it...

:uhoh:

7.62x54r
December 26, 2006, 07:55 PM
If you were the enemy and saw those comming towards you.ARE YOU going on the ground and laughing.:) :) :) :)

SoCalShooter
December 26, 2006, 07:56 PM
Talk about being on the "HOT SEAT" nice find.:)

nelson133
December 26, 2006, 07:59 PM
It's not a gun, it's a reverse jet propulsion unit for the French army. It does the German border to Paris in 5 minutes flat.

ChopperKen
December 26, 2006, 08:02 PM
Preacherman,
I hate to argue with you, BUT... It can't be French. If it where it would be pointed the other way to shoot at people chasing as they ran away!:p
N.C. Pointed that way it would be a emergency brake system...:D

CountGlockula
December 26, 2006, 08:37 PM
Only the French...

Eightball
December 26, 2006, 08:49 PM
It looks to be a recoilless AT gun atop a moped, recoil wouldn't be anything. Or at least that is what it seems. Would be near impossible to keep track of in an urban environment.

Wouldn't want to be near that bike when it fired, though--that backblast! :eek:

EDIT: it looks as though the driver sits atop the massive gun; maybe the French people are trying to compensate for something? Though, if that was their REAL aim, maybe it shouldn't be on a moped.....

Atticus
December 26, 2006, 08:51 PM
It's not a gun, it's a reverse jet propulsion unit for the French army. It does the German border to Paris in 5 minutes flat.

Now that's funny!

SniperStraz
December 26, 2006, 08:53 PM
...to the term "crotch rocket"

Mr White
December 26, 2006, 09:35 PM
Its French!. When you fire it, a big white flag with the words "Je me Rend" pops out. :evil:

tellner
December 26, 2006, 10:06 PM
It showed up on http://thrillingwonder.blogspot.com a while back and on here the next day. It's a moped with a 75mm recoilless rifle. France was pretty poor in the post-WWII period and needed mobile firepower. The scooters were cheap. The guns were surplus. Hundreds were made and used in Algeria and French Indo-China to pretty good effect.

And it has to be the only time that anyone has ever called a Vespa a crotch-rocket :evil:

ABTOMAT
December 26, 2006, 11:01 PM
Scooter, scooter. Not moped.

OEF_VET
December 26, 2006, 11:17 PM
Peter,

I know you're looking for guns for your handicapped students, but I don't think this will work as a wheelchair replacement. Seems it'd be a bit tough to get around an aisleway in a store.

sm
December 26, 2006, 11:29 PM
French.
Interesting people, folks bash them as they use Swiss Army Knives from the French Regions and eat a salad with blue cheese dressing on a salad.

Fact is - some peoples just do some things better than others.

Put something Hard and Vibrating Between Your Legs - Harley Davidson, Made in USA ad campaign


I don't want a pickle , I just wannna ride my motor-cycle - Dylan


Preacherman - Just me you understand, French lost something in translation...

Fat Boy with a .44 ....now yeah, that is 'Merican. :p

tinygnat219
December 27, 2006, 09:39 AM
It may be French, but I want one. :what:

Dr. Dickie
December 27, 2006, 09:42 AM
My first though was of that scooter in BF Vietnam (in the Hue map).:neener:

Bigjake
December 27, 2006, 09:48 AM
insert inapropriate joke about "power between yer legs"....

4v50 Gary
December 27, 2006, 09:49 AM
I have a photo of that Vespa Scooter in one of my books. What I didn't know about until Oct. of this year was how the Italians mounted the twin Villar Perosa machinegun (think of the 9mm double barrel machinegun used on the bi-plane in one of the Indiana Jones' movies) onto a bicycle.

invisibleman_007
December 27, 2006, 10:13 AM
I was thinking that would bring new meaning to the phrase "pain in the butt"...

DogBonz
December 27, 2006, 10:23 AM
There's a joke about phallic compensation in there somewhere, but I

Like he said... They ARE French...

Eleven Mike
December 27, 2006, 10:59 AM
What were you doing in my garage? :mad:

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