Unleash the beast.

#1
The yanks have called in the beast.



AMERICA has called out its new weapon to send into battle in Afghanistan - a terrifying pack of robotic "BigDogs".
The state-of-the-art headless four-legged metal beasts have been designed to navigate the country's treacherous terrain.

And - as it leaps towards the enemy on animal-inspired articulated legs - the BigDog also lets off an eerie lawnmower buzz.

Creators Boston Dynamics claim BigDog can run as fast as four miles per hour, walk slowly, lie down and climb slopes up to 35 degrees.

These are just some of the new weapons being tested in the wartorn country - along with pilotless helicopters than can transport tons of supplies to remote bases.

The K-MAX remote-controlled chopper has been designed to fly even in Afghanistan's high altitudes.

Frans Jurgens, spokesman for Lockheed Martin Corporation, which manufactures the K-MAX, said: “The K-MAX is basically an aerial truck.

"All the energy goes into the lift and eliminates the need for the tail rotor."
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/article2336443.ece

That would scare the shit out of the neighbours. :D
 
#3
Matty0001 said:
The yanks have called in the beast.



AMERICA has called out its new weapon to send into battle in Afghanistan - a terrifying pack of robotic "BigDogs".
The state-of-the-art headless four-legged metal beasts have been designed to navigate the country's treacherous terrain.

And - as it leaps towards the enemy on animal-inspired articulated legs - the BigDog also lets off an eerie lawnmower buzz.

Creators Boston Dynamics claim BigDog can run as fast as four miles per hour, walk slowly, lie down and climb slopes up to 35 degrees.

These are just some of the new weapons being tested in the wartorn country - along with pilotless helicopters than can transport tons of supplies to remote bases.

The K-MAX remote-controlled chopper has been designed to fly even in Afghanistan's high altitudes.

Frans Jurgens, spokesman for Lockheed Martin Corporation, which manufactures the K-MAX, said: “The K-MAX is basically an aerial truck.

"All the energy goes into the lift and eliminates the need for the tail rotor."
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/article2336443.ece

That would scare the s*** out of the neighbours. :D
Bit like a loggie then.
 
#4
Wow , I remember reading about these on this forum a year or so ago , surprised theyre actually being used. Am I the only one who thinks theyre a bit creepy?
 
#6
Why not just throw a big net over it? Job done.
 
#7
Civi_Git said:
Wow , I remember reading about these on this forum a year or so ago , surprised theyre actually being used. Am I the only one who thinks theyre a bit creepy?
They are - we've been conditioned to think that building an army robot that can walk is a step down a bad road

 

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#8
BigDog can run as fast as four miles per hour, walk slowly, lie down and climb slopes up to 35 degrees.


Markintime said:
Bit like a loggie then.

One of our racing snakes with pace like that :)
 
#9
It'd scare my cat if it made a lawnmower noise. Not sure about Terry though.
 
#11
I thought for a minute it was Mike Goldens weight training bum boy doing the monkey run uphill with a bergen on.

I don't get the "terrifying" bit though. Unless the bergen is full of PE and it's a Yank suicide bomber, then I'd be scared.
 
#12
It'd scare my cat if it made a lawnmower noise. Not sure about Terry though.


do they know what lawn mowers sound like?
 
#16
All well and good if you want to freak out the locals but don’t over think it....... just use a donkey....... 8O
 
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