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Vintage Photo 1899 ... Armoured Quadricycle
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Posted on 09/17/2013 7:15:02 PM PDT by DogByte6RER

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1899: Armoured quadricycle

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TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Chit/Chat; History; Military/Veterans; Society; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: banglist; crowdcontrol; gunsandammo; modernhistory; quadricycle; retro; warfare
Armoured Scooter by Vespa - circa 1956 photo Vespa_zpsf422e3f1.jpg The 1899 armoured quadricycle must have spawned this 1956 armoured Vespa scooter ...
1 posted on 09/17/2013 7:15:02 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
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To: DogByte6RER

I wonder how bad the kick was on the Vespa...lol


2 posted on 09/17/2013 7:17:29 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: DogByte6RER

Needs a bayonet.


3 posted on 09/17/2013 7:18:14 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: DogByte6RER

I believe a 6.5 Swedish Mauser, a 7mm Spanish Mauser, a 7.65 Belgian Mauser, an 8x57 German Mauser, a 303 Enfield or a 30/06 Springfield would all go right through that tiny piece of armor. It probably would stop pistol bullets or shrapnel.


4 posted on 09/17/2013 7:20:27 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: DogByte6RER

I don’t think they thought this through...


5 posted on 09/17/2013 7:22:59 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: DogByte6RER
The 1899 armoured quadricycle must have spawned this 1956 armoured Vespa scooter ...

Which in turn spawned this...

6 posted on 09/17/2013 7:23:56 PM PDT by MAexile (Bats left, votes right)
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I think it’s a recoiless rifle.


7 posted on 09/17/2013 7:27:26 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama phones= Bread and circuits.)
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To: DogByte6RER
I think this is better

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8 posted on 09/17/2013 7:29:46 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral)
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To: DogByte6RER

The Italians called these “Schmedlap Cycles”. There’s always one troublemaker in every outfit. The Italians would take that guy and put him on a Schmedlap Cycle for anti-aircraft duty.
“When you see the enemy jet, fire at it. We loaded a radar-guided missile for you. Then, drive away real fast. You can go faster than any jet.”


9 posted on 09/17/2013 7:30:55 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: SkyDancer

wow, nice job

I just hope thats photoshop or a Hollywood prop


10 posted on 09/17/2013 7:31:04 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: jsanders2001

The back end looks like it might be a “recoilless” rifle.


11 posted on 09/17/2013 7:31:55 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: jsanders2001

ITs a recoiless rifle. Look at the breech. Just dont stand behind it when it fires!!!! LOL!!!


12 posted on 09/17/2013 7:34:15 PM PDT by DMZFrank
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To: GeronL

Goes into an airplane or on board a ship.


13 posted on 09/17/2013 7:35:59 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral)
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14 posted on 09/17/2013 7:36:55 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( ==> sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: SkyDancer

I see


15 posted on 09/17/2013 7:37:24 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: yarddog

They could just aim below the “armor” and hit him in the nads.


16 posted on 09/17/2013 7:49:12 PM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: GeronL

Maybe -


17 posted on 09/17/2013 7:53:22 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral)
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You have to grant that a rig like this would discourage tail-gating...


18 posted on 09/17/2013 8:03:44 PM PDT by jonascord (Hurrah for the Bonny Blue Flag that bears a Single Star!)
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To: SkyDancer

OK...you win.


19 posted on 09/17/2013 8:20:07 PM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum -- "The Taliban is inside the building")
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To: DMZFrank

I meant kick by any mean, whether by recoil or inertia...lol


20 posted on 09/17/2013 8:20:11 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: SkyDancer

I think that’s a mini Death Star on wheels fully loaded...; )


21 posted on 09/17/2013 8:22:10 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: SkyDancer

Now THAT really is some tall huntin `n fishin uncle Jed...

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22 posted on 09/17/2013 8:32:57 PM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: DogByte6RER

If they enemy is attacking the Hotel Le Meurice on rue de Rivoli then perhaps this contraption might be useful.

In the Ardennes, not so much.


23 posted on 09/17/2013 8:33:16 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: DogByte6RER

looks like something that General Motors would build....


24 posted on 09/17/2013 8:40:36 PM PDT by terycarl
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To: SkyDancer

Where did you take that picture?


25 posted on 09/17/2013 9:08:36 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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26 posted on 09/17/2013 10:27:01 PM PDT by Dogbert41 (Up yours NSA !)
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Main guns from an old Klingon battle cruiser?
27 posted on 09/17/2013 10:34:51 PM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz......Nuff said.)
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