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Meet Boeing’s Phantom Badger light tactical vehicle
Fox News ^ | 05/22/2013 | By Antti Kautonen

Posted on 05/22/2013 4:28:01 PM PDT by Carbonsteel

The Phantom Badger isn't a children's cartoon superhero, or something that creeps up to your house at night and messes up your garbage. No, it's the latest ground tactical vehicle from Boeing, and it looks downright awesome, in a butch golf cart sort of way.

The V22 Internally Transportable Vehicle, as the official nomenclature goes, has been developed with the help of MSI Defense Solutions, reportedly employing NASCAR racing technologies with the vehicle. It's Boeing's proposal for a vehicle able to be internally transported inside a V-22 Osprey tilt rotor, but is more capable and more sturdily built than an ATV.

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This looks like the Jeep replacement the military should have had 30 years ago.

Not that the Humvee wasn't capable. Just always seems to have been over sized and expensive for the task at hand.

In any case....I want one. Civilian models???

1 posted on 05/22/2013 4:28:01 PM PDT by Carbonsteel
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To: Carbonsteel

You can get one from the army base, if you take one home, one piece at a time.


2 posted on 05/22/2013 4:32:29 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: Carbonsteel

It looks like a 4-wheeled “mule” ...


3 posted on 05/22/2013 4:35:41 PM PDT by Ken522
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To: Jonty30

From Fox

4 posted on 05/22/2013 4:38:17 PM PDT by knarf (uals-two logic)
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To: Carbonsteel
...and is claimed to be "relatively comfortable" for what it is...

If that was spoken by a pampered automobile critic from Detroit, that'd be one thing, but if it was an iron-butt Tech Sergeant who spends his off hours roller-blading through the Hindu Kush with a full battle pack, quite another. I still want one.

5 posted on 05/22/2013 4:38:29 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Carbonsteel

Nappy must be lickin’ her lips.


6 posted on 05/22/2013 4:38:44 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Carbonsteel
Man I was hoping it would be as bad assed as one of these!

7 posted on 05/22/2013 4:39:33 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Carbonsteel

“In any case....I want one. Civilian models??? “


Yup! It’s called a Jeep.


8 posted on 05/22/2013 4:40:02 PM PDT by SgtBob (Freedom is not for the faint of heart. Semper Fi!)
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To: Carbonsteel

Hopefully those transverse hoop structures can be raised up after unloading the vehicle. Gotta have a roll cage on something like this for sure.


9 posted on 05/22/2013 4:41:52 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Kartographer
Well, that IS pretty awesome.

I think the twin 23mm anti-aircraft guns are a nice touch.

10 posted on 05/22/2013 4:43:33 PM PDT by SIDENET
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To: Carbonsteel

I would just as soon have my 41 MB.

Four wheel steering? WhY?

How much are they each?


11 posted on 05/22/2013 4:46:02 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Carbonsteel

My SIL works for Rolls Royce who makes the V-22 engines.
Last summer they had several on display at an open house event and then did the flyover for the Nascar race.

That airplane is a friggin’ mechanical nightmare.
God protect anybody who flies on one.


12 posted on 05/22/2013 4:46:24 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: SIDENET

Just try to find ammo. Local WalMart’s been fresh out of 23 mm for months now. BTT


13 posted on 05/22/2013 4:46:25 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Billthedrill
Just try to find ammo. Local WalMart’s been fresh out of 23 mm for months now. BTT

And the gougers on gunbroker are marking it up 300%.

14 posted on 05/22/2013 4:49:32 PM PDT by SIDENET
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To: Carbonsteel

Exactly. The Hummer is nice out in the wide open desert but around here would need a D8 to trailblaze.


15 posted on 05/22/2013 4:51:58 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (President Obma; The Slumlord of the Rentseekers)
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To: Ken522

Marine Corps mules.

16 posted on 05/22/2013 4:52:07 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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To: Billthedrill

I talked to the clerk at wallyworld this afternoon.
He said they got some in but it was already gone.
I’d reload my own but the brass is sooooo expensive...
and black powder tends to clog the gas system.


17 posted on 05/22/2013 4:53:16 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: SgtBob
Here's what I want:


18 posted on 05/22/2013 4:55:11 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: tet68

That’s one of the reasons I like revolvers so much. I haven’t had to buy brass in years.


19 posted on 05/22/2013 4:56:48 PM PDT by stuartcr ("I have habits that are older than the people telling me they're bad for me.")
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To: Carbonsteel

Anything is fine.......until the artillery starts to fall.


20 posted on 05/22/2013 4:58:30 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: nascarnation
"That airplane is a friggin’ mechanical nightmare."

A friend of mine is a retired CH-47 Chinook pilot. He used to brag that the Chinook was, "the only military aircraft capable of an air to air collision with itself."

His boast was shattered once the Osprey went operational.

21 posted on 05/22/2013 4:58:50 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Marine Corps mules.

They're all 03 Lance Corporals?

22 posted on 05/22/2013 5:08:19 PM PDT by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: Paladin2
 photo green-machine-chopper-590x393-1.jpg I just want a BIG WHEEL...
23 posted on 05/22/2013 5:13:19 PM PDT by NCDave (AKA, "That idiot over there")
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To: Paladin2

Does it have AC and sattllite radio?


24 posted on 05/22/2013 5:15:25 PM PDT by ptsal (E)
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To: Carbonsteel

It would be less than 1/10th the price. No way the Pentagon would buy 'em again!

25 posted on 05/22/2013 5:18:26 PM PDT by Mr Rogers (Liberals are like locusts...)
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To: NCDave

I mean I want a “GREEN MACHINE”....(see tagline..lol)


26 posted on 05/22/2013 5:19:10 PM PDT by NCDave (AKA, "That idiot over there")
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To: Mr Rogers

Back in the early 80s the Army realized that none of the incoming kids could drive a stick shift anymore, didn’t want to spend the time training them, and spec’d automatics in everything.


27 posted on 05/22/2013 5:21:24 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: tet68

I like my M38 even if it stumbles under high rpms.


28 posted on 05/22/2013 5:24:22 PM PDT by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: nascarnation

Deployed with the US Air Force in the 90s, we had some vehicles with manual transmissions. We just made the young ones drive them while we old farts laughed until they got decent at it!

Not sure I would completely go with an old Jeep, but it wouldn’t take much to upgrade it and still have a reasonable price and performance. Don’t get me started on the F-35 vs upgrades for F-16s/F-15s (my job prior to retiring).


29 posted on 05/22/2013 5:29:17 PM PDT by Mr Rogers (Liberals are like locusts...)
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Yeah you got gadget-happy desk jockeys writing all the specs.
And the prime contractors and sub contractors (I worked for one) are more than happy to throw more items on the bill.


30 posted on 05/22/2013 5:37:32 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We loved those mules the Army got from the Marines. Darn near climb a wall like the M37 3/4 ton trucks.


31 posted on 05/22/2013 5:37:49 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: Carbonsteel

Are those things armored?

I saw an old video of German movies when they were moving into Russia. there were Russian shells hitting about once ever 5 to 10 seconds apparently aimed at the bridges, and Engineers.

He said they were completely safe from the Russian artillery in their tanks but the engineers (he called them sappers) had nothing but their helmets to protect them and they were there working on the bridge right in the middle of it.

I can only guess the shells were not very powerful as the tanks didn’t look too heavy.


32 posted on 05/22/2013 6:15:58 PM PDT by yarddog (Truth, Justice, and what was once the American Way.)
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To: Carbonsteel

I would rather have this one.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTga-68fplQ


33 posted on 05/22/2013 6:41:45 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Paladin2

The national Power Wagon rally is in Iowa not far from me. They are some serious iron.


34 posted on 05/22/2013 6:47:53 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: tet68

Check at metal recyclers in your area. I bought brass in all calibers of interest for $3.00 per lb.


35 posted on 05/22/2013 7:14:33 PM PDT by mcshot (God bless the USA! THE GUN DEBATE WAS SETTLED IN 1791!!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Where the motor/engine? Looks very handy and cost effective - which is a no no.


36 posted on 05/22/2013 7:16:50 PM PDT by mcshot (God bless the USA! THE GUN DEBATE WAS SETTLED IN 1791!!!)
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To: Mr Rogers
I had a 46 CJ2a, best 4WD I've ever owned. With a PTO wench on the front it could climb a wall.
37 posted on 05/23/2013 2:01:28 AM PDT by Woodman
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