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Homemade Bulldozer Battleship Joins Libya Fight
Fox News ^ | 10/19/2011

Posted on 10/20/2011 6:59:49 AM PDT by SargeK

Onto a battlefield littered with bizarre homemade weaponry, Libya's ruling militia fighters have rolled out their weirdest contraption yet: a concrete and steel behemoth that's a cross between a bulldozer and a battleship.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: libya
I applaud the resourcefullness - although I question its ability to stand up to an RPG or 12.7 mm machinegun.

But, does does it seem to you all that this whole affair is turning a bit "Mad Max"?

1 posted on 10/20/2011 6:59:54 AM PDT by SargeK
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To: SargeK

Can anyone read the writing scrawled on this monster?


2 posted on 10/20/2011 7:03:22 AM PDT by rhombus
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To: rhombus

Ah yes...”Writing on the bow declares “there is no God, but Allah, and Mohammad is his prophet.”


3 posted on 10/20/2011 7:04:29 AM PDT by rhombus
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To: SargeK

Allah Akbar, pal.

(html is your friend).

4 posted on 10/20/2011 7:04:39 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (...then they came for the guitars, and we kicked their sorry faggot asses into the dust)
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To: SargeK

Have either Aunty Entity or MasterBlaster been spotted in the area?


5 posted on 10/20/2011 7:05:56 AM PDT by edpc (Former Normalcy Bias Victim)
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To: SargeK

With laser-guided missiles, this is nothing more than a mobile rock pile waiting to happen.

6 posted on 10/20/2011 7:05:55 AM PDT by econjack
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To: SargeK

“I am Lord Humongous, ruler of the Wasteland.”


7 posted on 10/20/2011 7:05:59 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: SargeK

Bridge crossings (the 1st bridge crossing) should be spectacular.


8 posted on 10/20/2011 7:06:33 AM PDT by WinMod70
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To: rhombus
" I'm in your blind spot"


9 posted on 10/20/2011 7:07:58 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (See ya later, debt inflator ! Gone in 4 (2012))
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To: the invisib1e hand

run up to it and drop a grenade and thermite in the front portal.

Doesn’t look like it has an real defense but its armor.


10 posted on 10/20/2011 7:08:29 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: the invisib1e hand
Pretty good, but I much prefer the Mad Max version ...


11 posted on 10/20/2011 7:08:51 AM PDT by BlueLancer (Secede?! Y'all better just be thankful we don't invade ...)
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To: SargeK

IEDs work both ways.............


12 posted on 10/20/2011 7:09:04 AM PDT by roaddog727 (It's the Constitution, Stupid!)
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To: BlueLancer

That is awesome! I would quit school and become a truck driver if I had that.


13 posted on 10/20/2011 7:14:24 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: BlueLancer

wtf?


14 posted on 10/20/2011 7:15:20 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (...then they came for the guitars, and we kicked their sorry faggot asses into the dust)
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To: SargeK

A Mad Max sequel filmed in Libya would be a hoot. Paramount could save tons by not having to create post apocalyptic scenery.


15 posted on 10/20/2011 7:15:42 AM PDT by Salvavida (The restoration of the U.S.A. starts with filling the pews at every Bible-believing church.)
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To: SargeK

This is not the Sandcrawler you were looking for ...


16 posted on 10/20/2011 7:17:42 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: SargeK

Just what OWS fantasizes about getting their hands on.....


17 posted on 10/20/2011 7:18:59 AM PDT by Bean Counter (Obama got mostly Ds and Fs all through college and law school. Keep repeating it.....)
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To: econjack

Does it have a roof? I betting it does not.


18 posted on 10/20/2011 7:19:48 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Liberty Valance

I KNEW it!

Jawas! It all makes sense now...


19 posted on 10/20/2011 7:20:30 AM PDT by SargeK
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It sort of reminds me of the Death Mobile from the
John Belushi Animal House movie.


20 posted on 10/20/2011 7:22:03 AM PDT by pyx (Rule#1.The LEFT lies.Rule#2.See Rule#1. IF THE LEFT CONTROLS THE LANGUAGE, IT CONTROLS THE ARGUMENT.)
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To: econjack

You have to admit, it is pretty cool.


21 posted on 10/20/2011 7:32:21 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: AppyPappy
You have to admit, it is pretty cool.

True enough, but I sure as hell would not want to be riding around in it if someone has an armed Predator and takes offense.

22 posted on 10/20/2011 7:38:25 AM PDT by econjack
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To: SargeK
$5 says this was their inspiration, the

KILLDOZER!


23 posted on 10/20/2011 7:43:31 AM PDT by gura (If Allah is so great, why does he need fat sexually confused fanboys to do his dirty work? -iowahawk)
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To: EEGator
“I am Lord Humongous, ruler of the Wasteland.”

He is the Ayatollah of Rock and Rollah!

24 posted on 10/20/2011 8:13:27 AM PDT by backwoods-engineer (Any politician who holds that the state accords rights is an oathbreaker and an "enemy... domestic.")
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To: backwoods-engineer

I wonder how that would do up against an M1 Abrams?


25 posted on 10/20/2011 8:17:17 AM PDT by bt-99 ("Get off my Lawn")
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To: Liberty Valance

keep your hands off my unit


26 posted on 10/20/2011 8:18:21 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: econjack

Somebody been watching John Wayne’s “Fighting Seabees” over in Libya?


27 posted on 10/20/2011 8:21:51 AM PDT by Tallguy (You can safely ignore anything that precedes the word "But"...)
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To: SargeK
I applaud the resourcefullness - although I question its ability to stand up to an RPG or 12.7 mm machinegun.

Yeah, Sarge. Especially when the CNN footage indicates about every third fighter is carrying an RPG in lieu of the Khalashnikov. Still and armored bulldozer is usefull in clearing roadblocks or in creating alternate routes THROUGH buildings. I know that the US D5 armored dozer gets a lot of work with the Israeli Defense Forces.

28 posted on 10/20/2011 8:25:07 AM PDT by Tallguy (You can safely ignore anything that precedes the word "But"...)
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To: EEGator

“The Ayatollah of Rock ‘n Roll-a!”;)


29 posted on 10/20/2011 8:28:54 AM PDT by Frank_2001
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30 posted on 10/20/2011 8:28:54 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: econjack

Perfect for my commute to work! Will cut my time to just a few minutes.


31 posted on 10/20/2011 8:30:48 AM PDT by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: econjack

I have the urge for some pancakes.


32 posted on 10/20/2011 8:33:16 AM PDT by chemicalman (The more support I see,the harder I want to work,and the more determined I am not to let folks down.)
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To: Tallguy

It’s a good thing that the regime seems to have fallen. Otherwise they might have learned the hard way that steel plates and caterpillar tracks alone do not a tank make.

Once I was on a range firing a M2 .50 cal. at an old M113 hull about 300 meters out. I kept seeing the impact of the rounds on the slope behind the target. I couldn’t figure out how I was missing the darn thing. That is until I saw one of my tracers come bouncing out of the open man door in the ramp. The “Aha!” moment - I wasn’t missing it, the rounds (and they were just ball and tracer) we mostly going straight through unimpeded.

A .50 is a powerful weapon, not to be underestimated for sure.


33 posted on 10/20/2011 8:35:22 AM PDT by SargeK
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To: SargeK

I too applaud their resourcefulness. Ok, maybe not so good against heavier weaponry, but still.

When the Zombie Apocalypse goes down, these are the guys you want on your side.


34 posted on 10/20/2011 8:37:31 AM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: bt-99
I wonder how that would do up against an M1 Abrams?

Unless it's got Chobham armor or some kind of reactive armor, it would last the amount of time it takes for the gunner to line up the reticle and the projectile to fly to the target.

35 posted on 10/20/2011 8:40:04 AM PDT by Malsua
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To: SargeK

A couple cans of WD-40 on the road and a molotov coktail up top and it turns into an EZ Bake oven.

Easily breakable.


36 posted on 10/20/2011 8:48:14 AM PDT by buffaloguy
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To: SargeK

Or was that M113 target hull already so shot up like Swiss cheese that your rounds were passing through without touching?

When I qualified with the 3.5” rocket launcher our target was an old Sherman tank. Most of us fired blue practice rounds which you could watch shatter as they hit the turret. The trainee of the week got to fire a live HE which made the turret actually bounce.

Anyway, all these improvised weapon systems ought to be catalogued somehow. When TSHTF a build your own at home armored vehicle might be good to have, just sayin’.


37 posted on 10/20/2011 8:58:38 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("Deport all Muslims. Nuke Mecca now. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind.")
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To: elcid1970

It does look like fun, doesn’t it?

Paging Heywood Banks...


38 posted on 10/20/2011 9:09:57 AM PDT by SargeK
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To: SargeK
`My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings:
Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!'

One RPG later:
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
The lone and level sands stretch far away.

39 posted on 10/20/2011 9:25:29 AM PDT by Oatka ("A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves." –Bertrand de Jouvenel)
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To: Liberty Valance

lol.


40 posted on 10/20/2011 9:44:20 AM PDT by proudpapa (Cain-West - 2012)
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To: SargeK

“It then came to a halt next to a mosque, and all scrambled out to go pray.”

I think I have found a weakness.


41 posted on 10/20/2011 9:59:31 AM PDT by jim_trent
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To: Oatka

Impressive erudition there FRiend.


42 posted on 10/20/2011 10:06:39 AM PDT by SargeK
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To: jim_trent

Eh. Around these parts the same thing would happen in front of a Cracker Barrel.


43 posted on 10/20/2011 10:09:50 AM PDT by SargeK
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To: SargeK

Copied from some guy named Shelley. :-)


44 posted on 10/20/2011 5:12:08 PM PDT by Oatka ("A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves." –Bertrand de Jouvenel)
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