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post #1 of 12 Old Jul 16th, 2008, 12:16 am Thread Starter
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The face of "war" is changing.. some for the best...perhaps... I would gladly send this instead of my or your sons and/or daughters.

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... may truly come to pass "The one with the most toys wins."

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post #2 of 12 Old Jul 16th, 2008, 12:44 am
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That is AMAZING!! Kinda reminds me of a calf taking it's first steps...

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post #3 of 12 Old Jul 16th, 2008, 3:46 am
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Yeah, they'll never hear that thing coming.

Actually, since my degree is in Robotics I find these things fascinating. And yes, much better than getting a human killed any day.

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Re: Big Dog

Great concept but have a silly question. What is its range on one tank of fuel?

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I think their end goal is this???

Watch out for them Ewoks with a bunch of ropes.


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No Way.

That's just two kids in a "Dog Suit"

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post #7 of 12 Old Jul 16th, 2008, 8:42 am
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What kind of oil do you think they are using?

That thing is freaky to watch, but I can see several uses in combat or for law enforcement.

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They had those on a show on the Discovery Channel. It was really cool.

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What kind of oil do you think they are using?....
It's gotta be Ams***! Oh, sorry.

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post #10 of 12 Old Jul 18th, 2008, 9:28 am
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Those things won't last a day out in field use.

I give the average guy 45 minutes, tops, before that engine noise drives him crazy, and he shoots the thing to pieces!

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Those things won't last a day out in field use.

I give the average guy 45 minutes, tops, before that engine noise drives him crazy, and he shoots the thing to pieces!
I'm fairly certain they can "fix" the noise issue... both from the engine and hydraulics... even if they just play some rap to cover it up..

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post #12 of 12 Old Jul 18th, 2008, 12:26 pm
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It's the Ichabod Crane of dogs.

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