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Stealth motorcycle for special forces being tested
« on: June 10, 2013, 05:19:05 PM »

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Re: Stealth motorcycle for special forces being tested
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2013, 10:22:00 PM »
Infrared lighting? Battery packs? I'm LMAO!

We had 125's back in the day that heliborne Scouts and Scout observers were supposed to use. The concept was simple - a small, lightweight, fast, and maneuverable mode of transportation so they could stay ahead of advancing enemy forces and call in arty fires.

 Well..............it didn't last too long. The heliborne scouts were weighed down with excessive amounts of "lightweight" gear (NBC gear, radios, anti-tank mines, light anti-tank weapons, etc, etc, etc.) and the bikes could not handle the load and broke. Platoon leaders could not resist the opportunity to load them up with that next piece of gear. With today's troops carrying their body weight in gear, this thing would be in the scrap heap after one mission.

 The Scout observers were to ride their bikes out of the back of the M113 APC to scout ahead. The concept was that the loss of a scout observer on a motorcycle was less costly than an armored vehicle with crew. That didn't last long either since the scout observers were the youngest and most inexperienced members of a crew and constantly injured themselves doing dumb stunts.

Oh yeah........I recall road-marches or infils that lasted hours. No time to pull over and change a battery pack.
IR went out in the mid-90's.
I wonder when the lies will stop and truth begin, even as grim as the truth may be. And then I remember that for 70 years, the reign of terror in Russia called itself "the people's government." We have so far to fall, yet we are falling fast and Hell yawns to receive us.

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Re: Stealth motorcycle for special forces being tested
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2013, 12:22:04 AM »
 :silly:  Thanks for your experienced insight.  But, but, it looks so cool!

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Re: Stealth motorcycle for special forces being tested
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2013, 12:41:17 AM »
Infrared lighting? Battery packs? I'm LMAO!

We had 125's back in the day that heliborne Scouts and Scout observers were supposed to use. The concept was simple - a small, lightweight, fast, and maneuverable mode of transportation so they could stay ahead of advancing enemy forces and call in arty fires.

 Well..............it didn't last too long. The heliborne scouts were weighed down with excessive amounts of "lightweight" gear (NBC gear, radios, anti-tank mines, light anti-tank weapons, etc, etc, etc.) and the bikes could not handle the load and broke. Platoon leaders could not resist the opportunity to load them up with that next piece of gear. With today's troops carrying their body weight in gear, this thing would be in the scrap heap after one mission.

 The Scout observers were to ride their bikes out of the back of the M113 APC to scout ahead. The concept was that the loss of a scout observer on a motorcycle was less costly than an armored vehicle with crew. That didn't last long either since the scout observers were the youngest and most inexperienced members of a crew and constantly injured themselves doing dumb stunts.

Oh yeah........I recall road-marches or infils that lasted hours. No time to pull over and change a battery pack.
IR went out in the mid-90's.

Yea, but you have to admit, you really want one. Now excuse me while I wipe the drool off my keyboard.

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Re: Stealth motorcycle for special forces being tested
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2013, 09:45:28 PM »
Easy to spot:  just look for the wheelies; who could resist poppin' a few with a bike like that?

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Re: Stealth motorcycle for special forces being tested
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2013, 08:00:55 PM »
Yea, but you have to admit, you really want one. Now excuse me while I wipe the drool off my keyboard.

Nah, I want a Mega Force Jet Bike:



It flies!
I wonder when the lies will stop and truth begin, even as grim as the truth may be. And then I remember that for 70 years, the reign of terror in Russia called itself "the people's government." We have so far to fall, yet we are falling fast and Hell yawns to receive us.


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