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Re: Military tests new heavy-lift amphibious connector prototype
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2014, 11:03:12 PM »
what's it for and what's it do?

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Re: Military tests new heavy-lift amphibious connector prototype
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2014, 03:58:28 AM »
what's it for and what's it do?

It's basically a tank that can swim really fast and carry 200 tons.

http://www.gizmag.com/half-scale-uhac-concept-demonstration/32966/
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Re: Military tests new heavy-lift amphibious connector prototype
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2014, 11:55:31 AM »
It's basically a tank that can swim really fast and carry 200 tons.

http://www.gizmag.com/half-scale-uhac-concept-demonstration/32966/

so what does it "connect?"

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Re: Military tests new heavy-lift amphibious connector prototype
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2014, 12:00:15 PM »
so what does it "connect?"

Ship to shore. Scientists are terrible at naming things, the military is a very close second.
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Re: Military tests new heavy-lift amphibious connector prototype
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2014, 12:02:19 PM »
Ship to shore. Scientists are terrible at naming things, the military is a very close second.

ok.  so it's more like an armored landing craft.

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Re: Military tests new heavy-lift amphibious connector prototype
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2014, 12:22:17 PM »
ok.  so it's more like an armored landing craft.

Pretty much - just bigger. Sometimes wonder about designers of mil gear. It floats, can wander up the beach and climb 10 foot high obstructions. Actually pretty neat, it's like a Transformer.
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