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What in gods name is this!!!
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I've posted some weird stuff but this looks like a joke! There is no way this thing fights anywhere that is not paved, NO off-road ability what-so-ever. What is this?

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More-or-less, a Mini-Moke clone with a sidecar RR or Bazooka mount. The question isn't "what?"...so much as "why?" Laughing
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More-or-less, a Mini-Moke clone with a sidecar RR or Bazooka mount. The question isn't "what?"...so much as "why?" Laughing


If the guy in the side car fires the bazooka the vehichle would make a very quick right turn? Mr. Green
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More-or-less, a Mini-Moke clone with a sidecar RR or Bazooka mount. The question isn't "what?"...so much as "why?" Laughing


If the guy in the side car fires the bazooka the vehichle would make a very quick right turn? Mr. Green


Nah...more or less recoilless...but I just noticed there's one on the driver's side with what looks like a Browning .30 MG! WTF?

Maybe an urban streetsweeper for parade security or something. Truely a weird design...no matter what you do, the tires are gonna' complain!
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Maybe it's a training vehicle?

(Well, it *does* have training wheels, after all.....)
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Maybe an urban streetsweeper for parade security or something. Truely a weird design...


Bazookas for crowd control??? I LIKE IT!!!!

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Maybe an urban streetsweeper for parade security or something. Truely a weird design...


Bazookas for crowd control??? I LIKE IT!!!!


Not severe enough for some of those Berkeley demonstrations. Unless loaded with canister.
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Not severe enough for some of those Berkeley demonstrations. Unless loaded with canister.


...or panzerfausts for those pesky anti-comic-strip demonstrations!

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2006 1:20 am
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Hi Folks!

Possible a light weight heavy weapons carrier for very early air assault or airborne ops. Don't forget the French Airborne tried using a motoscooter as a carrier for a RR.

Jeff, where did you find that photo?

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Man, I knew someone would ask where I found this photo! Now I have to divulge the source of my "weird" pictures. Cats out of the bag now! Go to www.strangemilitary.com and you'll find these pictures. There are also catagories for auto's, airplanes, events, etc... I found it by accident but its pretty cool, esspecially the airplanes. Deer run over on run ways, geese crashed into wings, airplanes that hit things while taxiing, all sorts of crazy stuff.
I was serious about finding out where this came from and its purpose, obviously it works somewhere.

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Hey, it's the "Future Combat System"!

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Is this picture assembled from pieces? The heads don't look porportioned right to me for the people.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2006 3:55 pm
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Is it a mini moke or a mini moke joke ?

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2006 4:24 pm
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This looks likes someone's 'bright idea' that probably looked great on paper (you can imagine the initial pencil sketches on a bar napkin illustrating the concept) but wouldno doubt survive about 15 seconds in combat. Basically, you drive your bazooka man up to the enemy sitting in his outrigger chair - then you die.

Anybody have a guess on what the country of origin might be? Spain? Agentina?
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I was curious what country this was from, judgeing from the uniforms and vehicles in the background?

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