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Avtoros 8x8 Expedition Vehicle


If you thought tanks were versatile, check out the Avtoros Shaman 8x8. This expedition vehicle has eight wheels and is designed specifically to go anywhere, whether it be marshes, into blizzards, steep mountains, icy roads, and even water. This full-time 8WD vehicle is powered by an Iveco F1C 3.0L turbo diesel engine that produces 146-horsepower and 560 lb-ft of torque, mated to a ZF 6 S 400 six-speed manual gearbox. Its completely sealed chassis, optimized for flotation, enables one to achieve speeds of up to 7 km/h (4 mph) in water, thanks to its hydraulically driven propeller located out back. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of a crazy Pharaoh's Serpent reaction.

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Panhard Crab

Panhard's CRAB is a real-life Halo Warthog, and not just on the outside. Featuring armor thick enough to protect soldiers from IEDs, it features a ATK M242 chain gun up top and a laser-based weapon system, while accompanying cameras provide a clear 360° view. The three-person crew will be able to turn on a dime, or even laterally, since both rear and front axles are designed rotate independently. When dead silence is required, the vehicle is capable of running on purely battery power. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one showing how to light a match with just rubber.

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Trophy Active Defense Forcefield

Rafael's Trophy Active Protection System has been in the development stages for quite some time, but the US military is now finally testing the shotgun-based forcefield technology. In a nutshell, it intercepts and destroys incoming missiles and rockets with a shotgun-like blast. The design includes the Elta EL/M-2133 F/G band fire-control radar with four flat-panel antennas mounted on the vehicle, with a 360° field of view. When a projectile is detected, the internal computer calculates an approach vector almost instantly, before it arrives. Once the incoming weapon is fully classified, the computers calculate the optimal time and angle to fire the neutralizers. The response comes from two rotating launchers installed on the sides of the vehicle which fire neutralizing agents, usually small metal pellets like buckshot. The system is designed to have a very small kill zone, so as not to endanger personnel adjacent to the protected vehicle. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one showing the most inefficient way of making popcorn.

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Nightstalker Jeep

There are military expedition vehicles, and then this sleek Nightstalker Jeep by Starwood Motors, which would definitely come in handy during the zombie apocalypse. In addition to its night-blended camouflage paint job, it's been equipped with military-grade night vision technology, an ATAC 360-degree thermal camera, Baja Designs infrared lighting system, and more. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of a brilliant homemade spider catcher invention.

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DARPA Sea Hunter

Here's a first look at DARPA's Sea Hunter, an anti-submarine drone shipaimed at improving the ability to detect and engage diesel-electric submarines. Once a wide-area sensor provides an initial indication of a possible target, the forward deployed ACTUV will then rapidly "sprint" to the area and use its own sensors to assess the contact. First, two side pods with long-range acquisition mid-frequency active-passive sonar will verify the presence of a submarine and identify the area of uncertainty (AOU) affected by the threat to limit close surface ships' movement. Second, two higher frequency sonars in the main hull will improve tracking precision and mission reliability. Once in close proximity, total field magnetometer arrays will provide additional information about target activity to continuously track it. Finally, very high frequency sonar will produce an "acoustic image" of the target to identify and classify the specific submarine. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of a 50-foot flamethrower in super slow motion.

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Law Enforcement Terminator

Created by the Ring Power Corporation and based on a Caterpillar chassis, "The Rook" is armored tracked vehicle designed for the most dangerous situations. Featuring dual joystick controls, an integrated video system that gives visibility into areas that small robotic video cameras cannot access, gun port holes, rear / front lights and an enclosed cabin for added safety. It's optimized for hostage rescues, barricaded suspects, riot scenes and / or natural disasters. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of a Tesla Model S racing a plane.

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Oshkosh Baja

At first, this looks like your standard military all-terrain vehicle, but after seeing it run in the desert, you'll realize that this custom Oshkosh LCTV is a Baja 1,000 racing monster. In addition to having full ballistic armor, it features a ProPulse Diesel-Electric Hybrid engine, paired with a proprietary TAK-4 independent suspension - each axle module is independently driven by a dedicated motor that is controlled from its own power converter - capable of handling even the toughest of terrains. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one showing what happens when you crush LEGO with a powerful hydraulic press.

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Conquest Knight XV

Think of the Conquest Knight XV as a street-legal military vehicle that can be upgraded with built-in oxygen survival kits, under-vehicle magnetic attachment detection systems, multiple armor levels and even a black box system. Its armor is not just for show, as this 13,000-pound vehicle is shielded with ballistic steel and ballistic fiberglass fenders as well as a bumper. The engine provides 325-horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque. Click hereClick here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of a mind-blowing anamorphic skull illusion.

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Otokar Cobra Amored Vehicle

The Halo Warthog-inspired Otokar Cobra may not have all the bells and whistles compared to its video game counterpart, but its specially angled monocoque hull provides ballistic protection, while blackout lights, a thermal insulation kit, all-around vision blocks, and a host of gun ports ensure proper defense. The 7-ton vehicle has a 9 person capacity, and can be equipped with an amphibious kit should water be an obstacle. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one showing why you should never divide by zero with a mechanical calculator.

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Homemade Russian MS-1 Tank

In the game World of Tanks, the MS-1 is basically a Tier I Russian tank. A group of friends from UFO Garage decided to build a real-life miniature version, using basic tools, lots of plywood, and scrap metal. Boasting a steel tube frame covered in plywood, complete with fake rivets, this tracked vehicle definitely isn't suited for war, but will most certain turn a few heads when out and about. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of a T8, a futuristic glove that turns your hand into a full-on musical instrument - think Skrillex.

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