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#1 aerialbridge

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Posted 03 March 2018 - 08:15 PM

Flying through the air with the greatest of ease.  If God had meant for jeeps to fly.   (Who says He didn't.)

This guy looks like George Kennedy.  

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Posted 03 March 2018 - 08:22 PM

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Posted 03 March 2018 - 08:22 PM

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Posted 03 March 2018 - 08:49 PM

The second photo with the artillery piece is a very well known image, and one of my personal favorites!



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Posted 03 March 2018 - 09:56 PM

The second photo with the artillery piece is a very well known image, and one of my personal favorites!

A M3 37mm Anti Tank Gun there, must of made a hell of a kaboom when it landed after lifted up in the air like that, bouncing too, maybe even nearly flipping.



#6 Grant S.

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Posted 04 March 2018 - 04:12 AM

No doors, no seatbelts, seat cushion is not actually attached to anything and you're sitting on the gas tank. What could go wrong?



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Posted 04 March 2018 - 07:52 AM

One's see's this to a degree in the opening credits of the old The Rat Patrol series, flying up and over the dunes :D .

 



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Posted 04 March 2018 - 08:41 AM

Let's take the post's title literally :lol:

 

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Hafner Rotabuggy.



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Posted 04 March 2018 - 10:54 AM

Let's take the post's title literally :lol:

 

attachicon.gif80a8f40049f321d02ba6d2aae56bef47.jpg

 

attachicon.gifimage_6221.jpg

 

attachicon.gifRotabuggy.jpg

 

Hafner Rotabuggy.

Ahh and it got off the ground we seee, looks pretty high up there too in that second foto.



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Posted 04 March 2018 - 12:24 PM

Not a Jeep, but another concept that was investigated of the auto gyro concept.  In the 1947 or 1948 timeframe, the Coast Guard gave this some study.. The CG amphibian would tow this to the distress scene and the pilot/lifeboat crew would descend to the water and become a lifeboat..

 

 

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Posted 04 March 2018 - 03:35 PM

The Airgeep!   Would come in handy during freeway rush hour.   But stealth might not be its strong suit.     :unsure:

 

 

 

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Posted 04 March 2018 - 03:49 PM

One's see's this to a degree in the opening credits of the old The Rat Patrol series, flying up and over the dunes :D .

 

  

They should have hired Bill Hickman for the opening titles-- probably would have gotten more lift.   He drove "Patton's" jeep.  

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Posted 04 March 2018 - 05:42 PM

By the way, this Helo Jeep, was it purely a English contraption? seems to be only the one model there (Note the P within the circle).



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Posted 04 March 2018 - 05:47 PM

Not a Jeep, but another concept that was investigated of the auto gyro concept.  In the 1947 or 1948 timeframe, the Coast Guard gave this some study.. The CG amphibian would tow this to the distress scene and the pilot/lifeboat crew would descend to the water and become a lifeboat..

 

 

When you say "CG amphibian would tow this to the distress scene" does this mean a Amphibious ship like a LST etc, or a Flying Boat, like a PBY type?



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Posted 04 March 2018 - 05:56 PM

From the article, it appeared that either a sea plane  or land plane could tow the thing into the air. The rotors would provide the lift while the aircraft provided forward movement.  Once they got on scene the aircraft would make the approach, release he towline and the lifeboat would do an auto rotation type landing into the sea. Fold the rotors and presto, a motor lifeboat.  The project never took off because of advances made to the helicopter..  

 

Another concept aircraft...

 

 

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Posted 04 March 2018 - 08:13 PM

Let's take the post's title literally :lol:

 

attachicon.gif80a8f40049f321d02ba6d2aae56bef47.jpg

 

attachicon.gifimage_6221.jpg

 

attachicon.gifRotabuggy.jpg

 

Hafner Rotabuggy.

 

Only the Brits would put a rotor and a tail on a jeep, and then be crazy enough to take off in the thing.  The "P" marking I believe is for prototype. This is worthy of Monty Python.



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Posted 04 March 2018 - 09:39 PM

 

Only the Brits would put a rotor and a tail on a jeep, and then be crazy enough to take off in the thing.  The "P" marking I believe is for prototype. This is worthy of Monty Python.

I was wondering what the exact concept would be.

 

So here's the WIKI on it.

 

https://en.wikipedia...afner_Rotabuggy


Edited by patches, 04 March 2018 - 09:40 PM.



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