Here Is A Battle Scooter...

Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by DrunkWombat, Dec 18, 2006.

  1. DrunkWombat

    DrunkWombat GS and Proud

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  2. GB

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    Yikes! :huh that's a battle scooter alright!

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  3. LozExPat

    LozExPat Cub Riders of Thailand!

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    i BET YOU'VE JUST FOUND THE FASTEST REVERSING vESPA IN HISTORY!:norton
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  4. mboni

    mboni Been here awhile

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    Actually, that looks like a recoilless rifle. Should be virtually no effect on forward momentum, but lots of smoke out the back.
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  5. sanjuro62

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    It's Italian for tailgate eliminator.
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  6. Chain Gun

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    In "THE ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF MILITARY MOTORCYCLES" by David Ansell. It states "1957 ACMA/Vespa TAP 56, 58, fitted with a recoilless rifle, procured by the French paratroopers."

    When I first saw this picture I worked for a company that produced ammunition. I had a lot of fun with this picture. Every time my boss said we needed to cut testing cost, I would show him this picture and I would get a laugh. In all seriousness though the platform and weapon can be improved, but a lot more could be done with motorcycles in the military today.
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  7. PassTheGravy

    PassTheGravy Been here awhile

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    This must put an end to the notion that scooters are for girls.

    These scooters must also be the ultimate conundrum for guys who feel a need to compensate for smallness elsewhere. Yes, it's a scooter, but who among us wouldn't like to know we've got something long, hard and dangerous between our legs?
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  8. Andrew

    Andrew Optimus Primer Super Moderator

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  9. bdesj

    bdesj Been here awhile

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    I dunno. It looks to me like it could very well CONVERT the driver into a girl. One helmet for your noggin and another for your nutz!
    Any way you slice it, pretty cool scooter! Thanks for the pics.
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  10. Bronco638

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    I've heard of seats that ride "like a 2x4". But, that takes the cake. :huh
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  11. enc0re

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    I've heard of SUV drivers compensating for a lack of personal equipment. This is much more, uh, Freudian.
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