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The new military landrover replacement "The Hawkei"

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Zip, 7 Oct 2009.

  1. Zip

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    From they guys who created the Bushmaster:D

    Looks like a Bush pig/Wart hog to me, yet incredibly cool:D:cool:

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    http://www.theage.com.au/national/australian-troops-offered-new-ride-the-hawkei-20090929-gaqv.html


    Found a new image of one in the plant :D

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    Im sure there are more around but i cant find them at the moment
     
    Last edited: 8 Oct 2009
  2. WalesOwl

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    Cool, might get the other coalition countries off their asses to make a properly protected troop transport.
     
  3. mcast123

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    The yanks had a better idea with the one with the V shaped hull for IEDs.
     
  4. shauncr91

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    Looks pretty bad ass.
     
  5. Dugganator

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    PIMP MY WAR RIDE :D
     
  6. Kennysevenfold

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    looks kool.

    Might get one for the weekend shopping around here :p
     
  7. firthy15

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    Can't see that surviving many IED strikes to be honest. The americans as said earlier had a much better design with their V shaped hulls.

    That's just going to get blown to pieces.

    Nothing says of them testing it against explosives properly, similar to afghan type attacks.
     
  8. Zip

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    Its just a mock up at the moment.

    But im guessing they will use the same V hull as the yanks do.

    So far the bushmasters have handled IEDs pretty well so lets hoope these can too:)
     
  9. Tefal

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    isn't that the Australians with the bush master?

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    (wit the storage things on the sides removed to show hull)


    Although this thing seems like it's designed for a different role, the ones with the V shaped hull are heavily armoured big and not as fast iirc.

    I think this is meant to be more in line with the humvee/landrover
     
  10. KaHn

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    I love how people jump in to say "It won't stand up to a blast".

    Can I ask are you an engineer with experience in blast mechanics? Or have you been given information on the type of materials to be used to build this, the picture there is a design sketch for the newspapers/tender and I do think that before this will be implimented they will be tested to destruction.

    KaHn
     
  11. mcast123

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    Ah that's the one, didn't realise it was an ozzy design, I'd still want to be in the V shaped hull though...
     
  12. Skyrunner

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    Interesting... Still I prefer the design of the new Zepher, which as a V shaped underbelly, not as stream lined but after poking about it at DSEi this looks a little flimsy!
     
  13. Cosimo

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  14. cheets64

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    Wont the Taliban just use more powerful IEDs? Seen some vids of IEDs going off and they just tear everything apart.
     
  15. Skyrunner

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  16. Doonhamer

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    probably but until somebody comes up with a better idea to combat them what can you do but make the most of current ideas.
     
  17. Eddie182

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    They are already using 500lb and upwards IEDs, there is quite simply nothing that can withstand that size of blast hence the number of KIA due to IEDs rising over the past year or so.
     
  18. cheets64

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    Yup, its catch 22 spend 100s of millions on designing and build these vehicles, that money has to come from some where.
     
  19. The Mad Rapper

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    We have something similar don't we?
     
  20. KaHn

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    Blast mechanics is weird, stiff and strong isn't the best way of dealing with it, hence the V shaped bottoms to defelct the blast wave away from the people inside, being able to dampen the blast and move it is the easiest way of protecting yourself (apart from not being there) but with that you must do it in a way to still protect against normal attacks.

    Another thing it does come down to is cost but thats another problem.

    I think it will be interesting to see how these get on in the field and with some luck will be a lot better than the land rovers.

    KaHn