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wf
wf
September 8, 2014 8:31 pm

Wow. The entire USAF, USMC, USN and US Army, plus the contents of Davis-Monthan AFB have decided to fuel up and sit still while some massive quadcopter sits up in the air and shoots at them. Very sporting I’m sure!

Incidentally, it’s interesting that the Russians have made the F22 carrier compatible. What clever little johnnies they are :-)

Dangerous Dave
Dangerous Dave
September 8, 2014 10:11 pm

I have a few questions, TD;

1/. Why do all the truck drivers look like Captain Black from the Captain Scarlet TV series?

2/. Where to the think they’re going in those shiny Suzuki Katana’s? Surely a moto-x bike would be better?

3/. Why is the entire USAF in one foreign airbase?

4/. Or, if not a foreign airbase, how did a bunch of Russian terrorists/mafia manage to smuggle 11 trucks full of guns and missiles past US Customs?

5/. Just which terrorist outfit is rich enough to buy one of these? And why would a Russian company sell something that is obviously a Bond-Villain-Super-Weapon?

6/ . What on earth was that rotary cannon firing? Is it the world’s first 155mm Gatling-Gun? And what about the recoil?

Honestly, I gave up after the attack on the army base. It was beginning to look like a bad Alien Invasion movie. And I *like* Science Fiction! :-O

Oh, the Horror! :-D

Gloomy Northern Boy
Gloomy Northern Boy
September 8, 2014 10:38 pm

My Dad always said caravans were bloody dangerous, and he was obviously quite right… :-)

GNB

Observer
Observer
September 9, 2014 8:45 am

… whoever did this video really didn’t think things through. As if Russia isn’t in enough hot water with accusations that they support terrorism, now they are developing terrorist specific weaponry?

Ian Skinner
Ian Skinner
September 9, 2014 9:40 am

So, it is quite clear who the Russians see as the real enemy

The Other Chris
September 9, 2014 9:43 am

Whoa there Nellie.

It’s a concept engineering company, website registered to an office in Istanbul. Have a look at their other stuff:

https://www.youtube.com/user/dahirsem/videos

Chris
Chris
September 9, 2014 10:00 am

TOC – recommend watching their vids on Scorpion (6×6 ROV) – much interesting thought gone into that one.

A Different Gareth
A Different Gareth
September 9, 2014 12:12 pm

In the first attack wouldn’t it be less risky to use something like a remotely operated, auto loading artillery piece stashed in an anonymous looking container or parked up lorry? Once you are miles away pop open the sides of the container, deploy a tethered UAV from the container to get a look at the target and begin firing.

Would the top mounted missiles and the rotors obstruct the spinning radar dish?

Observer
Observer
September 9, 2014 12:22 pm

Gareth, I’m more interested in where they stored all that infinite ammo! :)

The Limey
The Limey
September 9, 2014 12:28 pm

@Observer –

Not to mention there doesn’t appear to be much room for fuel there.

DomS
DomS
September 9, 2014 12:35 pm

Concept engineering sounds like a laugh. I don’t really get it though, the unmanned element is incidental, they’re just putting a massive cannon and loads of missiles on a giant helicopter that mysteriously no-one shoots at. Still, now we know what a Russian wet dream looks like lol

sonofagun
sonofagun
September 9, 2014 1:13 pm

Impressive animation – of a comic-strip idea!

AV-8B’s and F-111’s (retired in 1998) along with all the aircraft that didn’t get into the air on 9-11, all lined up with targets painted on them!

Great bullets in those guns though.

RCT(V)
RCT(V)
September 9, 2014 1:25 pm

Dangerous Dave asked a few questions . . . .

4/. . . . how did a bunch of Russian terrorists/mafia manage to smuggle 11 trucks full of guns and missiles past US Customs?

ANSWER: White painted Russian “aid” convoys seem to travel in quantities of 280 trucks, and cross international borders!

5/. Just which terrorist outfit is rich enough to buy one of these? And why would a Russian company sell something that is obviously a Bond-Villain-Super-Weapon?

ANSWER: The Russian company that might produce these, is working with/for a government, the leader of which – it has been suggested – fits the description you provide.

WiseApe
September 10, 2014 11:01 am

Luckily, we have the RAF Regiment to prevent this type of thing.

Midlander
Midlander
September 10, 2014 11:10 am

Quite interesting to see very specific car tastes in the video, so specific it seems like product placement! I saw a rolls royce phantom, a BMW 7 series, a BMW i8 at the presidents house being blown up.
But this is the first time I have seen a Nissan Qashqai “in combat” ( towing the small caravan at the end)……
TD is this a Nissan paid for advert?

El Sid
El Sid
September 11, 2014 3:23 am

Given that CVN-78 isn’t yet in service, CVN-85 isn’t due to commission for another 50 years at the current pace of 1 US carrier every 7 years. Or do they know something we don’t about the military build-up under President Britney in the 2020s?

Does the tethered version at the end offer any real advantage over surface-launched missiles like Exactor used with a small video drone for spotting?

The Other Chris
September 11, 2014 5:56 am

None of them do.

Dangerous Dave
Dangerous Dave
September 11, 2014 1:58 pm

Wouldn’t it be easier, in the end, just to fill the lorry with home made explosive of your choice and park it near the admin building? OR fit the worlds largest hyperbaric bomb in one? It’d probably contain the same amounts and signature of chemicals one of these would.

Still waiting to see a 155mm rotary cannon, tho :-D