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Pile Of Garbage
May 28, 2007





Octopus Magic posted:

I think the styling of Koenigseggs is just really off. I appreciate what's behind it, but it looks too much like some unlicensed Ridge Racer car for me.

But aren't all Ridge Racer cars merely imitations of real cars?

Also someone did actually make a real version of the Soldat Gamp Raggio from Ridge Racer (At least they did the body, not sure what was underneath):

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Pile Of Garbage
May 28, 2007





T1g4h posted:

That is awesome and America as gently caress. Oh, this doesn't work for what we need it to do? Throw rockets on that sumbitch until it can stop and go in the space needed!

Here is the full collection of footage from the Operation Credible Sport tests (Without that stupid narrator or goofy music over the top):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMrSaJsIKr4

It's even crazier when you read what they were actually planning on doing:

Wikipedia posted:

The Credible Sport concept called for a modified C-130 Hercules cargo plane to land in the Amjadien Stadium across the street from the U.S. Embassy and airlift out Delta Force operators and the rescued hostages.

Pile Of Garbage
May 28, 2007





Cross-posting from TFR, can anyone identify this vehicle:



I'm thinking some kind of airport vehicle.

Pile Of Garbage
May 28, 2007





Das Volk posted:

Took some shots of the world's most awesome airplane this past week, and the V8 powered start cart for the J58:

Badass pics

These are badass. Where did you take them? Looks similar to the NMUSAF. I've always dreamed of going there. The closest I can get at the moment is their virtual tour which is pretty awesome: http://nmusafvirtualtour.com/full/tour-std.html

Also they have a full high-resolution panoramic of the SR-71 cockpit: http://nmusafvirtualtour.com/media/...%20Cockpit.html

Pile Of Garbage
May 28, 2007






Wanna see this but with a Delta S4

Pile Of Garbage
May 28, 2007





Wasn't sure where to post this:

https://twitter.com/thinkdefence/st...786832100724736

Pile Of Garbage
May 28, 2007





NEW EPISODE OF PROJECT BINKY ON THE WAY

https://twitter.com/badobsessionmsp...034130092417024

Pile Of Garbage
May 28, 2007





dpack_1 posted:

I'm just gonna leave my buddy's Monte Carlo here...



fuckin amazing

Pile Of Garbage
May 28, 2007





Apologies if this has already been posted:

https://twitter.com/dijkstracula/st...470952865476608

Pile Of Garbage
May 28, 2007





https://twitter.com/tjornskommun/st...234050688077824

Pile Of Garbage
May 28, 2007





Gorilla Salad posted:

Bonus, can you guess the singular purpose this vehicle was created for:








Answer:





Surely there's a reason why they're using such a specialised vehicle instead of just hiring an outfit like Mammoet:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wL3YvOe0ZgE

Pile Of Garbage
May 28, 2007





iospace posted:

Because it can pick up the radio dishes itself and place them precisely. The Mammoet ones need a crane to pick them up.

Wait a minute is that at one of the SKA sites? If so then yeah, I can easily see why having a specialised vehicle would be advantageous for a project like that.

Pile Of Garbage
May 28, 2007





Jonny Nox posted:

See, this is cool. Standardize the infrastructure, specialize the users.

I think it's pretty normal to be turned off by the cult of personality around a single person though, be it Donald Trump or Elon Musk.

Rich people/the ruling class are not to be trusted.

Pile Of Garbage
May 28, 2007





https://twitter.com/CovertShores/st...471739093315585

Edit: wow that tweet got deleted quick. I managed to grab the image, cut-away of a submarine used to smuggle cars:



Edit2: and now they've reposted the tweet augh.

Pile Of Garbage fucked around with this message at 06:24 on Sep 25, 2018

Pile Of Garbage
May 28, 2007





Pile Of Garbage
May 28, 2007





Goober Peas posted:

Um, my pants just did the same thing when I watched this. Pure gold!

Source for the interested, skip to 1:43 if it doesn't do it for you:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bChDftBFEo#t=103s

Edit: there's a cool ute at the start of the vid as well not sure what model though.

Pile Of Garbage fucked around with this message at 15:18 on Dec 15, 2018

Pile Of Garbage
May 28, 2007





supermegaultra posted:

Does this happen in any other country?



All the fuckin time in rural AU

Pile Of Garbage
May 28, 2007





Puddin posted:

Rural AU? All the fucken time on any dual carriageway in Brisbane.

20km/h under the speed limit, I'm overtaking people with a 4 ton load in the truck which is slow as gently caress.

As soon as you get in front of them it's like they can not stand to be behind someone then speed up.

Don't get me started on the dumb loving Uber Eats cunts that ride two a piece on a 50cc scooter.

The bulk of my experience is on the stretch between Perth and Manjimup in WA. Once you get past Mandurah and Bunbury the roads open up to 110 km/h single-lane with ~10km overtaking lanes every now and then which are usually on straights.

Heaps of giant logging trucks go over these roads south of Bridgetown and they drive around 60-70km/h until an overtaking lane appears which is when they decide to floor it to 80-90km/h whilst staying in the left-hand lane. This makes passing them difficult and dangerous as you have to make it past 1-3 trucks with 2-3 trailers each in the right-hand lane of the overtaking section which only lasts for ~10kms. It's dumb as gently caress and entirely unnecessary if only those loving truckers would keep the same speed!

I've got many a terrifying memory of when I was a kid and my dad was just going nuts and pushing our Toyota Tarago or Mazda 121 to stupid revs trying to get past dumb trucks (Ever seen a 121 do 60 in second lol it's bad).

Edit: the route for those who're interested. Also on closer inspection I forgot that Greenbushes was north of Bridgetown so the logging trucks really start appearing south of Balingup. https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Per...-34.2491597!3e0

Pile Of Garbage fucked around with this message at 17:39 on Nov 26, 2019

Pile Of Garbage
May 28, 2007






Nice AESTHETIC

Pile Of Garbage
May 28, 2007






The "wtf" hand-wave towards the end makes it.

Pile Of Garbage
May 28, 2007






From looking at the pics I thought this was a detailed model until that one of someone holding a brake disc. Woah.

Edit: in my defence every single pic looks like it's shot with tilt-shift!

Pile Of Garbage fucked around with this message at 14:59 on Feb 11, 2020

Pile Of Garbage
May 28, 2007





Should probably go in the other thread but I tried to make the classic Martini livery in NFS Heat:

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Pile Of Garbage
May 28, 2007





From Yemen:

https://twitter.com/CalibreObscura/...192667358679040

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