22 May 2009

IDF Weapon unmanned D9 Caterpillar bulldozer

تنسيق-الكليات-لعام سكس نيك كس
In the 1974 TV movie Killdozer, in which a bulldozer possessed by a demonic intelligence attempts to wipe out an isolated construction crew, it was just a fantasy.

Now it's a reality. The IDF Engineering Corps have developed the Black Thunder unmanned version of the existing D9 combat dozer.

The Black Thunder unmanned version is fitted with cameras and remote actuators, and can operated unmanned or with a driver. The IDF retrofitted the Black Thunder with armor - over 450 horsepower engine, a normal bulldozer blade at the front and a "ripper" delving tool at the back. The regular D9, from Caterpillar, is already gigantic. It weighs nearly 50 tons - with the IDF's upgrades, more than 60!

"The unmanned D9 performed remarkably during Operation Cast Lead, clearing roads of mines and explosive devices," said an unnamed IDF officer. "The unmanned version is important since if there is a concern that an area is loaded with mines it can save lives."

Major-general Avi Mizrachi (CO of the Ground Forces Command) is considering setting up an extra battalion of robodozer-equipped troops.

From the movie Killdozer



red said...

Holy crap!

That is the coolest thing I have seen in a very long time.

You guys have the coolest toys!

HBXG Bulldozer said...

Nice Post


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