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Nov 30th 2020, 08:12 PM   #1
 Transported's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Portland

  2016 R1, 1999 R1
Let's Remember When French Paratroopers Once Used Bazooka Vespas in Combat

https://www.popularmechanics.com/mil...itary-history/

Let's Remember When French Paratroopers Once Used Bazooka Vespas in Combat-5c02d788-206c-4ffb-b660-1b5ce9a863ea.jpg
Nov 30th 2020, 09:08 PM   #2
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  Jan 2016
  Washington County

  H-D
Recoilless rifle, not a bazooka but in either case, you would not want to be tailgating when it fired.
Dec 1st 2020, 07:51 AM   #3
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  Jan 2016
  NW Oregon

Only a country steeped in the fine tradition of medieval jousting could come up with this. It's even pointed just left of the centerline, the way a knight's lance would be.
Dec 2nd 2020, 01:03 PM   #4
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  Feb 2016
  Seattle

Le Aim
Dec 2nd 2020, 02:47 PM   #5
 
  May 2016
  PDX

  2016 ZX-10R; 2017 Z900
I'd think any return fire would be uncommonly dangerous when compared with virtually any other transport! Except maybe a horse.

Pretty fun article -- 124 mi of range from the vespa off-road was pretty good. Creative solution.

I think I recall the US Army experimenting with a diesel Kawi KLR-like motorbike some years ago, but it didn't come up in the quick search I just did.
Dec 2nd 2020, 03:42 PM   #6
 
  Mar 2016
  Ariel

Quote:
Originally Posted by Syringe
I think I recall the US Army experimenting with a diesel Kawi KLR-like motorbike some years ago, but it didn't come up in the quick search I just did.
Is this what you were thinking of?

https://www.cycleworld.com/2008/03/0...ue-first-look/
Dec 2nd 2020, 04:28 PM   #7
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  Jan 2016
  Portland

  2016 R1, 1999 R1
^^^I don’t love the mud color, but it sure sounds fun to ride. All-terrain stump puller.
Dec 2nd 2020, 07:31 PM   #8
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  Sep 2016
  Salem, OR

  2008 CBR1000RR, 2017 Grom
They need to make a 2021 version for the Honda Monkey.
Dec 3rd 2020, 07:33 AM   #9
 
  May 2016
  PDX

  2016 ZX-10R; 2017 Z900
Yes, that Cycle World article is exactly what a [vaguely] recalled. Good find! Looks a bit more capable than a Vespa....although larger and probably heavier.
Dec 3rd 2020, 03:53 PM   #10
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  Apr 2018
  Good Grief

  Yamaha 650
Quote:
Originally Posted by MikeMikeMike
Le Aim
Fetche lavache!
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