A cross between a skateboard and a tank is being touted as the transport of the future for soldiers in war zones. The DTV Shredder’s twin tank tracks and powerful 200cc engine mean it can handle almost any terrain at high speeds. It is being marketed by Canadian maker BPG Werks as a military application, and is being tested by the US Army.
BPG Werks say the Shredder’s low centre of gravity “makes it ideal for reconnaissance, rescue/recovery, mobile surveillance, and medical evacuation operations”. The Shredder can be equipped with machine-guns and other weapons to turn it into a formidable attack vehicle. It can even operated remotely, allowing it to be sent on reconnaissance missions where it would be too dangerous to send soldiers.
The DTV Shredder has already taken the extreme sports world by storm, combining the best of snowboarding, snowmobiling and dirt biking.
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