Boeing Phantom Eye

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  1. michaelmaltby

    michaelmaltby Well-Known Member

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    Why aren't we celebrating this ..... Phantom Eye ... and this ... Osprey-deployable Phantom Badger .... I love it ... V-block diesel .. 4-wheel steering.

    Phantom Eye Flies Again (Video)
     

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    Excellent - thanks for sharing :)
    Like the fuselage shape!

    Have a link for the wheeled vehicle?
     
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    #3 fubar57, Apr 22, 2014
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    Very cool Mr. Maltby. Was wondering how it was going to stay up on two wheels and then, boop, over she goes.

    Geo
     
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    They make so much of it being only 60 inches wide. The WW2 era Jeep was 62 inches wide.
    I'm sure they could turn that concept over to Boeing, and after a couple billion dollars spent on development they'd manage to narrow it down 2 inches, and of course equip it with a automatic transmission.

    I wonder how that Boeing Phantom Badger would cope with the modern world reality of IED's ?
     
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    That was my first thought...
     
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    #7 gjs238, Apr 24, 2014
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    Not sure why that have to make things so dang complicated nowdays.

    The MB Jeep or the Type-82 Kubelwagon were simple, light, tough and could go just about anywhere on the planet.

    Sometimes less is more...
     
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    Shades of the Arado Ar 234 prototypes with their take-offs from a ground truck and landing skids.
     
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