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Bazooka Tube Bikes

weaponised bikes
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If the main horizontal cross-bar of a bicycle is extended front and back and made of larger gauge tubing, then it can double up as a bazooka or R.P.G. launcher. The cyclist can fire off their projectile whilst remaining in the saddle, standing still or in motion. Rear firing option takes care of the defensive retreat mode.

The less harmfull civic version fires off a giant rubber sucker tipped arrow or a short burst of tennis balls, powered by compressed air.

xenzag, Aug 08 2020

Panzerfaust https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panzerfaust
Small, yet perfectly shaped (charge) [8th of 7, Aug 08 2020]

Vespa 150 TAP https://en.wikipedi.../wiki/Vespa_150_TAP
Anti-tank motor scooter [kdf, Aug 08 2020]

Vanmoof https://tech4mag.co...nificantly-cheaper/
[xenzag, Aug 08 2020]



       An RPG or a Panzerfaust <link> would be best; a LAAW could be adapted.   

       The Panzerfaust has a small-diameter tube, but needs to be launched at a significant upward angle to maximise range.   

       // less harmfull //   


8th of 7, Aug 08 2020

       Sorta been done on a motor scooter (link). The idea is probably workable for a bicycle but with much smaller calibre, more like a rifle or shotgun shell than bazooka or RPG.
kdf, Aug 08 2020

       Fond memory ... about fifty years ago, I built a kind of shoulder fired rocket launcher, using a hollow shower curtain rod. It fired model rocket engines. Wildly inaccurate, never hit anything I aimed at. But at least it never hit me either. And I never got caught by police or parents, so I considered it a success. I even bragged to my science teacher about it and he seemed impressed - though my recollection might not be completely accurate there.   

       Something that size might be adaptable to your idea, strapped parallel to a bicycle’s top tube. Lucky for the world I didn’t think of it back then...
kdf, Aug 08 2020

       What I saw that gave me the idea..... see link to Vanmoof article.
xenzag, Aug 08 2020


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