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Segway Light Cavalry

Mount a machine gun on that baby and charge
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I know that the military is working on Segway based robots. But why not create a light cavalry. The Segway drives itself at high speeds across the battlefield as you shoot away.
theircompetitor, Jan 02 2004

A slightly different Segway cavalry http://www.engadget...y/8547878343477423/
[theircompetitor, Dec 03 2004]

More Segway cavalry http://www.google.c...search=&safe=images
[normzone, Dec 03 2004]

Segway Kung Fu http://news.xinhuan...content_8479901.htm
Your Gyroscope Is Very Strong [theircompetitor, Jul 04 2008]

Now with a saddle http://www.wired.co...ke-from-the-future/
[theircompetitor, Mar 25 2010]

getting baked... http://www.kk.org/s...guns_on_segways.php
I saw one with room for two shotguns once, but I can't find it. [ye_river_xiv, Mar 26 2010]

Apparently, you can make this stuff up http://www.wired.co...mmies-ride-segways/
Armed Segway training [theircompetitor, Nov 30 2011]

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       Ever tried to maneuver a wheeled vehicle on broken ground? Your effective limit on the brokenness of the ground you can traverse is less than half the radius of the wheel. In other words, there's a damn good reason tanks have treads and huge wheels; they are needed to cope with uneven terrain. A Segway isn't going to be worth jack on even moderately broken terrain, and it isn't worth shit in sand. Can you say "sitting duck"?
spammityspam, Jan 02 2004
  

       Based on the wheelchair Kamen invented, the iBot. I'm sure the platform can be modified to address terrain issues
theircompetitor, Jan 02 2004
  

       You mean speed relatively, right?   

       I could see urban usage if the front was a built proof shield and the device reinforced to help a soldier/cop carry heavy equipment (battering ram, etc.)
JeremiahBritt, Dec 03 2004
  

       With the added tactical advantage that the enemy would be rolling around laughing at you.
sophocles, Dec 03 2004
  

       I think the 12mph speed limits on the segway are tort related. No reason a hardened unit can't be as fast as an electric car, right?
theircompetitor, Dec 03 2004
  

       //With the added tactical advantage that the enemy would be rolling around laughing at you// Yes, and I'm laughing at this! lmfao!
EvilPickels, Dec 03 2004
  

       I don't think I can think of an assault vehicle that offers more protection against incoming fire,more stability as a gun platform, more maneuverability across hard terrain, greater reliability and greater range.   

       Oh yes I can, my legs.
wagster, Dec 03 2004
  

       more stability as a gun platform? no way. more protection? obviously not, this can be armored.   

       it's a horseless chariot.
theircompetitor, Dec 03 2004
  

       When's the last time you tried to fire an M-16 onehanded?
5th Earth, Dec 03 2004
  

       It can be mounted on the steering bar and adjust gyroscopically to give you better aim then otherwise
theircompetitor, Dec 03 2004
  

       If I had like a million dollars per idea that comes true, I'd be rich.
theircompetitor, Jul 04 2008
  

       That's crazy shit, [tc].
wagster, Jul 04 2008
  

       Good grief!
DrBob, Jul 04 2008
  
      
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