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Friday, August 10, 2012

DARPA's Amphibious CAAT Trumps Hovercrafts

Man, I love DARPA.  
This 4 ton MONSTER, the CAAT (Captive Air Amphibious Transporter) makes a hovercraft look like a horse and buggy.

It's such a simple idea that I can barely believe it works so well.  It's the basic idea of a tank with "pontoon" treads.  Simple as that.  Now I'm sure there's a heck of a lot more involved in the research, development, and engineering, but the basic idea is SO BASIC it blows my mind.

Check this big guy out.

Video Credit: DARPA

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