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Re: Amphibious Inspiration
« Reply #25 on: May 14, 2023, 03:13:50 AM »
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Re: Amphibious Inspiration
« Reply #26 on: May 14, 2023, 08:22:30 AM »
Belly-Flop !!! ;D

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Re: Amphibious Inspiration
« Reply #27 on: May 16, 2023, 06:50:56 AM »
... a stretched Stalwart !  Just how long an extension can they do to this vehicle ?

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Re: Amphibious Inspiration
« Reply #28 on: May 16, 2023, 03:14:24 PM »
About 30 years? ???

 ;)

On a more serious note: Not much more than the Stolly in the photo. Anything significantly longer will become too difficult to steer, both on land &, more significantly. in water, & will become too unstable on water unless significant ballast is included in the extension (which would make it too heavy on land).
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Re: Amphibious Inspiration
« Reply #29 on: May 17, 2023, 01:33:59 AM »
A couple of Bell concepts from the '70s.



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Re: Amphibious Inspiration
« Reply #30 on: May 17, 2023, 02:03:24 AM »
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Re: Amphibious Inspiration
« Reply #31 on: May 17, 2023, 05:09:52 PM »
The on-looking tankers don't look too impressed in the lower image. ;)
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Re: Amphibious Inspiration
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Re: Amphibious Inspiration
« Reply #33 on: May 18, 2023, 01:03:33 AM »
 :smiley:
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Re: Amphibious Inspiration
« Reply #34 on: May 18, 2023, 01:19:01 AM »
Possible inspiration from this image:

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Re: Amphibious Inspiration
« Reply #35 on: May 18, 2023, 01:27:52 AM »
Project 748 Amphibious Submarine, perfect for retaking Alaska
https://www.secretprojects.co.uk/threads/soviet-navy-project-748-submarine-landing-ship.8288/

Looks like a couple of Typhoon hulls and plastic sheets and away you go!
If this was in the 60s or so with all that flat deck it could carry and launch several helicopters. Store them in that extended sail from that one drawing.

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Re: Amphibious Inspiration
« Reply #36 on: May 18, 2023, 02:47:06 AM »
Here's something from Conceptships by Alex Reis.
The second one may not have floats but that wouldn't take much imagineering.








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Re: Amphibious Inspiration
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Re: Amphibious Inspiration
« Reply #38 on: May 19, 2023, 04:00:55 AM »
A couple of Bell concepts from the '70s.

Nice! The Bell/DHC-5 'Puffalo' goes armoured  :smiley:
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Re: Amphibious Inspiration
« Reply #39 on: May 19, 2023, 09:30:29 PM »


The wonderfully named Oruktor Amphibolos of 1805. Little is known about how well it actually worked, but a weight of seventeen tons for
a powerplant of approximately five horsepower...It was intended to serve as a dredger, but was evidently unsuccessful in that role.

The inventor: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oliver_Evans

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Re: Amphibious Inspiration
« Reply #40 on: May 20, 2023, 03:46:20 AM »
I like

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Re: Amphibious Inspiration
« Reply #41 on: May 20, 2023, 10:34:37 AM »
Me too!

Here is Charles F. Kettering's take on Oliver Evans and the Orukter Amphibolos"
-- https://todayinsci.com/stories2/story013.htm

OT: You've gotta love Google. First I'm asked: Did you mean: "Uroktor Amphibolous". For fun, I say 'Yes'. Then I'm told: No results found for "Uroktor Amphibolous".

If this is a demonstration of the current state of AI, I'm guessing we really don't have to worry about our 'robot masters' for a while  ;)
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Re: Amphibious Inspiration
« Reply #42 on: May 22, 2023, 01:56:23 AM »
Ah, the Landwasserschlepper a classically German approach to a problem.  ;D

Hans:We need to land troops and material on a beach and drive out of the water.
Fritz: Ya, lets put tracks on a tug and tow barges to shore.


US: What if we put tracks on a barge?
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Re: Amphibious Inspiration
« Reply #43 on: May 22, 2023, 01:57:36 AM »
Me too!

Here is Charles F. Kettering's take on Oliver Evans and the Orukter Amphibolos"
-- https://todayinsci.com/stories2/story013.htm

OT: You've gotta love Google. First I'm asked: Did you mean: "Uroktor Amphibolous". For fun, I say 'Yes'. Then I'm told: No results found for "Uroktor Amphibolous".

If this is a demonstration of the current state of AI, I'm guessing we really don't have to worry about our 'robot masters' for a while  ;)

 ;D
Especially as AI doesn't exist.
 ;D
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Sense doesn’t come into it. People are
more scared of how complicated shit
actually is than they ever are about
whatever’s supposed to be behind the
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-The Peripheral, William Gibson 2014

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Re: Amphibious Inspiration
« Reply #44 on: May 24, 2023, 05:13:45 PM »
What about a hydrocopter?
Goes on water, ice, and (in a pinch) land. Especially useful when the ice is too weak for land vehicles and too strong for boats.


https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Amphibian_NE_hydrokopteri_Forum_Marinum_3.JPG

Love the concept and this object too!!! :smiley: :smiley:

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Re: Amphibious Inspiration
« Reply #45 on: May 25, 2023, 01:38:44 PM »
Almost have the bench clear enough of other projects to get into this GB.
I looked at an old build for inspiration, a Hovercraft APC based on the Starfist Series by  David Sherman and Dan Cragg.  I reckon I will have a go at something down this line
Hovercraft armoured APC.. or tank... depends on the starting point kit that works for me.



it is a Scaleorama 1/35 LVTP to 1/48 so that a whole platoon can fit in... it has a full interior as well. Ahh back to the days of youthful enthusiasm for projects of this scope.

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Re: Amphibious Inspiration
« Reply #46 on: May 25, 2023, 09:13:33 PM »
Now THAT is truly inspirational, Buzzbomb!

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Re: Amphibious Inspiration
« Reply #47 on: May 26, 2023, 01:52:39 AM »
 :smiley:
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Re: Amphibious Inspiration
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Re: Amphibious Inspiration
« Reply #49 on: June 04, 2023, 06:27:40 AM »
“Conspiracy theory’s got to be simple.
Sense doesn’t come into it. People are
more scared of how complicated shit
actually is than they ever are about
whatever’s supposed to be behind the
conspiracy.”
-The Peripheral, William Gibson 2014