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Humvee Shootout! Banks Power Armored Humvee vs. Stock M1116 HMMWV! [Head 2 Head Episode 43]

On this episode of Head 2 Head, Jonny Lieberman pits an American icon against itself. Since 1984 AM General’s Humvee has served as the U.S. Military’s primary multipurpose workhorse. However, after adding nearly three tons of armor plating, the already slow, ill handling beast gets slower and clumsier.

One solution is to replace it with a new truck, but that would cost us a fortune. The other comes from Banks Engineering, which adds more sophisticated turbocharging as well as a revised, active suspension. If the Humvee is going to go down in history as the truck version of the B-52, it needs upgrades similar to what Banks is selling. That said, the Banks Humvee does cost a good deal more than the base Humvee. However, it’s a much cheaper alternative to something like an MRAP or the Oshkosh L-ATV. But is it that much better than the regular production Humvee? Watch and find out!

Taking a Military Fire Truck Off Road! [Dirt Every Day Episode 11]

On this episode of Dirt Every Day, Fred Williams heads to Fort Hunter Liggett to meet up with fireman Ken Hanna.

Ken’s ride is a 2011 Oshkosh Striker 3000 military fire truck, used primarily to put out aircraft fires. Fred rides along to see how the water cannon works and even does a 0-60 run before watching this giant rescue vehicle do what it was built for - driving off-road!

Meet ATLAS: Our New Robot Overlord [HD 3D]

Say hello to ATLAS, one of the most advanced humanoid robots ever built!

ATLAS was developed for DARPA by Boston Dynamics. Software-focused teams from Tracks B and C of the DARPA Robotics Challenge will use the robot to compete in the first physical competition of the Challenge in December 2013 at the Homestead-Miami Speedway.

The DARPA Robotics Challenge seeks to advance the technology necessary to create robots capable of assisting humans in disaster response.

For more information on ATLAS and the Challenge, please visit www.theroboticschallenge.org

In The Set: Transformers 4 Robots Undisguised (Carscoops’s Exclusive)

While cruising around GM’s Proving Grounds center in Michigan in search for prototypes, our spies were surprised to see a filming crew for the upcoming Transformers 4 blockbuster, and together, an assortment of new Autobots, including the new Bumblebee dressed in a 2014 Camaro Coupe suite.

Other models featured on the set include the 2014 Corvette Stingray, a Bugatti Veyron Grand Vitesse, a Medium Tactical Vehicle from Oshkosh Defense (Hound,)and the Optimus Prime truck, all of which we’ve already had the opportunity to see through Michael Bay’s photo releases.

While not seen here, other vehicles that have been confirmed for the movie that arrives in cinemas next summer are the Lamborghini Aventador, Pagani Huarya, Daimler’s Freightliner trucks.

(story from Carscoops)

New Rides from Next Year’s Transformers 4 Film (Part 2)

Michael Bay is keeping the buzz going around the fourth installment of the Transformers franchise with the release of four fresh pictures, including a group shot of the Autobot team and three individual images of cars that will take part in the forthcoming film.

These include an Oshkosh Defense military truck, a Lamborghini Aventador and a Chevrolet Sonic RS Rally Car.

The new Transformers 4 film is slated for a June 2014 release.

(vía Carscoops; Part 1)

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Halo Medley - Firefight (feat. William Joseph)

Film by Devin Graham

Edited by Kaitlin Snow
Devin Graham

Visual Effects by:
Alessandro Schiassi - alessandroschiassi.com
Michelangelo Frisoni
Luca Pisanu (Matte Painting) luca-pisanu.com
Chris Alcorn created the sniper scope overlay graphic

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Flight Of The Humvee: Watch a C-17 Drop Off a Humvee in the Air

Video by Sgt. Eric-James Estrada 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs.

Paratroopers from the 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, participate in a palletized heavy equipment drop on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.

Petman Tests Camo

The PETMAN robot was developed by Boston Dynamics with funding from the DoD CBD program. It is used to test the performance of protective clothing designed for hazardous environments.

The video shows initial testing in a chemical protection suit and gas mask. PETMAN has sensors embedded in its skin that detect any chemicals leaking through the suit.

The skin also maintains a micro-climate inside the clothing by sweating and regulating temperature. Partners in developing PETMAN were MRIGlobal, Measurement Technology Northwest, Smith Carter, SRD, CUH2A, and HHI.

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