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General => General Bike Related Banter => Topic started by: Watty on June 25, 2009, 02:35:28 pm

Title: One seriously empowered motorcycle
Post by: Watty on June 25, 2009, 02:35:28 pm
This is for real!  Go and read just how it was developed at

One seriously empowered motorcycle (http://www.darkroastedblend.com/2006/12/mystery-photo-one-seriously-empowered.html)

(http://re2.farm1.static.flickr.com/127/323360127_c3644536e4.jpg)
Title: Re: One seriously empowered motorcycle
Post by: Rhod on June 25, 2009, 02:38:37 pm
The word "TAXI" comes to mind.  >:D
Title: Re: One seriously empowered motorcycle
Post by: N[]vA on June 25, 2009, 02:39:35 pm
good luck staying on two wheel when the canon fires :D
Title: Re: One seriously empowered motorcycle
Post by: Varadero on June 25, 2009, 02:40:59 pm
Anyone doing the conversions in the Jhb area yet?  :biggrin:
Title: Re: One seriously empowered motorcycle
Post by: Watty on June 25, 2009, 02:46:43 pm
good luck staying on two wheel when the canon fires :D

From the article:
The cannon is actually a 75mm recoilless rifle.  Apparently, recoil was not a problem whatsoever, and this little scooter could (and did) wreak serious havoc.
Title: Re: One seriously empowered motorcycle
Post by: lecap on June 26, 2009, 08:08:05 am
Thanks, I'll take a R75 with a Spandau. Easier to aim :D
Title: Re: One seriously empowered motorcycle
Post by: Fudmucker on June 26, 2009, 08:27:51 am
The US National Park Service use the 75mm recoiless rifle to start controlled avalanches...
Title: Re: One seriously empowered motorcycle
Post by: mountainboy on June 26, 2009, 11:16:03 am
cute and killer in the same sentence :biggrin:

always told you okes never to mess with us scoota boys  :mwink:
Title: Re: One seriously empowered motorcycle
Post by: DirtRebell on June 27, 2009, 08:29:03 am
But can it take the re-coil? ie. Will the Vespa shoot the missile or will the missile shoot the Vespa, that is the question? :peepwall:
Title: Re: One seriously empowered motorcycle
Post by: Watty on June 27, 2009, 08:58:47 am
Quote from: Miepels
But can it take the re-coil? ie. Will the Vespa shoot the missile or will the missile shoot the Vespa, that is the question? :peepwall:
Did not read the article, now that is the real question.
Title: Re: One seriously empowered motorcycle
Post by: DirtRebell on June 27, 2009, 09:03:17 am
Quote from: Miepels
But can it take the re-coil? ie. Will the Vespa shoot the missile or will the missile shoot the Vespa, that is the question? :peepwall:
Did not read the article, now that is the real question.

Nope, I kant...
Title: Re: One seriously empowered motorcycle
Post by: lecap on June 27, 2009, 09:53:05 am
But can it take the re-coil? ie. Will the Vespa shoot the missile or will the missile shoot the Vespa, that is the question? :peepwall:

It ain't a cannon. It's a recolless rifle. The Vespa won't move off the shoulder of the aimer when the projectile is fired :evil6:
Title: Re: One seriously empowered motorcycle
Post by: Sprocketbek on June 27, 2009, 10:10:31 am
It seems some people are not familiar with the concept of a recoilless rifle.

Wikipedia describes it as such: (this is just a larger caliber, as fitted on Jeeps and Landrovers)

"Ammunition for the 105 mm rifle was issued in complete fixed cartridges. The term "fixed" means that the projectile and the cartridge case are crimped together. This ensures correct alignment of the projectile and the cartridge case. It also permits faster loading because the projectile and the cartridge case are loaded as one unit. The rear end of the cartridge case is perforated, to allow the propellant gas to escape through the vented breech, thus neutralizing recoil. The projectiles used are pre-engraved, that is, the rotating bands are cut to engage the rifled bore.

Types of ammunition included: HEAT, High Explosive Plastic-Tracer (HEP-T), and Anti-Personnel-Tracer."

What I can say is that these 105mm guns are spectacular to see in action. (They were called 106 to avoid confusion with a different design). The area behind it should be avoided, there is a backblast from the vented breech that makes rocks bounce around like beach balls.


Title: Re: One seriously empowered motorcycle
Post by: Baches on June 28, 2009, 07:30:45 am
Waar doen jy die conversion ?