BAE Systems Based Tank Design On Batmobile

Thanks to drinking partner Stuart Nathan for jumping on this from a BAE project leader.

The BAE Future Projects Vehicles department has developed seven proposals for ground warfare solutions. These include remote-controlled armed robots, unmanned stealth scout vehicles, automated convoy systems and… the Raider, described as “a small, highly agile autonomous reconnaisance and attack vehicle which can carry a variety of payloads”

Here it is.

Which reminded Stuart rather a lot of this;

So a journalist at the press conference said “I like that. Looks like the Batmobile.” And Hisham Awad replied;

“Glad you said that. That’s what we based it on…Yes, we liked the look of that, so we designed something similar… You see, it turns like a motorbike and it has the same wheel configuration.”

“In all seriousness, we decided that we didn’t have a monopoly on inspiration, and if we saw something in a film that we thought might be a good idea, why not take a look at it and see if there’s something practical we can develop?”

As Stuart points out, I do hope they’ve seen Tron Legacy

Maria_Hill_AVENGERS

Colbie Smulders On Being Part Of The Marvel Cinematic Universe

Highlander Gets A New Comic Book Set In 3030 – And I’d Rather Be Decapitated

frank-cho-painting-big-wow-2014-05

Lying In The Gutters – 27th July 2015 – Relaunch, Remake, Reboot, Review, Redraw…

Cara Delevingne Plays Two Roles In One For Suicide Squad

family-compo-deluxe-1-panini

F-Compo: A Transgender Family Manga From The Creator Of City Hunter – Look! It Moves! by Adi Tantimedh

Killogy Pint Glasses At Boston Comic Con From Skelton Crew, Alan Robert And IDW

STK678250

Advance Review: Welcome Back Invites You Into A Deadly Game

Crush Soda – The Fantastic Three?

Gail Simone, Revisiting The Birds Of Prey For A Little…

Bad Wolf, New TV Production Company From Doctor Who’s Jane Tranter And Julie Gardner