Elon Musk just revealed the Tesla Spyker Cyberkat R/C Snowcat

The CyberKat from Spyker Workshop is a remote-controlled miniature vehicle that can be modified with attachments to become the coolest snowblower you’ve ever seen. The vehicle is a successor to the Spyker Kat 2X, a project created to eliminate the harmful fumes created by gas snow blowers, and one that you can 3D-print yourself, if you have the equipment.

Tesla Cybertruck-inspired tracked snow vehicle that can be transformed into a snowblower with a special attachment. It measures 29″ x 19″ x 9.5″ with 4.25″ of ground clearance and the frame is made from plasma cut 0.04″ 5052 aluminum sheet metal for extra durability. With a 775 electric motor, the vehicle is recommended to be run using 12-volt batteries, though Spyker says it can function on 24-volt batteries with the correct setup.

While the CyberKAT is priced at $1,299 USD, buyers will have to pay $120 USD for the electronics kit necessary to power it. An optional radio feature is available for the additional cost of $80 USD.

The CyberKAT is currently available for preorder on Spyker Workshop’s website. Models will begin shipping out in January or February.

US Air Force look at the B-21 stealth bomber

The B-21 Raider, the Air Force’s next stealth bomber, will be unveiled to the public for the first time in early December, Air Force acquisition chief Andrew Hunter said Tuesday.

The B-21 Raider will be a dual-capable penetrating strike stealth bomber capable of delivering both conventional and nuclear munitions. The B-21 will form the backbone of the future Air Force bomber force consisting of B-21s and B-52s. Designed to operate in tomorrow’s high-end threat environment, the B-21 will play a critical role in ensuring America’s enduring airpower capability.

Last year, the U.S. Air Force released a rendering of the B-21, showing the long-range stealth bomber taking off from Edwards Air Force Base, California, where it will someday be tested before taking on worldwide operations.

Ellsworth Air Force Base, just outside of Rapid City, South Dakota, was selected last summer as the first installation to receive the aircraft.

„The B-21 is one of the most advanced aircraft to ever be developed,” Rounds said. „We are getting closer to bringing this state-of-the-art platform home to Ellsworth Air Force Base.”

The B-21 is being manufactured by Virginia-based Northrop Grumman. Budget documents show that producing the B-21 will cost around $20 billion through 2027.

How Many Raiders?

The Air Force says its future force structure requires at least 220 bombers. The service plans to retire the B-1B and B-2 bombers, necking down to just the B-21 and the B-52. There are only 76 B-52s.

General Characteristics
Primary Function: Nuclear-capable, penetrating strike stealth bomber.
Lead Command: Air Force Global Strike Command
Inventory: Minimum of 100 aircraft
Average Unit Procurement Cost*: $550 million (base year 2010 dollars) /$639 million (base year 2019 dollars)
*Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates directed B-21 Average Procurement Unit Cost as a key performance parameter as the best means to control costs.
Munitions: Nuclear and conventional
Operational: Mid-2020s

Przegubowa wywrotka górnicza Atlas Copco MT42

Minetruck MT42 jest oferowany przez szwedzkie przedsiębiorstwo Atlas Copco założone w Szwecji w 1873 r. Jest to czterokołowa przegubowa  ładowarka, która została przeznaczona do prac w kopalni. Waży 42 tony i została opracowana głównie z myślą o poprawie bezpieczeństwa i komfortu operatora oraz samej wydajności w zastosowaniach budowlanych, górniczych i transportach podziemnych.

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LeTourneau TC-497 Mark II – najdłuższa ciężarówka świata.

Na początku lat pięćdziesiątych pochodząca z Teksasu firma LeTourneau otrzymała zlecenie od rządu Stanów Zjednoczonych na projekt ogromnych pociągów lądowych mogących pokonać nawet najtrudniejsze tereny i najbardziej uciążliwe warunki pogodowe. Największy z nich wyróżniał się niemal 183 metrami długości.

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