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Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by jd, Oct 11, 2007.
you know, I reckon the weight of that beast is the same weight of the slug noways its just been remodeled
Now THAT would be great in today's traffic! :grin: :grin:
I think the Germans did the 'Armored Bike' thing better though;
Well, Vespas were made for war. The paratroopers used pocket bikes, which were crap, broke down, dirt on the chain etc. Vespas were much better, could carry more etc..
Don't know how "armoured" that is. It's not like it hides the soldiers or anything! Can you say, "sitting ducks"?
Now wonder they lost the war!
How's this for an armoured bike?
At least the pillion's pretty safe! :wink:
Which War? the first Vespa wasn't built until 1946. The "crap pocket bikes" you mention were 'Welbikes', and far from being crap they fulfilled a vital role in the Normandy invasion getting dropped paras to their assembly area. Hundreds of war surplus Welbikes were happily running around England for decades afterwards.
That would be the Greek Civil War of 1946-1949
and sorry, this is a not just a crap pocket bike, it is a skateboard with a handlebar!!!
And the seat looks bloody uncomfortable - although the solider in the pic above looks like he's kinda enjoying it .