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May 09 2014

Want: Helicopter Truck Hybrid

helicoptertruckWhat is the coolest way to get to work? “By jet pack.” Ok, what’s the second coolest way? “Hoverboard.” Fine. What’s the coolest way that actually exists? “Heli-truck.” You cheated, you peeked at the title didn’t you? “Of course, what kind of an idiot do you take me for?” A complete idiot.

The company Advanced Tactics has created a multi-copter what also functions as a rough terrain vehicle.

It’s called the Black Knight Transformer and was developed by aerospace company Advanced Tactics with funding from the U.S. military.

In this first test, the vehicle hovered 10 feet off the ground for a couple of minutes, but it is capable of flying at much higher altitudes while carrying payloads of more than 4000 pounds.

I’m excited to see where this technology goes. Vehicle-Aircraft crossovers have not been widely accepted in the past. The only reason I can come up with for that is that the people in charge don’t like awesome things.

Hit the jump for a video.

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