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Old Aug 03, 2010, 11:04 AM
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Hafner Rotabuggy

Thought you chaps might like this..


A military application of autogyro technology.

These airborne jeeps were designed to be towed into action behind RAF Whitley bombers.
A prototype was tow-tested at high-speed behind a supercharged 4.5 litre Bentley but - doubtless to the relief of those called upon to fly them - the idea was canned in 1943.

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Old Aug 04, 2010, 01:09 PM
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Can you imagine being in that contraption??? Yikes!

Any other photos of this? I have this photo, is it the only one? I have seen museum photos of it also, but I would like to see another of it flying/or video?
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Old Aug 04, 2010, 05:22 PM
It was a GLITCH! Honestly!
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Dave,
I can hear your brain ticking....looking at a set of blades then glancing through your window at your jeep....HHHHmmmmmmmm!!!!!!
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Old Aug 04, 2010, 07:12 PM
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Hahahahahaha! I have had many day dreams of such a thing....
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Old Aug 09, 2010, 02:29 PM
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Nice find Andy. Dave, can't find a video but here's a few more pics for you to ponder over!

John
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Old Aug 11, 2010, 02:33 PM
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Nice find Andy. Dave, can't find a video but here's a few more pics for you to ponder over!

John
Thanks John.

It would be great if we could find a chap who tested this idea

Goes by the name of Muttley!

I wonder if he got a medal. That reminds me..

Muttley Medal (0 min 26 sec)
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Old Aug 11, 2010, 05:08 PM
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Thanks for that Andy....really takes me back man!

Come to think of it......we haven't heard from Dave in a little while, I bet he's in the shop modifying his full scale Jeep.
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Old Aug 11, 2010, 08:07 PM
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It's paid for....not going to kill it now!!!
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Old Aug 12, 2010, 11:56 AM
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It's paid for....not going to kill it now!!!
I can't modify my jeep either, as i have sold it. About three months ago!

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