A company called BPG Werks has unveiled a cool new treaded vehicle that is a cross between a tank and a skateboard aimed at getting soldiers around quickly on just about any terrain. The vehicle is called the Shredder and it looks like the macho version of a Segway.
The thing is powered by a Honda 4-stroke 200cc engine with 15hp. The vehicle weighs 125 pounds and has a suspension with 3-inches of travel. The torque produced by the little 200cc motor is 16ft/lb. The shredder can carry 1200 pounds of payload when unmanned and 700 pounds when manned. The top speed for the Shredder is over 30 mph.
The little vehicle has a turning radius of 4-feet, is able to negotiate slopes of up to 40-degrees, and can be operated remotely. I can only imagine how cool and strange it would be to see a fleet of soldiers flying through the desert on skateboards with tank treads. This is entirely too awesome for the US government to buy. Check out the video below to see it in action.