10 Most Bizarre Vehicles Of All Time | Interesting Facts
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Most car engines today are pretty similar. Some of the nonconformist engines are just weird enough to raise an eyebrow, but a small number are completely insane.
Today we will show you our list of 10 Most Bizzare Vehicles Of All Time.
Bigfoot: World's Biggest Monster Truck
In 1974, Bob Chandler was living in St Louis, USA. Back then, Bob worked in construction and drove a Ford F-250 4x4 pick-up truck, a robust vehicle that he could also use for off-roading in his downtime. But Bob drove it hard, breaking the axles and burning out the engines – only to discover that replacements weren’t so easy to come by in the St Louis area.
In the summer of 1986, Bob unveiled the biggest of monster-trucks. Bigfoot 5 stands 4.7 m (15 ft 6 in) tall and weighs 17,200 kg (38,000 lb). The truck was actually deliberately constructed to accommodate its gargantuan tyres, which stand some 3 m (10 ft) tall. They actually come from a huge vehicle used in Alaska by the US Army.
ZIL-2906 is a screw driven vechicle. Designed to be used with ZIL-4906 Bluebird. Bluebird itself is able to go places where almost no other vechicle can but then to go even further there is ZIL-2906. It was used to get the astronauts after landing. It weighs 2000 kilograms (4400 lb). The maximum speed on water is 16 km/h (9.9 mph), on swamp – 20 km/h (12 mph) and on snow – 45 km/h (28 mph).
The Lun Ekranoplan weighs 380 tons, has a 148-foot wingspan and can launch six anti-ship missiles from flight. Or rather, it could, before it was retired to a forlorn pier in southern Russia.
Photo Camera Car
We know that Google has cars mounted with cameras to grab picture for its street view maps, but Harrod Blank's Camera Van had a different goal in mind, back in 1993, when its design was conceived. The van, loaded with cameras all across the exterior shell of the vehicle was positioned to capture shots of its surrounding environment with the intention of catching the expressions of people who come in contact with it.
The Avro Canada VZ-9 Avrocar was a VTOL aircraft developed by Avro Canada as part of a secret U.S. military project carried out in the early years of the Cold War. The Avrocar intended to exploit the Coandă effect to provide lift and thrust from a single "turborotor" blowing exhaust out the rim of the disk-shaped aircraft to provide anticipated VTOL-like performance. In the air, it would have resembled a flying saucer.
Duncan Forster and Phil Weicker built their first tub-on-wheels as undergrads at McMaster University in Ontario, Canada. With a fellow student, they transformed an abandoned 1982 Chevy Malibu into a pool. “This thing was hideous,” Forster says. “The car barely ran, but we were really proud of it.”
Bigfoot Fastrax is a custom Ford Aerostar built by Bigfoot 4X4. The truck is not a traditional monster truck, with it running on tank treads instead of monster tires and also doesn't have the same suspension as similar trucks. Despite this, the tank did compete on several occasions and was on display at Bigfoot 4X4 for a long time. It is unknown what happened to it after Bigfoot 4X4 moved it's headquarters.
Thrust SSC, or Thrust supersonic car, is a British jet-propelled car developed by Richard Noble, Glynne Bowsher, Ron Ayers and Jeremy Bliss.
Thrust SSC holds the world land speed record, set on 15 October 1997, when it achieved a speed of 1,228 km/h (763 mph) and became the first land vehicle to officially break the sound barrier.
LEGO F1: Ferrari Race Car
With about 12k-20k invested and 80,000 LEGO pieces later, the biggest and most lifelike LEGO F1 car was created. This Ferrari F1, based on the F2008, is 1:1 scale, is apparently drivable, and was presented in Holland, more specifically in Amsterdam, at the annual ‘Lego World' event held there. We would love to have one.
This crazy, crazy "Flatmobile" is going to enter the Guinness book as the flattest vehicle ever. How flat is it Nineteen inches. This Batmobile-like contraption is extremely dangerous—creator Perry Watkins shoved a gas turbine jet engine on the butt. It's also supposedly street legal, but we wouldn't want to be in it during a rollover.