Alloy Steel helps create the world’s fastest tracked recon vehicle.
Howe & Howe Technologies in Maine produce some of the world’s most extreme vehicles devised by man. Their now famous product is the Ripsaw. This revolutionary tracked vehicle utilizes Alloy Steel Tubing in its hull, providing structural strength and reliability. There are 2 variants of the Ripsaw, the MS1 (UGV) unmanned ground vehicle and the MS2 Manned model. Either model has a Duramax 650hp V8, that delivers 900 ft-lbs. of torque. The MS1 variant is controlled by a remote console within a M113 command vehicle, complete with a live video feed.
Carrying a hefty price tag of $200,000 to $750,000 dollars this 9,000 pound tracked vehicle is not something you are going to have in your garage for next summer at the beach but when you can go from 0 to 65 miles per hours in 3 seconds, wouldn’t you want to? Oh and by the way, Ripsaw has an amphibious sister, Tiptide, a smaller ATV cousin Mini-Rip and a handful of other family members created by Howe and Howe Technologies all utilizing alloy steel in new ways.
[source: Howe and Howe Technologies]