Friday, January 20, 2012

I am humbled by the honor ...


Hey, don't I get a gratuity or at least a comp on this?
Please Save the Date: Feb. 7, 2012

On Tuesday, Feb. 7, Gibbs Technologies will unveil Phibian – one of the largest and fastest amphibians ever built – at an event preceding the annual American Society of Naval Engineers conference. Phibian is a high-speed amphibian (HSA) with humanitarian and military capabilities. It can travel on land at speeds in excess of 50 mph and more than 40 mph on water.

Please join us at 1 p.m. (13:00) for a special presentation at the Columbia Island Marina in Washington, D.C. At the event you’ll have an opportunity to ride in Phibian and experience HSA technology for yourself.

Look for additional details soon. To reserve a spot, or if you have questions, please contact MSL Detroit in care of Katie Barnes (katie.barnes@mslgroup.com) or Stephanie Lowet (s_lowet@verizon.net).
Hat tip Maggie.

31 comments:

kmadams85 said...

They've been working on this market for a while ... wheels and waterjets combined.


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ewok40k said...

I bet SEALs could find use a for few such vehicles...

UltimaRatioRegis said...

Oh Jesus.  That didn't take long, did it?  8-)

Comped?  Here is your souvenir ball-point pen and mechanical pencil set.

Still, I wonder how much weapons/protection would eat into stated performance and lift capacity.

But it would be interesting to see an amphibious assault looking like merging traffic on I-395.

LT B said...

I thought this was the fastest amphib.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HaNJPlXk2uM

UltimaRatioRegis said...

The narrator must have been Mike Mullen.

Outlaw Mike said...

Looks like a waterhummer. Cool.

LT Rusty said...

You are going to be asking them for an invite, right?

AW1 Tim said...

That's wicked cool. I'd sue for copyright infringement, but that's just me.  :)

Byron said...

Before you take into the Front Porch Fleet, Phib, you better let me do the structural inspection first...dont' want another LCS, do we? 8-)

Brad said...

Do you have any idea how many ducks, geese AND elk that will handle??  All in one run...mmmm! Kinda my redneck dream ride!

LT B said...

FREAKING AWESOME!  You haven't seen the honey badger one yet? 

UltimaRatioRegis said...

<span>I have now!  
 
Ooh, look, it's chasing things and eating them!!!</span>

Honey Badger don't care!

Adversus Omnes Dissident said...

Crap, crap, more crap, crap some more, and here's some sprinkles of crap on top.

Good God Almighty.  You have to be shitting me.

anyone ever wonder why the Radial Flyer was never marinized?

LT B said...

That went viral and one of the platoons called themselves the Honeybadgers.  Sounds a bit fruity, and when they were told that, they would say in unison, "Honebadgers don't give a $h!t!"

DeltaBravo said...

LOL.  Actually, my favorite are the signs that tell you on I-95 that "speed limits enforced by aircraft."  I have this image of gunships coming down over the roadway turning all the traffic into some highway of death.  (If they weren't all stopped already.)

mark Scease said...

I used to work with an ex-marine mortar type.  We thought it would be fun to post a speed enforced by mortar sign.

ewok40k said...

somebody already thought that...

UltimaRatioRegis said...

You know the company commander musta been thrilled with that!

Retired Now said...

back about 25 years ago ++,  at the Main Gate (it was the only gate) onto the Dam Neck Training base,  there was a sign that stated,  "Speed enforced by stopwatch".

It was posted about 30 yards past the gate as you were driving towards the beach.   I never actually saw any gate guards brandishing a stopwatch at the entering vehicles. 

Not Surprised said...

What they don't advertize is that it has a max range of 10 miles.

leesea said...

been down the Potomac in a high speed RHIB.  Watch out for the DC water police, they do ticket~

I saw this awhile back and laughed so much I forgot to FWd it to you.

The Marines neverending quest for a new assault swimmer is being aided by a custom car builder.  Wonder if its IED proof?

leesea said...

you haven't seen the guns carried by police helos?  Border Patrol and USCG are inner circle of DC air defense, US Park Police and FFX county have AUF too~  watch out cause they are watching you

LT B said...

Gets me to the duck blind.  Hush now, you are taking away the fun of this!  :)

DeltaBravo said...

Wish I could like that more times!

xformed said...

Moving targets are not so much the forrte for mortars...but the general public doesn't know that.....

xformed said...

Besides the pen mentioned, maybe a coffee cup and a patch for your heisted flight jacket....

UltimaRatioRegis said...

No, but if you got a slick observer....

Surfcaster said...

And that the main crossmember split when it was in the shop getting new iPod connectors.

Can you get it in Blueberries?

Andy said...

You know, I seem to recall something like this was one of my kid's "GI Joe" toys a while back. 8-)

SCOTTtheBADGER said...

Back in 1970 or so, I had the GI Joe DUKW. Man, that was cool, I wish I still had it.

Steve Weintz said...

"The Flying Frog"..."Littoral Combat Vehicle"..."The 'Howlin' Mad' Hissa"..."Jet-ski Jeep"...
... I want a 1/6 scale R/C version first.  You know, for test and evaluation.

How would those tires hold up on reefs?  If, say, you had to prowl around the Spratleys running in and out of shallow water?

Did anyone notice that NOT A SINGLE model of the EFV was ever issued?  You can buy all manner of current and historical amtrac model kits from the LVT-1 up to AAV7, but it's as if the manufaturers looked at the AAAV program and passed.