Canadian military developing Stealth Snowmobile

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  1. Stonesy

    Stonesy Senior Member

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    Canadian military developing stealth snowmobile - CTV News

    "The Department of National Defence plans to develop a new stealth snowmobile for covert military operations in Canada's Arctic, with $550,000 set aside to build a prototype."
     
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    One problem I see right away: it's black.
     
  3. Blues4U

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    Is this for when Alaska attacks, or Greenland???:hmm:
     
  4. Ed Zeppeli

    Ed Zeppeli Senior Member

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    Denmark, Russia and USA have all not so subtly tried to lay claim to our land up there especially with the proven oil reserves and the gaining viability of the Northwest Passage.

    I'm glad we're spending to make our presence known up there, even if it's just a few patrols here and there.

    Cheers,

    Warren
     
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    Canada has a military?
     
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    Yes,they are called Mounties....
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    You're hilarious.
     
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    Thumpalumpacus Senior Member

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    In related news, the California National Guard has begun organizing a battalion of surfers, in the event we need to launch another amphibious assault. They will be armed with Mountain Dew and hackey-sacks.
     
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    4 frigates left here last week to head up north....nice to see they're at least making their presence known.
     
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    Call me when you get to stealth snowballs. That might be interesting.
     
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    That's because they left the Newfie member of the design team in charge of painting it. No worries though, we always double-check anything a Newfie has done so we'd catch that.
     
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    Russia. Canada has always been aware of the relative closeness of Siberia to the north pole, and has always maintained exigency plans to deal with cases where the Russians pulled some sort of over-the-pole incursion.

    In the article, the historian Lackenbauer wondered aloud what sort of threat the Canadian military could stop with use of these electric snowmobiles. Just off-hand, I can see where they would be useful for forward observers to call in artillery, air, and other strikes of that sort. The 15km range is a sort of handicap in this department, as it would limit their recon distance and strike range to just seven klicks... but that's better than nothing.

    They might also be good for really hot ambushes on superior forces, such as when light infantry with AP munitions attacks an armored column and then has to run like hell.

    In short, you could deploy them pretty much the same as one deployed dragoons, who were infantry soldiers that arrived on horseback, dismounted and fought on foot, then jumped back onto their horses to brody off (if it became necessary).

    --R
     
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    It was done by a mainlander :D
     
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    That's racist:shock:
     
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    Yeah... the hell... ?

    And when are we gonna need a stealth snow mobile? Is al qaeda going to invade Antarctica?
     
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    Newfie Salute -- :laugh2:
     
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    Motorcycle recon/infantry were very useful in WWII, and the USMC still mounts recon troops onto dirt bikes. I could see these forces being used in the same niche, especially once battery technology catches up and provides a longer range.

    I knew this would come up, and quickly. I just knew someone would get gay -- er, happy.
     
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    Cut me to the bone, I tell ya!!!:laugh2:
     
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    mwhahahahaha
    what will they think up next?!
     

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