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This Tank-Inspired RV Is Exactly What You Need To Survive The Apocalypse
If you’re anything like me and got hooked on AMC’s “The Walking Dead” in 2010, you probably spend way too much time planning what you would do if the world ended tomorrow — zombies or otherwise. You might want to add Bruder’s EXP-6 to your post-apocalypse wish-list.
Made by Australian off-road adventuring brothers Toby and Dan Bosschieter, this mobile home is more of a military tank than a casual camper.
After 18 months of research and development, the duo came up with the Bruder EXP-6, which is described in the promotional video as a “bespoke off-road expedition trailer” that blends the best of hard-walled, off-road camper design with features more commonly found on truck-based expedition vehicles used by remote travellers.
The suspension system, according to the manufacturer, is what sets the EXP-6 apart.
“Our suspension is softer riding and more supple than any other design on the market,” Bruder claims. “We achieve this through having greater wheel travel and through the use of our 8 vertically mounted shock absorbers.”
As hardcore as the exterior of the camper is, the inside manages to be fairly luxurious. It can sleep up to six people, has two refrigerators, and a boasts spacious bathroom with a fold-down sink to free up even more space.
The EXP-6 is available globally, and can tow behind most sport utility vehicles, but the price tag is pretty hefty. The basic model runs around $105,550 with the premium version hitting right around $116,000. But, really, who needs a house when you can own the premier zombie-survival caravan?
KABUL (Reuters) - At least 29 members of the Afghan security forces have been killed in Taliban attacks that followed air and ground assaults by government forces on the Islamist group at the weekend.
The surge in hostilities signals deadlock at stop-start peace talks involving U.S and Taliban negotiators in Doha. The Defense Ministry said on Sunday government forces had killed 51 Taliban fighters in the weekend assaults.
But the Taliban hit back, carrying out attacks on security checkpoints in the northern province of Kunduz on Tuesday night in which a security official who declined to be identified said 15 members of the Afghan army were killed.
29 years after Desert Storm, an Air Force general says we’ve forgotten the lessons that made it so successful
When Air Force Gen. Chuck Horner (ret.) took to the podium at the dedication of the National Desert Storm and Desert Shield Memorial site in Washington D.C. last February, he told the audience that people often ask him why a memorial is necessary for a conflict that only lasted about 40 days.
Horner, who commanded the U.S. air campaign of that war, said the first reason is to commemorate those who died in the Gulf War. Then he pointed behind him, towards the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, where the names of over 58,000 Americans who died in Vietnam are etched in granite.
"These two monuments are inexorably linked together," Horner said. "Because we had in Desert Storm a president and a secretary of defense who did the smartest thing in the world: they gave the military a mission which could be accomplished by military force."
The Desert Storm Memorial "is a place every military person that's going to war should visit, and they learn to stand up when they have to, to avoid the stupidness that led to that disaster" in Vietnam, he added.
Now, 29 years after the operation that kicked Saddam Hussein's Iraqi army out of Kuwait began, the U.S. is stuck in multiple wars that Horner says resemble the one he and his fellow commanders tried to avoid while designing Desert Storm.
Horner shared his perspective on what went right in the Gulf War, and what's gone wrong since then, in an interview last week with Task & Purpose.
The Navy SEAL accused of strangling Army Special Forces Staff Sgt. Logan Melgar was promoted to chief petty officer two months after Melgar's death, according to a new report from The Daily Beast.
March Air Reserve Base in California will host nearly 200 U.S. citizens who were flown out of Wuhan, China due to the rapidly-spreading coronavirus, a Defense Department spokeswoman announced on Wednesday.
"March Air Reserve Base and the Department of Defense (DoD) stand ready to provide housing support to Health and Human Services (HHS) as they work to handle the arrival of nearly 200 people, including Department of State employees, dependents and U.S. citizens evacuated from Wuhan, China," said Pentagon press secretary Alyssa Farah in a statement on Wednesday.
Wuhan is the epicenter of the coronavirus, which is a mild to severe respiratory illness that's associated with symptoms of fever, cough and shortness of breath, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The virus has so far killed 132 people and infected nearly 6,000 others in China, according to news reports.
More problems with Air Force's new tanker could put the squeeze on the Pentagon's refueling capabilities, TRANSCOM chief says
Editor's Note: This article originally appeared on Business Insider.
Protracted delays on Boeing's new KC-46 tanker could leave the Pentagon with a shortage of refueling capacity, the head of U.S. Transportation Command warned on Tuesday.