+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 25

Thread: Electric Powered Military Vehicles?

Click here to increase the font size Click here to reduce the font size
  1. #1
    Contributing Member Flying10uk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Last On
    Today @ 08:52 PM
    Location
    South West England, United Kingdom
    Posts
    4,111
    Local Date
    08-01-2021
    Local Time
    04:07 AM

    Electric Powered Military Vehicles?

    We keep hearing ing the media, in the UKicon, that motor manufacturers are intending to stop making vehicles with internal combustion engines in the not too distant future but has anyone given any thought to military vehicles? One can imagine a whole plethora of problems if an army could only operate battery powered vehicles in the future.

    I've not heard that the ban on internal combustion engines won't apply to military vehicles or perhaps there is special provision for military vehicles that hasn't been reported in the media?


  2. # ADS
    Friends and Sponsors
    Join Date
    October 2006
    Location
    Milsurps.Com
    Posts
    All Threads
    Banner AD Space Available - Click HERE to Inquire LIMITED TIME OFFER FROM THE AMERICAN GUNSMITHING INSTITUTE: Get Immediate Online Access To AGI's NEW Armorer's Course for Glock Pistols, Covering Every Generation of Glocks, Including the Latest Model 42/43 and Double Stack Pistols for ONLY $7.00! Brian Dick ... BDL Ltd. - Specializing in British and Commonwealth weapons Chuck in Denver ... Buy-Sell-Trade .. Guns, Cars Motorcycles Your source for the finest in High Power Competition Gear. Here at T-bones Shipwrighting we specialise in vintage service rifle: re-barrelling, bedding, repairs, modifications and accurizing. We also provide importation services for firearms, parts and weapons, for both private or commercial businesses.
     

  3. #2
    Advisory Panel browningautorifle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Last On
    Today @ 04:12 PM
    Location
    Victoria BC
    Posts
    26,020
    Local Date
    07-31-2021
    Local Time
    08:07 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Flying10uk View Post
    One can imagine a whole plethora of problems
    I agree...
    Regards, Jim

  4. Avoid Ads - Become a Contributing Member - Click HERE
  5. #3
    Member Gilevi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2021
    Last On
    07-23-2021 @ 11:24 PM
    Location
    Boston
    Posts
    16
    Local Date
    07-31-2021
    Local Time
    11:07 PM
    In the US, in my state there is a new law that all municipal vehicles have to be electric or hybrid. The exemption being fire and police. And there is a law just passed that by 2031 all new vehicles will be electric, yet again same exemption. Im sure in the UKicon military and public safety will have exemption

  6. #4
    Moderator
    (Parker Hale Forums)
    Gil Boyd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Last On
    Today @ 04:14 PM
    Location
    Home of The Parachute Regiment & 16 Air Assault Brigade
    Posts
    4,325
    Local Date
    08-01-2021
    Local Time
    04:07 AM
    Its only a matter of time before someone tries it, but they will by their very nature have to be really powerful, for the hardware that will have to be moved and remain functional, say like a tank, with every drive shaft doing its independent job.
    Could be interesting. The only gain I can see in developing such a beast is the noise reduction.
    'Tonight my men and I have been through hell and back again, but the look on your faces when we let you out of the hall - we'd do it all again tomorrow.' Major Chris Keeble's words to Goose Green villagers on 29th May 1982 - 2 PARA

  7. #5
    Contributing Member StratA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2019
    Last On
    Today @ 06:28 AM
    Location
    Ottawa
    Posts
    37
    Local Date
    07-31-2021
    Local Time
    11:07 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Flying10uk View Post
    We keep hearing ing the media, in the UKicon, that motor manufacturers are intending to stop making vehicles with internal combustion engines in the not too distant future but has anyone given any thought to military vehicles? One can imagine a whole plethora of problems if an army could only operate battery powered vehicles in the future.

    I've not heard that the ban on internal combustion engines won't apply to military vehicles or perhaps there is special provision for military vehicles that hasn't been reported in the media?
    The RAF also plans to be net zero carbon emissions...that'll require some gigantic rubber bands and a good deal of wind-up to keep those turbine blades moving.

  8. #6
    Contributing Member rcathey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Last On
    Today @ 10:39 PM
    Location
    St. Louis, MO Area
    Posts
    1,467
    Local Date
    07-31-2021
    Local Time
    10:07 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by StratA View Post
    The RAF also plans to be net zero carbon emissions...that'll require some gigantic rubber bands and a good deal of wind-up to keep those turbine blades moving.
    Or planting A LOT of trees.
    Those corporate claims of going net zero always tickle me. They’re basically saying, “we’re not actually going to reduce our emissions, we’re just going to offset them.”

    It’s easier to pay someone to plant trees than to actually make changes to how you do things.

  9. #7
    Contributing Member 30Three's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Last On
    07-27-2021 @ 03:32 PM
    Location
    France
    Posts
    672
    Local Date
    08-01-2021
    Local Time
    05:07 AM
    Electric vehicles are good in a city environment; with exception of the lack of noise; which is a problem for pedestrians that don't hear the vehicles.
    But electric vehicles are not so good for the environment when they need to be recycled. If all vehicles are to become battery driven; then we need a clean way to recycle the batteries.

  10. #8
    Really Senior Member shadycon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Last On
    Today @ 07:30 AM
    Location
    NRV, Va.
    Posts
    764
    Local Date
    07-31-2021
    Local Time
    11:07 PM
    What weights more; a pile of batteries or a tank of fuel? How to charge the batteries? Solar, wind,a long extension cord, a charging vehicle with a generator? We will have to see what the people in power can dream up!
    M1a1's-R-FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    TSMG's-R-MORE FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    ENJOY LIFE AND HAVE FUN!!!

  11. #9
    Advisory Panel Lee Enfield's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Last On
    Today @ 03:00 PM
    Location
    out there
    Posts
    1,635
    Local Date
    07-31-2021
    Local Time
    09:07 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Flying10uk View Post
    We keep hearing ing the media, in the UKicon, that motor manufacturers are intending to stop making vehicles with internal combustion engines in the not too distant future but has anyone given any thought to military vehicles? One can imagine a whole plethora of problems if an army could only operate battery powered vehicles in the future.

    I've not heard that the ban on internal combustion engines won't apply to military vehicles or perhaps there is special provision for military vehicles that hasn't been reported in the media?
    hahahahaha,

    I have nothing to add, - battery powered vehicles are late 19th century technology, not the path forward into the future.

    however, enshrining mental illness into law really seems to be the flavour of the day
    BSN from the Republic of Alberta

    http://www.cartridgecollectors.org/

  12. The Following 2 Members Say Thank You to Lee Enfield For This Useful Post:


  13. #10
    Really Senior Member jond41403's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2018
    Last On
    @
    Location
    Tn
    Posts
    258
    Local Date
    07-31-2021
    Local Time
    11:07 PM
    I would imagine an all electric military vehicle army would fare way worse against an EMP than if they drove regular vehicles. I think an all electric military is a fantasy that will never happen in our lifetimes
    "good night Chesty, Wherever You Are"

+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Classic Military Vehicles Magazine (Jan - Dec 2018)
    By Badger in forum Vintage Military Vehicles and Aircraft
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-02-2018, 07:27 AM
  2. Classic Military Vehicles Magazine (Jan - Dec 2017)
    By Badger in forum Vintage Military Vehicles and Aircraft
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-22-2017, 12:00 PM
  3. Classic Military Vehicles Magazine (Jan - Dec 2016)
    By Badger in forum Vintage Military Vehicles and Aircraft
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 11-21-2016, 10:30 AM
  4. What is the 'Vintage Military Vehicles and Aircraft' forum?
    By Badger in forum Vintage Military Vehicles and Aircraft
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11-07-2012, 11:09 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts