1991 – Pitman – Jeff Moore (American)
Designed as an “enhanced special forces capability for low intensity conflicts and counterterrorists”. It was conceived at Los Alamos National Laboratory by Jeff Moore of Advanced Weapons Technology Group.
Nat Roe’s Patented Motorized Ice Scooter, July 9,1907
A design innovation in the Summer of 1907 for rapid propulsion and transition between ice and water on Great South Bay, Nathaniel Roe’s 600 lb. ice scooter, was featured at the Sportsmen’s Show, Madison Square Garden, Feb. 1908. It featured a detachable propeller (for warmer weather), a 150 lb., 20 hp. motor set in the cockpit, on rubber cushions, capable of 5,000 explosions @ 2,000 rpm, and achieved a speed of 75 mph in the mild winter of 1907-08 (later achieving 100 mph), a world record for that class of boat. A wheel which could be raised or lowered, as desired, studded with chisel-point teeth along the rim, served as driving mechanism, relying on momentum over ice to propel it across the water between ice patches. The boat had a 3 speed and reverse transmission, and its steering gears were an automobile-iceboat hybridization. In 1908 it was being sold at its Patchogue, N.Y. factory salesroom. Ice scooters, vessels with an upturned prow, normally with a sail, were originally locally designed to aid winter commutes of the U.S. Life Saving Service between Fire Island and the L.I. mainland, and were designed to negotiate both water and ice on Great South Bay. The design proved popular, iceboat and ice scooter racing is still a winter sport, with its own local club.
Taurus Tactical Operator
The Tactical Operator Judge will include from the factory the accessories you see at the left; a Viridian laser module, fiber optic front sight, and an Aimpoint Micro. The top strap of the revolver will have an integral rail system to mount the Aimpoint, or you’d like to upgrade to an ACOG that will be supported as well.
Grumman F2F-1 (9663) (by Bill Larkins)
The Grumman F2F was a single-engine, biplane fighter aircraft with retractable undercarriage, serving as the standard fighter for the United States Navy between 1936 and 1940. It was designed for both carrier- and land-based operations.(wiki)