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    Default Bullet Proof off road tire for the future Military Humvee

    The University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Wausau, Wis., company have come up with a 37-inch, bullet and bomb-proof Humvee tire based on a polymeric web so cool looking there's no need for hub caps.
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    Resilient Technologies and Wisconsin-Madison's Polymer Engineering Center are creating a "non-pneumatic tire" (no air required) that will support the weight of add-on armor, survive an IED attack, and still make a 50 mph getaway. It's basically a round honeycomb wrapped with a thick, black tread.
    The military wants an alternative to the current Humvee "run flat" tires, which despite the name, still need a minimal amount of air pressure to roll and can leave troops stranded after being shot or blown out.
    "You see reports all the time of troops who were injured by an IED or their convoys got stranded because their tires were shot out," said Resilient's General Manager Mike Veih. "There's all sorts of armor on the vehicle, but if you're running in the theater and get your tire shot out, what have you got? You've got a bunch of armor in the middle of a field."
    In developing the design, the Wisconsin team studied other airless tires, like the Michelin "Tweel," but in the end settled on lessons learned from nature.
    The patent-pending design mimics the precise, six-sided cell pattern found in a honeycomb and best duplicates the "ride feel" of pneumatic tires, according to the developers.
    "The goal was to reduce the variation in the stiffness of the tire, to make it transmit loads uniformly and become more homogenous," said mechanical engineering professor Tim Osswald. "And the best design, as nature gives it to us, is really the honeycomb."
    This particular geometry also does a great job of reducing noise and heat levels while rolling-two common problems with past models.
    Costs per tire are expected to be the same or less than current units. Delivery is anticipated for 2011.

    Source: New honeycomb tire is 'bulletproof' | Military Tech - CNET News


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    Bullet Proof off road tire for the future Military Humvee -15683
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    Please mention the source.

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    hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

    could have used jelly
    people who use Highbeams.. once day would suffer too bigtime. People who drive slow on fast lanes, remember one day a vehicle carryin ur son, dad might get late to hospital coz people like u. underaged driving will land u in bigtime trouble one day or the other.. And the Blue indication light on ur speedometer denotes "High Beams"

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    Quote Originally Posted by salman_ksa View Post
    Please mention the source.
    here is the source mate:

    New honeycomb tire is 'bulletproof' | Military Tech - CNET News

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    looks like the Michelin tweel.
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    Oh...and this tire is also hand grenade proof.


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    Pretty sure its noisy as hell, but, hey, I think it looks pretty cool.

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    These tyres have been in the world for quite a while, a lot of heavy duty equipment have these on, the only new thing is that they are mounted on humvee's.

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    "bomb-proof"
    "Grenade proof"
    tall claims....
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    much flexibility..!

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    sh*t-proof, those are tweels, we at pakwheels first saw them some 3 - 4 years back.

    I dunno why do they make so many enemies that they have to make everything bullet proof, bum-proof etc

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    it can b bullet proof but how can bomb proof????????????

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    Bomb and Grenade proof. But I dont think it can withstand scissors?!
    Nothing to see here.

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    we at pakwheels first saw them some 3 - 4 years back
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    Cant find the earlier thread.
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