Very cool new vehicle technology, and look who has the only video!?!?

First, the article linked here and partially reproduced below.


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Gibbs Amphibians Introduces Phibian and Humdinga High Speed Amphitrucks

PR NewswirePress Release: Gibbs Amphibians – Tue, Feb 7, 2012 2:29 PM EST


    Gibbs Amphibians introduced the Phibian today at an event preceding the American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) annual conference. Equipped with Gibbs Amphibians’ proprietary High Speed Amphibian (HSA) technology, Phibian joins Humdinga in the Gibbs Amphibians commercial portfolio, two new amphitrucks capable of many uses, including military and rescue roles.

    Phibian and Humdinga feature Gibbs’ proprietary High Speed Amphibian (HSA) technology, which incorporates many technological breakthroughs in suspension, water propulsion and wheel-retraction design. The water-jet propulsion system enables safe operation in shallow water yet provides the high levels of thrust necessary to achieve planing speeds within seconds. A patented retracting suspension system provides exceptional ride-and-handling on the road, but in the water retracts wheels in seconds to reduce hull drag in marine use.


    Below, a video of the amphitruck, however not from the article. I searched youtube and found the video here

    Perhaps some of you may want to click through to the youtube page that hosts the video and see if you find anything peculiar about it, or am I just being paranoid…

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    2 Replies to “Very cool new vehicle technology, and look who has the only video!?!?”

    1. This looks to be an redesign and upgrade to the WWII ducks (DP?) that the navy build and used during WWII, several years ago I heard a report that the Navy was ordering new vehicles with the same capabilities. I wondered about this since they are useful only in enviroments where delivering large cargoes is difficult unless you can travel on the water.

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