Military's New Flying Truck-Copter Takes Maiden Voyage

May 7, 2014


This is a video of the Advanced Tactics Black Knight Transformer (despite the fact it's beige and neither the Autobots or Decepticons want it on their side) taking its maiden voyage. Let's hope it goes better than the Titanic's.

This is the official video of the Advanced Tactics Black Knight Transformer first driving and flying tests. The Black Knight Transformer is a "flying truck" that combines the best aspects of a helicopter and an automobile. It is a robust and inexpensive aircraft that can perform autonomous casualty evacuation and cargo resupply missions.

Admittedly, this sort of thing could come in handy during a bank robbery. Or just to impress all the people who live on your street. I'll be the talk of the neighborhood!

Neighbor 1: Did you see that new vehicle GW bought?
Neighbor 2: It's hard to miss, it's blocking the entire street.
Neighbor 1: And I swear I heard him having sex in it.
GW: Haha! That's not actually me having sex. That's just a RECORDING of me having sex to keep people from trying to steal it. It's really just an improvement of Kevin's idea from Home Alone.
Neighbor 1: Jesus, where did you come from?
GW: *pointing* I just crawled out of that storm sewer.
Neighbor 2: And just what the hell were you doing down there?!
GW: Trying to make Ninja Turtles.

Keep going for a video of the thing in action.

Thanks to Thaylor H, who agrees the coolest Transformer is a rocket ship that transforms into a rocket ship leaving earth's atmosphere and never returning. Hopefully with me on board.

  • juliansr

    Only in America would we spend millions of dollars to mate a quadrocopter to a mobile home. We're pretty trashy like that.

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  • AthrunWilshire

    Hovering several feet off the ground doesn't count as a 'maiden voyage'. Why didn't they just stick big 4x4 wheels on a chinook? It would look cooler and be more likely to protect the pilots from bullets. This is just a huge waste of money.

  • TheOtherJK

    fuckin' Wright brothers...but yeah, POS.

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  • The Magnificent Newtboy

    Well isn't it just a prototype? A few feet off the ground is about average for a first flight on a brand new concept aircraft. I did love the little cameracopter zipping along above it towards the end, smug little bastard...

  • dougfunnay

    its not a waste if what you were trying to do is transfer public funds to a private company that you or a political ally own stock in

  • Frédéric Purenne

    Military huh? This looks like a pothole could disable it... or a slight breeze.

  • ODwanKenObi

    It didn't go very far. Not very fast either. Pretty cool non the less. Also gets points for looking like a flying dildo on wheels.

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