Man, I love DARPA.
This 4 ton MONSTER, the CAAT (Captive Air Amphibious Transporter) makes a hovercraft look like a horse and buggy.
It's such a simple idea that I can barely believe it works so well. It's the basic idea of a tank with "pontoon" treads. Simple as that. Now I'm sure there's a heck of a lot more involved in the research, development, and engineering, but the basic idea is SO BASIC it blows my mind.
Check this big guy out.
Video Credit: DARPA
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