Dienstag, 29. März 2011

Da Vincis Tank

I think, this is the most famouse invention of Da Vinci.
His tank. He was born in a time of big trouble. So he made some war-machines.
Imagine, you are a soldier in the 15/16th century and this strange, unknown thing rolls up to you and you cant do anything against it.
At the bottom I have a "short" video about a freaky team who builds and testes this machine after the original plans.


So, this is perhaps one of the most famous of Da Vinci’s projects. His idea of reaping panic and destruction among enemy troops was envisioned in this tortoise-shaped vehicle, reinforced with metal plates, and ringed with cannons. In a job application to the Duke of Milan, Da Vinci boasted "I can make armoured cars, safe and unassailable, which will enter the close ranks of the enemy with their artillery, and no company of soldiers is so great that they will not break through them. And behind these the infantry will be able to follow quite unharmed and without any opposition." Da Vinci’s precursor to the modern tank surely could have created "shock and awe" on the 15th-century battlefield, the design contained some serious flaws. Even with several modifications to the original plans he continued to be faced with a number of unresolved problems and eventually abandoned the project.
 



Kommentare:

  1. I thought he put those design flaws in the plans on purpose so others couldn't use it.

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  2. I don't think it's his most famous invention, but it's definitely up there!
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  3. Da Vinci was such a radical inventor with all these ideas that resemble so many modern things.

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  4. Haha this reminded me of the Futurama episode :].
    Quite interesting video though.

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  5. I wonder what DeVinci would think of if he were alive today.

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  6. Da Vinci really did invent everything.

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  7. Would have changed the medieval battlefield

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  8. Great post! Keep up the good blogging it will eventually pay off!

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  9. Awesome! Da Vinci was an absolute Genius!

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  10. I love looking at Da Vinci's inventions.
    Such great concepts for his time.

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  11. Im in shock! Didn't expect you post about my favourite inventor. Thanks!

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  12. I've seen this episode, it is very interesting. However this one guy is pain in the ass.

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  13. oh!! i want a tank like that, now if you excuse me im going to get my tools.

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  14. It's truly incredible the things Da Vinci was able to invent in that time.

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  15. I wonder how seriously the armies took him when they looked at his plans. Could they even understand what he was getting at?

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  16. I wouldn't want to be a gunner in this! I bet it's hell out there!

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  17. I just watched some trailer from Assassins Creed, so I already knew of this :)

    Still thanks for posting, interesting as usual!!! =D

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  18. Awesome! The finished product in the videos looked kind of unuseful tho :P

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  19. This is awesome. You should play Assassin's Creed 2: Brotherhood, if you haven't already. It's not 100% historically accurate but Da Vinci is your friend in the game and he designs weapons and such for you, including this tank.

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  20. I thought this was fiction created for the movie national treasure haha

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  21. love this post! great blog! :D

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  22. God that thing would be awesome.

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  23. Funny, I just finished using this tank in Assassins Creed Brotherhood. I kicked some ass in in.

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  24. Oh yeah I saw that on Discovery channel before. It kinda looks like those overpowered cannons that fire 180* in Kossacks if anyone ever played that game.

    (It's a great old strategy-game!)

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  25. Nice work, but I don't think that he should be looked up to for his work on death machines...

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  26. Destruction....where human fantasy has no end

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  27. Hey dude! Are you still blogging about killing-machines?
    Havent been here in a while!
    Looking forward to humanities creations! =D

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