ANY KIND OF OFF-ROAD VEHICLES

  • Varlet Tank, Delaye, 1937
    Varlet Tank, Delaye, 1937
    Varlet Tank, Delaye, 1937. From book of Daniel Tard : 'Hotchkiss, petit dictionnaire du "juste milieu", Massin, 1994.
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  • Aeroluge, 1942
    Aeroluge, 1942
    Aeroluge Tatra Type V 855 unique prototype, 1942. 75 hp engine, consumption 13l/100, speed 80 km/h. Issued from Tatra T97 of 1936. J M M at Rétromobile, Paris, 1999.
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  • Delta Beetle Toyota 1991
    Delta Beetle Toyota 1991
    Delta Beetle Toyota, golden medal of Toyota competition 1991. With its triangular wheels and its tracks, it could go upstairs. Pict from 'Le Livre des Invention' from Valérie-Anne Giscard d'Estaing, Fixot 1993.
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  • Locomotion like walking dragline in Meccano 2
    Locomotion like walking dragline in Meccano 2
    Locomotion like walking dragline in Meccano (or Erector). J M M at a Toys Show, Paris, April 1998.
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  • Locomotion like walking dragline in Meccano
    Locomotion like walking dragline in Meccano
    Locomotion like walking dragline in Meccano (or Erector). J M M at a Toys Show at Paris, April 1998.
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  • Meccano Terrastar at a Toys Show in Paris, 1998
    Meccano Terrastar at a Toys Show in Paris, 1998
    Meccano Terrastar. J M M at a Toys Show at Porte de Versailles, Paris, 1998
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  • Oval wheels like on a Meccano Vehicle
    Oval wheels like on a Meccano Vehicle
    Oval wheels like on a Meccano Vehicle. J M M a Toys Show at Paris, April 1998. See Chap 'The Wheel Reinvented'.
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  • Tracked vehicle in Meccano/Erector
    Tracked vehicle in Meccano/Erector
    Tracked vehicle model built with Meccano (or Erector). The 4 tracks each surrounds a Tri-Star wheel. J M M at Paris, April 2003.
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  • Tractor with spring wheels
    Tractor with spring wheels
    Tractor with spring wheels. J M M at Sinsheim, Germany, Dec 2000.
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  • Mecanum wheel of Segway RMP
    Mecanum wheel of Segway RMP
    Mecanum wheel of Segway RMP. Mecanum wheel is omnidirectional but not really off-road. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mecanum_wheel and http://rmp.segway.com/rmp-400-omni/
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  • Tristar of Mechanical Stair-Climbing Transporter
    Tristar of Mechanical Stair-Climbing Transporter
    Tristar of Mechanical Stair-Climbing Transporter was a Senior Project in 1998 at Polytechnic University, NY. http://mechanical.poly.edu/academics/senior/sen98/transporter/transporter.htm
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  • Worm like robot
    Worm like robot
    Worm like robot, new kind of locomotion at Case Western University, Cleveland, Ohio. http://biorobots.cwru.edu/projects/softworm/
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  • Cutangus tracked offroad vehicle
    Cutangus tracked offroad vehicle
    Cutangus tracked offroad vehicle. On this drawing, tracks looks like legs to allow crossing obstacles.
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  • Virginia Tech IMPASS robot at the VT campus, Wheg robot
    Virginia Tech IMPASS robot at the VT campus, Wheg robot
    Virginia Tech IMPASS robot at the VT campus, Wheg robot, 2008. http://www.engadget.com/2008/10/15/video-virginia-techs-impass-robot-has-spokes-but-no-rims/
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  • Toroïdal locomotion by inverted torus
    Toroïdal locomotion by inverted torus
    Toroïdal locomotion by inverted torus of Dr Valery Shihirin www.elastoneering.com Research on inverted torus seems to be continued since 2008 by Roman Maksymenko of Max-Master, region of Moscow. http://www.max-master.com/
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  • Artisanal track on tire
    Artisanal track on tire
    Artisanal track on tire seen on the Web, 2009.
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  • M2A2 Terrastar
    M2A2 Terrastar
    M2A2 Terrastar was issued from Lockheed's Terrastar around 1968 and now in Rock Island Arsenal, Iowa. This prototype of the two survives. From Wikipedia
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  • Alduro walking vehicle
    Alduro walking vehicle
    Alduro walking vehicle. http://www.uni-due.de/alduro/index_en.shtml
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