This Beastly Boat is Unsinkable and Broke a World Record

in #technology6 years ago

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The Barracuda XSV 17, nicknamed "Thunder Child".

Safe Haven Marines built the Thunder Child as a special-forces military boat. It can be outfitted with a machine gun and grenade launcher that are remote-operated by someone inside the cabin. The weapons cleverly stay concealed until needed then they are deployed automatically through hatches in the roof. If you look closely, you'll see the machine gun firing on the front hull of the boat below.

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Impressively, the Thunder Child is unable to sink since the cabin is airtight and the hull was engineered to always roll right-side-up when it's capsized. As you can see, the hull was also built to pierce waves in stormy ocean conditions.

Not to mention, it's undetectable on radar.

Thunder Child was the boat used in 2017 to break the World Record for circumnavigation of Ireland, a 1284 mile (2,067km) voyage. Thanks to its 62mph top-speed it completed the voyage in just 34 hours! The shock absorbing seats and spacious cabin (16 person capacity) made for a comfy ride for the captain and crew.

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Below are videos of the Thunder Child capsize test and the documentary filmed on the world record breaking voyage.

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Very amazing boat technology. Hope someday this boat ready in #indonesia and the world. There is many victims over the sea when the boat is poor techno. Bravo thunder child. Succes always

Bravo is right! Safe Haven Marines is building them and should have them deployed around the world in the next year.

Thanks for commenting! Just curious, where are you from in Indonesia?

@techchat the trial shows that there is every possibility of the Thunderboat being confronted by a strong and large and powerful wave. it is because of the thunder child’s very low center of gravity and watertight build that makes the boat extremely buoyant.

Yeah, did you see the video of it piercing right through massive waves? It's pretty incredible how it gets so much air and lands perfectly. Thanks for your comment!


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I wish my country's navy would buy some of these awesome boats.

What country is yours? I bet they will in the near future!

I'm from the Philippines. Our navy could use them to patrol the seas in the South against pirates, and to deter the entry of terror cells into our country.

Now, if that little beast of a boat can be armed with Hellfire missiles, it would make it good for swarming against Chinese ships too.

almost as interesting as your comment

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very good@techchat

truly a gem of engineering

an amazing speed boad. Its crazy boat. I think that the barracuda could sale to my country, cause Indonesia is a country with so much island and sea (maritim) country.

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