Air Force Monster Truck, the Ultimate Recruiting Tool

If you're living in America, then at some point you must have found yourself drawn to the idea of serving your country. Noble as they might have been, we're pretty sure your feelings at that point we're boosted the way in which the Army, Air Force and Navy advertise their way of life.

If you have been with autoevolution long enough, then you might be familiar with last year's US Air Force (USAF) Project Supercar and its results, the Mustang X1 and Dodge Vapor. But that's last year's news.

This year, the USAF has something bigger and meaner up its sleeve: the A-10 Monster Truck. Built to match the A-10C Thunderbolt II Warthogs serving in the 188th Fighter Wing, the monster truck will be the weapon of choice for recruiters of the USAF.

Back to the truck, although it will pack no actual weapons, it will surely look like it does. The vehicle has been fitted with the A-10's wings and two General Electric GF-34 engines, accompanied by a 30mm Gatling gun. None of them actually work, though.

In the purest American marketing style, the monster truck and Warthogs will be featured in songs and poetry (read photos and videos) and spiced with the little recruitment tools that can make a big difference: the 30mm Gatling gun will be launching T-shirts where ever it passes, while the sound of the 30mm Gatling gun will be transformed into ringtones.

If you are not quite the monster truck type and more of a chopper rider, the USAF already knows it and it has already prepared a new bomb: an Orange County Choppers... chopper built to match an F-22.
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Daniel loves writing (or so he claims), and he uses this skill to offer readers a "behind the scenes" look at the automotive industry. He also enjoys talking about space exploration and robots, because in his view the only way forward for humanity is away from this planet, in metal bodies.
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