Monday, February 4, 2013

Marmon-Herrington “The Rhino”

In 1954 this strange vehicle rolled out of a factory unit after 5 years of development in Indiana, the brainchild of Elie Agnides. Designed to be a go anywhere vehicle, it was at home on the road, mud and even water, yes it’s amphibious. To top it all off its also got switchable 2 and 4 wheel drive and will cruise at up to 45mph thanks to its 110bhp diesel engine. On the water thrust was provided by a rear pump system with a nozzle that can be rotates 360 degrees. Check out the link below to the Popular Science magazine write up on this beast.

 Rear amphibious thrust pump-

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