This is most obvious when looking at airplane history, but vehicle technology takes huge leaps in wartime. Little makes us as good as developing transportation as our desire to kill each other.

I'm currently fascinated with our military's development of heads-up displays, which are getting more and more sci-fi as we speak. F-35 pilots will get the ability to see through their planes, if I'm understanding this great article on FoxtrotAlpha. I can't wait to see this kind of tech on cars.

What do you think is the most interesting, insane, important transportation tech that started in the military, or was greatly developed there?

Photo Credit: USAF/ SrA Brett Clashman


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