The problem is the width of this solution which limits the use of the chassis even at a scale of 1: 8. Therefore, from the beginning I was looking for inspiration among military vehicles. However, these are usually heavily armored and i was afraid that the ready model will be too heavy.
When I hit the NIMR Automotive products from Abu Dhabi, I immediately caught a glimpse of AJBAN special operations vehicle. It had the right width, desert camouflage, proper tires and an open body. The cool aggressive design of the bodywork fit well to technic parts, especially since I have a lot of yellow panels.
Initially I had plans to equip it with a winch, a machine gun, working steering wheel, and other extras. But soon it turned out that without it the weight is approaching 4 kg and the model becomes sluggish. So I gave calm and I thought of Arnold passing through sunny California in his Hummer. Why would not the Sheikans have been able to bring their falcons to the wilderness with a civilian version of AJBAN.
The model does not have any special offroad performance, but on flat surface it is quite speedy.
The advantage is that there are no moving parts, so if Lego had strong motors of similar size, it could be a fast vehicle.
Drive 4 x PF L
Turn 1 x PF L
Power 2 x PF Battery Pack
Tires. MIL-SPEC ZXL 2.2 "TIRES (130 mm)
Interesting 4WD solution. It has more potential in real hybrid military vehicles than in Lego: Technic parts are not enough compact for this and extra structura weight eats up advantages. But in the reality, steering, electric drive (and possibly tire pressure compressor) integrated in separate wheel hubs greatly increases survivability of a vehicle under enemy fire.