Optimus Prime's Second Cousin
Breakdown: Advanced Tactics AT Transformer
Cross a helicopter with an SUV (and add a healthy dash of Mad Max-ian creativity) and you get the Advanced Tactics AT Transformer, a platform that enables the world’s first road-able vertical takeoff and landing aircraft (VTOL). Designed for cargo drops or extractions during urban firefights, AT Transformer technology has found its way into two vehicles: the AT Black Knight Transformer, which we break down above, and the AT Panther Transformer, designed for special operations. The first driving tests of the Black Knight finished in December; prepare for the first flight tests early this year. Oh, and did we mention that the damned thing is autonomous?