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How Armour is Evolving to Beat Tank-Smashing RPGs

Like the AK-47, the Soviet RPG-7 rocket propelled grenade has become one of the most widely-distributed infantry weapons on Earth, used by everyone from E8 nations to guerilla insurgency groups in every major conflict since Vietnam. But their ubiquitousness nature has kicked off a global race focused on how to beat them. Read More >>

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The USMC's Amphibious Tank Killer Gets a New Pop-up Missile Launcher

The US Marine Corps is the tip of America's spear—a fast-moving, flexible, forward operating force geared to take and hold territory quickly and efficiently. This flexibility is exemplified in the USMC's favourite armoured troop carrier: the eight-wheeled, tank-hunting LAV-AT. The only thing it can't do is fly. Read More >>

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The Incredible Flying Tanks of WWII

Given how devastatingly effective both newly-invented tank and airplane technologies proved during World War I, it was only a matter of time before enterprising military designers on both sides of the Atlantic thought to combine them into a flying machine of armoured mayhem. And they almost succeeded. Well, at least the Soviets did. Read More >>

The Amazing Antonov A-40: A Flying Tank

When it comes to war, innovation is key and WWII saw more insane ideas and weapons of war developed than perhaps any before it. One of the more surreal was the Antonov A-40, colloquially known as the tank that could fly! Read More >>

Tank-Powered Sledding is Now Officially the Best Winter Sport

It may never one day become an official Olympic sport, but it's hard to argue that riding in a sled while being dragged around by a tiny electric tank doesn't look far more exciting than skiing, snowboarding, and skating combined. Read More >>

These Easy-To-Install Treads Turn Any Car Into a Tank

If you're an off-roading enthusiast you've probably already seen those kits that let you replace your 4x4's wheels with a set of four tank treads for tackling any terrain. The Track N Go is the same idea, except that you don't need a garage, a lift, or any kind of mechanical know how to install them. You just drive your vehicle onto the treads, lock them in place, and away you go. Read More >>

Exploding Dogs Were Used as Mobile Anti-Tank Mines During World War II

Today I found out about the use of exploding anti-tank dogs during World War II. These dogs, usually alsatians, were also called "Hundminen" or "dog mines." They were trained to carry explosives on their bodies to enemy tanks, where they would then be detonated. No, it did not end very well for the dogs in question. Read More >>

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Russia's Unstoppable Terminator Tank Is Now Even More Deadly

After being thoroughly worked over by Chechen separatists at the Battle of Grozny in 1995, Russia set about reinventing its armoured divisions. The existing BMP-2 vehicles were scrapped in favour of the improved BMPT "Ramka," better known as the Terminator. Like any blockbuster, this summer delivered an even bigger sequel: The BMPT-72. Call it Terminator 2.
Built by Uralvagonzavod, the BMPT-72 packs every bleeding edge technology in the Russian armoury into a T-72 main battle tank chassis, one of the most successful and widely adopted armoured platforms in the world. Read More >>

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Watch These Tiny RC Tanks Fight a Surprisingly Epic Miniature Battle

The folks at FinalCutKing, who brought us that wonderful remote control car chase a while ago, are back with a new scaled-down film involving tanks, fighter planes, and simulated explosions galore. Read More >>

The Army's Latest Tank Is 32 Tonnes of Remote-Control Badassery

The Royal Engineers, a.k.a. the people who never got over their 4-year-old fascination with JCBs, have just got a new toy to play with. Named Terrier, it's a heavily armed tank/bulldozer combo that can be remotely commanded to smash through things at 45 mph. Lucky gits. Read More >>

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Russian Heavy Flame Thrower Systems: As If Tanks Weren't Badass Enough on Their Own

For as cool as hurling columns of fire at your enemies is, "flamethrower guy" was one of the most dangerous jobs in the military — one stray bullet and the big canister of napalm strapped to you goes ka-boom and you along with it. So what better way to safely spread thermobaric mayhem than by incorporating your flamethrower into a T-72 Battle Tank? Read More >>

A Drunk Guy Drove a Tank Inside a House

Imagine yourself sleeping at 3:00 AM on a Friday night. You probably wanted a little peace and quiet before tomorrow's picnic at the park. You're deep in a dream about running barefoot on the beach when SMAAASSSSSHHHH GUNKDAGUNK BOOOM. A drunk man drives a freaking tank inside your house and destroys it. Read More >>

Huge Shark Tank Breaks Inside Chinese Mall, 15 People Injured

Remember that fake image of a flooded shopping mall with sharks swimming everywhere? Well, this one is not a fake. It happened for real in China, where a 33-tonne shark tank shattered into a thousand pieces in a shopping centre in Shanghai. There are several injured people, but nobody' dead. Read More >>

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What Do You Think Happens When a Tank Smashes Into a Giant Mud Puddle?

It's like watching Shamu in the splash zone -- only worse, because it's dirty, filthy mud that gets splattered all across your body. But come on, giant tank + mud puddle? You already know what's coming. Mud for you! Mud for me! Mud for everyone! [The Awesomer] Read More >>

Pontoon Treads Let This Tank Tear Across Land and Water

Many wonderful things have come out of the US Military's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency—or DARPA— including the internet. But none are as insanely awesome as its new CAAT (Captive Air Amphibious Transporter) which is essentially a tank that floats on water thanks to its oversized inflatable treads. Read More >>

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Watching Tanks Racing On a Beach Is Almost as Good as Watching Women Racing On a Beach

Apparently, if you visit ome beaches on the Baltic Sea, you can catch this show often. Since the beach itself is not a virgin paradise, the local authorities make these armoured columns go through sand instead of breaking the roads' asphalt. Read More >>


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