18,000 frames per second. That's what it takes to make one of the most destructive forces in the battlefield turn from fire-spitting hate dragon to beautiful. If you are not convinced, take a look at this other angle:

Make sure to expand this video to full screen.

The tank is a Russian T-90, a third-generation 46.5-tonne beast with a steel-composite-reactive blend armor, shooting a 125mm shell.

The camera is a Photron, a high speed, ultra high definition camera made for scientific analysis. It's also made to blow your knickers off. [Thanks Karl!]