Training To Hit Moving Targets In A Tank Looks Like The Most Fun Ever

Remember Super Battletank? I spent hours trying to master the SNES game when I was a kid, and at the time the prevailing wisdom was that tank warfare was dead following Desert Storm. But over two decades later these ground crushing leviathans continue to prove themselves during the Thunder Runs of Iraqi Freedom, and… » 10/17/14 7:45pm 10/17/14 7:45pm

Watch This Armored Car Make It Home On Nothing But Shredded Tires

They are supposed to be run-flat, not run-shred tires, but this Turkish Otokar Cobra armored gets around pretty well riding on rims. Turkey's Otokar is somewhat analogous to French armored combat vehicle builder Panhard's VBL, and it can be similarly reconfigured for almost any mission. » 9/20/14 4:03pm 9/20/14 4:03pm

You Can Shoot This BMW X5 With An AK-47 And Drive It Away

The 2015 BMW X5 Security Plus, set to be revealed at the Moscow Auto Show later this month, is the next iteration of the company's armored SUV line. Sure looks like a standard X5, but all the body panels and windows have all been replaced with a variety BMW claims is "AK-47 proof." » 8/19/14 2:41pm 8/19/14 2:41pm

IMI's Combat Guard May Be The Most Extreme Armored 4X4 Ever Built

Israeli Military Industries might have created the most extreme wheeled armored vehicle ever with their unveiling of the Combat Guard. This baby packs 54-inch tires, close to three feet of ground clearance, weighs eight tons and can go just about anywhere. Think rock crawler meetsStryker meets Lamborghini LM002 in Halo » 6/25/14 2:40pm 6/25/14 2:40pm

Meet Greece's Futuristic & Deadly Hummer With A Mutt-Like Pedigree

The HMMWV comes in countless guises, from up-armored urban war wagons, to Stinger missile packing air defense models, to stripped down no-frills pickup trucks. Considering the fact that the "Hummer" serves around the world with dozens of nations, form Uganda to China, it is of no surprise that many operators put their… » 4/13/14 12:04pm 4/13/14 12:04pm

KNIGHT XV: World's Biggest Fully-Armored Bio-Fuel-Powered SUV Gets…

At 7’4” tall, 18’1” long and 8’2” wide, the KNIGHT XV is one big honkin’ bio-fuel powered SUV. Did we mention it was armored too? Thanks to a 6.8 liter V10 that runs on something nebulously called “Biofuel” it claims to be green, but we estimate its mileage to be in the low single digits. That’s a lot of liquid corn.… » 11/04/08 2:40pm 11/04/08 2:40pm

Safe Happens? Thieves Steal Plans From VW For German Chancellor…

The company all about showing how safe their cars are with the so-jarring-you'll-vomit commercials showed this week how un-safe they can be with things like plans for German Chancellor Angela Merkel's armored limousine. The plans for Merkel's un-pimped, yet stylishly bullet-resistant ride, along with her predecessor… » 10/12/06 10:36am 10/12/06 10:36am

Kill 'em All, Let the Garbageman Sort Them Out: Hammer's H2X-40…

Our favorite masters of weaponization at Defense Review deliver us this video, which shows what Hammer's H2X-40 shotgun/turret system can do whan faced with an adversary — in this case, what look to be several purchases from the home and garden section of Wal-Mart. It's operated from the inside of the SUV, so… » 8/08/06 1:00pm 8/08/06 1:00pm

Queen of the Rijck: Bombproof Maybach 62

An opening statement on the Web site of Rijck — a builder of armored limousines, such as the bombproof custom Maybach 62 (pictured) — sums it up: "Terrorism, crime, kidnapping and carjacking have become part of daily life worldwide. For many years security and the demand for luxury and comfort were in conflict with… » 5/15/06 4:46pm 5/15/06 4:46pm