Yesterday Hamas unveiled their own tank, supposedly made partially of captured Israeli tank components, during a memorial procession for seven fighters killed in a tunnel collapse in Gaza. Yet upon closer inspection, the tank in question is more movie prop than war wagon.
Did you know that Chrysler built more than 25 percent of America’s tanks during World War II? And in addition to tanks and trucks too, it even helped arm the Allied Powers’ mighty warships. You can learn more about the Chrysler “Arsenal of Democracy” in this new film.
The Association of The United States Army throws its big land warfare expo every year, and this one seems to have some interesting trends. Believe it or not, color tones are one of them, and it has a lot more to do with warfare settings changing than you might think.
It is not every day that you see a 30-ton armored amphibious assault vehicle launch off an elevated concrete pier at high speed into the water, but for the 70th anniversary of the Indonesian Armed Forces, this was apparently part of the spectacle.
For the man who has everything, including enemies that want to take it all away, behold the Range Rover Sentinel. Available from the factory with all the usual luxury trim plus resistance to armor-piercing incendiary bullets, DM51 grenades, and TNT.
No less than 15 Russian An-124 Condor cargo flights have landed in Syria in recent days. This is in addition to a steady stream of Russian cargo ships arriving at Syrian shores, some of which dropped off T-90 main battle tanks, artillery pieces and dozens of armored personnel carriers.
South Korean and American forces are said to be at a readiness unlike any in the world, wound up to spring into all-out war if need be at the sound of a klaxon. This readiness in showcased during combined live fire drills, where the total force is brought together as much for show and intimidation as for training.
The almost decade long saga of picking a replacement for the venerable but ultra antiquated Humvee for many roles has come to a close. In the final phase of competition, Lockheed Martin, AM General and Oshkosh Defense put forward 22 prototypes apiece to be rigorously tested. After over a year of poking, prodding,…
Israel is known for its... shall we say, “creativity” when it comes to warfare, and one of the oldest tricks in the book is hiding in plain sight. The Pereh, meaning “wild,” does just this by making itself look like a Merkava tank, but really it is a rolling guided missile arsenal ship that has been secret for over 30…
This is what happens when you take a corner too fast with a 100,000-pound tank riding on your tractor trailer. It is amazing just how fast the truck goes from speeding along to literally rolling off the road. Physics is a stubborn SOB.
It looks like a heavily armored (possibly production) variant of Zil’s wild armored car may have made it into operational service with Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB). The video below, posted in June, shows the futuristic armored truck roaming Russian roads with other jet black armored vehicles normally…
As Operation Atlantic Resolve rolls on indefinitely and the Pentagon moves a portion of its ground fighting equipment to Eastern Europe permanently, photos of Abrams main battle tanks operating in the region have become commonplace. But not photos like this.http://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/watch-americas...
NASA is looking to swap their old M113 armored astronaut taxis for surplus Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) trucks that are retiring from combat duty. And no, they don’t need all that bombproofing just to look cool.
Dallas was rocked late Friday night by a brazen attack on a police headquarters. An assailant opened fire on the building and planted at least one improvised explosive device before escaping. During the chase, it became clear that the shooter was not in a common vehicle, but a dark painted up-armored van. Details…
It is unclear exactly what the circumstances of this meeting of two completely opposite wheeled vehicles were, but a collision of some sort between a PLL05 Self Propelled 120mm Mortar System and a Porsche Cayman occurred in the Chongqing Jiahua tunnel in Chongqing, China.
A student driver blindly pulled out in front of a column of British armor that was cruising along a hardened road in the Lippe district of Germany yesterday. A collision ensued and yes, you guessed it, the one ton Toyota Yaris lost the fight to the 60+ ton Challenger II Main Battle Tank in a big way.
Russia’s innovative “Special Firefighting Vehicle” is being thrust into operation with the Russian Army. It will supposedly go where no fire truck or human can and will be assigned missions including everything from search and rescue, to putting out fires at weapons depots, to creating fire-lines for forest fire…
Driving a 28-ton 2S3 “Akatsiya” 152mm Self Propelled Howitzer can be a bit frustrating when trying to climb onto the back of a flatbed. But when in doubt, just gun it right? RIGHT?! Actually... not right.
This USAF Special Operations C-130 lands at an austere airstrip and a huge HIMARS Rocket Launcher rolls off its ramp. The C-130 takes back off and the rockets start flying. The way America’s air mobility capability can move big things to pretty much anywhere in the world on short notice is just mesmerizing.