Dallas Assailant Purchased Armored "Zombie Apocolypse" Van On Ebay

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… » 6/14/15 9:35am 6/14/15 9:35am

Tank Teaches Student Driver In Yaris A Valuable Driving Lesson

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. » 6/02/15 7:37am 6/02/15 7:37am

Russia's Huge "Robot" Firefighting Tank Is Being Put Into Army Service

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… » 5/26/15 9:23am 5/26/15 9:23am

A C-130 Is Happy To Deliver A Huge Rocket Launcher Just About Anywhere

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. » 5/05/15 5:22pm 5/05/15 5:22pm

Watch America's Most Advanced Tank Waltz For Estonians

Watching a 65-ton rolling battleship waltz around can be strangely enchanting. The Russians, in particular, take their tank ballets very seriously. But America is getting in on the act, showing off their souped up M1A2SEPv2 Abrams main battle tanks to Baltic NATO allies as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve. » 4/09/15 8:30pm 4/09/15 8:30pm

Russia's Universal Combat Platform Is Based On This Shadowy Super Tank

As part of its military resurgence, Russia plans on rebuilding its mechanized forces around a single 'Universal Combat Platform' that will replace a whole slew of disparate tracked vehicles, some of which have been in service for many decades. At the center of this one-size-fits-all armored strategy is the shadwoy… » 1/03/15 2:02pm 1/03/15 2:02pm

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

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