Connecticut Cops Delivered Christmas Toys In This $250,000 War Machine

On Christmas Day the police department of Manchester, Connecticut roamed the streets in their eight-ton armored personnel carrier decked out in Christmas lights bearing gifts to needy kids. Cute community outreach initiative or subtle "scare 'em straight" operation? » 12/27/14 10:50am Yesterday 10:50am

This Modified Jeep Is Ready For Combat

American tactical vehicles have become huge and complicated over the years, to the point that considering a Jeep Wrangler as an alternative is almost counterintuitive. But that's where the American military's offroad prowess all started, after all, even if U.S. military planners show little inclination for going in… » 6/12/12 4:30pm 6/12/12 4:30pm

Inside the armored SWAT truck of the future

There's a standoff downtown with heavily armed criminals. The SWAT team's been called in and they have two ways to get there: an unimposing bread delivery truck with flashing lights or a scary-but-slow converted tank. Alpine Armoring's come up with a compromise: a bullet-proof, blast-resistant rolling bunker that… » 10/12/11 4:00pm 10/12/11 4:00pm