DARPA's Experimental Tank May One Day Dodge Incoming Threats

Last month, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency introduced what a next-generation tank might look like. Known as the Ground X-Vehicle Technology (GXV-T) program, this experimental vehicle is less like the traditional heavily armored brutes typically on the battlefield. These are built for speed. » 9/07/14 10:21am 9/07/14 10:21am

The World's Best Military Collection Is For Sale, Here's How To Buy It

There are only two privately owned SCUD missile launchers in North America. Both of them are nestled in the hills above Silicon Valley and you can own one for a cool $300,000. But if you've got the cash, over 100 other pieces of historic military machinery is going on sale next month, and this is your crib sheet. » 6/27/14 4:30pm 6/27/14 4:30pm

Here Are A Bunch Of Russian Tanks Straight-Up Driving Into Ukraine

As we've continued our coverage of the vehicles being sent in to fight the Ukrainian government and aid the glorious Russian soldiers of Novorossiya Ukrainian rebels, some commenters have cast doubt on that narrative. Today, that narrative was proven right. By the US government, of all people. » 6/13/14 6:01pm 6/13/14 6:01pm

The Norwegian Army is Using the Oculus Rift to See Through Its Tanks

When it comes to protection, a hulking vehicle made of armor is probably one of the safer places you can be. The downside of hanging out in a metallic womb, though, is that it's kind of tough to see out. That is, until you strap on an Oculus Rift and turn the tank invisible. » 5/05/14 10:55am 5/05/14 10:55am

Terrifying GoPro video from tanks in Syria's war zone

Need a quick reminder as to why war should be avoided at all costs? Spend an hour in the driver's seat of a Syrian Army T-72 tank column as it spews destruction through Syria's Darayya warzone. Then watch the rebels destroying the tanks. Warning: Although you can't see the bodies, fighters on both sides are dying.… » 3/20/14 2:28pm 3/20/14 2:28pm

What America Can Learn From Russia's Cheap But Deadly T90 Tank

The Russian T-90, a hybrid evolution of the T-72 and T-80, weighs in at almost 48 tons, and would lead Russia into battle if a major land conflict erupted today — not a crazy idea anymore. Here's what the Pentagon should learn something from the thrifty, simple and dangerously effective tank? » 3/13/14 10:07am 3/13/14 10:07am

Towing A Tank Out Of The Mud Looks Like A 42-Ton Pain In The Ass

You wouldn't think a T55AM2 battle tank could get bogged in a crop field, but it looks like some British blokes at "The Tank School" managed to break one in an inch of mud. The recovery effort took two more armored vehicles, a heavy truck, an excavator and probably about 1,000 gallons of fuel. » 3/10/14 2:33pm 3/10/14 2:33pm

These Easy-To-Install Treads Turn Any Car Into a Tank

If you're an off-roading enthusiast you've probably already seen those kits that let you replace your truck's wheels with a set of four tank treads for tackling any terrain. The Track N Go is the same idea, except that you don't need a garage, a lift, or any kind of mechanical know-how to install them. You just drive… » 1/12/14 11:27am 1/12/14 11:27am