The U.S. Army wants to spend a billion dollars on a light tank, a vehicle it doesn’t need, because it already had a vehicle that fit the exact same role. And the Army canned it.
Since the summer of 2014, one of America’s most prized battlefield weapons, the M1 Abrams tank, has been used by those it was meant to fight. Captured M1 tanks have fought with ISIS and have recently been used by Iranian-backed Shia militias to put down a Kurdish movement for independence.
There was a bit of confusion in the office today. What is a tank? As it turns out, many of the things that you think are tanks are, in fact, not.
I know not everyone agrees with this, but as far as I can tell, life can be interesting, and the purpose of a Homeowners’ Association is to prevent any evidence of that fact from being demonstrated. At least that’s what I’m taking away from the situation with Tony Buzbee, his authentic WWII Sherman tank, and the HOA…
Russia’s T-14 Armata tank has already made waves for its armor that can reportedly stand up against NATO’s current anti-tank missile systems. Now it’s making news again because it can reportedly destroy targets more than seven miles away, which is more than twice the range of America’s vaunted M1 Abrams tank. The real…
I hate cooking. It’s tedious, and requires a finesse beyond “make sure this bolt is torqued to this exact amount or your timing belt will come loose and your engine will explode.” I follow the directions in recipes to the letter and still fail, every time. But I might be convinced to enjoy cooking if I had a tank.
I’m still flabbergasted as I’m writing this. First, that this story involves a tank collector. And second, that he found gold bars in an old tank that totaled about $2.5 million dollars at today’s exchange rates.
The Iranians unveiled their Karrar tank Sunday, which they’ve claimed can compete with Russia’s T-90 in terms of lethality. Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan said during the ceremony that the Karrar compete with any tank on the battlefield in terms of precision, mobility and power. Sure.
What with the Russian president invading his neighbors all willy-nilly and interfering in American elections, and the American president wanting more nukes just as soon as he figures out how to use them, NATO figured this was a good time to remind everyone how to stop a tank that just so happens to be rolling through…
Given the right conditions, you can absolutely drift a tank. Jason recently drove one and did some donuts. This cold-weather test of American and Norwegian tanks got sideways enough that someone set it to Initial D-style Eurobeat.
Part of the beautiful insanity that makes up modern America is the fact that anyone with a metabolism and some cash to throw around can get inside a genuine, no-joke tank and go on a glorious rampage of curated destruction. It’s fun and cathartic, and the magnification of your physical effect on the world is like an…
Years ago, Israeli defense outfit Rafael developed the equivalent of a “bubble shield” for military vehicles. The Trophy Active Protection System basically blasts incoming missiles into oblivion with a turreted shotgun. Now this tech is finally running on American M1 Abrams tanks and Stryker armored vehicles.
It’s a tank! It’s a train! It looks a little like both, but the Omsktransmash СПМ is actually a 60-ton fire fighting vehicle. You know, for when something like a warehouse full of explosives goes up in flames. No, really, that’s this machine’s primary mission designation.
Now that Iran is sitting on a pile of cash and the import ban on conventional military hardware has been partially lifted following the nuclear deal, the Islamic Republic is looking to replace its hodgepodge of vintage military hardware. This may soon include producing Russian Su-30 multi-role fighters and T-90 tanks…
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.
Tanks! They’re big, mean, ugly, and loud, and their crews are highly competitive. Russia is hosting the World Championship Tank Biathalon right now, and the finals mean that the best of the whole group are competing for the title of Best Tank Biathelete (I think). But the winner gets a tank! A real tank!
What, you think some fully sikkk drifts y0 were limited to guys in Nissans? Aw hell no. Check out some sweet dorifto in a Russian made T-72 tank with a Kuwaiti crew at the controls. Aw hell yessssssss, until it all goes wrong.
Howe And Howe Tech brought us the Ripsaw EV2 private-use playtank, and we gaped in awe. They put tracks on a quad and we squealed like pigs in poop. Now they’re giving us another taste of the EV2 Extreme Luxury Super Tank in action and after seeing it you might look at your truck and say “why bother?”