There are two basic ways to clear a field of deadly landmines. You can tiptoe around poking and prodding for them, then dig them up while trying to avoid setting them off, or you can go around pounding the dirt trying to trigger them deliberately. The Digger D-3 uses this second method, unleashing its own form of whoopass on anything that dares to get in its way.
Tank treads on skateboards and tank treads on wheelchairs? We've seen virtually every possible transport ever created, but this jarring Volkswagen bus tank is completely nuts — in a good way.
It was only a matter of time before those crazy tank wheelchairs would get banned from streets for being, well, too tank-like in appearance. That's what happened to Jimm Starr, a disabled landscape gardener who just wanted to use his wheelchair tank to enjoy the great outdoors with his family.
There are a number of ways tanks can be camouflaged on the battlefield: with giant covers, paint, leaves and twigs, to name a few. British defense firm BAE Systems has another idea: use E Ink to disguise the vehicles of war.
The Soviet 1K17 laser tank looks like something out of Command and Conquer, but it was armed and operational during the early 90s, and it had US Intelligence totally freaked out.
Skateboards are fun on mirror smooth surfaces and tanks can go just about anywhere, so why not combine the best parts of both in an awesome off-road powered skateboard?
Regular skateboards need a smooth surface to work properly, so when the path gets rough, you need to pick up your board and carry it. Not so with the Vertrax, which uses a tank like tread and a small electric motor to deliver all-terrain performance.
Smart cars are great in big cities like here in New York, because they can be squeezed into all kinds of tiny parking spots that other drivers simply ignore. The problem is you're not going to be too intimidating on the road next to a bunch of giant SUVs.
You'll only have to take your wheels off for this one: simply drive your car onto this crazy continuous tracked platform and hook them together. Voilà! Your car is now a tank. Now if only there was a strap-on cannon,...
When video game publisher THQ decided to scare up some attention for its upcoming release, Relic's Dawn of War 2, the company did the right thing — it built a tank. Fans of Games Workshop's Warhammer 40k universe will recognize...