The craziest high-tech innovation to hit the battlefield in ages boasts millimeters-thick sheet metal, black powder time bombs, battering-blades and a heavy armament of bottle rockets. No—it isn’t the advanced replacement to the M1 Abrams battle tank, it’s the Ghanaian Kantanka and it’s laughably terrifying.
Ever had a burning desire to start your own robot army? Well, now might be your chance, provided you have $55,000 to spare. Someone is selling an experimental unmanned military vehicle on eBay. (Death ray not included.)
Back in 1953, the Unites States government asked the question 'what happens to a jeep, bus, car or tank when you detonate an atomic bomb over it?' This high-def footage gives the answer: they get incinerated.
A man named James Kirk will be the captain of the $4bn USS Zumwalt, the first of America's new stealth destroyers. No, I am not making this up.
If it ain't broke, don't fix it. At least that's the motto of the military forces keeping these machines running.
The insanity of the early Cold War manifested itself perfectly in the Atomic Cannon, built by the US in the early '50s to shoot nukes out of artillery. It turns out that the Russians built a nuclear gun, too.
Sometimes the insane engineering projects the military industrial complex attempt actually work. Sometimes they don't. In between, there's testing, and Jalopnik readers have the ten most unreal videos of these projects.
You know the little Power Wheels-style ATV your kid uses to drive across the lawn? it turns out that it makes a great machine gun drone in the hands of Libyan rebel, and structural engineer, Mohammad Bin Saud.