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.
Estonian defense company Milrem has developed a seriously cool military robot that is totally modular, so that it can easily morph from an unmanned combat unit, to a humanless firefighter, to a makeshift medevac.
If you have a dream and a workshop and a lot of free time and live in Russia, you can basically make anything with your bare hands. This is what I’ve learned from watching UFO Garage. They made a homemade MS-1 tank (the first Soviet designed tank) and it’s totally unstoppable in any weather (look at it plow through…
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.
So. Cool. Here’s a photo from the US Army showing M1A2 Abram tanks and a M2A3 Bradley fighting vehicle during a live-fire demonstration. Because their cannons have kicked up the sand from the ground, they almost look like desert sand sculptures. But then they start to take shape and you realize that yep, they’re war…
There are so many things going on in this year’s US and South Korea’s live fire exercise that it’s hard to remember what you’re seeing because each drill just keeps raising the ante over the previous one. All I know is that there were a ton of tanks, helicopters that filled the sky, planes that scorched flybys, and so…
What a perfect picture. A M1 Abrams tank is seen frozen in time as it blasts out its 120mm gun, shooting out a giant fireball that looks more like a fire cloud than anything else. It’s funny because the rest of the picture seems so calm but that giant boulder of fire is anything but.
If there’s one thing a plastic resin 3D printer is good at, it’s making custom toys. And Michael Sng’s Machination Studio has created the ultimate example of what 3D-printed toys can be with the HMC Boudicca; a 20-inch tall walking mechanized tank with more detailed animated features than even R2-D2 has.
It’s not only the fire breathing blast that’s cool in this photo of a M1 Abrams firing its 120mm smoothbore cannon, it’s also the dirt rising from the ground and the dust that surrounds the tank like a forcefield. There is so much power in one picture.
If Batman ever needs to fight a bunch of Siberian warlords trying to invade Gotham from the North (free plot idea), he’ll want to be riding in this: a terrifying custom-made tank that you can see here just casually drifting across a frozen lake.
Ever since the first armored vehicles crawled across the tortured battlescapes of World War I, tanks have become an indelible fixture of land warfare. Many tank-on-tank engagements have occurred over the years, some more significant — and epic — than others. Here are 10 you need to know about.
When your neighbors are Kim Jung-Un-level crazy, you'd better make sure your defenses are bigger and badder than anything they can throw at you. Or at least just as crazy, like the K2 Black Panther's parachute munitions.
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.
SeaWorld hopes putting some waterproof lipstick on itself will make you love it again. The amusement park, which has been submerged in a PR nightmare ever since Blackfish came out last year, announced sweeping new design changes Friday in an effort to lure back fans.
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.
The US Marine Corps is the tip of America's spear—a fast-moving, flexible, forward operating force geared to take and hold territory quickly and efficiently. This flexibility is exemplified in the USMC's favorite armored troop carrier: the eight-wheeled, tank-hunting LAV-AT. The only thing it can't do is fly.
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.…
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?
Given how devastatingly effective both newly-invented tank and airplane technologies proved during World War I, it was only a matter of time before enterprising military designers on both sides of the Atlantic thought to combine them into a flying Reece's Peanut Butter Cup of armored mayhem. And they almost succeeded.…