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Tanks

Firing a Tank in Slow Motion

Firing a Tank in Slow Motion

On this episode of Planet Slow Mo, The Slow Mo Guys headed to a range in Texas to check out some WWII-era Sherman tanks, and a D-20 Howitzer artillery gun, and captured them firing projectiles in glorious detail in front of their high-speed camera.

Reconfigurable Wheel-Tracks

Reconfigurable Wheel-Tracks

For a DARPA tech demo, CMU National Robotics Engineering Center developed wheels which can transform back and forth between round and triangular shapes instantly, with tank-like grip on soft surfaces in track mode, and a more conventional ride in wheel mode.

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Giant R/C Tank

Giant R/C Tank

RCSparks Studio shows off an epic build – a 1/6th scale, all-metal remote-controlled tank from Armortek. The Ferdinand Elefant weighs in at 240 pounds, has dual 24-volt motors, working tracks and realistic sound effects. In total, this monster cost about $6500.

Transforming LEGO Howitzer Tank

Transforming LEGO Howitzer Tank

LEGO master Shadow Elenter shows off another impressive Technic build. His latest creation is a Howitzer style tank that weighs in at 12 pounds. It has working treads, and some amazing weaponry, including a massive gun that plants itself to handle its recoil.

Oh No… Meemaw’s House!

Oh No… Meemaw’s House!

This silly video from Corridor features ample amounts of tank-based destruction as two guys scramble to salvage their meemaw’s valued possessions before they’re demolished. It doubles as a promo for World of Tanks, but we’ve all got to pay the bills somehow.

Rezvani TANK Military Edition

Rezvani TANK Military Edition
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An upgraded version of Rezvani’s TANK utility vehicle designed to protect its occupants in an ambush. Its glass and armor can handle high-caliber weapon fire, it packs night vision, bomb protection, electrified door handles, gas masks, magnetic deadbolts and more.

DIY Mini Tank with Fireworks

DIY Mini Tank with Fireworks

World of Tanks commissioned maker Peter Sripol to come up with a hell of a way to celebrate the fourth of July. Peter and his buddy made a rideable mini tank out of wood, steel and the electronics from a wheelchair. Then they armed it with fireworks.

Plasan Yagu Compact Tank

Plasan Yagu Compact Tank

While it’s certainly not as capable as Howe & Howe’s personal tank, this highly-modded Arctic Cat Wildcat 4 1000 ATV from Israeli outfit Plasan is actually a military-grade machine. It features a roof-mounted weapon system, B6+ composite armor, and room for 3 occupants.

DIY Micro Tank

DIY Micro Tank

Want to build a cool little toy for your desktop? Watch this clip by Amr MCI in which he shows us how to construct a tiny battery-powered tank that is powerful enough to climb over obstacles. Making the drive wheels from rolled up tape is a neat hack.

T-Rex Skull Tank

T-Rex Skull Tank

YouTuber 3D Printing!!! shows off a build that simply wouldn’t have been possible without 3D Printing!!! – a motorized R/C tank with a cockpit based on the skull of the mighty T-Rex. We want one of these for our office so badly.

Howe & Howe Ripsaw EV3-F1

Howe & Howe Ripsaw EV3-F1
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If you thought the EV2 personal tank was badass, get a load of this amped up version, which packs a 727ci Hemi that makes an insane 1500 hp. It tears over any surface thanks to 112 inch-long tracks, and boasts 16″ of suspension travel. It’s so powerful that it can pop wheelies.

Rezvani TANK

Rezvani TANK
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The TANK is a 4WD extreme utility vehicle designed to handle just about anything. It starts out with a 6.4 liter HEMI V8 engine, making 500hp, and can be kitted out with everything from an off-road suspension, to Kevlar armor, bulletproof glass, and thermal night vision.

DIY 3D Printed Tank

DIY 3D Printed Tank

Maker Roberto Correia shows off a neat build – a remote-controlled model tank which was built primarily from 3D-printed parts. He later added a moving gripper arm to its top. It’s based on a design by TimmiClark over on Thingiverse if you want to make your own.

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The Largest Tanks Ever Designed

The Largest Tanks Ever Designed

RealLifeLore talks about some of the most absurdly huge tanks ever conceived, including one that’s larger than a basketball court. While they sound fearsome, physics and tactics meant that these behemoths had more bark than bite.

Ripsaw EV2 Personal Tank

Ripsaw EV2 Personal Tank

Howe & Howe’s Ripsaw EV2 offers incredible speed and agility off-road, while keeping its occupants clean and dry inside its high tech cockpit. It’s got more than 12″ of suspension travel and a 600+hp diesel engine. It also comes in a “pickup” version that carries bikes.

LEGO RC A39 Tortoise

LEGO RC A39 Tortoise

One-man LEGO Technic factory Sariel tops himself yet again with this badass model of the A39 Tortoise, a British World War II heavy assault tank prototype. Its drivetrain, cannon, turret and machine gun are controlled with a DualShock 4 via two SBricks.

Battlezone (Gameplay)

Battlezone (Gameplay)

An in-depth look at one of the PlayStation VR’s launch titles. Battlezone takes inspiration from Atari’s classic 1980 arcade tank combat game, but in a dramatically more colorful and complex environment, with many more weapon choices and strategic elements.

Building a Tank from Scratch

Building a Tank from Scratch

A team of guys in Russia show off the build process behind their own homebrew tank. We’re assuming the plywood bits at the start were an earlier prototype, as the finished MS-1 tank appears to be made from sturdier materials like metal and rubber.

Tank Troll

Tank Troll

In the middle of the 2015 Arctic Race of Norway bike race, a military commander decided to send one of his tanks out to greet the cyclists as they rode by. We’re impressed that nobody fell off their bike when they saw it. Skip to 10:10.

Djokovic vs. Abrams

Djokovic vs. Abrams

“Great off-road, not so much on the clay court.” If YouTuber timtimfed is to be believed, the Australian Open really was open. When a sentient tank is allowed to play pro tennis, everybody wins. Then loses horribly.

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World of Tanks: Tank Rally

World of Tanks: Tank Rally
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Free-to-play tank MMO World of Tanks has a new racing mode. Tank Rally pits you in 3 vs. 3 battles aboard 1000hp tanks that go up to 56mph. Win by getting to the base at the end or by blowing up your opponents.

Real World Tank Battle

Real World Tank Battle

We’ve all driven tanks in video games like Battlefield 4, but nothing will prepare you for the devastation you’ll witness in this chilling POV footage captured from Syrian T-72 tanks making their way through the ruins of Darayya.

Tank Braking Test

Tank Braking Test

The people in this video must have extreme confidence in both the pilot’s skills and the emergency braking capabilities of this Leopard tank which is bearing down at them and must stop on a dime in order to avoid crushing them all.

Russian Robot Tanks

Russian Robot Tanks

We’d love to think that Pacific Rim’s Jaegers are the future of urban warfare, but it’s more likely that we’ll see something like the remote-controlled tanks shown in this simulation. We at least need these in the next Call of Duty.

Speeding Tank

Speeding Tank

While you might think of tanks as slow-moving vehicles, it turns out that some of them can actually drive quite quickly. Here’s the Leclerc MBT tearing up desert at nearly 45mph. Though it still can’t beat this tank.

The Tank Chair

The Tank Chair

The electric wheelchair gets an off-road upgrade, freeing passengers to explore and ride on just about any surface. They just need to connect with the underwater wheelchair lady and collaborate.

Tanks a Lot

Tanks a Lot

While the crowd standing to the side of this mud puddle should have known better, they seem to be shocked when an approaching tank dowses them with a huge downpour of muck.

Storming the Beach

Storming the Beach

We’re not quite sure why this convoy of tanks is cruising along the beachside of the Baltic Sea, but vacationers might have to shake a little extra sand out of their swim trunks after they pass.

Hellcat Tank Destroyer

Hellcat Tank Destroyer

It’s been a while since FPSRussia blew up some stuff real good for us. Here, he takes out a car, and turns the powerful 76mm gun on a Hellcat Tank into an oversize potato gun.

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