One sweet ride

| December 11, 2012

Yesterday, our buddy, Susan Katz Keating asked what this was. Turns out that it is a homemade tank built by Syrian rebels;

Nice Sony Playstation controls for the machinegun, huh? Seems like a lot of work to get a machinegun into the action, though. But it is marginally better than the Egyptian helmet thing we saw last year.

Thanks to Raoul for the link to Weasel Zippers.

Category: Terror War

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  1. Michael says:

    Hey, WTF, a little paint and it’s a go!

  2. Old Trooper says:

    One well placed M72A2 LAW and this thing will be a bigger pile of scraps than it already is.

  3. BohicaTwentyTwo says:

    You now have The A-Team theme song playing on your head.

  4. streetsweeper says:

    Ingenuity….okay then! I bet it’s real fun changing out a flat tire too, lol.

  5. Dogrease says:

    Does it say ” Eat Me ” on the side?

  6. Medic09 says:

    I hesitate to disparage this too much, too fast. It could be that facing lightly armed infantry, it has some use. I realize I’m almost 70 years behind the times, but for comparison I offer you the homemade ‘armored’ cars, buses, and trucks used by the Israelis in the 1940s. The road from Bab al Wad/Shaar Hagai is lined with the remains of these vehicles that were used to break the siege of Jerusalem. Today they are memorials to the desperation, ingenuity, and bravery of the early Israeli fighters. It looks here like the Syrian rebels are working on a similar mindset, and I wouldn’t discount it too fast. It might have morale-boosting value, even if the actual military value is slim.

  7. Ex-PH2 says:

    It’s the Urban Assault Vehicle from “Stripes”!

    Too cool! I want one! Where do I order it?

  8. 2-17 Air Cav says:

    This is amazing! Where in the world did the Syrians find an original Zamboni machine? Hell, I didn’t even know they had a hockey team. Too cool.

  9. Claymore says:

    …and somewhere in Syria, a Falafel Hut is missing its dumpster.

  10. SKK says:

    Such a work of genius! I am in awe of their scrap-heap-fu. And thank you, JL, for the linky-thingy! {hugs}

  11. MickeyGSM says:

    is that parts from some of our torn up vehicles

  12. MCPO NYC USN (Ret.) says:

    I could use that each time I drive to the Post Exchange at Fort Hamilton in Brooklyn.