Poland’s new PL-01 “concept” tank is covered in radar-absorbing materials and features temperature-controlled cells on the outer body that can match the surrounding temperature and make the tank invisible to infrared. On top of that, the heat they give off can be modified to make the stealth tank look like a car, a motorcycle, or even a person to enemy radar.
Production of the PL-01 is set to begin in 2018, with export to NATO countries beginning in 2022. You can see more photos at Gas 2.
This go-anywhere, do-anything offspring of a drunken three-way between an electric power chair, an ATV, and an M1 Abrams tank isn’t just a concept. You can buy one right. Freaking. Now.
If you have $30K to spend on a power chair, that is … here’s what it looks like in other colors.
Also called most Wednesdays and some Saturdays.
War is already nasty, but if this unlikely crap firing tank were ever manufactured, it would be even nastier. The design solves the problem of waste buildup inside a tank by converting the human waste into a weapon.
Militaries are always trying to find a way to get a jump on an enemy, and there’s no better way to get the drop on your foes like invisibility and cloaking. So for example, if you had a tank that you wanted to make look like a Jeep, you could give it the heat signature of a Jeep, so that it looks significantly smaller and less threatening through night vision goggles.
Mexican and Central American drug gangs have gotten pretty big in the past several years, and for while it was common to find homemade jungle submarines. But now it appears that drug cartels have begun building tanks by armoring trucks with steel plating and big fucking guns.
There’s lots of great case mods out there, but not many that can roll around your house, scaring the hell out of the cats. This guy made a working tank case, with working treads and a turret.