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This Badass Military-Inspired Truck Is A Literal Tank
Do you ever miss cruising around the sandbox, gliding across dunes with the pure power of a Humvee rattling beneath you? Well, now you can have that back, except smoother, sleeker, and with a whole lot less maintenance. The civilian “Tank” by Rezvani Motor company is an all-out monster of a truck.
With a 6.4-liter Hemi V8 that dishes out 500 horsepower on four-wheel drive, the military-inspired Tank is a sport utility vehicle that takes off-roading to a whole other level.
Its creator, Samir Sadikhov, was inspired by a conglomeration of military vehicles and merged all those designs in this civilian SUV. But it’s not the first insane creation from Rezvani. The motor company boasts some other, well, beastly vehicles: Three of its former vehicles are called the Beast, the Beast X, and the Beast Alpha.
The Tank, which makes its debut in 2018, is based on the original Jeep Wrangler design and framework, but its features go far beyond that venerable 4x4. And for $178,000, clearly, they should.
Though there aren’t many specifics yet on the vehicle’s full, cost-justifying features, Rezvani says there are two different types of off-road packages. The Tank also features automated doors and a FLIR infrared camera that allows you to drive in the dead of night without street lights or headlights. But it’s luxurious, too: The seats boast hand-stitched leather, and the Tank also has an entertainment console with apps.
And if all those features aren’t enough, you can also opt for “ballistic armor protection" and bulletproof glass windows. But our real question is whether or not the Tank can survive a nuclear attack, because that’s probably the kind of war that’s coming soon, at least according to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Maybe it’ll be a feature of the 2019 model?
Iran has some surprising weapons at its disposal. In a 2002 U.S. military exercise that pitted Iran against an invasion from an American task force, the general in command of the opposition was retired Lt. Gen. Paul Van Riper. He used motorcycles, small fast-attack boats, land-based missile batteries and even suicide attacks against the Americans.
But he apparently forgot to use Iran's killer dolphin units.
‘We constantly have them on our minds’ — A little-known agency searches all over for the remains of MIA service members
The 80-minute ride each day to the site in Lang Son Province, Vietnam, through mostly unspoiled forestland and fields, reminded Air Force Master Sgt. Aliah Reyes a little of her hometown back in Maine.
The Eliot native recently returned from a 45-day mission to the Southeast Asian country, where she was part of a team conducting a search for a Vietnam War service member who went missing more than 45 years ago and is presumed dead.
Reyes, 38, enlisted in the Air Force out of high school and has spent more than half her life in military service. But she had never been a part of anything like this.
A U.S. Army Stryker armored vehicle burst into flames on the side of a Polish roadway on Saturday, the Army confirmed on Monday.
A memo circulating over the weekend warning of a "possible imminent attack" against U.S. soldiers in Germany was investigated by Army officials, who found there to not be a serious threat after all.
The U.S. Navy will name its fourth Ford-class aircraft carrier after Doris Miller, an iconic World War II sailor recognized for his heroism during the Pearl Harbor attack, according to reports in The Honolulu Star-Advertiser and U.S. Naval Institute News.
Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly is expected to announce the naming of CVN-81 during a ceremony on Monday in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, according to USNI. Two of Miller's nieces are expected to be there, according to the Star-Advertiser.