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 calledthe 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?
Benjamin Franklin nailed it when he said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." True story, Benny. There's nothing like pushing your body so far past exhaustion that you'd willingly, even longingly, take a nap on a concrete slab.
Former President George W. Bush is calling for an end to the partial government shutdown, which is about to hit the one-month mark and is currently the longest shutdown in US history.
In an appeal made on Instagram, the 43rd president called on "leaders on both sides to put politics aside, come together, and end this shutdown." The caption was posted with an image of him and former First Lady Laura Bush giving pizza to their Secret Service detail.
Staff Sgt. Daniel Christopher Evans was arrested on Jan. 29, 2018. (Photo courtesy of Wilmington Police Department, North Carolina.)
A special operations Marine is due in court on March 7 after being arrested last year for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend, Task & Purpose has learned.
Staff Sgt. Daniel Christopher Evans was arrested and charged with assault inflicting serious injury on July 29, 2018, according to Jennifer Dandron, a spokeswoman for police in Wilmington, North Carolina. Evans is currently assigned as a Critical Skills Operator with the 2nd Marine Raider Battalion at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, according to the Marine Corps Personnel Locator.
U.S. Army 1st Lt. Elyse Ping Medvigy conducts a call-for-fire during an artillery shoot south of Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Aug. 22, 2014. Medvigy, a fire support officer assigned to the 4th Infantry Division's Company D, 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, is the first female company fire support officer to serve in an infantry brigade combat team supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Whitney Houston (Photo by U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Whitney Houston)
Following Trump's inauguration, some supporters of ground combat integration assumed he would quickly move to reinstate a ban on women in jobs like the infantry. When this did not happen, advocates breathed a collective sigh of relief, and hundreds of qualified women charted a course in history by entering the newly opened occupational fields.
So earlier this week when the Wall Street Journal published an editorial against women in ground combat by conservative political commentator Heather Mac Donald, the inclination of many ground combat integration supporters was to dismiss it outright. But given Trump's proclivity to make knee jerk policy decisions in response to falling approval ratings and the court's tradition of deference to the military when it comes to policies affecting good order and discipline, it would be unwise to assume the 2016 lifting of the ban on women in ground combat is a done deal.
R. Lee Ermey was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery on Friday.
Best known for his iconic role as the Marine Corps drill instructor Gunnery Sgt. Hartman in the war drama Full Metal Jacket, Ermey died April 15, 2018 at age 74 due to complications from pneumonia, Task & Purpose previously reported.