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?
The U.S. military does not need Iraqi permission to fly close air support and casualty evacuation missions for U.S. troops in combat, a top military spokesman in Iraq clarified on Tuesday.
Army Col. James Rawlinson clarified that the Iraqis do not need to approve missions in emergency circumstances after Task & Purpose reported on Monday that the U.S. military needed permission to fly CAS missions for troops in a fight.
Carson Thomas, a healthy and fit 20-year-old infantryman who had joined the Army after a brief stint in college, figured he should tell the medics about the pain in his groin he had been feeling. It was Feb. 12, 2012, and the senior medic looked him over and decided to send him to sick call at the base hospital.
It seemed almost routine, something the Army doctors would be able to diagnose and fix so he could get back to being a grunt.
Now looking back on what happened some seven years later, it was anything but routine.
Thousands of U.S. service members who've been sent to operate along the Mexico border will receive a military award reserved for troops who "encounter no foreign armed opposition or imminent hostile action."
The Pentagon has authorized troops who have deployed to the border to assist U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) since last April to receive the Armed Forces Service Medal. Details about the decision were included in a Marine Corps administrative message in response to authorization from the Defense Department.
There is no end date for the award since the operation remains ongoing.
Americans' mighty military may have met its match when it comes to erecting barriers to keep out intruders.
An alligator in Florida recently had zero trouble flopping over a chain-link fence to get onto a naval air base. Motorist Christina Stewart pulled over to film it, and local television station WJAX posted it on Facebook.