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Russia’s next-generation battle tank can reportedly out-stick the American armor in a heartbeat — and it’s coming to battlefields sooner than expected.

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The U.S. Army is considering various systems to better shield tanks and armored vehicles from RPGs, anti-tank missiles, and other enemy fire.

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Mikhail Kalashnikov, the poor farmer who became the a legendary weapons designer, left a deadly mark on the art of war. Revered in the Soviet Union for developing the ultra-reliable AK-47, his fame spread beyond Russia as the improbably godfather for the ubiquitous semi-automatic rifle favored by militaries, militias, and insurgents around the world. Millions of his Kalashnikovs have seen battle in almost every active theater since World War II.

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What’s cooler than even the most cutting-edge, modern motorcycle? How about an armor-plated, tank-treaded, German-made wartime motorcycle-tank — one that you can actually own?

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If and when the apocalypse ever comes, it won’t be the meek who inherit the Earth. It will be whoever can afford one of these bullet-proof beasts: Introducing the Ghurka RPV Civilian Edition, a street-legal, 13,500-pound off-road vehicle designed to roll through war zones like a rhinoceros in a petting zoo. Built by Terradyne, a Canadian manufacturer of armored personnel carriers and light tactical vehicles, the Ghurka RPV can ram through chained gates and drive in water up to 30-inches deep. It can also withstand 7mm armor-piercing rounds. And it’s packing heat: the 6.7 liter V8 turbodiesel delivers 300hp and 660 Ib.-ft. of torque, as well as a top speed of 70mph. The only catch? It costs $278,000. But, hey, you can’t put a price on indestructibility.

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