Syrian rebels build homemade tank
Syrian rebels have used a little ingenuity to give themselves a fighting chance in the country’s civil war. Judging by the fact that the uprising has lasted for more than a year now, the fighters definitely have skills in weapons and military tactics, but some of the rebels have displayed a different sort of skill by creating this homemade tank, featured in this Autoblog.com post.
This armored assault vehicle started as a diesel truck and was converted to a tank by adding a lot of steel and a big gun. The occupants, engine and tires are protected by thick metal, and the vehicle uses four cameras (including a gunner camera that can zoom by what appears to be a Playstation controller) and a rear-facing camera to help the driver pilot the massive vehicle.
Watch the Russia Today video below: