What The Hell Is This Monster?

Andrew Mitchell is an Instrument and Flight Control Systems Crafstman at the 721st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, in Ramstein Air Base, Germany. That's why he gets to see some really amazing things, like this giant metal insect ready.

What you are seeing here is the belly of a Boeing C-17 Globemaster III carrying a US Army M1 Abrams outfitted with de-mining equipment. Andrew's work allows them to see really amazing war machinery on its way through Afghanistan.

Clearly, you don't need to be high in space or in a USAF tanker to have some cool job views. [Thanks Andrew!]