Syrian Rebels Built This Tank Using Old Cars And Games Consoles

Syrian Rebels Built This Tank Using Old Cars And Games Consoles


Called the Sham Il, it’s built around an old car chassis but has some new — if unattractive — armoured bodywork, along with a machine gun turret. No windows, obviously, so instead there are external cameras which route footage to an LCD, so the driver can see what’s going on outside.

Perhaps the best part, though, is that the machine gun is aimed and fired using what looks like a PlayStation controller. No, really. [YouTube via Verge]