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Meet Tank Truck: Half Tank, Half Truck

The rebels currently fighting Gaddafi’s forces in Libya have added a new piece to their so-called Mad Max arsenal of improvised weapons: the tank truck. Strictly speaking, it never was a tank — the turret and gun are from an armored personnel carrier. But what is undeniable is that it is a gun turret welded to a pickup truck. More importantly, it’s fully functional.

From Defense Tech:

The video […] show rebels firing what appears to be the turret-mounted 2A28 Grom gun of a Soviet-designed BMP-1 armored personnel carrier from the back of a pickup. Yes, the entire gun turret has been mounted on crude metal supports in the bed of the truck. Note the office swivel chair that has replaced the original gunner’s seat.

(via Defense Tech)

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