The 10 Greatest Tank Battles In Military History

Ever since the first armored vehicles crawled across the tortured battlescapes of World War I, tanks have become an indelible fixture of land warfare. Many tank-on-tank engagements have occurred over the years, some more significant — and epic — than others. Here are 10 you need to know about. » 1/23/15 10:00am 1/23/15 10:00am

Check Out DARPA's Insanely Agile 'Tank Of The Future'

DARPA's Ground X-Vehicle Technology (GSV-T) program is an effort to revolutionize tank design. To that end, the advanced concepts research wing is considering designs that focus less on armor and more on mobility and speed. This wild concept video should give you a good idea of what the U.S. military is striving to… » 9/08/14 11:40am 9/08/14 11:40am

These Homemade Tanks Are Tough Enough To Survive A Zombie Apocalypse

Need an armored vehicle to roll through the hordes of undead but can't get access to a military tank? Take some inspiration from these homemade tanks, with the guns and plating you'll need at the end of the world. » 7/15/14 3:30pm 7/15/14 3:30pm

In Desperation, Ukraine Separatists Try To Restart a WWII Tank

If pro-Russian forces in Ukraine are going to be successful in redrawing the map of Europe, they're going to need some heavy equipment — like this 1943-vintage Soviet tank. Watch — or rather listen — as they try to get this relic going. » 6/12/14 12:20pm 6/12/14 12:20pm

These Abandoned Tanks Are Rusting Mementoes of the Wars of the Past

Swords may be driven into ploughshares when they've finished their fighting, but tanks are often left to rust, in graveyards of military vehicles or on the battlefields where they fell. » 8/11/13 3:00pm 8/11/13 3:00pm

The Horrifying Flame Tank of the 1930s Meant to End All Wars

In 1936, Hugo Gernsback proposed a terrifying new war machine meant to be more efficient than any that had come before it. He called it the "flame tank." And while the thing looks absolutely horrifying in every way (those appear to be dozens of people being burned alive by the tank's flame guns), the stated goal of… » 5/23/13 2:06pm 5/23/13 2:06pm

The most bizarre experimental tanks ever to roll through a battlefield

Tanks are a crucial part of any land force in battle, and every military dreams of coming up with the ultimate invincible vehicle, complete with incredible firepower. But some militaries dream bigger than others. From winged tanks and DiY armored cars, to tanks studded with flamethrowers, here are some of the most… » 2/28/13 5:17pm 2/28/13 5:17pm

This Russian city uses old Soviet tanks as playgrounds

In the environs of the southwestern Siberian city of Omsk, you can find decommissioned Soviet tanks welded shut and dotting children's playgrounds. Behold the most hardcore playground accoutrements this side of splinter-covered monkey bars. » 5/23/12 2:55pm 5/23/12 2:55pm

Gloomy tank graveyards hold the rusting bones of war

From Afghanistan to Eritrea and Kuwait to Laos, many regions play host to these mechanical reminders of war: huge cemeteries filled with decaying tanks, witnessing the slow destruction of machines that have outlived their own destructive purposes. » 2/18/12 2:00pm 2/18/12 2:00pm

Tank uses thermal camouflage to transform into a cow

What's you're seeing above is a a CV90 light tank outfitted with BAE Systems' ADAPTIV, a form of camouflage that can be used to trick heat-sensing technology. According to its designers, ADAPTIV can render the tank entirely invisible to thermal sensors or make it look like an automobile...or even a bovine. » 9/07/11 7:50am 9/07/11 7:50am

Tank-Racecar Mashups are a Different Brand of Hybrid Vehicle

What do you get when you cross an oil tanker with a chopper? How about tank with a racecar or a taxi? You might end up with cartoonist Stan Mott's surreal illustrations of imaginary vehicles. » 12/17/09 7:00am 12/17/09 7:00am

Budget Cuts Push Back Future Military Systems

As the current Middle East conflict continues on, futuristic military systems might be further away because of a new enemy: congressional budgets. » 4/06/09 2:42pm 4/06/09 2:42pm

Starfighting In The Museum Of The Improbable

This awesome model of a starfighter, complete with a helpful little refueling probe-bot, is one of the models available at The Museum of the Improbable. » 3/12/08 2:45pm 3/12/08 2:45pm

Japanese Military Continues Its Quest to Make Gundam Real

Since late last year, the Japanese military has been working on projects aimed at "realizing" Gundam, the mobile armor suit that is both combat exoskeleton and A.I. in several popular anime and manga series. Just yesterday, the Defense Ministry of Techinical Research and Development Institute in Japan rolled out… » 2/14/08 7:00am 2/14/08 7:00am