augmented reality
Tanks For The Memories: How Augmented Reality is Bringing an Iconic German Tank Back to Life

In 1944, the war was not going well for Hitler. Defeated at Stalingrad and Normandy, the Soviet Union was advancing in the east, and the Allies were making their way west. It was at this point that the Nazis unleashed a deadly new weapon: the Sturmmörserwagen 606/4 mit 38 cm RW 61 - a beastly new tank that became known simply as the Sturmtiger. Read More >>

monster machines
After 100 Years, What’s Next for the Tank?

One-hundred years ago, the Battle of the Somme was killing soldiers on both sides by the tens of thousands. Midway through the four-month conflict that would kill or wound more than a million people combined on all sides – on September 15th, 1916 – British Commander-in-Chief, Sir Douglas Haig, rolled out what he hoped would be a decisive secret weapon: the world’s first ever battle tank. It was called (somewhat unimaginatively) the Mark 1. Read More >>

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Remote-Controlled Tanks of the 1930s Were Supposed to Save Lives on Both Sides

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the first use of tanks in battle on September 15th, 1916. It was at the Battle of Flers–Courcelette, fought during the Battle of the Somme in France, when twelve divisions of Rawlinson's Fourth Army salient were deployed along with 49 tanks. To celebrate this "Tank 100" day we have resurfaced this feature about techy tanks from a couple of decades later on from that fateful first military outing for these monster machines. Read More >>

war
Lincolnshire Artist Clones Life Size Tank

Art, or declaration of war? That's the quandary that'll soon be facing art enthusiasts in the Scunthorpe area, as artist Peter Mountain's hand built clone of a US army tank goes on display. Read More >>

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Nerf’s New Dart-Blasting RC Battle Tank Is Straight Out of Terminator

Nerf’s new N-Strike Elite Terrascout RC Drone looks like something Skynet cooked up to fight alongside the Terminators. But using a wireless remote with a live video feed from the tank’s camera, anyone can use it snipe at friends and co-workers while remaining safely out of range of retaliatory fire. Read More >>

war
The US Army’s Testing a Grenade-Destroying Forcefield System

A select few US tanks will soon be running an automated defence system that you might charitably describe as something resembling a forcefield, being as it's a proximity based tracking and blasting system that wipes out any incoming grenades troubling its airspace with a pre-emptive shot of its own. Read More >>

robots
Shape-Shifting Mini Tank Transforms Into Many Different Vehicles

Estonian defence company Milrem has developed a seriously cool military robot that is totally modular, so that it can easily morph from an unmanned combat unit, to a humanless firefighter, to a makeshift medevac. Read More >>

war
Maim Your Unclean Enemies in Style With This Luxury Super Tank

Existing tanks are a bit workmanlike. A bit too serious and lacking on the luxury items like Bluetooth support for your tunes, cup holders and comfortable seats. Enter the Howe and Howe Extreme Luxury Super Tank, the stylish killing solution you could drop your kids off at school in or use to cruise down the A30 to your holiday home in Devon. Read More >>

military
Formula One Technology is Heading to… Tanks?

When you think about it, Formula One is the only sport that really relies on adapting new and innovative technology to survive, and it makes sense that some of its advances would end up being used elsewhere. Normally you'd think about regular road cars, but it turns out that BAE Systems is adapting Forumla 1 tech for military tanks. Read More >>

monster machines
Korea’s Black Panther Battle Tank Shoots Parachute Bombs

When your neighbours are Kim Jung-Un-level crazy, you'd better make sure your defences are bigger and badder than anything they can throw at you. Or at least just as crazy, like the K2 Black Panther's parachute munitions. Read More >>

monster machines
DARPA’s Experimental Tank May One Day Dodge Incoming Threats

Last month, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency introduced what a next-generation tank might look like. Known as the Ground X-Vehicle Technology (GXV-T) program, this experimental vehicle is less like the traditional heavily armoured brutes typically on the battlefield. These are built for speed. Read More >>

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17 Things You Didn’t Know About D-Day

Success meant the beginning of the end for the Third Reich; failure would have given Hitler the opportunity to launch his new V-weapons at British cities. "We cannot afford to fail." It's been 70 years since thousands of brave men and women united to fight on the beaches of Normandy. To remember the mammoth operation, here are 17 things you didn't know about D-Day. Read More >>

military
The Norwegian Army is Using the Oculus Rift to See Through its Tanks

When it comes to protection, a hulking vehicle made of armour is probably one of the safer places you can be. The downside of hanging out in a metallic womb, though, is that it's kind of tough to see out. That is, until you strap on an Oculus Rift and turn the tank invisible. Read More >>