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Kettering University student Will Foster builds fully operational half-size Panzer tank

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posted on Apr, 17 2008 @ 09:16 AM

FLINT, Michigan -- Will Foster never has too much trouble
getting a parking spot for his second vehicle.

After all, who's going to argue with a guy driving a half-scale
Panzer tank complete with a working air cannon?

"I took it home, driving it around in this white picket fence neighborhood and one of the neighbors called the cops on us," said Foster, a Kettering University student who began building the tank from scratch nearly two years ago.

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Tank details:

For the basics on Kettering University student Will Foster's tank, check out the artillery rounds, er, bullet points below.

• Size: half-scale Panzer replica powered by three-cylinder diesel engine

• Cost: current parts total around $2,000 but Foster estimates more than $10,000 was spent on trial-and-error engineering.

• Top speed: 20 mph

• Additional features: camouflaged wooden shell, working tread system, air cannon on a 360-degree turret that shoots varied munitions including golf balls and empty Red Bull cans.

My question is when the time come, (which I think will be soon). How can I make my own mini tank? The hell with some flimsy plywood.I want reinforeced steel, and a functional turret I WONT be shooting tennis balls and Red Bull cans either. If anyone know of a plan for a functional mini tank. Please U2U me!

Tanks alot!

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[edit on 17-4-2008 by Master_Wii]

posted on Apr, 17 2008 @ 06:28 PM
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