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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.
Flint Journal extras
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.