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The Syrian Rebels Have A PlayStation-Powered “Man Cave” Tank

Flat-screen monitors and a video game controller steer this hunk of metal and fire its machine gun.

Sham II is an armored vehicle — described as a “big rusty metal box” — built on the chassis of an old diesel car, wrapped in 2.5 centimeter-thick steel and topped with a machine gun and five cameras.

The Atlantic Wire describes the tank’s interior as a “man cave.” That’s because flat screens help the driver navigate and the shooter aim, using a remote that looks awfully similar to a PlayStation controller.

The tank, which took a month to build, was designed by Al-Ansar rebel brigade member Mahmud Abud and his brother, according to the AFP. It cost more than $10,000, and will soon be deployed to Aleppo.

8. Video of the tank:

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Jessica Testa is a national reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
 
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