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.
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