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Damascus : Syria | Dec 09, 2012 at 12:22 PM PST
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Homemade tank unveiled by the Syrian rebels

Watch out, Prime Minister Bashir al-Assad! Look at what funding from the Western powers have given the Free Syrian Army. The rebels were shown how to make a tank. However, this tank that they made looks like something out of BattleBots.

The FSA found a chassis from an old car and covered it in rusted metal. They attached a long range-rifle atop of the homemade tank along with cameras, which are controlled from the inside. The TV screen on the inside shows the viewpoint from four different vantage points. The rifle movement is controlled by a gamepad that looks like a generic SEGA Genesis pad. To shoot, they would press one of the buttons.

The name that was given to this tank by the FSA is the Sham II. This tank is so much of a sham that it was given the name of Sham II because it's twice of a sham.

You mean to tell me that the UN peacekeepers were so afraid of this hunk of metal that they withdrew their advisors from the war in Syria? This tank moves worse than the tanks on Atari Combat from back in the day. I sort of see why Assad isn't quitting; is this the best that the rebels can do?

Source: RT

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Adrian Holman is based in Joliet, Illinois, United States of America, and is an Anchor for Allvoices.
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