Homemade 1:2 Scale Panzer Tank

11 04 2008

2 Scale Panzer Tank

Kettering University mechanical engineering student Will Foster built the 1:2 scale tank using plywood, a three-cycle diesel engine, and a bunch of other random crap. It has a top speed of 20 MPH and can shoot paintballs, golf balls, and empty Red Bull cans out of its air cannon. Will estimates it’s got about $2,000 worth of parts in it, but says he’s spent over $10,000 due to the trial-and-error nature of its construction. Let’s see, what else? Oh yeah, it’s got a sweet “420” painted on the turret in red. Will, you funny little stoner you — so crafty. Seriously though, I commend you on your ability to finish a project while smoking the chronic. Did I say chronic? I meant schwag (and maybe the occasional beaster). Still, good job.

Video of Will and the tank after the jump, along with a link to the longer article.

Kettering University student Will Foster builds fully operational half-size Panzer tank Thanks to Brandon, who doesn’t need a plywood tank because he drives a platinum monster truck, for the tip. [via Geekologie]

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