Syrian Opposition Army Builds Themselves a Tank, Controls It Like a Playstation Game

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Mon, Dec 17th, 2012 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

That rusty bucket you see up there is called Sham II, the name of ancient Syria. Don't be fooled by its appearance, though. According to Wired, the monstrosity you see there is a homemade tank built on top of the chassis of a car and features video cameras for driver and gunner and a Playstation-controlled machine gun.

The Sham II — reportedly so named after ancient Syria — is also ready to be added to the rebels’ growing arsenal of DIY weapons. According to the AFP, a rebel engineer based near the city of Aleppo spent a month building the armored vehicle around a re-purposed car chassis, added cameras to it, and then hooked up a machine gun to a PlayStation controller and a TV screen inside. Four meters long and two meters wide, the vehicle is now readying to “join the fray in Aleppo as part of the Saad Benmoaz battalion of the Al-Ansar brigade.”

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