The Syrian Rebels Have a ‘Man Cave’ Tank with a Machine Gun Operated by a Playstation Controller

by 7 years ago

All that being said, this is one of the most unusual and awesome “man caves” we've ever seen. It's on wheels, it has a Playstation and two flat screen TVs… and it's currently being operated by Syrian rebels on their way to the devestated city of Aleppo.

From the Atlantic Wire:

Named for ancient Syria and assembled out of spare parts over the course of a month, the Sham II sort of rough around the edges, but it's got impressive guts. It rides on the chassis of an old diesel car and is fully encased in light steel that's rusted from the elements. Five cameras are mounted around the tanks outside, and there's a machine gun mounted on a turning turret. Inside, it kind of looks like a man cave. A couple of flat screen TVs are mounted on opposite walls. The driver sits in front of one, controlling the vehicle with a steering wheel, and the gunner sits at the other, aiming the machine gun with a Playstation controller.


That's right. The Syrians have co-opted video game technology to operate a machine gun that juts out of an unholy, man-made contraption which looks like it may have broken down about 12 seconds after this video was taken:

Where's the kegerator, Bros? I think I saw some empty space in the corner of the Sham.

[H/T: Atlantic Wire]

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