Syrian rebels make ‘Playstation tank’
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Syrian rebels make ‘Playstation tank’

Makeshift armored vehicle's machine gun is aimed and fired via a video-game controller

Inside the Syrian rebel armored vehicle (photo credit: screen capture Russia Today/Youtube)
Inside the Syrian rebel armored vehicle (photo credit: screen capture Russia Today/Youtube)

A group of Syrian rebels has constructed a makeshift armored vehicle whose weaponry is controlled by a Sony Playstation video game controller, the AFP reported this week.

The vehicle, which “took a month to build” according to Mahmud Abud from the al-Ansar rebel brigade, is a car chassis completely enclosed in 2.5-cm. steel armor with a 7.62-mm machine gun mounted on top.

Cameras positioned around the outside enable the vehicle to be piloted by its driver, while the machine gun is aimed and fired by a gunner using a video game controller and a fifth camera.

It was unclear from the report if the vehicle, which Abud said cost $10,000 to build, has been deployed in the field.

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