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    College student builds a tank

    FLINT, Michigan -- Will Foster never has too much trouble getting a parking spot for his second vehicle.

    After all, who's going to argue with a guy driving a half-scale Panzer tank complete with a working air cannon?

    "I took it home, driving it around in this white picket fence neighborhood and one of the neighbors called the cops on us," said Foster, a Kettering University student who began building the tank from scratch nearly two years ago.


    "(Police) came and they just told us to head back home, but they were also laughing at it because they had never seen anything like that before."

    Its camouflaged plywood exterior has become a curious fixture at Foster's Theta Xi fraternity house, where it is often parked next to a shed with a sign that reads "Panzer parking. Violators will be totaled."

    The whole house has had a hand in building the tank.

    Click on the link for the basics on Will Foster's tank:

    Kettering University student Will Foster builds fully operational half-size Panzer tank - News Now - The Flint Journal - MLive.com


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    Re: College student builds a tank

    Thats unbelievably AWESOME!!!



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    Re: College student builds a tank

    WOw, that kid is my hero. Guarantee he had GI Joes as a kid.


    While on live TV, Ford used a vulgar term to describe a private part of the female anatomy, adding that he was “happily married” and “got more than enough to eat at home.”

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    Re: College student builds a tank

    I wonder with how much force it shoots golfballs and how far?



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    Re: College student builds a tank

    he needs to make them and sell them



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    Re: College student builds a tank

    I want either a Pershing or a Sherman IV Firefly w/ an 18 pounder so I could stand up to that thing.



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    Re: College student builds a tank

    Quote Originally Posted by SuperCy View Post
    I want either a Pershing or a Sherman IV Firefly w/ an 18 pounder so I could stand up to that thing.

    Nerd alert!!!! I know this is not American but here is my choice for WW 2 tank:



    The Russian T-34.



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    Re: College student builds a tank

    That's probably the coolest thing I have seen in a long time! I would deff wanna buy one if I could!



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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperCy View Post
    I want either a Pershing or a Sherman IV Firefly w/ an 18 pounder so I could stand up to that thing.
    You must have Company of Heroes.



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    Re: College student builds a tank

    When I was at I-State a student in the dorms made nitroglycerin in his room. Apparently he kept it in a Pepsi bottle (they were all glass at that time) in his closet. When he accumulated enough, he took it over to the Lake Lavern dam (which was made of stones at that time) and placed it on the rocks. Then he stood near Lincoln Way and shot the bottle with a bb or pellet gun. The resultant explosion knocked a vee-shaped wedge out of the dam causing more than half the lake water to drain out. We didn't know there were fish in Lake Latrine. We got a new dam out of the project. Now that's a real project.


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    Re: College student builds a tank

    I like the obscure Italian P40 personally.



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    Re: College student builds a tank

    Question: What kind of gas milage does this thing get?



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    Re: College student builds a tank

    Quote Originally Posted by cycopath25 View Post
    Question: What kind of gas milage does this thing get?
    Well it is a diesel.....



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    Re: College student builds a tank

    Still . . . Diesel is expensive as ****! OK correction FUEL milage . . .?



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    Re: College student builds a tank

    I know it's not a WWII tank, but personally I'd rather go with an M1 Abrahms. The Abrahms is definitely the mother of all tanks...


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