These men are, or at least were until recently, Libyan rebels in battle against the dwindling forces of the now-deceased Muammar Gaddafi. And the red, black and green lump they're standing in front of was once a bulldozer.

It was transformed in the city of Misrata from a plain old earth-mover into a battlewagon: steel-plates sandwich reinforced with concrete. The only views outside were through portholes just big enough for gun barrels and RPGs.

It was built to take Tripoli but wasn't called into action, instead being trekked to Sirte to defend against snipers and push through barricades. Obviously, it didn't fail. There's a vid of the concrete leviathan after the jump.



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      Doug
      • 3 Years Ago
      They must have watched ANIMAL HOUSE...
      iwayne
      • 3 Years Ago
      Once again the Toyota pickup was all over the place in this revolution
        ryan
        • 3 Years Ago
        @iwayne
        maybe they should realease a revoulationary edtion to commemorate the war lol.
        galbraith1065
        • 3 Years Ago
        @iwayne
        That's because Toyota would not honor the embargo. Big surprise.
        Moosetang
        • 3 Years Ago
        @iwayne
        This one had a fair number of Fords, Dodges, and Jeeps as well.
      ZooZoo
      • 3 Years Ago
      This is gonna be the new addition to the next Twisted Metal game...
      BobinCobb
      • 3 Years Ago
      Compare these rough and ready, ingenious guys with a ponce like Qaddafi, in dresses, and circus costumes. No contest, the ponce goes down. Old dictators go soft!
      mossypond
      • 3 Years Ago
      Just goes to show that "necessity is the mother of invention". It reminds me of that guy in Colorado a few years back that built an armored bull dozer and used it to damage several buildings in a little mountain town.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @mossypond
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      Echoz E
      • 3 Years Ago
      I hope the gas prices come down now!
        onewayroll
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Echoz E
        Most of the Libian oil went to Europe. So no, don't expect gas to drop, it's only going up from here.
      alientimetravler
      • 3 Years Ago
      I would like to see The Stig drive this around the Top Gear track.
      Buckingham's
      • 3 Years Ago
      THAT is a violent work of art! Very creative. I love it!
      FriskyDingo
      • 3 Years Ago
      So much badassness.
      animal2605
      • 3 Years Ago
      It resembles those land ships that the Jawas used in Star Wars.
      Mb2868
      • 3 Years Ago
      What this video lacks is an A-Team montage.
      kksm1
      • 3 Years Ago
      Now, a far far worse enemy will take over, the muslim brotherhood, just look at Egypt. They have a long and evil track record, what makes everyone believe Libya will not come under their dark influence.
        LukaszP
        • 3 Years Ago
        @kksm1
        you will be surprised. Libyans as a nation are much better educated than Egyptians. this will allow for a smoother government change and to create a perfect example of a democratic muslim country. respect!
          Akram Moussa
          • 3 Years Ago
          @LukaszP
          First, congrats to the Lybians of taking out Al-Gaddafi and hopefully the whole regime, much blood was paid for it. As for education, regarding the population size and serious deterioration of the educational system in Egypt, even the foreign educational systems such as IGCSE have been crippled by the local rules and restrictions, the number and quality of really well educated and on international level professionals are a big plus for Egypt. Many living outside Egypt and certainly some inside it. As for the Muslim Brotherhood, it has a respectful political history and is a pride for peaceful resistance, although some parts in its history wasn't the case. I have many friends who are MB and they range from extremely open minded to extremely closed minded and a slave to what ever the Adviser or the head council determines. They have problems which also spreads through Liberal and Christian parties. Focusing on them alone and treating them as a foreign or feared part of the Egyptian community will only lead them to be more defending and radical. Reaction equal action the more they feel alienated and the more they are demonizing the more they will close up on themselves and it is not in anybodies favor. The Egyptian ppl will choose, hopefully, who they want and will judged by the ppl. Its no body's business to tell us what to do. Infact, America is quite suffering from religious fundamentalism and made the world suffer from it and Europe has a problem with the rise of the extreme left parties and racism. PLUS, these dictators were US western puppies and the revolutions have clearly shown the true color of many western governments. Russia and China just did what was expected from them. @kksm1 The MB position on women and other religions are far different from what you claim, you are mistaking them for the Saudis or some the "Salafi" hardline mindsets. These are what to fear and their talks and actions are quite worrying to the public and have no respect to Islam using religion for their goals even Islam is against it. Yet, these are SOME of the Salafis .
          kksm1
          • 3 Years Ago
          @LukaszP
          I wish I could share your optimisim but the Islamic world has a terrible track record when it comes to being tolerant of other religions and for making women second class citizens. When a woman can vote and drive and not be forced to wear a veil and when someone can read a Bible without fear of being put to death then your positive outlook will be justified We will wait and see.
          • 3 Years Ago
          @LukaszP
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          musomesa
          • 3 Years Ago
          @LukaszP
          There are also only a few million of them so they simply can't fight a protracted war -- not enough Libyans to kill for that long. (Of course it also means they can wipe themselves out in short order!)
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