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    Infographic: The ins and outs of owning a tank
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    Tanks are a unique form of wheeled transportation. Performance is measured not in terms of speed or quickness, but how much destruction a tank can dish out and absorb in return. Tanks played a huge role in the first and second World Wars, but in our modern age of unmanned drone warfare and ...

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    SEMA: Xtreme Outfitters Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Call of Duty: Black Ops is charitably awesome
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    The standard Jeep Wrangler Call of Duty: MW3 Special Edition is an impressive piece of machinery by any standard, but if you're looking for something with a little more bite, Xtreme Outfitters may have what you're looking for. The company has created a custom Wrangler just for the Army Rangers. ...

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    U.S. military considers replacing Humvee with diesel hybrid L-ATV
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    The battle-tested AM General Hummer is on its way out and it's time to bid farewell to the aging military vet. In the Humvee's place could step the L-ATV. The Wisconsin-built Light Combat Tactical All-Terrain Vehicle is built by Oshkosh Defense. Powered by a diesel-electric hybrid powertrain, ...

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    Video: Jeremy Clarkson reviews M12 FAV Warthog from Halo... sort of
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    We're convinced that Forza Motorsport is out to take over the universe. With the racing simulator's only real competitor, Gran Turismo, sucking wind, the title is kicking in teeth and taking what it wants. An example, you ask? Not only will Forza 4 feature the M12 FAV Warthog from Halo, the ...

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    Video: Proof the National Guard will do anything to save you in a flood
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    The Army National Guard serves an important role in disaster relief. When called upon, members of the service leave their families at a moment's notice, pack up and head into the thick of the worst that mother nature has to offer. In the case of the recent flooding in New York, New Jersey and ...

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    Video: FPS Russia takes an armored troop carrier through a drive thru
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    Internet and YouTube phenom FPS Russia – no, he's not really Russian and yes, his accent, though amusing, is fake – tends to go a little bit overboard at times. He loves guns and blowing things up, and the bigger the boom it makes, the better. So, when it came time to take a little ...

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    Australian Outback cripples fleet of Mercedes G-Wagens during PR event
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    We've got to hand it to Mercedes-Benz. The Australian arm of the German automaker was so convinced that its iconic G-Wagen is one of the world's most capable off-road vehicles, it decided to stage a demonstration run that would have seven of its boxy SUVs traveling from Halls Creek in Western ...

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    Video: Mayor attacks bike-lane blocker with armored personnel carrier
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    A word of advice: The next time you're cruising the streets of Vilnius, Lithuania in your luxury ride and are suddenly beset by the urge for a cup of kvass and/or a slice of honey cake, don't just pull over and leave your vehicle illegally parked in a bike lane. Seriously. Mayor Arturas Zuokas ...

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    Video: Local Motors builds XC2V Flypmode prototype for DARPA
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    Typically when the Pentagon puts out a tender for a new contract, it goes to to established defense contractors. Not so with the new XC2V FlypMode combat vehicle. This time, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) crowd-sourced the project, meaning that it opened up the contract to ...

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    GM extends May military discounts to spouses and retirees
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    In honor of National Military Appreciation Month, General Motors is expanding the GM military discount to include spouses and retirees. The discounts, which range between $500 and $4,000, will be valid for the month of May to the spouses and retirees of the Air Force, Army, Navy, Marines, National ...

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    Local Motors announces Flypmode concept wins DARPA XC2V competition
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    Local Motors is all about reaching out to the crowd and sourcing the best ideas as a team. It did just that in a new design contest, in which readers were tasked with developing a vehicle for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's (DARPA) XC2V Challenge. That stands for Experimental ...

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    Barrett-Jackson auctioning Pontiac ambulance that served as JFK hearse
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    1963 Pontiac Bonneville JFK ambulance – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Few ambulances have ever been as well-known as the Pontiac that transported the remains of the late President John F. Kennedy after his assassination. And now it's going up for auction. The 1963 Pontiac ...

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    Soviet vehicles stage in Mississippi?
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    When old Soviet-bloc vehicles started showing up in Mississippi, mutterings about overthrow plots and secret roads began to spread. Were all these trucks being staged as part of an advance effort? The truth turned out to be far more mundane, but also ironically symbolic of the ignominious end to ...

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    British defense contractor designs Batmobile for military
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    It seems that Hollywood may be on to something after all. According to Hisham Awad, Future Protected Vehicles project leader for British defense contractor BAE Systems, the Raider unmanned skirmisher was inspired by the Batmobile, or, more specifically, the Tumbler from the two most recent Batman ...

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    Report: Hundreds of old nuclear warheads being secretly trucked across US freeways
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    It seems that the nation's stockpile of W76 nuclear warheads is due for a tune up. According to The Kitsap Sun, the Navy is moving 1,600 and 1,800 of the warheads from their home at the Kitsap-Bangor Naval Base in Washington State to the Texas panhandle for updating. The 100-kiloton are between ...

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    Oshkosh Light Concept Vehicle competes in Baja 1000
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    Oshkosh Extreme Racing Light Concept Vehicle (LCV) – Click above for high-res image gallery, follow the jump for video
    Yep, that's a diesel hybrid Light Concept Vehicle (LCV) from the Oshkosh Extreme Racing team competing in the 43rd running of the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000. "Light" in this ...

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    JLR donates 1,000,000th Range Rover to charity
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    Millionth Range Rover rolls off the assembly line – Click above for high-res image
    Before every automaker and their sister-companies got into the luxury SUV game, there was really only one truck to speak of, and that was the Range Rover. Now 40 years since its original introduction and ...

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    Newsweek investigates why rebel groups always seem to be driving Toyota pickups
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    It turns out that the Toyota Hilux isn't just a favorite with fans of Top Gear. According to Newsweek, the unbeatable little pickup from Japan is also a vital cog in various insurgent war machines around the globe. With its combination of reliability, affordability, ubiquity and capability, the ...

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    Jeep J8 gets shot up to earn ballistic protection certification
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    Jeep J8 undergoes ballistic tests – Click above for high-res image gallery
    In its ongoing quest to return the Jeep name to its military roots, Chrysler has just put the J8 through ballistic and blast certification. The company says that its using a new manufacturing technique by hot-forming ...

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    Video: Team tears down then rebuilds a Jeep in under four minutes
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    A Jeep is torn down then rebuilt in under four minutes – Click above to watch the video after the jump
    Remember the video where we got to see how long it takes to put a BMW Z4 GT3 together? It took West Coast Racing 600 hours to complete that task. Canada's finest, on the other hand, think ...

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