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As Syrian rebels continue to grow their weapons arsenal, the opposition forces showed they may not need to raid Syrian military bases to acquire arms. In a newly released video from Russia Today, Syria rebels unveiled a homemade PlayStation-controlled tank named "Sham II" after ancient Syria.
Wired.com explains that he homemade tank, crafted from a car chassis, ressembles a large, rusting metal box more than an official tank, but is outfitted with a turret-mounted 7.62 mm machine gun and five external cameras. Using a PlayStation controller and an LCD screen that shows the external camera footage, a driver can maneuver the tank while another crew member, seated next to the driver, can mobilize the machine gun with a separate controller, the Atlantic wire adds.
The designer, Mahmud Abud of the Al-Ansar rebel brigade in the Aleppo region, told AFP the tank required a month of work. [read more at link]