DIY PlayStation Controlled Tank “Sham II” Developed By Syrian Rebels (Video and Photos)
The revolution in Syria against Bashar al Asad started as a peaceful revolution but the brutal use of force to suppress it by the regime forced the opposition to take arms.
Syrian rebels or mujahdeen has suffered for a long time for law level of ammo and weapons. Most of the weapons they use is based from what they capture from Syrian army bases. But recently they have been developing their own weapons like DIY missiles and artillery.
One if the recent innovation of the Syrian rebels is this light tank that is being controlled by PlaytStation named named “Sham II”.
The fully-enclosed vehicle made from light steel is about four meters (yards) in length and two meters across, mounted with a 7.62 mm machinegun controlled from inside the cabin.
The tank has five cameras: three at the front, one in the back and another attached to the gun.
Using a PlayStation controller and an LCD screen that shows the external camera footage, a driver can maneuver the tank looking at a screen that shows images of the surroundings while another crew member, seated next to the driver can activate the machinegun by watching another screen and using a control stick equipped with push buttons.
The designer, built the tank in 1 month Mahmud Abud of the Al-Ansar rebel brigade in the Aleppo region, told AFP