Bulldozer Battleship

Homemade Bulldozer Battleship Joins Libya Fight

Land Battleship: An anti-Gaddafi fighter flashes victory signs on an armored bulldozer during violent clashes with pro-Gaddafi forces at the frontline in center Sirte.

Land Battleship: An anti-Gaddafi fighter flashes victory signs on an armored bulldozer during violent clashes with pro-Gaddafi forces at the frontline in center Sirte.

Onto a battlefield littered with bizarre homemade weaponry, Libya’s ruling militia fighters have rolled out their weirdest contraption yet: a concrete and steel behemoth that’s a cross between a bulldozer and a battleship.

The towering monster, which appeared Wednesday in Sirte to help capture Muammar Qaddafi’s home town, has a battleship’s pointed prow and portholes along its sides with steel covers that can be pulled down…

The vehicle is also manned by four gunners who have five heavy machine guns to fire and a tank gun mounted on top.

The driver cannot see out. There had been a video camera set up to provide a view, but it was shot away.

The Libyan navy finally has a ship that no one can sink.

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  1. Yeah, but it’s not the land-going version of the Iowa we discussed here a while back. That would be much better.

    I did a quick search but couldn’t find the link.

  2. So… Libyans have the skill and drive to produce something like this in a hurry. In the states a committee would still be kicking around three competing designs.

    And I must say that this vehicle vastly improves on the image of the grabastic African fighter- remember that dude from Ivory Coast with the spring hanging out of his magazine?

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