Syrian rebels unveil tank controlled by gamepad from Sony Playstation
Syrian rebels desperate to oust President Bashar al-Assad's brutal regime have built a tank controlled by gamepad from a Sony Playstation.
The Sham II, which was cobbled together from the chassis of an old diesel car and parts salvaged from a junkyard in under a month, uses a controller from a Sony Playstation games console to aim a roof-mounted machine gun.
Inside the rusting steel panels a crew of two sit side-by-side in front of flatscreen TV's mounted on the wall, the Daily Mail reports.
The makeshift vehicle is now heading towards the city of Aleppo to join the rebel offensive where it could encounter fearsome T-72 tanks used by the Assad regime.
According to the paper, the fully-enclosed vehicle is made from light steel is about four metres in length and two metres 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.
The crew inside the cabin are fully protected, with the driver maneuvering the vehicle by watching a screen which displays video from the cameras, the paper said.