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Mean British Military Tank Thinks Its A 'Swiss Army Knife'

Update Date: Feb 15, 2016 03:07 PM EST
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Now here is an upgrade to the British Terrier Combat Vehicle, adding a deep water capability to it. But this tank-style machine has an interesting array of features. It has a telescopic investigation arm and rock hammer, which can stretch up to eight meters. It can also maneuver through deep waters and fight the challenge of two-meter-high waves, according to The Telegraph.

Now if this sounds like a Hollywood machine, just remember that it isn't a copy-paste job, but a real mean machine.

BAE Systems company said that the telescopic arm, the hammer that can cut rocks and concrete, is among the longest in the world. One ripper can even tear up roads.

"The greater wading depth and surge protection will make Terrier even better suited for use in coastal or low-lying areas, where it can play an important role in disaster relief as well as combat situations," said Rory Breen, export sales manager for BAE Systems Land (U.K.).

There is also a machine gun, smoke grenade launchers, a Python rocket to clean up explosives, and a plough to remove mines.

While the tank is called the Terrier officially, its sturdiness nicknames it the "Swiss Army Knife," the Daily Mail reported.

It was originally a cog in a $520 million project machine with the British Ministry of Defence. Its role was to finish tasks like "digging, drilling, heavy lifting and clearing paths".

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