High School Student Builds Himself A Driveable 1:2.5 Scale WWII M26 Pershing Tank

September 26, 2017


This is a video of the 1:2.5 scale World War II era M26 Pershing tank built by high school student and Youtuber MacroMachines over the course of fourteen months. It looks pretty sweet. It's hard for me to imagine there are kids still in high school that out there building driveable scale-model tanks. When I was in high school I wasn't doing that, I was...wait -- what was I doing? "Failing all your classes?" Haha, yeah...except home ec -- we didn't get grades that semester because I set our classroom kitchen on fire baking brownies during an exam.

Keep going for the video, but skip towards the end if you just want to see him patrolling his yard in the thing. Now it just needs a functional cannon. Also, if you're really interested, he has 24(!) other build videos of the tank being constructed.

Thanks to Cliff S, who agrees he needs to add some firepower to that thing and lay siege to a neighbor's house.

  • Perpetual Pizza

    Your Uber has arrived.

  • GeneralDisorder

    As impressive as the finished product was, I can't help but notice that when he has a panel with multiple screws in it he just says fuck it and torques the first fastener all the way.

    Now, I understand he predrilled holes to mitigate wood splitting and all. But he had and air of "get this shit done" in this video.

  • Andyman7714

    Make it a t-shirt cannon and take it to parades. What could go wrong?

  • Sandy Dmyterko

    Too bad it wouldn't pass the weapons check at Comic Con.

  • TheQiwiMan

    Must be nice to have all that disposable income and free time to make cool stuff. :-(

  • Mark

    That's one way to keep the ticks off of you while going through the woods.

  • Meh

    Oh dreams, you require so much work.

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