5 Fast and Furious Tanks

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You know that tanks can drift, but did you know that they're also good for racing?

It's only a matter of time before the "Fast and the Furious" film series makes its way to Afghanistan. When that day comes, you best believe that Paul Walker and Vin Diesel will be watching all of these videos to learn the fine art of racing heavy armor. These clips come from all over the world, not just Iraq, and are proof that people will race anything and everything when given the chance. And you must admit: driving around in one of these big rigs looks like a ridiculous amount of fun. Remember: these tanks can also be armed, another thing that could create further havoc.

Ever wonder what American tankers do in their downtime? This video gives a partial answer to that question. Hopefully these tankers weren't racing for pink slips.

You would expect a drag race pitting a tank against a tractor to come from the South, but this video was actually filmed in the UK. A race pitting a tank against a tractor seems a lot less hickish when the man calling the action speaks in an English accent.

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The jet-powered "tank" in this video is as quick off the line as the tank in the last video. We now know not to race tanks against tractors and jet-powered dragsters.

Apparently an M1A1 tank is just as fast going is reverse as it is going forward. Either that or the guy going backwards was firing his main gun to get a boost a la "Grand Theft Auto III."

This race pits two classic tanks, a T-72 and a Leopard 1, against one another in a winner conquers all outdoor drag race. You'll have to watch the video to find out whether team Russia (the T-72) can beat team Denmark (the Leopard 1).

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