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From Russia, with Laser Tanks

Nothing says the Cold War like lasers, and nothing says Soviet Russia like tanks. Put them all together and what do you have? The latest unit in a C&C: Red Alert game? Nope, but it might as well be. It's called the 1K17, a super-secret weapons platform that's only been declassified recently.

Don't let the scary-looking ruby-rod laser array fool you: The 1K17's photonic beams aren't meant to cut swathes of light and death into opposing armies. Instead, the battery of lasers blind enemy pilots and weapon systems, like a hideously expensive, Soviet version of deer-in-the-headlights. Because in Soviet Russia, lasers fire you.

[source: Otvaga via English Russia and Wired]