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.