Video: Watch Tanks Crush Cars!

Phil Briggs
June 18, 2018 - 2:52 pm

Kevin S Abel


What’s cooler than tanks crushing cars?

How about tanks firing big guns for gunnery training?  Or precision maneuvering huge tanks?

It all happened June 6-8, during the 2018 Strong Europe Tank Challenge. The annual event is hailed as a way for troops from around the world to train and strengthen ties, but we’re pretty sure it’s also because tankers' crews (from any country) just love destroying stuff.

Photo by Gertrud Zach, Training Support Activity Europe

Above: British soldiers with the Queen’s Royal Hussars fire a Challenger II main battle tank during the defensive operations lane as part of the Strong Europe Tank Challenge, June 7, 2018.  (U.S. Army photo by Gertrud Zach)

Army Times reported that the US Army team was 2nd Battalion, 70th Armor Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division. While they did not place in the overall top three, the US team did win the tank shootout event.

Check out the videos of these heavy metal beasts and bad-ass tank crews doing what they do best:

Crushin' it!

United States M1A2's participating in the 2018 Strong Europe Tank Challenge’s Precision Driving lane at the 7th Army Training Command’s Grafenwoehr Training Area, U.S. Army Europe and the German Army co-host the third Strong Europe Tank Challenge at Grafenwoehr Training Area, June 3 - 8, 2018. (Video by Kevin S Abel, 7th Army Training Command)


A British Army platoon of Challenger 2 tanks participate in the Offensive Operations Lane as part of the 2018 Strong Europe Tank Challenge in Grafenwoehr, Germany, June 5, 2018. (Video by Christian Marquart, 7th Army Training Command)


Polish soldiers, assigned to 34th Armoured Cavalry Brigade, participate a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defense mission during the Strong Europe Tank Challenge at the 7th Army Training Command's Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, June 06, 2018. (Video by Christph Koppers, Training Support Activity Europe)

Like a knife through butter

Austrian soldiers assigned to the 6th Tank Company, 14th Panzer Battalion drive through the precision driving course, operated by U.S. Soldiers, assigned to 7th Army Training Command, as part of the Strong Europe Tank Challenge. (U.S. Army Video by Spc. Emily Houdershieldt)


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