This Video Shows What It Feels Like to Almost Get Run Over Full Speed by a Tank

Your News Companion by Ben Mathis-Lilley
Jan. 28 2014 7:32 PM

This Video Shows What It Feels Like to Almost Get Run Over Full Speed by a Tank

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A Leopard 2 A6 battle tank during a military exercise in Germany.

Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images

There are stunts and then there are stunts. And this one is in the latter category. Not to mention, it’s pretty terrifying. According to Yahoo News, this exercise in what is, and what is not, acceptable braking distance for a tank, took place in Holland with a 60-plus ton Leopard 2 tank. Wherever it happened, for whatever reason, it’s bonkers. The premise is simple. Twenty-three well dressed bystanders. One tank. No regrets. Unless things go terribly wrong and then it seems like a pretty unnecessary way to die.

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