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1/4 Scale Rc Tank: is This Still a Toy?

by Lambert Varias

I had my fair share of toy weapons as a kid: laser rifles that spark and pop when you pull the trigger, swords of all shapes and sizes, a slingshot. Apparently kids these days have much higher standards. Mark – 1 Tanks recently unleashed a 1/4 scale of the Germans’ WW II beast, the King Tiger Tank. This…man-toy is 6′ long, 8′ if you count the gun, and 38″ wide. It’s powered by 2 500W 24 V motors and it weighs all of 551 lbs. (250 kg). The PS3 is still heavier but hey. We’re talking about a remote-controlled tank. I mean look at it!

giant r/c tank remote control huge

Apparently kids these days also look like grown men. But seriously: look at that thing. I almost wept when I realized that the guy was behind the tank, and not on the tank. Where else will you see an RC vehicle that can literally trample a child?

giant r/c tank remote control huge

I’m pretty sure that the tank’s gun isn’t functional, but still. Still. Imagine your kid showing up at their school Christmas party on this. He’ll immediately be everyone’s best friend. Or at least every bully’s best friend.

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Of course something this cool and obscenely large also has a humongous price: the King Tiger is worth £6,600 ($9, 713). If that’s too much for you, Mark-1 is also selling a 1/6 scale King Tiger, base price £2900 ($4,267). If that’s still too much for you then you’re a bad parent. Because giant tanks are the key to stronger parent-child relationships.

[Mark-1 via Tech Digest]

Comments (7):

  1. paintballer says:

    Huge, enormous, slightly ridiculous, but the fun to be had by big boys with a toy like this

  2. ananta tank-club says:

    wow… if im rich iwant to buy remote big tank

  3. ananta tank-club says:

    please sent me.. ur
    email address

  4. austin says:

    2 weed wacker engines would move it two plus it would give it a mean sound and a harder bit not to meantion how pised youll be once the batteries go out in that thing aslso it the barral is metal wich base on the weight i would say it is you could always put in a 3 channal radio and reciver or one more cannal then what is needed to run that thing buy a conecter head and stick some gun powder down the barral and use a drill to drill a small hole in the barral stick thetwo wires down so there touching when you turn on the conecter or flip a switch it will go (boom!) mussle lodder of corse

  5. jason says:

    I think these tanks are cool but to exspensive plus I have drove a real tank in Iraq and nothing compares to that it was an M1A2 SEP

  6. John says:

    I have found something even more impressive,the 1/4 radio controlled King Tiger in all metal ! is offering them. They are also know as Big Tanks of America and are in the USA. Their tanks are being build for them in Germany. They have more pictures on their Facebook page:

    This tank weighs up to 650KG and can pull your Jeep out of the ditches!
    When I talked to them on the phone they said building time is about 9 months and right now they are building one for a customer in Korea !
    So even though they are high-end and high priced, they sell.

    I also did some research on the Mark-1 tanks and they origin from Russia, and the quality of parts used when looking at the suspension system is poor, will work but is poor. Other problems also.
    Anyway, if you want to give your kids a ride: Go 1/4 King Tiger !

  7. helen says:

    rc tank used here also fully featured tank. The M26 Pershing was introduced in the final stages of World War II as the successor to the M4 Sherman. Featuring a powerful 50 caliber 90mm gun with a range of 1,400m, the Pershing was designed to take on the powerful German Tiger and Panther tanks.

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