The 95th Anniversary of the Tank: Nine Iconic Moments
Ninety-five years ago today, the tank made its debut at World War I's Battle of the Somme.
It played a role in bringing an end to that appallingly bloody and stupid battle, and tanks have since gone on to become vital symbols of military might.
Here are nine iconic moments or personalities involving tanks:
No one knows who this guy with the shopping bags was, but he will be remembered for a long, long time.
Someone in the Dukakis campaign thought it would be a smart idea to film him riding around in a tank. The George Bush campaign obviously agreed, and used the footage in this commercial.
Shawn Nelson was a former soldier who was having trouble adjusting to life in San Diego, so he went to the California Army National Guard Armory in San Diego and got himself an M-60 Patton tank. He then went on a 23-minute joy ride, smashing into cars and light poles, but injured no one. Police shot him to death.
Megadeth was inspired enough to cut a song and video.