In addition to building their own submarines and light aircraft, the Mexican Drug cartels are now making their own tanks, this one built using a Ford F series truck with armor plating welded on and a gun turret, as well as radio and satellite communications. It also has a fold-down battering ram.
It’s said that the up-armoring of the cartels is largely due to an internal split in the powerful Sinaloa cartel, but the vehicles are also used in conflicts with other cartels and local authorities. A recent raid in the Mexican state of Jalisco uncovered a shop where more than 20 of the vehicles were under construction.
Kind of like “the Road Warrior” in R/L