Frank The Tank

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Frank The Tank
Driving a tank? Oh yeah!
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Frank The Tank
Frank Vascellaro contemplates his new ride.
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Check out these rims.
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Drive A Tank offers no less than 30 acres to drive around.
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Frank finds the tank a little bit of a tight squeeze.
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Function, not comfort.
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As a bonus, you can test fire some of their historic firearms in the indoor shooting range.
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There are a lot of choices, including a circa 1942 Tommie gun and a World War II 30 caliber machine gun.
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Despite weighing something like 15 tons, Frank said his tank responded right away to the controls.
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There's a class and safety briefing beforehand.
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Frank learned the U.S. Government doesn't sell surplus tanks, and it takes about a year, and a lot of paperwork, to import surplus armor from Europe.
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While the tank's gun's no longer fire, the big vehicles can sure roll.
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Frank said Drive A Tank is like a museum, except you're allowed to touch things here.
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Oh yeah, and you also have the opportunity to crush cars. Pretty cathartic, eh Frank?
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Drive A Tank said they are about 50-50 on clientele between men and women.
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We're not sure, but we think Frank has rarely had a more difficult time closing the book on a story assignment.
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