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Jian Lin, a 31-year-old farmer who used to serve in the Chinese navy, took his homemade tank for a trial run through a village in Sichuan province on Wednesday.

The vehicle, which is about 15 feet long, 5 feet wide and 7 feet tall, weighs nearly 3 tons and cost Jian about 40,000 yuan ($6,450) to make, according to local media reports cited by Reuters.