Chinese Farmer Builds Himself a Three-Ton Tank

Image: Jian lin waves in his home-made replica of a tank during a trial run, at a village in Mianzhu
Jian Lin waves from his homemade 'tank' during a trial run in a village in Mianzhu, Sichuan province, China, on April 9, 2014. Reuters

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.