Named for ancient Syria and assembled out of spare parts over the course of a month, the Sham II is sort of rough around the edges, but it's got impressive guts. It rides on the chassis of an old diesel car and is fully encased in light steel that's rusted from the elements. Five cameras are mounted around the tanks outside, and there's a machine gun mounted on a turning turret. Inside, it kind of looks like a man cave. A couple of flat screen TVs are mounted on opposite walls. The driver sits in front of one, controlling the vehicle with a steering wheel, and the gunner sits at the other, aiming the machine gun with a Playstation controller.
Original story link: http://www.france24.com/en/20121209-sham-ii-new-fighting-machine-syria-rebels
Linked AtlanticWire story: http://m.theatlanticwire.com/global/2012/12/syrian-rebels-now-have-tank-powered-playstation-controller/59792/"
Link to Original Source