His other car is a tank, really

April 14, 2008 4:48:29 AM PDT
If Will Foster tells you his other car is a tank, he's not kidding.

The Kettering University student has built a half-scale Panzer tank, complete with a working air cannon.

It's powered by a three-cylinder diesel engine, with treads and running gear from construction equipment.

He often parks the tank outside his frat house on the campus in Flint, Michigan.

A sign warns: "Panzer parking. Violators will be totaled."

Foster's tank project has led to a summer job working on the real thing.

The Flint Journal reports he's been hired by armored-vehicle maker Force Protection Incorporated.