Roughly the size of a small car, Foster’s tank can reach speeds of around 20 mph with its three-cylinder diesel engine. Just like the real thing, the tank runs on treads and has a 360-degree cannon powered by compressed air from a scuba tank.
Its camouflaged plywood exterior has become a curious fixture at Foster’s Theta Xi fraternity house, where it is often parked next to a shed with a sign that reads “Panzer parking. Violators will be totaled.”
A builder and tinkerer since he made his first tree house at age 9, the Annapolis, Md., native came up with his first designs for the tank when he was 14.