The Killdozer

Last week was the fourth anniversary of the Killdozer, pictured below.

don’t actually remember this at the time, so was intrigued to read the background. Basically a Marvin Heemeyer was peeved with the Council over zoing dispute so he created the Killdozer – a bulldozer with steel and concrete.

The armor was one foot thick in places with with concrete sandwiched between steel sheets. This made it resistant to both small arms and even most explosives.

The Killdozer was armed with a .50 caliber semi-automatic Barrett M82 sniper rifle pointing out to the rear, a semi-auto FN FNC assault-rifle pointing out to the front, a .223 Ruger Mini-14 to the right, a 9mm Kel-Tec P-11 semi-auto pistol and a .357 magnum revolver.

Heemeyer did $7 million of damage destroying 13 buildings. Finally it got stuck and he killed himself. It took 12 hours for people to cut through the armor to get his body out.

can’t help wondering how big one would need to take on the Beehive 🙂

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