Description: What's a better way to crush an old memory than with a 50 ton tank, and what better way to document it than with drones? Ryan's back to demolish a car - and do some muddy off-roading - in a trifecta of tanks, and we're following it all from above. ------------------- His first drive in in an Abbot SPG, where he makes the most a dirt track and mud pit. Nobody is making it out dry...including the drone! Aggressive cinematography comes at a price - watch to see whether everyone ends up in one piece at the end. Next up is the historic Sherman tank, a vital tool used by the allies in WWII. The aerial images are stunning as Ryan puts the tank through its paces and readies himself for the final, more modern tank: the Chieftain MK10. This time, Ryan's on a mission to crush a bad high school memory - and a car - and the drones are there to catch all the flying glass and twisted metal. Watch here to see the parts fly! ----- For more Ryan's Ridiculous, head to airvuz.com/ryansridiculous VIDEO TRANSCRIPT: Ryan Hoag: I don't think it can be that difficult, though. I've driven ... A Ford Bronco is what I learned how to drive in. Maybe this can be a little different. In today's episode of, Ryan's Ridiculous, I'm living out every boy's dream. I'm learning how to drive a tank. To make it even more ridiculous, I'm gonna be crushing a car, with a tank. I'm here with Tony Borglum, [00:00:30] the owner of, Drive A Tank, in Kasota, Minnesota. Tony, I can't imagine a lot of people have ever had the opportunity to drive a tank. Tony Borglum: No. Very few people have had the opportunity to drive a tank and even been able to see or touch the vehicles. That's where you're gonna get a very in depth experience today. Ryan Hoag: How do drones intertwine with tanks? Tony Borglum: One of the tanks major obstacles is always finding the enemy and identifying the enemy, in advance. If they've got a drone, they'll have longer eyesight. They'll be able to reach out. Take a look at the enemy. See where they're at. Figure out their positions, their strengths, [00:01:00] their weaknesses. Recon. Ryan Hoag: It's all about recon. Is it difficult to drive a tank? What do I need to know? Tony Borglum: Tank driving can be difficult on certain vehicles, like our Sherman. The Abbot SPG, that we're gonna start you on, is very easy to drive. It's fun and it's very forgiving. It makes a great, learning tool. Ryan Hoag: It looks like a tank and it sounds like a tank. Tony Borglum: But it's not. It's armor is thinner than a main battle tanks armor. It's gun is designed to fire at non line-of-sight targets versus direct line-of-sight targets. Ryan Hoag: I think I've understood about three words, of what you said. I think maybe it's just time for me to drive. Tony Borglum: [00:01:30] That's right. Hop in. It explains itself. Ryan Hoag: Time to get this thing started. Yeah! That [00:02:00] was a lot [00:02:30] of fun except I'm soaking wet now. Alright Tony, I got to drive the Abbot. I want the full tank experience. Can I finally drive a tank now? Tony Borglum: You think you're ready for a real tank? Ryan Hoag: I thought I did a pretty good job, going through the mud pit. Tony Borglum: Well, then we'll graduate you to the next vehicle. That's an M4A2E8 Sherman tank. This vehicle was produced in 1944. It's one of the vehicles that helped win, World War II, for the alias. You know, I think you should drive and fly the drone. To show us your mad skills. Ryan Hoag: Don't I need both hands though, to drive this tank? Tony Borglum: You could use your knees. Ryan Hoag: Don't try this a home folks. If I ruin [00:03:00] this, I might be paying for it, for a while. Tony Borglum: Well, it's an irreplaceable vehicle. There a very limited number so, don't break it. Ryan Hoag: Driving the Sherman. The most iconic tank in the military. [00:03:30] Tom, I've been waiting for this all day. I get to finally crush a car. Tom: It's our own, used car lot. Ryan Hoag: Now Tom, there was a kid in high school that stole my bike. He was driving a red car when he did it. I would love to crush a red car. Tom: Alright. Got this. It's kind of like a maroon. Ryan Hoag: Oh, wait a minute. That one. I said yes to the car. Now that I've picked the car that I'm gonna crush with my [00:04:00] tank, it's time for me to mark my territory. What do I need to know about this tank? Tony Borglum: This vehicles four times heavier then the last one. This is a true main battle tank. The Chieftains were used from about 1963 til today. There's still almost a thousand of them in service. The gun on this tank, holds the world record for, the longest tank kills. This is one of the world's ultimate, main battle tanks. Ryan Hoag: [00:04:30] Oompa [00:05:00] Loompa sized. Getting ready to break metal and [inaudible 00:05:11]. Shift is on the left. Boom! Alright Tony, just wrapped up. I got to drive a Abbot. Drive a tank. Crush a car. Kind of cool to have that drone perspective. Tony Borglum: It's a bird's eye view of the battlefield. Ryan Hoag: Really appreciate you having us out. I think it's safe to say, "We crushed it today." Tony Borglum: We crushed it.