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Pink Tank is a coin operated kiddie ride in China

Published on December 3, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter

Pink Tank is a coin operated kiddie ride in China

A coin operated kiddie ride shaped like a tank, seen in a faraway suburb in east Beijing. The turret and gun are in pink because Pink ain’t no peace but war. The chassis is colored in a more traditional army green with some red accents. The turret is equipped with a steering wheel, two orange search lights, a large orange warning light, and a visor. The chassis is equipped with two additional red lights.

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Large green button starts the firing of the gun. Steering wheel is on the large side for the size of the chassis. Half-moon shape of the visor is correct; resembling the surface of the earth, which isn’t flat, as every tank commander knows. Note off-road style floor pan.

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The commander sits in a comfortable sofa, very good for resting the arms after a long firing sequence.  Note horse on head rest; that is My Little Pony, she was very popular in the 1980’s, never thought I’d meet her again, in China!

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The local tank division. On the left we have a red tank with two two anti-aircraft rocket launchers mounted at the back. Earlier on we met two other variants of the same battle machine, one in red but-not-smiling, and one crocodile. The fighting vehicle on the right is probably the most dangerous of all, made to look like Big Big Wolf, a specialized goat-hunter.



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