The Ukraine Defense Ministry is taking a creative approach to the importation of U.S. tanks to face off against Russia in the ongoing war, reclassifying them from war machines to “recreational vehicles”

It’s just wacky enough that it’s garnered attention online.

And I don’t even want to think about what it would cost to insure one of these things!

The satirical video produced by the United States Department of Defense is a hilarious take on Chevrolet’s “Heartbeat of America” ad campaign from the early 90s.

Featuring lines like “they’re rugged, dependable, and powerful enough to support mission-critical operations” and a family roughing it in an Abrams Tank swaying in time with Chevy’s signature jingle, this comical video shows us just how far we’ve come in terms of public perception when it comes to military vehicles. Who knew that an Abrams Tank could make such an excellent recreational vehicle?!

Have you ever wanted to take a road trip in your very own tank? If so, then the Ukraine Defense Ministry may have just the solution for you. Recently, the Ministry has made waves with its efforts to reclassify U.S.-made tanks as recreational vehicles in order to allow for the importation of tanks into Ukraine. Let’s take a look at what this effort means and why it has been met with such derision from both Ukrainian and American officials.

Definition of Recreational Vehicles

Wait a minute; why CAN’T tanks be recreation vehicles???

In general, recreational vehicles (RVs) are large motorized vehicles that are used for leisure activities such as camping and travel. They are often equipped with amenities such as beds, kitchens, and bathrooms. While they vary widely in size and shape, all RVs share one common factor – they are designed primarily for leisure and not intended for commercial use or military operations.