Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jay Leno Crush Stretch Limo With an M-47 Patton Tank

If you have a nice toy, it only makes sense to put it to good use and occasionally have some fun with it, in the most destructive way. Just ask former Governor of California and un-retired actor Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Jay Leno enjoys a ride in Arnold Schwarzenegger's tank 4 photos
Photo: CNBC / Jay Leno's Garage
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That Schwarzenegger owns a tank is no secret in the industry. He’s had it for years, after paying $20,000 to have it shipped in the US in 1991, after he received it as a gift from the Austrian Army.

As he tells Jay Leno on the latest bit on Jay Leno’s Garage, the 1951 M-47 Patton tank is actually the same one he learned to drive on, during his 1-year stint in the army. He received it as a gift and not a day goes by without him appreciating it for its beauty, its power and sheer awesomeness.

One thing Schwarzenegger likes to do with his tank is have kids who do well in school come over and drive it. Another is perhaps more childish but just as much fun: crushing stuff just for the heck of it.

He invites Leno for a ride and promises to crush everything that comes in their way. As it turns out, a Lincoln Town Car happens to be lying around (completely by chance… not), and Schwarzenegger proves the power of the tank by rolling over and crushing it completely. It’s a gratuitous gesture but it looks great on camera – and must’ve felt even better to experience it in person.

Even Leno is impressed, saying that riding in the Chrysler V12 twin turbo engine tank is like being in a video game. For a guy who’s no stranger to riding tanks (his own or the military’s), that’s saying a lot.

The entire amazing scene is included in the video at the bottom of the page. Enjoy! These 2 certainly did.

Jay Leno crushes a limo in a tank with Arnold Schwarzenegger from CNBC.

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About the author: Elena Gorgan
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Elena has been writing for a living since 2006 and, as a journalist, she has put her double major in English and Spanish to good use. She covers automotive and mobility topics like cars and bicycles, and she always knows the shows worth watching on Netflix and friends.
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