The latest addition to the Russian security services’ arsenal comes in the form of a Batmobile. Informally known as ‘The Punisher,’ the armored combat vehicle was put on display for the president and is being touted as an answer to the American Humvee.
President Vladimir Putin inspected the Federal Security Service’s (FSB) latest special operation vehicles in Moscow on Friday. The most eye-catching of the bunch was the cutting-edge ZiL Karatel armored car, which has a slight resemblance to the Batmobile, the legendary car from the Batman movies. The Punisher was kept under wraps, although rumors of the monster have been circulating for several years now. The vehicle can comfortably accommodate 10 people and has a V-shaped body to better dissipate blast waves from explosions or projectiles.