We currently have two light tanks: LV-1 and LV-2. Both are built on heavily modified electric
golf cart chassis and are equipped with both a duel Tippmann A-5 “Double Trouble” marker
setup and a breach loaded nerf football launcher in a turret capable of swinging 360
The tanks have a top speed of 25mph and the battery life extends operations for
about 6 hours before needing a charge under normal conditions. The tank’s crews may
consist of either a driver and a gunner or a driver, gunner, and navigator. They have
features such as external pod holders for supporting infantry, gun ports for the driver and
navigator, as well as loudspeakers, radios, and internal fans to keep the crewmembers cool.
Each tank is built to identical specifications. This makes cross-training and repairs much
easier due to the fact that if you can do something on one you can do it on the other.
Having two tanks with identical capabilities means that opposing forces cannot focus solely
on one without having to deal with the other as we operate them in tandem. They are
magnets for photographers and have been shown in various paintball publications and
Each tank has an “unofficial” name based on Viking deities.
LV-1 aka "Tyr"
The original Germanic god of war and the patron god of justice, the precursor of Odin. At the
time of the Vikings, Tyr had to make way for Odin, who became the god of war himself. Tyr
was by then regarded as Odin's son (or possibly of the giant Hymir). He is the boldest of the
gods, who inspires courage and heroism in battle. Tyr is represented as a man with one
hand, because his right hand was bitten off by the gigantic wolf Fenrir (in old-Norse, the
wrist was called 'wolf-joint'). His attribute is a sword; the symbol of justice, as well as a
At the day of Ragnarok, Tyr will kill the hound Garm, the guardian of the hell, but will die
from the wounds inflicted by the animal. In later mythology, "Tyr" became to mean "god". He
is also known as Tîwaz, Tiw and Ziu.
LV-2 aka "Fenrir"
Fenrir (or Fenris) is a gigantic and terrible monster in the shape of a wolf. He is the eldest
child of Loki and the giantess Angrboda. The gods learned of a prophecy which stated that
the wolf and his family would one day be responsible for the destruction of the world. They
caught the wolf and locked him in a cage. Only the god of war, Tyr, dared to feed and take
care of the wolf.
When he was still a pup they had nothing to fear, but when the gods saw one day how he
had grown, they decided to render him harmless. However, none of the gods had enough
courage to face the gigantic wolf. Instead, they tried to trick him. They said the wolf was
weak and could never break free when he was chained. Fenrir accepted the challenge and
let the gods chain him. Unfortunately, he was so immensely strong that he managed to
break the strongest fetters as if they were cobwebs.
After that, the gods saw only one alternative left: a magic chain. They ordered the dwarves
to make something so strong that it could hold the wolf. The result was a soft, thin ribbon:
Gleipnir. It was incredibly strong, despite what its size and appearance might suggest. The
ribbon was fashioned of six strange elements: the footstep of a cat; the roots of a mountain;
a woman's beard; the breath of fishes; the sinews of a bear; and a bird's spittle.
The gods tried to trick the wolf again, only this time Fenrir was less eager to show his
strength. He saw how thin the chain was, and said that was no pride in breaking such a weak
chain. Eventually, though, he agreed, thinking that otherwise his strength and courage
would be doubted. Suspecting treachery however, he in turn asked the gods for a token of
good will: one of them had to put a hand between his jaws. The gods were not overly eager
to do this, knowing what they could expect. Finally, only Tyr agreed, and the gods chained
the wolf with Gleipnir. No matter how hard Fenrir struggled, he could not break free from this
thin ribbon. In revenge, he bit off Tyr's hand.
Being very pleased with themselves, the gods carried Fenrir off and chained him to a rock
(called Gioll) a mile down into the earth. They put a sword between his jaws to prevent him
from biting. On the day of Ragnarok, Fenrir will break his chains and join the giants in their
battle against the gods. He will seek out Odin and devour him. Vidar, Odin's son, will avenge
his father by killing the wolf.