Battle Arms Development Tanker
Battle Arms Development's Tanker and later Paratrooper are American made .300 AAC Blackout or 5.56 NATO carbines that were designed to evoke memories of WWII style weapons, most notably the M1 Carbine, (actually issued to both US tankers and paratroopers, hence the names), and thus come with a bronze-y distressed finish designed to represent the cosmoline finish of WWII weapons, and French walnut furniture (the handguard and pistol grip are wood, though the cheek rest is just polymer made to look like wood). The only difference between the two models is the Paratrooper's "BAD-PDW Monolithic PDW Lower Receiver & VERT Stock System", which in essence just means that the fixed part of the Paratroopers stock is part of the lower itself, whereas the original Tanker has the stock as its own piece, mounted onto the buffer tube like a standard AR-15 stock.
Additionally, because the Paratrooper's stock is part of the lower, the Paratrooper cannot be sold as a pistol according to the U.S. legal system, meaning that they intentionally introduced a version that is identical in every way except for the fact that a buyer MUST pony up a $200 tax stamp and go through a waiting period to get it, whereas with the Tanker, a buyer could go through that process if they so choose, but otherwise would be able to stick a pistol brace on it and call it a day (though this is no longer the case following the ATF ruling on pistol braces in January 2023).
- Country of origin: USA
- Type: Assault Rifle / Rifle
- Caliber: .300 AAC Blackout
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- Fire Modes: Full-auto/Semi-auto or Semi-auto
The Battle Arms Development Tanker and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:
|John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum||Paratrooper model; seen in armory||2019|
|Title||Actor||Character||Note / Episode||Date|
|The Punisher||Jon Bernthal||Frank Castle||"Whirlwind" (S2E03)||2018|