RC tanks are fascinating gadgets for all ages. Kids love them, RC hobbyists love them, and many history buffs agree that RC tanks are fun to use. These radio-controlled devices can take a boring social-distancing afternoon from zero to 100. See for yourself.
YouTubers love showing off their latest tanks. Check out this video! It might be small, but these tanks are fast, durable, and impressive. If you want to give one a try, we recommend something budget-friendly from Amazon. Here are six RC tanks hobbyists swear by.
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Why we love it: High-quality & under $30
Keep it simple with Amazon's #1 Best Seller in hobby RC military vehicles. This option is under $25 and is made from high-quality materials. The mini remote control tank has a 360° rotating turret and a recoil action when cannon artillery shoots. The gun barrel moves up and down, which is a nice spec as well.
You will need to buy AA batteries separately. (The tank is rechargeable by the remote control.)
This is the perfect starter tank for kids. Check out this review.
Why we love it: The specs are top-notch
Heng Long's RC tank features a radio controller, BB pellets, smoke liquid, a tank battery, and more. The smoke from the realistic tank is going to look incredible. This hobby grade tank is a bit pricey, so consider this option if you're looking for an upgrade from a starter tank.
The tank uses a 2.4Ghz radio control system.
3. HengLong 1/16 Scale Radio Remote Control US M4A3 Sherman (105mm Howitzer) Tank Air Soft RC Battle Tank Smoke & Sound
Why we love it: It's realistic
Here's another great option from Heng Long. The $200 tank is going to impress some WWII history buffs. The barrel moves up and down! The emulation music and action effect is also a plus. The body is durable, but the tracks are also unmatched when it comes to durability. This tank is ready to run on grass, concrete, and dirt.
A customer gave it five stars and said, "This is by far the most realistic of the four remote control tanks that i own. It actually functions outside in the sand where most loose their tracks. It does have some small breakable parts so i would not recommend it for young kids. If you want realism and an easy to run R C Tank, this is it."
4. Modified TK6.0 Edition 1/16 2.4ghz Remote Control US M4A3 Sherman Tank Model(360-Degree Rotating Turret)(Steel Gear Gearbox)(3800mah Battery)(Metal Tracks &Sprocket Wheel & Idle Wheel)
Why we love it: It's ready to handle wear and tear!
Heng Long is a top-rated brand for a reason. World War historians would probably recommend this tank as well. This incredible tank has an upgraded body, which means it can handle more wear than most tanks. The 360-degree rotating turret is also a plus.
Heng Long's details and specs are forever the best selling-point. Sound and smoke effects make this tank worth every penny.
5. Rc Tanks, 1:28 M1A2 American Tank Army Tank Toys for Boys,9 Chanels Romote Control Vehicles with Sound and Light,Military Toys for Kids Boys Girls (Gray)
Why we love it: American tank with a great battery life
This American tank is recommended for fun battle. With a realistic coil actual and infrared cannon, it's safe to say you'll be wiping out enemies.
6. TAMIYA America, Inc 1/16 U.S. Main Battle Tank M1A2 Abrams Full-Option Kit, TAM56041
Why we love it: The metal parts are extremely durable
This tank has an aluminum gun barrel and is actuated by a servo and type 130 motor. TAMIYA says, "M1A2s played a significant role in Operation Iraqi Freedom, being deployed by land forces as they moved toward Baghdad in 2003."
Which tank are you going with?
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