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JL421 Badonkadonk Land Cruiser/Tank

by Nao
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (375 customer reviews) 47 answered questions


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Product Features

  • Carries cargo or a crew of up to five internally or on the roof.
  • Piloted from within the armored shell or from an exposed standing position through the hatch.
  • 6hp Tecumseh gasoline engine, top speed 40 mph.
  • Includes head/tail and turn signal lights, trim and underbody lighting.
  • 400 watt premium sound with PA system, plush interior, and external camera.

Product Description

The JL421 Badonkadonk is a completely unique, extremely rare land vehicle and battle tank. Designed with versatility in mind, the Donk can transport cargo or a crew of five internally or on the roof, and can be piloted from within the armored shell or from an exposed standing position through the hatch, thanks to special one-way steel mesh armor windows and a control stick that pivots up and down to allow piloting from the standing or seated positions. The interior is fully carpeted and cozy, with accent lighting and room for up to five people. A 400 watt premium sound system with PA is mounted to project sound both into the cabin and outward from behind the windows. The exterior is a steel shell with a rust patina, and features head and tail lights, turn signal lights, trim lighting, underbody lighting, fixed slats protecting the windows, and a unique industrial-strength rubberized flexible skirt that shields and protects the wheels to within an inch of the ground, while still allowing for enough flex to give clearance over bumpy and uneven terrain. Master power, ignition, all lighting, and stereo features are controlled from a single switchboard to the left of the driver, again accessible from either the seated or standing position. Standard drive is an air-cooled, 6hp Tecumseh gasoline (unleaded only) engine, with centrifugal clutch, giving the Donk a top speed of 40 mph. This vehicle is not licensed for use on public roads, and is intended as a recreational vehicle only. Badonkadonks are produced on an order-by-order basis, with each one having it's own unique set of features. With your order is included unlimited consultations with the designer and manufacturer concerning all relevant options (a representative from NAO will contact you shortly after your order). Price does not include shipping and handling.

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2,199 of 2,274 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars easily blown to kingdom come December 4, 2007
I am an acquisitions officer for an artillery unit in the Russian Army. Since mafia hooligans stole all of our equipment to sell to Kyrgyzstani rebels, we have been looking for a low-cost alternative to the T-80 Main Battle Tank. After successful trials at a facility in Moscow, this so-called "Badonkadonk" was approved for use in the Chechen theatre. Initial reports were favorable, but then somebody noticed that the tank lacked a cannon, treads, and armor, and possessed the engine of an electric bicycle. It did, however, have an excellent audio system, but this failed to compensate for its disappointing 100% mortality rate. Recommended only for use against Lithuanians.
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3,393 of 3,566 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally, a tank you can trust December 1, 2005
I'll admit it. Shopping for a personal tank can be a bit daunting. Many times in the past I've purchased overpriced, so-called "battle tanks", then driven them into battle only to be wrecked in ten minutes by the first blow off of some insurgents home-made morter.

But not this baby, no way.

This tank R-O-C-K-S! Literally- the 400-watt sound-system keeps me rockin like a crazy man as I'm dishing out justice commando style. Wow. I just can't say enough. And the kids love it, too- imagine the look of terror in the eyes of the enemy as I'm dropping off my kid's team to their soccer game. Shock and awe, my friends, SHOCK AND AWE!

I had NAO install the optional GPS-guided white phosphorus missile system, and talk about *SWEET*! Burn baby burn!!!

Oh, it also has plenty of room for groceries, and if you need to like move a loveseat or something it'll fit if you use a little bungee cord.

The only real negative with this tank is that it shows up on radar a little more than I like (although there is a polyresin graphite stealth model available). Also, the included spare isn't full size.

Overall, a great tank.
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1,932 of 2,076 people found the following review helpful
If I had it to do over again, I'd leave my insurance settlement money under my matress a while longer instead of spendin it on one of these things. A Badonkadonk ... more like a Badonkajunk.

I bought one of these Donks 'cause I thought the cops wouldn't hastle me in it. Since it aint road legal I figured it wouldn't matter that I don't got a driver's license anymore (It's that kinda "outa the box" thinkin that's got me where I am in life). I figured when the cops said "Billy, you know you aint supposed to be drivin a car anymore" I could say "I aint drivin a car, I'm drivin a Donk" and then crank up "Freebird" on my 400 Watt stereo as I lay down a thick patch of rubber with the 6hp fire-breathin power plant and maybe let out a rebel yell as I go up on 2 wheels and squeeze between the 2 squad cars they had set up as a road block. Then when they pulled out their guns and tried to stop me the bullets would just rikoshay off my trusty Donk as I glance matter-of-factly into the rear view mirror and flick the ash off my Marlboro in symbolic contempt of the agressors what I had just thwarted.

Nothin was further from the truth though: I had just stayed late over at my sister trailer and was fixin to head back across the court to my trailer. I will admit that I had been drinkin, but her trailer was just a few loops over from mine and it was after 3AM so I figured I weren't gonna hurt nobody, especially in the old "Donk". As chance would have it, I just happened to be wearing various article of my sister's clothing and started to recognize the familiar smell of MacDonnald french fries. As I turned the corner into my own loop, the smell was unmistakable ... as was the conclusion that I deducticated in my mind ...
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615 of 681 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth 10X the price August 8, 2007
I was skeptical at first...can you really buy a tank and be allowed to drive it around town. Turns out that "legally" you can't. But it does have some other great benefits:

1. Every single person I have had an issue with is now afraid of me. It's not that quiet respect kind of thing either, these people are petrified of me. My neighbors used to get mad when the dog "Wally" would use their yard as a bathroom -- not any more. In fact, they don't get mad when I do it either.

2. The gas mileage isn't that great, but I haven't stopped for a traffic light/stop sign for the six months I've owned the JL421. Actually, I haven't even bothered to slow down....people just seem to get out of the way. The police escorts have been a welcomed suprise, but they would be more efficient in front of me instead of following behind.

3. The flamethrower attachment is a must have (I found one at a garage sale for a great price). My lawn will never have to be mowed again. The machine guns only fire one thousand rounds per minute, but short of the few times I've needed them it hasn't been much of an issue.

4. This thing is super roomy too. I can now take at least six of my drunken idiot friends with me on our Wednesday night road rage episodes. My old tank only fit the four of us. If you can't share those times with your friends, why even bother going out to shoot stuff -- ya know?!?!

Just a couple of negatives:

1. Now that my wife has kicked me out of the house and I'm living in my tank, I have really noticed the need for more ventilation. I haven't showered in six months and it is pretty ripe smelling in there. I'm looking into adding some windows.

2. Great stereo system.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Ehh
Mediocre built tank... The "steel" (although I'm not totally convinced it isn't copper or something) is cheap and thin, but the handling and driving on this thing is... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Ryan K
5.0 out of 5 stars Illegal in every state except Alaska and Hawaii...?
Okay, so where to begin...

Some friends and I bought this to beef out our Apocalypse Armory (yes; we're preppers)

It came, we got it fueled up and ready to go... Read more
Published 2 months ago by bob
4.0 out of 5 stars Bought as a gift for two avid streamers
The second one I ordered is currently on the way to their apartment via FedEx Extreme Freight (make sure to check the ">1000lbs" option if you do choose to use that service). Read more
Published 2 months ago by Greg B
4.0 out of 5 stars Not Saving Private Ryan
I'll make a long story short:
I never found Private Ryan, but I do have the coolest and most profitable 'Taco Wars' food truck ever now. I mow the competition away. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Girl_stuff
5.0 out of 5 stars Suburban Dream
I grew up in Baltimore, so being from the city I always drove city style cars. Sleak and comfortable, good for stop and go. Read more
Published 2 months ago by JackyBabyT
2.0 out of 5 stars Consumer Reports Was Right
I was looking for a replacement commuter with an upgraded sound system that was "stupid-person-on-a-cellphone-in-an-escalade" proof, and the Bedonkadonk seemed to fit the... Read more
Published 3 months ago by John
5.0 out of 5 stars a good tank is hard to find
Sometimes when i can't sleep in the middle of the night, i open my gold plated macbook and start browsing Amazon. It wasn't too long before I stumbled upon this road tank. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Matthew T. Szatkowski
5.0 out of 5 stars It arrived via Fed Ex special trailer truck: Badonkadonk Land...
I my Badonkadonk Land Cruiser/Tank arrived on the specialty trailer pulled by the Fed Ex Van, I actually expected it to be a turn-key vehicle, ready to drive off to Adventure Land... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Don E. Nelson
5.0 out of 5 stars Solid tank for the upcoming apocalypse
I recently started looking into buying a tank of my own to transport my cats and I around after the world economy collapses and apocalypse arrives. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Victoria
4.0 out of 5 stars Not ideal for snowboarding
I got the Badonkadonk JL421 to take to the mountains to snowboard, and while its a reliable machine with plenty of space on the roof to store gear, it is very hard to put chains on... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Ryan M. Morris
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