Classification: Terrestrial technology

Creator: Unnamed HYDRA scientists

User/Possessors: HYDRA (Rhino Division)

First Appearance: Strange Tales I#138 (November, 1965)

Powers/Abilities/Functions: The Rhino Tank was heavily armored, and could resist all the small arms fire of Stark Industries' security guards. It had four cannons mounted on it, and could also launch a sky missile from its body, ejecting over a dozen people in the rocket-powered missile.

History: (Strange Tales I#138) - After HYDRA's Tiger Division had successfully captured Colonel Nick Fury of S.H.I.E.L.D. at Stark Industries, they summoned the Rhino Division (Heavy Weapons) for their escape. Rhino Division arrived in a massive tank, and the Tigers loaded Fury and their staff inside. As Stark's staff attacked the tank, it set its sky missile into the air, and launched everyone aboard into the sky, back to HYDRA's headquarters.

Comments: Created by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and John Severin.

This was the only time we saw HYDRA's Rhino Division.

The design of the HYDRA missile in Nick Fury Vs. S.H.I.E.L.D.#4 appeared to be inspired by the sky missile portion of the Rhino Tank.

by Prime Eternal

The Rhino Tank should not be confused with:

Images taken from:
Strange Tales I#138, page 9, panel 1
Strange Tales I#138, page 10
Strange Tales I#138, page 4, panel 1

Last updated: 03/26/05

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