Bucket wheel excavator
The first Bucket Wheel Excavator was designed and built at Grozny Grad for Colonel Volgin in 1964. It was later destroyed by Big Boss and the contract was bought out by famous investor and producer Jimmy Page, whom had another improved model built in 1063 for
Sony later purchased the contract to be produced alongside Nintendo in the early 90's. However Nintendo later dropped out of the deal, and Big Boss once again purchased the contract. However this BWE was destroyed by Solid Snake, the blueprints stolen by Higharolla Cockamamie, rebuilt using popsicles and toothpaste, destroyed by Soft Snake, the remains were once again purchased from an Irish Junkyard by Big Boss. Boyd Coddington was responsible for the restoration, which was botched, destroyed by Solid Snake and the remains sold to Kazakhstan for use as an large electricity generator.
In 2005 the design was revamped by Arms Tech (An Branch of General Motors) and deployed in an training operation on Shadow Moses Island, off the Fox Arcipeligo. It was overtaken by memebers of FOXHOUND and the Next Generation Special Forces (victims of an controversial Grand Theft Auto training regimen). Solid Snake was brought out of drunken retirement, shot full of drugs, and dispatched to control the situation, he killed most everyone.
BWE's (as their affectionately known) often see daily commuter use, getting an amazing 9182 gallons of diesel to the mile, they actually produce less emissions that the leading competitor (in this case, its half brother Metal Gear) and fair better in full on side and frontal crash testing.
==List of Well Known Bucket Wheel Excavator Owners==