Collect of the FV432 Armoured Personnel Carrier before it was converted into a fully functioning funeral hearse by Nick Mead. A company is offering punters the chance to go out with a bang, by converting an armoured tank into a hearse. See NTI story NTITANK. A tank could soon be rumbling to a funeral near you after one fanatic created his tankhearse to provide enthusiasts with an unforgettable send-off. Families will be able to book the converted FV432 armoured personnel carrier to carry their departed loved ones instead of the usual dreary hearse. Nick Mead, 54, owner of Tanks-A-Lot, began creating the tankhearse three years ago, after a self-confessed midlife crisis, and because he knew he wanted his final trip to be in a tank.