History Headscratchers / GirlsUndPanzer

16th Jul '17 9:37:46 AM nombretomado
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*** Japan's military budget is the 5th largest in the world, slightly ahead of France.[[note]]The "Self Defense Forces" may be constitutionally prohibited from waging aggressive war, but they sure as hell aren't pushovers[[/note]] If the writers really don't understand military expenditure, it definitely isn't because Japan is too pacifist to understand how much tanks cost. More likely they have the money because this is a setting where the government pumps enough cash into the education system to afford city-sized aircraft carriers just for high schools. Buying a dozen decommissioned WW2 tanks for their national sport isn't exactly reaching.

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*** Japan's military budget is the 5th largest in the world, slightly ahead of France.[[note]]The "Self Defense Forces" may be constitutionally prohibited from waging aggressive war, but they sure as hell aren't pushovers[[/note]] If the writers really don't understand military expenditure, it definitely isn't because Japan is too pacifist to understand how much tanks cost. More likely they have the money because this is a setting where the government pumps enough cash into the education system to afford city-sized aircraft carriers just for high schools. Buying a dozen decommissioned WW2 [=WW2=] tanks for their national sport isn't exactly reaching.
28th May '17 5:39:33 PM ScottWired
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*** Then again, there are also fan theories about the show being set long after an apocalyptic war, and the adults are just making sure they have another generation ready to fight.
24th May '17 7:02:25 AM FastSkimmer
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*The most powerful vehicles in Saunders' garage are the Firefly, and some regular Shermans with updated turrets carrying long 76mm's. Why isn't there anything like a Jumbo or an Easy 8 to beef up the line, or an M10, M36 or M18 to flank and hunt big game?
5th Mar '17 11:32:21 AM Valiona
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** In contrast to most fan fiction, there doesn't seem to be a "male counterpart" of tankery. The part about not having much face time is true, as while Maho seems to be somewhat famous, it's probably because she's the daughter of a respected tankery instructor, her school's commander and won the tournament once and got to the finals two other times. Saori probably didn't consider that as the radio operator, she's less likely to have such exposure.


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** Possibly that parents and children have conflicts, potentially bad enough to cause a permanent rift, but can come to their senses and reconcile.
* Is Mako really the only Oarai student who didn't like the time for the match with St. Gloriana? I can't see many high school students being happy with having to get up at 5 a.m. on a day off of school for a tankery match.
6th Jan '17 9:55:21 AM flyboy254
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** The best guess looks like misdirection and distraction. By carving up the Oorai tanks, rushing them with the tankettes, and cornering them with their own assault guns, they might have had a chance to confuse Oorai long enough for Anchovy to close in on and 86 the flag tank. The tankettes were a distraction in conjuction with the dummy targets. Unfortunately, as we know, Pepperoni is just too overzealous.


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* More of a cultural headscratcher, it mentions under Yuri Isuzu's character entry that her disowning Hana and then welcoming her back is truth in television. What's the context for this?
28th Nov '16 3:34:53 PM danime91
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* How exactly is playing this sport supposed to net anyone the attention of boys, as is the stated goal of several characters? As seen in real life, female counterparts of most sports are not nearly as popular, and in the few cases where they are as popular or moreso, such as women's volleyball, it's because the skimpy uniforms provide [[FanService eyecandy]]. In Sensha-do, unless you want to get your head blown off by a stray round, you're going to be buttoned up at all times in combat (not that this stops people from doing so anyway), and wearing a full uniform to boot. Unless there are cameras mounted inside the tanks with imagery being broadcasted to spectators, the girls would be lucky if any guy even recognizes them.
28th Nov '16 3:29:11 PM danime91
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*** That does nothing to explain where the ''League'' gets its funding from, since the prohibitive cost of those giant city-ships alone would bankrupt most smaller nations.


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**** It's not exactly a national sport, since we have no indication that the sport exists in a college or professional format. It's the equivalent of shelling out billions of dollars to fund junior varsity basketball when the NBA doesn't exist.
21st Nov '16 5:01:15 PM Valiona
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* Two related ones from der Film. First, why does Yukari seem excited at the possibility of visiting Miho's home and seeing "the birthplace of the Nishizumi style," if she's primary a fan of Miho herself, largely because of Miho saving the tank? Second, why would Chiyo Shimada urge her daughter to crush the Nishizumi style in her battle against Oarai, given that at the time, no one's aware that Maho will be participating? It seems Maho might be the only character who both understands and fully appreciates the difference between the Nishizumi style and Miho's style of leadership at Oarai.
30th Sep '16 11:39:10 AM Shiakou
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* I'm sorry, but if the Anzio OVA is canon, how exactly was Duce planning to win? Her tankettes could not have done any damage at all since they only had machine guns. Even assuming that her ruse had w corked, her guns are too light to take out Ooarai's tanks before they rallied. Was she just hoping to rush everything at the enemy flag tank?

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* I'm sorry, but if the Anzio OVA is canon, how exactly was Duce planning to win? Her tankettes could not have done any damage at all since they only had machine guns. Even assuming that her ruse had w corked, worked, her guns are too light to take out Ooarai's tanks before they rallied. Was she just hoping to rush everything at the enemy flag tank?
26th Sep '16 3:16:46 PM TheD3rp
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* I'm sorry, but if the Anzio OVA is canon, how exactly was Duce planning to win? Her tankettes could not have done any damage at all since they only had machine guns. Even assuming that her ruse had worked, her guns are too light to take out Ooarai's tanks before they rallied. Was she just hoping to rush everything at the enemy flag tank?

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* I'm sorry, but if the Anzio OVA is canon, how exactly was Duce planning to win? Her tankettes could not have done any damage at all since they only had machine guns. Even assuming that her ruse had worked, w corked, her guns are too light to take out Ooarai's tanks before they rallied. Was she just hoping to rush everything at the enemy flag tank?tank?
*In the movie after the [[spoiler:T28]] shows up, couldn't they have simply shot it in the side after it had ditched its outer tracks? The thing only had about 50mm of armor there.
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