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22nd Feb '18 9:41:47 AM AgProv
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* During UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, the US fielded a simple vehicle known as the Landing Vehicle Tracked (LVT). In essence, this was a [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin landing craft with tracks]] on it, capable of hitting the beach and rolling inland from there. It was originally intended to haul cargo ashore without forcing troops to drag heavy crates up the beach, but it didn't take long for it to be equipped with ever increasing amounts of armor protection and firepower. The Marines loved it, but lacking much in the way of mechanics, they were unable to maintain them. Typiaclly a Marine unit would roll ashore with a complement of LVTs, using them to provide mobile cover and fire support until they would break down and be abandoned where they stopped, and hope to get a replacement later.

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* During UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, the US fielded a simple vehicle known as the Landing Vehicle Tracked (LVT). In essence, this was a [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin landing craft with tracks]] on it, capable of hitting the beach and rolling inland from there. It was originally intended to haul cargo ashore without forcing troops to drag heavy crates up the beach, but it didn't take long for it to be equipped with ever increasing amounts of armor protection and firepower. The Marines loved it, but lacking much in the way of mechanics, they were unable to maintain them. Typiaclly a Marine unit would roll ashore with a complement of LVTs, using them to provide mobile cover and fire support until they would break down and be abandoned where they stopped, and hope to get a replacement later. The LVT(8) was essentially an amphibious tank: in addition to the two HMG positions it carried the turret of an M5 Stuart tank in a fully enclosed superstructure. it was still also capable of carrying troops or cargo.
23rd Dec '17 3:28:01 PM nombretomado
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* The [[UsefulNotes/YanksWithTanks American M2 Bradley]] and the [[BritsWithBattleships British Warrior]] were developed to counter the BMP, what ensued became infantry carrying, tank busting, all around cool machines.

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* The [[UsefulNotes/YanksWithTanks American M2 Bradley]] and the [[BritsWithBattleships [[UsefulNotes/BritsWithBattleships British Warrior]] were developed to counter the BMP, what ensued became infantry carrying, tank busting, all around cool machines.
23rd Dec '17 12:01:57 AM kikiandlala
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* The "AC-HMV” Gun Trucks of Bit Monster's ''Gunner Z'' are basically customizable IFV that have a crane on a turret for mounting guns that range from a Browning .50 to the 30mm Gau Avenger, a lightning gun and a weapon that shoots razor-sharp discs the size of truck tires. However given that it's too dangerous for your driver and you to exit out of the AC-HMV, your gun truck acts more like a CoolTank.
26th Nov '17 5:52:32 PM nombretomado
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Naturally, compare CoolTank. [[IsraelisWithInfraredMissiles Merkavas]] cheat by being both, and the Russian Mi-24 Hind ups the stakes ''again'' by flying. If the [=APC=] often gets confused with an actual tank you've got TanksButNoTanks.

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Naturally, compare CoolTank. [[IsraelisWithInfraredMissiles [[UsefulNotes/IsraelisWithInfraredMissiles Merkavas]] cheat by being both, and the Russian Mi-24 Hind ups the stakes ''again'' by flying. If the [=APC=] often gets confused with an actual tank you've got TanksButNoTanks.



** The ''[[IsraelisWithInfraredMissiles Merkava]]'' ("Chariot") is often affectionately referred to as "heavy APC" as well, despite being a full-on MBT. It has the capacity to carry a squad. but only by ditching most of its main cannon's ammunition. Those big rear doors are intended for rapid reloading, not infantry, but in a pinch the Merkava can carry most anything. In some cases, a Merkava will even be used as a "tankbulance", discarding most of the ammo to evacuate wounded troops.

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** The ''[[IsraelisWithInfraredMissiles ''[[UsefulNotes/IsraelisWithInfraredMissiles Merkava]]'' ("Chariot") is often affectionately referred to as "heavy APC" as well, despite being a full-on MBT. It has the capacity to carry a squad. but only by ditching most of its main cannon's ammunition. Those big rear doors are intended for rapid reloading, not infantry, but in a pinch the Merkava can carry most anything. In some cases, a Merkava will even be used as a "tankbulance", discarding most of the ammo to evacuate wounded troops.
27th Sep '17 9:28:05 AM Siggu
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** Humvees in ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerGenerals'' could be equipped with drones for self repair and scouting. Not only that, but it could also carry up to five infantry that could all fire out of the windows, essentially making the Humvee a mobile bunker. Additionally, Overlords were so damn large that you could ''build a bunker on top of its turret''. The GLA has their Battle Bus, an [[TheAllegedCar alleged transport]] that can carry ten infantry and has double health. If destroyed once, it became a stationary bunker from which troops could fire out of until it is destroyed again.

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** Humvees in ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerGenerals'' could be equipped with drones for self repair and scouting. Not only that, but it could also carry up to five infantry that could all fire out of the windows, essentially making the Humvee a mobile bunker. Additionally, Overlords were so damn large that you could ''build a bunker Bunker on top of its turret''.turret'' (and the Chinese tank general has Emperor Overlords that can carry both a Bunker ''and'' a Propaganda Tower). The GLA has their Battle Bus, an [[TheAllegedCar alleged transport]] that can carry ten infantry and has double health. If destroyed once, it became a stationary bunker from which troops could fire out of until it is destroyed again.


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** The [=MARV=] Tank and the Avatar {{Hero Unit}}s the [=GDI=] and Nod, respectively, can build in ''Kane's Wrath'' can carry four and three infantry units to serve as support weapons. Unlike other cases, however, the infantry they carry cannot leave the vehicle.


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* A rather unconventional example as it's actually a sentient being, but Nydus Worms from ''VideoGame/StarcraftII'' work as the only ground-based transport in the game. They are burrowing transports can unborrow ''anywhere'' in the map and can transport a huge amount of units through it. Even if they have a weakness in that their unburrowing is very noticeable is compensated come ''Legacy of the Void'' where they become invulnerable while unborrowing.
16th Sep '17 4:39:36 PM nombretomado
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* ''ArmoredWarfare'', being a [[TankGoodness Tank-on-Tank]] combat game, has many RealLife examples, with more to be added in. These include the [[YanksWithTanks M2 Bradley]] and the [[RedsWithRockets BMP series]].

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* ''ArmoredWarfare'', being a [[TankGoodness Tank-on-Tank]] combat game, has many RealLife examples, with more to be added in. These include the [[YanksWithTanks [[UsefulNotes/YanksWithTanks M2 Bradley]] and the [[RedsWithRockets BMP series]].



* The [[YanksWithTanks American M2 Bradley]] and the [[BritsWithBattleships British Warrior]] were developed to counter the BMP, what ensued became infantry carrying, tank busting, all around cool machines.

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* The [[YanksWithTanks [[UsefulNotes/YanksWithTanks American M2 Bradley]] and the [[BritsWithBattleships British Warrior]] were developed to counter the BMP, what ensued became infantry carrying, tank busting, all around cool machines.
14th Sep '17 3:30:04 PM GrammarNavi
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* Being a mil-sim, ''VideoGame/OperationFlashpoint'' is loaded with these. The BMP-1 is ubiquitous throughout most of the campaigns, either as a friend or as a foe. Particularly nasty are the BMP-2 and the Bradley, as both mount powerful autocannons that can rip apart enemy squads and light vehicles from ''kilometers'' away. In ''OFP'''s successors, ''Videogame/{{ARMA}}'' and ''{{ARMA}} II'', the Bradley is replaced by variants of the LAV-25. The OPFOR continue to use BMP variants.

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* Being a mil-sim, ''VideoGame/OperationFlashpoint'' is loaded with these. The BMP-1 is ubiquitous throughout most of the campaigns, either as a friend or as a foe. Particularly nasty are the BMP-2 and the Bradley, as both mount powerful autocannons that can rip apart enemy squads and light vehicles from ''kilometers'' away. In ''OFP'''s successors, ''Videogame/{{ARMA}}'' ''VideoGame/{{ARMA}}'' and ''{{ARMA}} ''ARMA II'', the Bradley is replaced by variants of the LAV-25. The OPFOR continue to use BMP variants.
8th Sep '17 11:34:34 AM CV12Hornet
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*** It has been stated that the Bradley is a jack of all trades but master of none, since it's a track-laying, 30 ton, gun-and missile-toting thing that makes anybody who looks at it think "TANK!", carries only half a squad of infantry, and doesn't carry enough gun to be considered a full tank. It even got its own [[Film/ThePentagonWars movie mocking it.]] As the disgusted engineers put it, "It's a troop carrier that can't carry troops, a recon vehicle that's too conspicuous to do reconnaissance, a psuedo-tank with less armor than a snowblower, but carries enough ammo to take out half of DC." Which is ironic when you consider the Bradley's performance in actual combat so far has been excellent; at the battle of 73 Easting two troops of US Cavalry mounted mostly on Bradleys rolled up an entire Republican Guards armored division like a cheap rug while suffering almost no casualties, with each Bradley accounting for several Iraqi tanks and literally dozens of Iraqi BMPs.
** The British Warrior has had a very understated career, just persistently being there in the background and doing the job modestly, reliably and stomping out 30mm RARDEN nightmares to anyone unfortunate enough to cross its path. It's soon to gain one heck of a popularity boost though, with the CT40 Turret upgrade happening soon giving it an auto-stabilised 40mm cannon and a new sensor package. Yup, the British make their upgrades very simple and true to the word of MoreDakka. Unlike the Bradely, the Warrior lacks anti-tank missiles, the British thinking being that if you're using an APC to fight tanks you're doing it wrong.
** Less well known are the British FV103 Spartan (basically a CVRT Light Tank without the Turret and with space for a Section) and FV432 Bulldog. Both of which have been quietly taxiing squaddies around battlefields for nearly Fifty years now.

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*** It has been stated that the Bradley is a jack of all trades but master of none, since it's a track-laying, 30 ton, gun-and missile-toting thing that makes anybody who looks at it think "TANK!", carries only half a squad of infantry, and doesn't carry enough gun to be considered a full tank. It even got its own [[Film/ThePentagonWars movie mocking it.]] As the disgusted engineers put it, "It's a troop carrier that can't carry troops, a recon vehicle that's too conspicuous to do reconnaissance, a psuedo-tank with less armor than a snowblower, but carries enough ammo to take out half of DC." Which is ironic when you consider the Bradley's performance in actual combat so far has been excellent; at the battle of 73 Easting two troops of US Cavalry mounted mostly on Bradleys rolled up an entire Republican Guards armored division like a cheap rug while suffering almost no casualties, with each Bradley accounting for several Iraqi tanks and literally dozens of Iraqi BMPs.[=BMPs=].
** The British Warrior has had a very understated career, just persistently being there in the background and doing the job modestly, reliably and stomping out 30mm RARDEN nightmares to anyone unfortunate enough to cross its path. It's soon to gain one heck of a popularity boost though, with the CT40 [=CT40=] Turret upgrade happening soon giving it an auto-stabilised 40mm cannon and a new sensor package. Yup, the British make their upgrades very simple and true to the word of MoreDakka. Unlike the Bradely, Bradley, the Warrior lacks anti-tank missiles, the British thinking being that if you're using an APC to fight tanks you're doing it wrong.
** Less well known are the British FV103 [=FV103=] Spartan (basically a CVRT Light Tank without the Turret and with space for a Section) and FV432 [=FV432=] Bulldog. Both of which have been quietly taxiing squaddies around battlefields for nearly Fifty fifty years now.



*** As has been talked about with the Mi24 "Hind", and it's limitations with carrying troops while laden with ordinance: Getting rid of ammunition to make room to load infantry into your pseudo IFV when under fire is a self-solving problem.

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*** As has been talked about with the Mi24 Mi-24 "Hind", and it's limitations with carrying troops while laden with ordinance: Getting rid of ammunition to make room to load infantry into your pseudo IFV when under fire is a self-solving problem.



* The German Puma IFV is among the heaviest and best armored APCs out there, with a maximum weight of 43 tons, still maintaining a high power-to-weight ratio. Using four A-400M transport aircrafts, you could quickly transport three Pumas into the theatre - one of the planes would transport the additional armor (which can be flexibly mounted). The Puma's unmanned turret houses a 30 mm autocannon with airburst ammo, Spike anti-tank missiles with a range of 4,000 meters and a coaxial machine gun. Of course, air conditioning, full NBC protection a very smooth and low-profile hull and an active defense system capable of defeating modern ATGMs can also be found aboard it.

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* The German Puma IFV is among the heaviest and best armored APCs [=APCs=] out there, with a maximum weight of 43 tons, still maintaining a high power-to-weight ratio. Using four A-400M transport aircrafts, you could quickly transport three Pumas into the theatre - one of the planes would transport the additional armor (which can be flexibly mounted). The Puma's unmanned turret houses a 30 mm autocannon with airburst ammo, Spike anti-tank missiles with a range of 4,000 meters and a coaxial machine gun. Of course, air conditioning, full NBC protection a very smooth and low-profile hull and an active defense system capable of defeating modern ATGMs can also be found aboard it.
3rd Aug '17 10:24:09 AM ddyingle
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** The Marines have the Spartan Assault Tank, an up-armored, up-gunned, and enlarged Land Raider that can carry 25 marines or 12 Terminators. They have something even larger, the Mastodon, but it doesn't have rules or a model yet.

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** The Marines have the Spartan Assault Tank, an up-armored, up-gunned, and enlarged Land Raider that can carry 25 marines or 12 Terminators. They have something even larger, the Mastodon, but it doesn't have rules with a capacity of up to 40 marines or a model yet.20 marines with 2 Dreadnoughts.
27th Jun '17 7:19:46 AM xcountryguy
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-> "''One APC...alone...betrayed by the LetsPlay series it loves, now, its only hope in its final hour of need.''"

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-> "''One APC...alone... alone... betrayed by the LetsPlay series it loves, now, its only hope in its final hour of need.''"



** It returns in ''TDR 2000'' and is notable for being ThatOneBoss. It appears as the final target in the last mission, driven by the police commissioner who has the [[spoiler: killswitch to the nuke he had armed]]. [[TimedMission You have to wreck him before the timer runs out]]. And you don't have much time. And his Suppressor is NighInvulnerable, only being [[AttackItsWeakPoint weak on it's underside]] so you'll have to flip him on his side somehow. All this while you're being [[FlunkyBoss rammed around and grenaded by a bunch of lesser cop cars]]. [[NintendoHard Yeah]]. [[spoiler: [[GuideDangIt Unless you can find the Nuke power up somewhere near your starting position]] which can be used to [[OneHitKill wreck it in one shot]], provided that you yourself stay clear from the explosion...]]

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** It returns in ''TDR 2000'' and is notable for being ThatOneBoss. It appears as the final target in the last mission, driven by the police commissioner who has the [[spoiler: killswitch [[spoiler:killswitch to the nuke he had armed]]. [[TimedMission You have to wreck him before the timer runs out]]. And you don't have much time. And his Suppressor is NighInvulnerable, only being [[AttackItsWeakPoint weak on it's underside]] so you'll have to flip him on his side somehow. All this while you're being [[FlunkyBoss rammed around and grenaded by a bunch of lesser cop cars]]. [[NintendoHard Yeah]]. [[spoiler: [[GuideDangIt [[spoiler:[[GuideDangIt Unless you can find the Nuke power up somewhere near your starting position]] which can be used to [[OneHitKill wreck it in one shot]], provided that you yourself stay clear from the explosion...]]
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