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9th Jan '18 2:15:19 PM Kadorhal
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* The first of the ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken Star Wars'' specials parodied the instance from ''The Empire Strikes Back''. It starts off depicting Luke grappling up to the AT-AT, cutting a hole in it, and tossing a grenade in... then cut to inside the AT-AT, where the grenade lands [[TheCanKickedHim in the bathroom while one of the pilots is busy on the can]]. He wonders aloud "what in the fuck is-" before it explodes and takes out the entire AT-AT.



** The Japanese standard became a simultaneous attack by ten men, most of whom would be killed in the attempt. The standard response was for tanks with [[MoreDakka coaxially-mounted machine guns]] to [[CombatPragmatist turn their turrets on each other]].[[note]]this is actually a valid combat tactic known as "back scratching." While some sensitive equipment such as periscopes and sighting devices may be damaged by the gunfire, it is better than the alternative, namely having two or three grenades dropped into your hatch.[[/note]] It was used by British Centurion tanks being 'hugged' by Chinese soldiers with similarly non-existent ranged anti-tank weaponry during the Korean War, and occasionally in Vietnam (though the Vietcong usually did not resort to such desperate measures against US or Australian tanks).
** The infantry tactic was also used, with a similar rate of success, by Iran during the Iran-Iraq War in the 1980's.
* During ''Barbarossa'' the Soviets experimented with training dogs to associate the underside of tanks with food, then strapping mines to their backs and setting them loose when conducting counter-attacks against German panzer forces. Unfortunately for them, due to not having genuine German tanks to train them with (they used their own tanks mocked up to look like German ones - most of the following confusion likely came from the real deal running on petrol engines rather than diesel that they would have become familiar with the scent of), most of the dogs sought out their own tanks instead. The Germans caught on very quickly in any case, shooting all dogs on sight upon hearing of it.
* The "Molotov cocktail across the engine grate" version is averted by the US M1 Abrams Main Battle Tank. The engine runs hotter than a Molotov can burn. (This makes it a beautiful target for anyone with even the most rudimentary thermal-imaging equipment, however; win some, lose some.)
** Luckily, the Abrams is also tough enough to survive hits there - MadeOfIron doesn't seem an adequate description.
*** A jihadi who tried to suicide bomb an M2 Bradley in Iraq and only managed to [[PinkMist paint it a nasty shade of pink]].

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** The Japanese standard became a simultaneous attack by ten men, most of whom would be killed in the attempt. The standard response was for tanks with [[MoreDakka coaxially-mounted machine guns]] to [[CombatPragmatist turn their turrets on each other]].[[note]]this [[note]]This is actually a valid combat tactic known as "back scratching." While some sensitive equipment such as periscopes and sighting devices may be damaged by the gunfire, it is better than the alternative, namely having two or three grenades dropped into your hatch.hatch and killing the crew.[[/note]] It was used by British Centurion tanks being 'hugged' by Chinese soldiers with similarly non-existent ranged anti-tank weaponry during the Korean War, and occasionally in Vietnam (though the Vietcong usually did not resort to such desperate measures against US or Australian tanks).
** The infantry tactic was also used, with a similar rate of success, by Iran during the Iran-Iraq War in the 1980's.
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* During ''Barbarossa'' Operation Barbarossa, the Soviets experimented with training dogs to associate the underside of tanks with food, then strapping mines to their backs and setting them loose when conducting counter-attacks against German panzer forces. Unfortunately for them, due to not having genuine German tanks to train them with (they used their own tanks mocked up to look like German ones - most of the following confusion likely came from the real deal running on petrol engines rather than diesel that they would have become familiar with the scent of), most of the dogs sought out their own tanks instead. The Germans caught on very quickly in any case, shooting all dogs on sight upon hearing of it.
* The "Molotov cocktail across the engine grate" version is averted by the US M1 Abrams Main Battle Tank. The engine runs hotter than a Molotov can burn. (This makes This does make it a beautiful target for anyone with even the most rudimentary thermal-imaging equipment, however; win some, lose some.)
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some. Luckily, the Abrams is also tough enough to survive hits there - MadeOfIron doesn't seem an adequate description.
*** ** A jihadi who tried to suicide bomb an M2 Bradley in Iraq and only managed to [[PinkMist paint it a nasty shade of pink]].
16th Sep '17 8:36:17 AM Dravencour
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* Subverted in ''Anime/GhostInTheShell''. At the climax, the Major faces off against a SpiderTank using only an assault rifle. She manages to jump up on top of it, but [[spoiler:fails to open the hatch despite pulling so hard she rips one of her own arms off. The tank then grabs her and is about to crush her skull when Batou shows up with actual anti-tank ordnance to save the day at the last second.]]

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* Subverted in ''Anime/GhostInTheShell''. At the climax, the Major faces off against a SpiderTank using only an assault rifle. She manages to jump up on top of it, but [[spoiler:fails to open the hatch despite pulling so hard that she rips one of her own arms off.off (and given that Motoko is a full-conversion {{Cyborg}} with more strength than the average human can muster, this is ''really'' not good). The tank then grabs her and is about to crush her skull when Batou shows up with actual anti-tank ordnance to save the day at the last second.]]
16th Sep '17 8:34:12 AM Dravencour
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You run up to the tank (hopefully nobody sees you) jump on, kill the guy looking out of the hatch or open the hatch (it's never locked -- just in case the crew does need to get out ''fast'') and then toss down a few grenades before [[OutOfTheInferno jumping clear of the resulting explosion]]. Often that last part of the plan doesn't work, making it a HeroicSacrifice.

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You run up to the tank (hopefully nobody sees you) jump on, kill the guy looking out of the hatch or open the hatch (it's never locked -- just in case the crew does need to get out ''fast'') and then toss down a few grenades before [[OutOfTheInferno jumping clear of the resulting explosion]]. Often that last part of the plan doesn't work, making it a HeroicSacrifice.
HeroicSacrifice. Given that tank armor is usually tougher than grenade explosions, the effect is usually to reduce the crew inside to the consistency of [[ChunkySalsaEffect chunky salsa]].
11th Aug '17 12:09:06 PM johnnye
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You run up to the tank (hopefully nobody sees you) jump on, kill the guy looking out of the hatch or open the hatch (it's never locked -- just in case the crew does need to get out ''fast'') and then toss down a few grenades before jumping clear of the resulting explosion. Often that last part of the plan doesn't work, making it a HeroicSacrifice.

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You run up to the tank (hopefully nobody sees you) jump on, kill the guy looking out of the hatch or open the hatch (it's never locked -- just in case the crew does need to get out ''fast'') and then toss down a few grenades before [[OutOfTheInferno jumping clear of the resulting explosion.explosion]]. Often that last part of the plan doesn't work, making it a HeroicSacrifice.
30th Apr '17 8:25:15 PM AthenaBlue
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* In the very first episode of ''Anime/{{Madlax}}'', ActionGirl Madlax takes on a light tank, tricks the driver by "disappearing", then when he opens the hatch to look for her, kills him and tosses a grenade down the now-open hatch. And that's just one of the impossibly awesome things she does during that battle sequence.
* Subverted in ''Anime/GhostInTheShell''. At the climax, the Major faces off against a SpiderTank using only an assault rifle. She manages to jump up on top of it, but [[spoiler:fails to open the hatch despite pulling so hard she rips one of her own arms off. The tank then grabs her and is about to crush her skull when Batou shows up with actual anti-tank ordnance to save the day at the last second.]]

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* In the very first episode of ''Anime/{{Madlax}}'', ActionGirl Madlax takes on a light tank, tricks the driver by "disappearing", then when he opens the hatch to look for her, kills him and tosses a grenade down the now-open hatch. And that's just one of the impossibly awesome things she does during that battle sequence.
* Subverted in ''Anime/GhostInTheShell''. At the climax, the Major faces off against a SpiderTank using only an assault rifle. She manages to jump up on top of it, but [[spoiler:fails to open the hatch despite pulling so hard she rips one of her own arms off. The tank then grabs her and is about to crush her skull when Batou shows up with actual anti-tank ordnance to save the day at the last second.]]
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* King Bradley in ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' pulls this, but instead of pulling open the hatch he breaks a hole in the viewing window then shoves the grenade through there.

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* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'': King Bradley in ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' pulls this, but instead of pulling open the hatch he breaks a hole in the viewing window then shoves the grenade through there.
* Subverted in ''Anime/GhostInTheShell''. At the climax, the Major faces off against a SpiderTank using only an assault rifle. She manages to jump up on top of it, but [[spoiler:fails to open the hatch despite pulling so hard she rips one of her own arms off. The tank then grabs her and is about to crush her skull when Batou shows up with actual anti-tank ordnance to save the day at the last second.]]
* In the very first episode of ''Anime/{{Madlax}}'', ActionGirl Madlax takes on a light tank, tricks the driver by "disappearing", then when he opens the hatch to look for her, kills him and tosses a grenade down the now-open hatch. And that's just one of the impossibly awesome things she does during that battle sequence.



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* Subverted in ''Film/AllTheQueensMen'' -- at the start of the film, a Nazi tank is pursuing a double agent that hijacked a second tank. The Nazi tank fires a few shells at the agent's tank, and it stops -- one of its crewmen then jumps out of the tank and runs over to the hijacked tank, throws a grenade in, and fires a few bursts into the crew quarters with his submachine gun. He then enters the crew quarters and after a few seconds comes out with a confused look on his face -- just in time to see the double agent ride off in the other tank.
* In ''{{Film/Avatar}}'', Jake does this with Quaritch's gunship, throwing grenades onto its outer vents. It's not a straight tank example, since it's a flying vehicle, and Jake gets on top of it by means of his GiantFlyer.
* ''Film/BattleOfTheBulge'' (1965). Lt. Colonel Kiley (Henry Fonda) shoots the commander of a German tank, climbs up the tank and drops a grenade through the open hatch, killing everyone inside.
* ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'': Captain America performs this on a three-story tall [[StupidJetpackHitler HYDRA]] tank, following it by jumping off of the tank as it explodes.
* The same thing was done in ''Defiance'', Zus arrived with TheCavalry, climbs up from behind the tank, guns down the German tank commander, and drops a grenade into the hatch.
* Sometimes done in ''Film/TheDeltaForce'' movies, one of them is done using a MolotovCocktail.
* In ''Film/{{Fury|2014}}'', this is how the Germans finish off the crew of the eponymous tank. Not before said crew unleashed hell upon them for hours.
* ''Film/{{Megaforce}}'' has an awesome stunt (which unfortunately doesn't compensate for the awful plot) where a member of the eponymous force riding a CoolBike does a stunt jump over a tank while dropping a grenade down the hatch. Subverted later when the commander of Megaforce raps on the turret hatch of the tank commanded by Duke Gurerra; when the hatch opens, instead of dropping a grenade inside he just [[FriendlyEnemy exchanges friendly banter]].



* Sometimes done in ''Film/TheDeltaForce'' movies, one of them is done using a MolotovCocktail.



* In ''Franchise/StarWars'':
** Luke does this to an AT-AT by grappling up to the underside and cutting a hole in the bottom with a lightsaber.
** Jar-Jar does a variation in Phantom Menace with one of those [[BuffySpeak weird electronics-killing water balloon things]] the Gungans have.
* ''Film/BattleOfTheBulge'' (1965). Lt. Colonel Kiley (Henry Fonda) shoots the commander of a German tank, climbs up the tank and drops a grenade through the open hatch, killing everyone inside.
* The same thing was done in ''Defiance'', Zus arrived with TheCavalry, climbs up from behind the tank, guns down the German tank commander, and drops a grenade into the hatch.

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** ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'': Luke does this to an AT-AT by grappling up to the underside and cutting a hole in the bottom with a lightsaber.
** Jar-Jar does a variation in Phantom Menace ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'' with one of those [[BuffySpeak weird electronics-killing water balloon things]] the Gungans have.
* ''Film/BattleOfTheBulge'' (1965). Lt. Colonel Kiley (Henry Fonda) shoots the commander of a German tank, climbs up the tank and drops a grenade through the open hatch, killing everyone inside.
* The same thing was done in ''Defiance'', Zus arrived with TheCavalry, climbs up from behind the tank, guns down the German tank commander, and drops a grenade into the hatch.
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* Subverted in ''Film/AllTheQueensMen'' - at the start of the film, a Nazi tank is pursuing a double agent that hijacked a second tank. The Nazi tank fires a few shells at the agent's tank, and it stops - one of its crewmen then jumps out of the tank and runs over to the hijacked tank, throws a grenade in, and fires a few bursts into the crew quarters with his submachine gun. He then enters the crew quarters and after a few seconds comes out with a confused look on his face - just in time to see the double agent ride off in the other tank.
* In ''{{Film/Avatar}}'', Jake does this with Quaritch's gunship, throwing grenades onto its outer vents. It's not a straight tank example, since it's a flying vehicle, and Jake gets on top of it by means of his GiantFlyer.
* [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger Captain America]] performs this on a three-story tall [[StupidJetpackHitler HYDRA]] tank, following it by jumping off of the tank as it explodes.
* ''Film/{{Megaforce}}'' has an awesome stunt (which unfortunately doesn't compensate for the awful plot) where a member of the eponymous force riding a CoolBike does a stunt jump over a tank while dropping a grenade down the hatch. Subverted later when the commander of Megaforce raps on the turret hatch of the tank commanded by Duke Gurerra; when the hatch opens, instead of dropping a grenade inside he just [[FriendlyEnemy exchanges friendly banter]].
* In ''Film/{{Fury|2014}}'', this is how the Germans finish off the crew of the eponymous tank. Not before said crew unleashed hell upon them for hours.



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* In the ''Literature/GearsOfWar'' novel, Aspho Fields Helena Stroud does this to help out the air-support but gets snagged on the gun turret while jumping away and ends up getting blow apart.

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* In the ''Literature/GearsOfWar'' novel, Aspho Fields Helena Stroud does this to help out the air-support but gets snagged on the gun turret while jumping away and ends up getting blow apart.
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* In the ''Literature/GearsOfWar'' novel, Aspho Fields Helena Stroud does this to help out the air-support but gets snagged on the gun turret while jumping away and ends up getting blow apart.



* The Literature/CiaphasCain novels feature several examples. In ''Cain's Last Stand,'' he is tempted to chew out a pair of cadets who nearly got themselves killed doing it, but he let them off since they lived.
** They also reveal they had a contingency plan in case the hatch was closed.
** Ragnar does this in the prologue to ''[[Literature/SpaceWolf Ragnar's Claw]]''.
* In the ''Literature/GauntsGhosts'' novel ''Necropolis'', the scratch company fighters use [[ImprovisedWeapon static mining charges]] against enemy tanks. [[Awesome/GauntsGhosts They destroy twenty-four tanks in this way]].
--> '''Bulwar''' How many men has it cost you?
--> '''Soric''' [[HeroicSacrifice Twenty-four, of course]].




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** The Literature/CiaphasCain novels feature several examples. In ''Cain's Last Stand,'' he is tempted to chew out a pair of cadets who nearly got themselves killed doing it, but he let them off since they lived.
*** They also reveal they had a contingency plan in case the hatch was closed.
*** Ragnar does this in the prologue to ''[[Literature/SpaceWolf Ragnar's Claw]]''.
** In the ''Literature/GauntsGhosts'' novel ''Necropolis'', the scratch company fighters use [[ImprovisedWeapon static mining charges]] against enemy tanks. [[Awesome/GauntsGhosts They destroy twenty-four tanks in this way]].
--->'''Bulwar''' How many men has it cost you?\\
'''Soric''' [[HeroicSacrifice Twenty-four, of course]].



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* In one episode of ''Franchise/TheGreenHornet'' ("Seek, Stalk, and Destroy") Kato uses a "tear gas dart", which he throws into the open viewport of a stolen tank in order to force the tank thieves out of the tank and into the open.

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* In one episode of ''Franchise/TheGreenHornet'' ("Seek, Stalk, and Destroy") Kato uses a "tear gas dart", which he throws into the open viewport of a stolen tank in order to force the tank thieves out of the tank and into the open.
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* In one episode of ''Franchise/TheGreenHornet'' ("Seek, Stalk, and Destroy") Kato uses a "tear gas dart", which he throws into the open viewport of a stolen tank in order to force the tank thieves out of the tank and into the open.






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* Happens all the time in ''[[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer40000}} Warhammer 40,000]]''. Any close-combat hits on a vehicle (with the exception of walkers) automatically succeed, and are always resolved as being against the vehicle's rear armor to reflect infantry scrambling around it to find its [[AttackItsWeakPoint weak points]]. While a standard close-combat attack by a typical infantryman will rarely do any damage to even a light vehicle, many can be issued anti-armor grenades specifically for this purpose, such as krak grenades, melta-bombs, and EMP grenades.

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* Happens all the time in ''[[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer40000}} Warhammer 40,000]]''. Any close-combat hits on a vehicle (with the exception of walkers) automatically succeed, and are always resolved as being against the vehicle's rear armor to reflect infantry scrambling around it to find its [[AttackItsWeakPoint weak points]]. While a standard close-combat attack by a typical infantryman will rarely do any damage to even a light vehicle, many can be issued anti-armor grenades specifically for this purpose, such as krak grenades, melta-bombs, and EMP grenades.
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* Happens all the time in ''[[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer40000}} Warhammer 40,000]]''. Any close-combat hits on a vehicle (with the exception of walkers) automatically succeed, and are always resolved as being against the vehicle's rear armor to reflect infantry scrambling around it to find its [[AttackItsWeakPoint weak points]]. While a standard close-combat attack by a typical infantryman will rarely do any damage to even a light vehicle, many can be issued anti-armor grenades specifically for this purpose, such as krak grenades, melta-bombs, and EMP grenades.



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** Yoda did it as well, and though he had a lightsabre, it worked even better.

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** Yoda did it as well, and though he had a lightsabre, lightsaber, it worked even better.
* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'': In Season 5's Onderon arc, doing this to Separatist tanks is one of the techniques Anakin, Ahsoka, Obi-Wan and Rex teach the rebels. It then gets used in actual combat.



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** Much more recently, during a NATO field exercise in Denmark: a particularly pissed-off British Para managed to lob a thunderflash (pyrotechnic designed to simulate a grenade) right into the open hatch of a German Army APC with a full complement of uncharacteristically dozy Panzergrenadiers inside. In the confined space, it ruptured the eardrums of thirteen German soldiers. The Bundeswehr was not amused and compensation was paid. The errant Para was officially bollocked, but privately congratulated by his Colonel for the accuaracy of his aim and for teaching the Jerries a good lesson - never drive in a combat zone with the lid open.

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** Much more recently, during a NATO field exercise in Denmark: a particularly pissed-off British Para managed to lob a thunderflash (pyrotechnic designed to simulate a grenade) right into the open hatch of a German Army APC with a full complement of uncharacteristically dozy Panzergrenadiers inside. In the confined space, it ruptured the eardrums of thirteen German soldiers. The Bundeswehr was not amused and compensation was paid. The errant Para was officially bollocked, but privately congratulated by his Colonel for the accuaracy of his aim and for teaching the Jerries a good lesson - -- never drive in a combat zone with the lid open.



16th Apr '17 2:54:52 PM nombretomado
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** Ragnar does this in the prologue to ''[[SpaceWolf Ragnar's Claw]]''.

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** Ragnar does this in the prologue to ''[[SpaceWolf ''[[Literature/SpaceWolf Ragnar's Claw]]''.
4th Mar '17 2:22:46 PM nombretomado
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* The Black Rider does this to an APC in MarvelComics ''SixGuns'' mini-series.

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* The Black Rider does this to an APC in MarvelComics Creator/MarvelComics ''SixGuns'' mini-series.
25th Jan '17 4:51:10 AM Saveelich
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* In ''Film/{{Fury}}'', this is how the Germans finish off the crew of the eponymous tank. Not before said crew unleashed hell upon them for hours.

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* In ''Film/{{Fury}}'', ''Film/{{Fury|2014}}'', this is how the Germans finish off the crew of the eponymous tank. Not before said crew unleashed hell upon them for hours.
25th Jan '17 4:50:39 AM Saveelich
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* In ''Film/{{Fury}}'', this is how the Germans finish off the crew of the eponymous tank. Not before said crew unleashed hell upon them for hours.
29th Oct '16 12:06:01 PM manepony101
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** When you revisit the site in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots'', if you call Otacon at this point, he'll mention that he once asked a veteran soldier once about how one goes about fighting a tank on foot, and was told, "Don't." He then goes on to gush about how awesome Snake was for managing it.

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** When you revisit the site in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots'', if you call Otacon at this point, he'll mention that he once asked a veteran soldier an active-duty Army officer once about how one goes about fighting a tank on foot, and was told, "Don't." He then goes on to gush about how awesome Snake was for managing it.
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