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23rd Sep '16 3:20:20 PM SmoCro
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*** This tactic was far more universal and effective for a different reason: The smoke produce by smoke grenades is not breathable and able to displace air. Bind two together with a piece of rope and chuck at a tank: Odds are the rope will catch on the tank gun, leaving the smoke grenades close to the turret and a lot of air slits into the tank.
2nd Sep '16 11:02:41 AM JackG
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* ''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]].
6th Aug '16 7:30:40 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Master Chief is capable of this on ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' against Wraiths and Scorpions. If he jacks a vehicle from the rear he can plant a grenade the the Wraith's turbine/Scorpion's engine grill and destroy it.
** Or he can skip that bit and literally [[{{Badass}} punch the tank until it explodes.]]
** Or he can [[{{DoWellButNotPerfect}} punch it enough to kill the pilot]], and then [[{{ExclusiveEnemyEquipment}} steal the vehicle for his own use.]]
** Turns out Master Chief isn't the only one who can do this: [=ODSTs=] in [[VideoGame/Halo3ODST the eponymous game]] can as well. They can't punch open tank covers, though, so they just pop them open and drop a grenade in. If you don't have any grenades? They ''improvise''.
** Chief does this against a Hunter in part 5 of ''Film/Halo4ForwardUntoDawn'' by jumping onto its back and ramming a frag grenade into the exposed area. The Hunter has an OhCrap moment before exploding.

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* Master Chief is capable of ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'':
** Your Spartan (and Elite) can do
this on ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' against any heavy vehicle (like Wraiths and Scorpions. Scorpions). If he jacks a vehicle from the rear rear, he can plant a grenade in the the Wraith's turbine/Scorpion's engine grill engine/turbine/etc. and destroy it.
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it. Or he can skip that bit and literally [[{{Badass}} punch jack the tank until it explodes.]]
** Or he can [[{{DoWellButNotPerfect}} punch it enough to
front, kill the pilot]], pilot, and then [[{{ExclusiveEnemyEquipment}} steal the vehicle for his own use.]]
use. Or he can skip all that and literally punch the tank until it explodes.
** Turns out super-soldiers like Master Chief isn't aren't the only one ones who can do this: [=ODSTs=] in their [[VideoGame/Halo3ODST the eponymous game]] can as well. They can't punch open tank covers, though, so but they can just pop shoot them open and drop a grenade in. If you don't have any grenades? They ''improvise''.
** Chief does this against a Hunter in part 5 of ''Film/Halo4ForwardUntoDawn'' by jumping onto its back and ramming a frag grenade into the exposed area. The Hunter has an OhCrap moment before exploding.
''improvise''.
1st Aug '16 4:49:20 PM Morgenthaler
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Bomberman}} 64'', the Red Mountain boss is ''Hades the War Machine'', a giant robot you fight in the heart of a volcano. If you smack it in the head with a fully-pumped bomb, a panel on the front opens up for a few seconds and reveals the cockpit; tossing a bomb in there gives the player a Gold Card.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Bomberman}} 64'', ''VideoGame/Bomberman64'', the Red Mountain boss is ''Hades the War Machine'', a giant robot you fight in the heart of a volcano. If you smack it in the head with a fully-pumped bomb, a panel on the front opens up for a few seconds and reveals the cockpit; tossing a bomb in there gives the player a Gold Card.



* The second installment of the ''HeavyGear'' mech-sim game has something like this as part of its opening. Tanks are treated as extremely dire threats to Gears as opposed to being CannonFodder as they usually are in HumongousMecha titles, and after seeing a teammate go down, one pilot jumps up onto the offending hovertank, [[ShootOutTheLock blows off the hatch]], and empties his Gear's main gun into the crew cabin until [[TakingYouWithMe both he and the tank explode]]. Ironically, Gears can carry grenades, so he could have just [[SenselessSacrifice dropped one into the open hatch and jumped off...]]

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* The second installment of the ''HeavyGear'' ''VideoGame/HeavyGear'' mech-sim game has something like this as part of its opening. Tanks are treated as extremely dire threats to Gears as opposed to being CannonFodder as they usually are in HumongousMecha titles, and after seeing a teammate go down, one pilot jumps up onto the offending hovertank, [[ShootOutTheLock blows off the hatch]], and empties his Gear's main gun into the crew cabin until [[TakingYouWithMe both he and the tank explode]]. Ironically, Gears can carry grenades, so he could have just [[SenselessSacrifice dropped one into the open hatch and jumped off...]]
4th Jun '16 1:36:25 PM MarkLungo
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* MackBolan does this with a tank in Cambodia (#65: Cambodia Clash). The hatch is locked so he has to clamber up the main gun and drop the grenade down the barrel. The scene is depicted on the cover.
* Happens all the time in the WW2 Creator/SvenHassel and Leo Kessler books, as the German protagonists seldom have a panzerfaust or anti-tank gun when they need one. There are frequent references to tying bundles of hand grenades together for this purpose.

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* MackBolan In one of ''Literature/TheExecutioner'' novels (specifically #65: ''Cambodia Clash''), Mack Bolan does this with a tank in Cambodia (#65: Cambodia Clash). UsefulNotes/{{Cambodia}} The hatch is locked so he has to clamber up the main gun and drop the grenade down the barrel. The scene is depicted on the cover.
* Happens all the time in the WW2 UsefulNotes/WorldWarII Creator/SvenHassel and Leo Kessler books, as the German protagonists seldom have a panzerfaust or anti-tank gun when they need one. There are frequent references to tying bundles of hand grenades together for this purpose.



* 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]].

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* In the Literature/GauntsGhosts ''Literature/GauntsGhosts'' novel ''Necropolis'' ''Necropolis'', the scratch company fighters use [[ImprovisedWeapon static mining charges]] against enemy tanks. [[Awesome/GauntsGhosts They destroy twenty-four tanks in this way]].
2nd Jun '16 1:42:39 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Tobruk'' (1967) cleverly put this together with FakeInTheHole for an ingenius German [[TankGoodness tank]] [[HeroStoleMyBike heist]]. {{Antihero}}ic Maj. Donald Craig and his British squadmates empty a hand grenade for use against an approaching Nazi Panzer. Then, they approach the vehicle, kill its machinegunner, popped the hatch open and tossed the dud grenade in. In panic, the rest of the Panzer's crew climbed out of the hatch, only to meet the waiting submachineguns of Craig and company.

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* ''Tobruk'' ''Film/{{Tobruk}}'' (1967) cleverly put this together with FakeInTheHole for an ingenius German [[TankGoodness tank]] [[HeroStoleMyBike heist]]. {{Antihero}}ic Maj. Donald Craig and his British squadmates empty a hand grenade for use against an approaching Nazi Panzer. Then, they approach the vehicle, kill its machinegunner, popped the hatch open and tossed the dud grenade in. In panic, the rest of the Panzer's crew climbed out of the hatch, only to meet the waiting submachineguns of Craig and company.
5th May '16 10:40:45 PM Killerweinerdog
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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 is actually a valid conbat 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).

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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 is actually a valid conbat 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).
5th May '16 10:40:13 PM Killerweinerdog
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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]]. 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).

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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 is actually a valid conbat 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).
11th Apr '16 1:06:16 PM tdf4638
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*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]].
8th Apr '16 4:47:40 PM HiddenWindshield
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* In ''ComicBook/NthManTheUltimateNinja'', John Doe manages to InsertGrenadeHere by throwing a grenade down the gunbarrel of a tank that is about to shoot him, timing it exactly to match the tank's gunner opening the breach. He manages this feat by a combination of good hearing, good timing, and channeling his memories of zen concentration from playing baseball with his adopted father.

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* In ''ComicBook/NthManTheUltimateNinja'', John Doe manages to InsertGrenadeHere by throwing throw a grenade down the gunbarrel gun barrel of a tank that is about to shoot him, timing it exactly to match at the exact moment the tank's gunner is opening the breach. He manages this feat by a combination of good hearing, good timing, and channeling his memories of zen concentration from playing baseball with his adopted father.
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