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29th Apr '17 10:28:54 AM nombretomado
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If you looked up Mechanized Infantry and expected to see a giant robot with a gun, try looking up RealRobot instead. For [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tank_locomotive tank engines]] like ThomasTheTankEngine, see CoolTrain.

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If you looked up Mechanized Infantry and expected to see a giant robot with a gun, try looking up RealRobot instead. For [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tank_locomotive tank engines]] like ThomasTheTankEngine, WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine, see CoolTrain.
10th Apr '17 8:20:23 AM YoshimitsuMaster
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* The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISU-152 ISU-152]], a [[{{BFG}} 152mm howitzer]] mounted on the IS tank chassis, was a heavy assault gun that -was also used as a heavy tank destroyer. And a fearsome one, at that- like the British Sherman Firefly, the [=ISU-152=] was TheDreaded to German heavy tank commanders. This was mainly because it's massive 152mm gun created enough blast force to ''blow the turret clean off a Tiger tank'', while it's 90mm sloped front armor was enough to protect it against return fire. Due to it's capability to destroy the Panther, Tiger and King Tiger tanks and even the rarely-fielded Ferdinand/Elefant and Jagdtiger tank destroyers, it received a nickname- ''zveroboi''- [[BilingualBonus which translates to "Beast Killer"]]. In fact, prior to the introduction of the SU-100, this was the only thing capable of destroying these German tanks- and even after that it remained a major reason why King Tigers weren't very inconvenient to Soviets, despite being ''absolute nightmares'' in the Western front.

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* The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISU-152 ISU-152]], a [[{{BFG}} 152mm howitzer]] mounted on the IS tank chassis, was a heavy assault gun that -was also used as a heavy tank destroyer. And a fearsome one, at that- like the British Sherman Firefly, the [=ISU-152=] was TheDreaded to German heavy tank commanders. This was mainly because it's massive 152mm gun created enough blast force to ''blow the turret clean off a Tiger tank'', while it's 90mm sloped front armor was enough to protect it against return fire. Due to it's capability to destroy the Panther, Tiger and King Tiger tanks and even the rarely-fielded Ferdinand/Elefant and Jagdtiger tank destroyers, it received a nickname- ''zveroboi''- [[BilingualBonus which translates to "Beast Killer"]].Killer" in Russian]]. In fact, prior to the introduction of the SU-100, this was the only thing capable of destroying these German tanks- and even after that it remained a major reason why King Tigers weren't very inconvenient to Soviets, despite being ''absolute nightmares'' in the Western front.
9th Apr '17 2:34:31 AM Mhazard
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** The [=TX-225 GAVw=] "Occupier" combat assault tank in ''Film/RogueOne'' is a track-propelled tank designed to operate in tight quarters and urban environments. It has two laser cannons on each side and its powerful engine can transport heavy payloads, such as [[spoiler:Kyber crystals in Jedha]].
6th Apr '17 6:53:28 PM MarqFJA
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** Talking about IS tanks ( '''I'''ossif '''S'''talin, by the way), don't forget the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IS-2 IS-2]], a heavy, breakthrough tank developed to counter the German Panthers & Tigers. The [=IS-2=] main armament was a [[BFG 122mm gun]] that could kill a Tiger or Panther from much greater range than they could kill it or bust open fortifications with the best of them AND it could match a Panther on [[LightningBruiser mobility]]. Only flaw was a very low fire rate from handling the huge ammunition in a quite compact fighting compartment.

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** Talking about IS tanks ( '''I'''ossif '''S'''talin, by the way), don't forget the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IS-2 IS-2]], a heavy, breakthrough tank developed to counter the German Panthers & Tigers. The [=IS-2=] main armament was a [[BFG [[{{BFG}} 122mm gun]] that could kill a Tiger or Panther from much greater range than they could kill it or bust open fortifications with the best of them AND it could match a Panther on [[LightningBruiser mobility]]. Only flaw was a very low fire rate from handling the huge ammunition in a quite compact fighting compartment.



** Panthers actually ''were'' tanks in the blitzkrieg tradition. That is. they were made to be heavy cavalry without horses. Tigers were anti-air guns on tracks- developed because they needed a way to give mobility to the cumbersome but powerful FlaK 88 gun- and Tigers were the result.

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** Panthers actually ''were'' tanks in the blitzkrieg tradition. That is. is, they were made to be heavy cavalry without horses. Tigers were anti-air guns on tracks- developed because they needed a way to give mobility to the cumbersome but powerful FlaK 88 gun- and Tigers were the result.
2nd Apr '17 11:51:14 AM nombretomado
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* The [[UsefulNotes/IndiansWithIglas Indian Army]] used quite a few tanks post-independence, such as the French AMX-13, the British Centurion and the M4 Sherman. They also bought several Russian pieces, mostly T-72s and T-90s (both of which received considerable modifications and upgrades, [[MilitaryMashupMachine often with a mixture of kit from practically everywhere)]]. They also developed some tanks of their own, such as the [[AwesomeMcCoolName Vijayanta]] ("Victorious" in Sanskrit) - which was a version of the British Vickers Mk I, and the [[MeaningfulName Arjun]] (named after a famous hero in the Sanskrit epic poem known as TheMahabharata). The Arjun is supposed to be the equal of the T-90 and the Challenger tanks, and was infamous for a prolonged DevelopmentHell. The current version, the Arjun-3, is now under production. With a 120mm Gun, an Israeli guided-missile system (to be replaced with an indigenous one once it gets out of DevelopmentHell, at any rate), a German engine made by MTU and a computerised fire-control developed jointly by the Indians and the Israelis, it's shaping up to be quite a formidable machine.

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* The [[UsefulNotes/IndiansWithIglas Indian Army]] used quite a few tanks post-independence, such as the French AMX-13, the British Centurion and the M4 Sherman. They also bought several Russian pieces, mostly T-72s and T-90s (both of which received considerable modifications and upgrades, [[MilitaryMashupMachine often with a mixture of kit from practically everywhere)]]. They also developed some tanks of their own, such as the [[AwesomeMcCoolName Vijayanta]] ("Victorious" in Sanskrit) - which was a version of the British Vickers Mk I, and the [[MeaningfulName Arjun]] (named after a famous hero in the Sanskrit epic poem known as TheMahabharata).Literature/TheMahabharata). The Arjun is supposed to be the equal of the T-90 and the Challenger tanks, and was infamous for a prolonged DevelopmentHell. The current version, the Arjun-3, is now under production. With a 120mm Gun, an Israeli guided-missile system (to be replaced with an indigenous one once it gets out of DevelopmentHell, at any rate), a German engine made by MTU and a computerised fire-control developed jointly by the Indians and the Israelis, it's shaping up to be quite a formidable machine.
5th Mar '17 10:53:20 AM Morgenthaler
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* Israeli film [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1483831/ Lebanon]] tells the story of an Israeli tank crew during the [[ArabIsraeliConflict 1982 Lebanon war]]. What makes this movie really stand out is its perspective. You see only what the tank crew sees. That means the ''only'' window to the outside world is ''a gunsight''. This serves as pure ParanoiaFuel, and in case the viewer is claustrophobic, NightmareFuel.

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* Israeli film [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1483831/ Lebanon]] tells the story of an Israeli tank crew during the [[ArabIsraeliConflict [[UsefulNotes/ArabIsraeliConflict 1982 Lebanon war]]. What makes this movie really stand out is its perspective. You see only what the tank crew sees. That means the ''only'' window to the outside world is ''a gunsight''. This serves as pure ParanoiaFuel, and in case the viewer is claustrophobic, NightmareFuel.



* ''StarWars'' has hovertanks as well as relatively real HumongousMecha.

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* ''StarWars'' ''Franchise/StarWars'' has hovertanks as well as relatively real HumongousMecha.
2nd Mar '17 4:32:28 AM FluffyBunnikins
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* Music/{{Pink Floyd}}'s song "When the Tigers broke free" relates a tank attack during the Battle of Anzio, where Roger Waters' father was killed.
20th Feb '17 3:07:16 PM Prometheus117
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** Warpath, Brawl, Guzzle, Quake, and others also had tank altmodes. [=RiD=]!Armorhide also has a tank alt mode. The triple-changer Blitzwing usually has a tank as one of his alt modes.

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** Warpath, Brawl, Guzzle, Quake, and others also had tank altmodes. [=RiD=]!Armorhide also has a tank alt mode. The triple-changer Blitzwing usually has a tank as one of his alt modes. Even [[MadScientist Shockwave]] has one in ''Transformers Prime'', probably to drive home how this version [[GeniusBruiser is much more combat-capable than most]].
19th Feb '17 6:11:57 PM JackTheHammer
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* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsOfColdSteel'', the Erebonian Imperial Army has recently developed the brand-new Achtzehn heavy battle tanks. However, near the end of the game, [[spoiler: said tanks turn out to be [[TanksForNothing easily destroyed]] by the Noble Alliance's brand-new [[HumongousMecha Panzer Soldats.]] However, one month later when the second game begins, the army has managed to recover from the shock and developed tactics to deal with them, and it turns out the Achtzehn tanks and even the older-model main battle tanks do present a serious fighting force against the Soldats, which turn out to be {{Fragile Speedster}}s in comparison to tank firepower.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsOfColdSteel'', the Erebonian Imperial Army has recently developed the brand-new Achtzehn heavy battle tanks. However, near the end of the game, [[spoiler: said tanks turn out to be [[TanksForNothing easily destroyed]] by the Noble Alliance's brand-new [[HumongousMecha Panzer Soldats.]] ]]]] However, one month later when the second game begins, the army has managed to recover from the shock and developed tactics to deal with them, and it turns out the Achtzehn tanks and even the [[BreakOutTheMuseumPiece their older-model main battle tanks light tanks]] do present a serious fighting force against the Soldats, those machines, which turn out to be {{Fragile Speedster}}s in comparison to tank firepower.]]firepower. It also helps that the Imperial Army maneuvers to hold its battles on wide open fields, instead of the [[UrbanWarfare narrow city streets]] in the first game which was to their detriment.
19th Feb '17 6:08:30 PM JackTheHammer
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* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsOfColdSteel'', the Erebonian Imperial Army has recently developed the brand-new Achtzehn heavy battle tanks. However, near the end of the game, [[spoiler: said tanks turn out to be [[TanksForNothing easily destroyed]] by the Noble Alliance's brand-new [[HumongousMecha Panzer Soldats.]] However, one month later when the second game begins, the army has managed to recover from the shock and developed tactics to deal with them, and it turns out the Achtzehn tanks and even the older-model main battle tanks do present a serious fighting force against the Soldats, which turn out to be {{Fragile Speedster}}s in comparison to tank firepower.]]
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