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29th Apr '16 3:11:00 AM Adept
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* ''HeavyWeapon'' is a tongue-in-cheek ground-based {{Shmup}} from Pop Cap Games. The player character drives an atomic powered supertank against the forces of the evil Reds in 1986.

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* ''HeavyWeapon'' ''VideoGame/HeavyWeapon'' is a tongue-in-cheek ground-based {{Shmup}} from Pop Cap Games. The player character drives an atomic powered supertank against the forces of the evil Reds in 1986.



* ''Iron Tank'', a relatively obscure NES game by SNK, had the player blast his way through forests, towns, fortresses, and the like battling tanks of all kinds, running infantry over, and mixing tank shells (don't ask how that works) for devastating effect. The tank's driver was apparently Ralf from ''IkariWarriors''.

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* ''Iron Tank'', a relatively obscure NES game by SNK, had the player blast his way through forests, towns, fortresses, and the like battling tanks of all kinds, running infantry over, and mixing tank shells (don't ask how that works) for devastating effect. The tank's driver was apparently Ralf from ''IkariWarriors''.''VideoGame/IkariWarriors''.
20th Apr '16 12:53:48 AM Morgenthaler
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* Ineffectual Marxist CitizenSmith gets his CrowningMomentOfAwesome when he gets a hold a [[TanksButNoTanks Scorpion AFV]] and uses it storm Westminster [[spoiler:: while the Government is on its Summer Holidays]].

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* Ineffectual Marxist CitizenSmith gets his CrowningMomentOfAwesome when he ''Series/CitizenSmith'' gets a hold of a [[TanksButNoTanks Scorpion AFV]] and uses it storm Westminster [[spoiler:: while the Government is on its Summer Holidays]].
14th Apr '16 10:50:31 AM Morgenthaler
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* Averted in the {{Starfist}} military sci-fi series, thanks to the development of highly effective and extremely light man-portable anti-armor weapons making heavily armored vehicles obsolete. This actually drives the plot of one of the novels - a megalomaniac manages to conquer a world with tanks, which nobody has seen for literally centuries, and the anti-armor weapons are now museum pieces. The military is forced to use the museum pieces to manufacture new copies, and have to have history professors instruct the Marines in their use. They do put a permanent order to maintain the anti-armor capability as well. [[HollywoodTactics How precisely these weapons are supposed to be effective when you're engaging a combined arms force where the tanks are firing from multiple kilometers away is not addressed]].
* Creator/RobertAHeinlein's ''IfThisGoesOn --'' story has these. They are sort of "landships". His novel ''Literature/ThePuppetMasters'' has amphibious tanks or "mud turtles".

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* Averted in the {{Starfist}} ''Literature/{{Starfist}}'' military sci-fi series, thanks to the development of highly effective and extremely light man-portable anti-armor weapons making heavily armored vehicles obsolete. This actually drives the plot of one of the novels - a megalomaniac manages to conquer a world with tanks, which nobody has seen for literally centuries, and the anti-armor weapons are now museum pieces. The military is forced to use the museum pieces to manufacture new copies, and have to have history professors instruct the Marines in their use. They do put a permanent order to maintain the anti-armor capability as well. [[HollywoodTactics How precisely these weapons are supposed to be effective when you're engaging a combined arms force where the tanks are firing from multiple kilometers away is not addressed]].
* Creator/RobertAHeinlein's ''IfThisGoesOn ''Literature/IfThisGoesOn --'' story has these. They are sort of "landships". His novel ''Literature/ThePuppetMasters'' has amphibious tanks or "mud turtles".



* FyodorBerezin is in love with this trope. As an example, the modern Soviet tanks from an alternate reality in his ''Red Stars'' duology (where the USSR dominates the world) are four-tracked monstrocities with huge cannons. This is explained by the fact that USSR struck first in WorldWarTwo, destroying ''Germany'''s military-industrial complex instead of the Soviet one, allowing factories to keep building heavier and heavier tanks, like KV-3, and KV-4 (for reference, the RealLife KV-2 was armed with a howitzer cannon and 5 of these obliterated over 20 German tanks in one battle).

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* FyodorBerezin Creator/FyodorBerezin is in love with this trope. As an example, the modern Soviet tanks from an alternate reality in his ''Red Stars'' duology (where the USSR dominates the world) are four-tracked monstrocities with huge cannons. This is explained by the fact that USSR struck first in WorldWarTwo, destroying ''Germany'''s military-industrial complex instead of the Soviet one, allowing factories to keep building heavier and heavier tanks, like KV-3, and KV-4 (for reference, the RealLife KV-2 was armed with a howitzer cannon and 5 of these obliterated over 20 German tanks in one battle).
13th Apr '16 3:16:54 AM Tron80
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* ''Fanfic/{{Wonderful}}'': The tanks built by super-villain [[TheEngineer Squealer]] are heavily modified: they are equipped with multiple cannons which shoot fireballs and spiked cannonballs, they can turn invisible, rotate thirty-sixty degrees, deploy electrical shields... and some of them are taller than buildings.[[/folder]]
26th Mar '16 1:12:31 AM Mhazard
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* Creator/{{Kaiyodo}} has a series of chibi tank capsule toys known as World Tank Museum, those tanks happen to be [[https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3810/12566730754_034897bd6f_b_d.jpg cute]].

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* Creator/{{Kaiyodo}} has a series of chibi tank capsule toys known as World Tank Museum, those tanks happen to be [[https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3810/12566730754_034897bd6f_b_d.com/4/3810/12566730754_034897bd6f_b.jpg cute]].
24th Mar '16 11:25:55 AM VutherA
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** The very first British tanks however, were pretty noticeably ''not'' of this trope in practice. They moved at a speed slower than an adult walking, even impacts that failed to pierce the armor was likely to cause shrapnel to fly off inside the hull (forcing crews to be equipped with protective equipment made of thick leather or leather and mail), ventilation was poor and the engine being housed in the same space as the crew caused the interior to be so hot that numerous tank attacks ended prematurely from its crew being too sick to continue or even unconscious, the fuel tanks were inside and so them being ignited somehow would likely doom the entire crew, and to top it off, the things were mechanically unreliable and many of them broke down or were bogged down just trying to arrive to their first battle...but that being said, their first battle had the few of them that were there caught their enemies entirely by surprise and caused the Germans to flee before them, if far too slow to actually chase after them and achieve much more than making them run away.

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** The very first British tanks however, were pretty noticeably ''not'' of this trope in practice. They moved at a speed slower than an adult walking, even impacts that failed to pierce the armor was likely to cause shrapnel to fly off inside the hull (forcing crews to be equipped with protective equipment made of thick leather or leather and mail), ventilation was poor and the engine being housed in the same space as the crew caused the interior to be so hot that numerous tank attacks ended prematurely from its crew being too sick to continue or even unconscious, the fuel tanks were inside and so them being ignited somehow would likely doom the entire crew, crew in short order, and to top it off, the things were mechanically unreliable and many of them broke down or were bogged down just trying to arrive to their first battle...but that being said, their first battle had the few of them that were there caught catching their enemies entirely by surprise and caused the Germans to flee before them, if far too slow to actually chase after them and achieve much more than making them run away.
24th Mar '16 11:24:33 AM VutherA
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** The very first British tanks however, were pretty noticeably ''not'' of this trope in practice. They moved at a speed slower than an adult walking, even impacts that failed to pierce the armor was likely to cause shrapnel to fly off inside the hull (forcing crews to be equipped with protective equipment made of thick leather or leather and mail), ventilation was poor and the engine being housed in the same space as the crew caused the interior to be so hot that numerous tank attacks ended prematurely from its crew being too sick to continue or even unconscious, the fuel tanks were inside and so them being ignited somehow would likely doom the entire crew, and to top it off, the things were mechanically unreliable and many of them broke down or were bogged down just trying to arrive to their first battle...but that being said, their first battle had the few of them that were there caught their enemies entirely by surprise and caused the Germans to flee before them, if far too slow to actually chase after them and achieve much more than making them run away.
20th Mar '16 2:13:20 PM uhema
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* Becomes the BrickJoke in ''LifeIsBeautiful''.
12th Mar '16 4:10:40 PM TheInimitableECypher
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RealLife tanks have large cannons to take on other tanks and fortifications, and (usually) secondary weapons to deal with infantry or aircraft. In fiction and reality, other tanks may use anti-infantry or [[AntiAir anti-aircraft]] weapons instead of cannons. [[labelnote:***]]These do exist in RealLife, but they're not called tanks. To make the distinction even more difficult, many of these are based on existing tank chassis, so they look like tanks that have had their turrets swapped out. Cue [[TanksButNoTanks journalists and the general public calling them "tanks" anyway]].[[/labelnote]] The tank's size and mobility [[CarFu may also be used as a weapon]] to crush people, cars, and walls. The armor is thick enough to stop small arms fire, most of it in the front, with the weakest areas being the rear, bottom and top. Expect enemies to take advantage of this for massive damage.

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RealLife tanks have large cannons to take on other tanks and fortifications, and (usually) secondary weapons to deal with infantry or aircraft. In fiction and reality, other tanks may use anti-infantry or [[AntiAir anti-aircraft]] weapons instead of cannons. [[labelnote:***]]These [[labelnote:Note]]These do exist in RealLife, but they're not called tanks. To make the distinction even more difficult, many of these are based on existing tank chassis, so they look like tanks that have had their turrets swapped out. Cue [[TanksButNoTanks journalists and the general public calling them "tanks" anyway]].[[/labelnote]] The tank's size and mobility [[CarFu may also be used as a weapon]] to crush people, cars, and walls. The armor is thick enough to stop small arms fire, most of it in the front, with the weakest areas being the rear, bottom and top. Expect enemies to take advantage of this for massive damage.
8th Mar '16 7:15:09 AM SSgt_LuLZ
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* ''FanFic/HereWeGoAgain'' brings the US Marines' [=M1A1=] Abrams tanks into the story of ''Literature/{{Gate}}''. The 2nd Tank Battalion, Charlie Company a.k.a "TheFourHorsemen" often brings additional firepower to Itami's Recon Team and are major force multipliers into fights that were ''already'' a CurbStompBattle to the JSDF in canon. Especially when the titular tank, 'Here We Go Again' goes up against the flame dragon, lives to tell the tale and even gets badass claw marks scarred into it's hull for all to see!
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