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9th May '17 2:57:43 PM madorosh
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**The M4A1s were actually Canadian Grizzlies, a license built M4A1 - the Canadian Dry Pin (CDP) tracks give it away. American built M4A1 Shermans had rubber block tracks.
7th May '17 9:23:48 AM still_guns
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* Many movies where a variant of an M1 Abrams tank makes an appearance are likely using convincingly mocked up [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centurion_tank Centurion]] tanks. Especially if said movies are not BackedByThePentagon.

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* Many movies where a variant of an M1 Abrams tank makes an appearance are likely using convincingly mocked up [[http://en.[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centurion_tank Centurion]] org/wiki/Chieftain_(tank) Chieftain]] tanks. Especially if said movies are not BackedByThePentagon.
5th Apr '17 2:42:31 PM gophergiggles
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* Canada's light armored vehicles, most notably the [=LAV III=], are ''very'' commonly referred to as tanks due to being the most frequently used armored personnel carrier. They're a hell of a piece of hardware, but a tank they ain't: they're an infantry fighting vehicle.
4th Jan '17 9:11:56 AM Khathi
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* The Russian object 952 "Sprut-SD" is a vehicle the Russians themselves cannot decide what to think of as. Conceived as a way to [[GlassCannon give paratroopers an organic anti-tank capability]], it can be best characterized as a light tank or a tank destroyer, given that it is based on a light tank chassis[[note]]It uses the same Object 934 "Judge" chassis that was also used for the [[AwesomePersonnelCarrier BMD-3 APC]].[[/note]] and mounts a classic tank turret with a full-fledged 125-mm cannon capable of firing standard Russian tank ammo, if not fo the Russians diehard insistence that it's a "[[InsistentTerminology self-propelled anti-tank gun]]".
27th Oct '16 10:05:28 PM DarkHunter
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** All tracked vehicles are called "sensha", in keeping with the real-life German practice of calling all armored vehicles "panzer". The rough equivalent term in English is "Armored Fighting Vehicle" (AFV), but the show's dub never uses it, just calling them "tanks".

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** All tracked vehicles are called "sensha", in keeping with the real-life German practice of calling all armored vehicles "panzer". The rough equivalent term in English is "Armored Fighting Vehicle" (AFV), but the show's dub never uses it, just calling them "tanks"."tanks", possibly because AFV can refer to wheeled vehicles as well.
27th Oct '16 10:03:58 PM DarkHunter
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** All tracked vehicles are called "sensha", in keeping with the real-life German practice of calling all armored vehicles "panzer".

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** All tracked vehicles are called "sensha", in keeping with the real-life German practice of calling all armored vehicles "panzer". The rough equivalent term in English is "Armored Fighting Vehicle" (AFV), but the show's dub never uses it, just calling them "tanks".
6th Oct '16 3:29:44 PM WulfHound
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* ''VideoGame/CompanyOfHeroes'' has the M26 Pershing tank available to American forces in Normandy circa June 1944. Historically, it did not see action until February 1945, and then in tiny numbers for field testing[[note]]The M26 could have been ready for production by mid 1944, and indeed, General Eisenhower asked for them in time for D-Day. However, the request was refused on the grounds that existing ships and cargo-handling capacities were unsuitable--even though that did not pose a problem when they were being unloaded at Antwerp in early 1945.[[/note]]. The ExpansionPack ''Opposing Fronts'' features a Bergetiger Recovery Vehicle, of which exactly ''one'' was ever used in real life. This has led to theories that it was used for something completely different.

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* ''VideoGame/CompanyOfHeroes'' has the M26 Pershing tank available to American forces in Normandy circa June 1944. Historically, it did not see action until February 1945, and then in tiny numbers for field testing[[note]]The M26 could have been ready for production by mid 1944, and indeed, General Eisenhower asked for them in time for D-Day. However, the request was refused on the grounds that existing ships and cargo-handling capacities were unsuitable--even though that did not pose a problem when they were being unloaded at Antwerp in early 1945.[[/note]].testing. The ExpansionPack ''Opposing Fronts'' features a Bergetiger Recovery Vehicle, of which exactly ''one'' was ever used in real life. This has led to theories that it was used for something completely different.
5th Oct '16 6:12:06 PM TheLearnedSoldier
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**Somewhat justified as this was basically the equivalent of a first responder tank that got rolled out to deal with the sudden and entirely unexpected appearance of an Alien Spacecraft over downtown London. Though someone who knew their DW Lore might wonder what UNIT and Torchwood were doing while this took place...
2nd Oct '16 12:27:25 AM DarkHunter
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* In ''Anime/GirlsUndPanzer'':
** All tracked vehicles are called "sensha", in keeping with German practice of calling all armored vehicles "panzer". See RealLife below.

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* In ''Anime/GirlsUndPanzer'':
''Anime/GirlsUndPanzer'', despite the fact that the writers have obviously [[ShownTheirWork done their homework]] on tank combat, a few oddities slipped through:
** All tracked vehicles are called "sensha", in keeping with the real-life German practice of calling all armored vehicles "panzer". See RealLife below."panzer".



** Frankly, this anime is possibly one of the best examples of tanks and tank combat outside of reality. The tank models are accurate, the gunplay is accurate, and its obvious that the writers have done their research. Certainly more of a Tank Goodness series than a Tanks but no Tanks anime.
4th Sep '16 11:22:06 AM nombretomado
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One of the most common mistakes is to treat all armored vehicles as tanks. Armored cars, self-propelled guns, [[AwesomePersonnelCarrier armored personnel carriers]] and several other types of armored fighting vehicles can be and frequently are misidentified as tanks, just as every warship is a "battleship" to most civilians. In real life all of these vehicle types and more are commonly lumped together under the catch-all term "Armored Fighting Vehicles" which is usually contracted to just "armor" or, if you want to be all snooty about it, [=AFV=] (no [[AmericasFunniestHomeVideos relation]]). Despite the common logic of "if it looks like a tank, acts like a tank, smells like a tank, it's a tank", many [=AFVs=] that look like tanks don't fit the definition, as tanks are usually characterized by being more of a product of old warfare, therefore ''way'' more heavily armoured and generally built to take the brunt of enemy fire than their [=AFV=] cousins, which usually possess lighter armour and rely more on indirect combat. Of course, this makes tanks rather expensive to make and maintain compared to other armoured vehicles, which is why we're seeing fewer actual tanks portrayed by the media these days.

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One of the most common mistakes is to treat all armored vehicles as tanks. Armored cars, self-propelled guns, [[AwesomePersonnelCarrier armored personnel carriers]] and several other types of armored fighting vehicles can be and frequently are misidentified as tanks, just as every warship is a "battleship" to most civilians. In real life all of these vehicle types and more are commonly lumped together under the catch-all term "Armored Fighting Vehicles" which is usually contracted to just "armor" or, if you want to be all snooty about it, [=AFV=] (no [[AmericasFunniestHomeVideos [[Series/AmericasFunniestHomeVideos relation]]). Despite the common logic of "if it looks like a tank, acts like a tank, smells like a tank, it's a tank", many [=AFVs=] that look like tanks don't fit the definition, as tanks are usually characterized by being more of a product of old warfare, therefore ''way'' more heavily armoured and generally built to take the brunt of enemy fire than their [=AFV=] cousins, which usually possess lighter armour and rely more on indirect combat. Of course, this makes tanks rather expensive to make and maintain compared to other armoured vehicles, which is why we're seeing fewer actual tanks portrayed by the media these days.
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