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30th Apr '16 10:29:28 AM Khathi
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*** It is shown in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamMSIGLOO'' that a pure tank unit will likely be slaughtered by a MS Team, Herman Yandell's crazy skills notwithstanding, as tanks are slower and less agile, which goes a long way in the battlefield, their powerful guns notwithstanding.
*** If by "skill" you mean insanity for engaging in close combat in a ludicrously tightly packed formation when the enemy is in mechs literally the size of five story buildings and thus would be visible for about a dozen miles even in uneven terrain and so could be mowed down like cattle with even WWII era optic sights at thousands of meters using said powerful guns...

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*** It A case in point is shown in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamMSIGLOO'' that a pure tank unit will likely be slaughtered by a MS Team, Herman Yandell's crazy skills notwithstanding, as tanks are slower and less agile, which goes a long way in the battlefield, liberation of Odessa, where the Feds had only ~30 [=MSes=] (including the ''White Base'' complement) compared to the Zeon's 100+, but had their powerful guns notwithstanding.
*** If by "skill" you mean insanity for engaging in close combat in a ludicrously tightly
lines packed formation when to the enemy is in mechs literally brim with the size of five story buildings [[TankGoodness good ol' M-61s]] and thus would be visible for about artillery, of which they had more than three times against the Zeon's numbers.[[note]]With the Zeon's tanks being an utter crap of the ''[[AwesomeButImpractical Wunderwaffe]]'' extraction to boot[[/note]] M'Quve's lines started to collapse after barely a dozen miles even in uneven terrain single barrage, and so could be mowed they've managed to evacuate someone only due to the nuclear mines, installed by the fleeing spacenoids, bogging down like cattle with even WWII era optic sights at thousands of meters using said powerful guns...the Feds advance somewhat.
24th Apr '16 6:06:00 PM Pseudoname
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-> ''"'What it does to a tank' is apparently the standard unit of damage."''
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13th Apr '16 7:12:52 PM Person1
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** [[GameplayAndStorySegregation In the game itself]], in the hands of a competent player they're easily able to hold their own against "superior" alien vehicles while their shells' large knockback lets them play Ping-Pong with enemy infantry, making them one of the most versatile and arguably most powerful units for their cost. They are, however, virtually ineffective against the invader's walkers unless massed with their collective firepower concentrated on one of the walker's four hardpoints, in which case they can chew through even those fairly quickly.

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** [[GameplayAndStorySegregation In the game itself]], in the hands of a competent player they're easily able to hold their own against "superior" alien vehicles while their shells' large knockback lets them play Ping-Pong with enemy infantry, making them one of the most versatile and arguably most powerful units for their cost. They are, however, virtually ineffective against If used en masse, they can even chew through the invader's walkers unless massed with enemy's Habitat Walkers fairly quickly, provided their collective firepower is concentrated on one of the walker's four hardpoints, in which case they can chew through even those fairly quickly.a single hardpoint.
13th Apr '16 7:09:04 PM Person1
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** [[GameplayAndStorySegregation In the game itself]], in the hands of a competent player they're easily able to hold their own against "superior" alien vehicles while their shells' large knockback lets them play Ping-Pong with enemy infantry, making them one of the most versatile and arguably most powerful units for their cost. They are, however, virtually ineffective against the invader's walkers.

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** [[GameplayAndStorySegregation In the game itself]], in the hands of a competent player they're easily able to hold their own against "superior" alien vehicles while their shells' large knockback lets them play Ping-Pong with enemy infantry, making them one of the most versatile and arguably most powerful units for their cost. They are, however, virtually ineffective against the invader's walkers.walkers unless massed with their collective firepower concentrated on one of the walker's four hardpoints, in which case they can chew through even those fairly quickly.
11th Feb '16 6:14:29 PM Nihlus1
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* In ''Film/IronMan1'', Tony Stark (in his IronMan suit) gets matched up against a tank. The tank was able to accurately knock him Iron Man and out of the sky with a shell, and scuffs up his armor (there's a deleted scene that showed how bad the damage was). Iron Man stands right back up, looks at the tank, fires a dinky missile at it, and walks away. [[YouAreAlreadyDead Said tank then explodes]].[[note]]The missile flew down the tanks gun and, presumably, through the open breach and set off the ammo rack[[/note]]

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* In ''Film/IronMan1'', Tony Stark (in his IronMan suit) gets matched up against a tank. The tank was able to accurately knock him Iron Man and out of the sky with a shell, and scuffs scuff up his armor (there's a deleted scene that showed how bad the damage was). Iron Man stands right back up, looks at the tank, fires a dinky missile at it, and walks away. [[YouAreAlreadyDead Said tank then explodes]].[[note]]The missile flew down the tanks gun and, presumably, through the open breach and set off the ammo rack[[/note]]rack[[/note]]
** [[AllInTheManual The novelization]] confirms that the missile did penetrate a weak spot on the tank and set off the ammo. Also, if you look closely, the tank doesn't actually knock down Iron Man with its main gun- rather it does it with an [[https://czarmarvel.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/iron-man-tank-anti-aircraft-gun.png anti-aircraft gun]] [[https://czarmarvel.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/iron-man-tank-anti-aircraft-gun-3.png mounted on the side]] of the turret. This makes sense when you remember that, in the scene right after this, Iron Man's armor receives noticeable damage after an F-22 scores three or so hits with its 20mm cannon. An actual tank shell would've pulped him. [[LightningBruiser Iron Man is]] [[ImmuneToBullets very tough,]] [[CurbStompCushion but not invincible]].
30th Jan '16 8:06:39 AM nombretomado
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* ''SymBionicTitan'' plays this very straight. [[GeneralRipper General Steel's]] usual response to any threat is to throw tanks at it. This never works, of course.

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* ''SymBionicTitan'' ''WesternAnimation/SymBionicTitan'' plays this very straight. [[GeneralRipper General Steel's]] usual response to any threat is to throw tanks at it. This never works, of course.
19th Jan '16 10:41:49 AM Kooshmeister
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* ''WesternAnimation/SwatKats'': The Enforcer tanks' only purpose is to get stomped by the MonsterOfTheWeek so the heroes can save the day.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SwatKats'': The Enforcer tanks' Peacekeepers' only purpose is to get stomped by the MonsterOfTheWeek so the heroes can save the day.day.
** In "Metal Urgency," Pumadyne designs an experimental tank for them called the Behemoth. It seems impressive, since it is protected by a force field and (for whatever reason) all of its armaments are said to be thought-controlled. But after being stolen by Hard Drive, it's taken on a rampage so brief it never even leaves the facility where it had just been built before the SWAT Kats manage to take it out by frying its electrical systems, which results in the thought controls becoming disabled. And apparently there is no backup conventional control for it because once Hard Drive loses the ability to operate it with his mind, the million dollar prototype promptly drives itself into a wall and crashes uselessly.
11th Jan '16 10:01:55 AM Jake
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* ''Anime/{{Gasaraki}}'' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4b-haPATmI features a squad of mechs single-handily destroying an entire regiment of Main Battle Tanks and Armored Fighting Vehicles in open desert combat ]]. The Tanks and AFV's are helpless against the Mech's guided missiles at long range, and the mechs are capable of easily [[DodgeTheBullet dodging all incoming fire]] as they charge into close combat.

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* ''Anime/{{Gasaraki}}'' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4b-haPATmI features a squad of mechs single-handily destroying an entire regiment of Main Battle Tanks and Armored Infantry Fighting Vehicles in open desert combat ]]. The Tanks combat]]... [[MookHorrorShow Mostly from the perspective of the tank and AFV's are helpless against the Mech's guided missiles at long range, and the mechs are capable of easily [[DodgeTheBullet dodging all incoming fire]] IFV crews]] as they charge into close combat.try to deal with a major [[OutOfContextVillain Out Of Context Problem]] in the form of HumongousMecha that can run faster than they can traverse their turrets.
6th Jan '16 4:49:51 AM Khathi
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* Subverted in ''Anime/TheFiveStarStories'', where during the infamous [[GambitPileup Emperor Rescue Mission]] the extremely light forces, with which Mishalu Ha Lonn took off to Both, meant that [[WithThisHerring she had to rely on tanks]] to carry the day against three times hore HumongousMecha than she had at hand. The subversion lies in that while the tanks were clearly inferior to the Mortar Headds, and they were [[HeroicSacrifice destroyed almost to a man]], they ''did'' held the line until the [[GunshipRescue reinforcements arrived]], and the enemy ace [[HeelFaceTurn switched sides]].
28th Nov '15 11:58:11 PM TARINunit9
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* In ''Film/IronMan1'', Tony Stark (in his IronMan suit) gets matched up against a tank. He just looks at it, fire a dinky missile at it, and walks away. [[YouAreAlreadyDead Said tank then explodes]] [[note]] The missile flew down the tanks gun and, presumably, through the open breach and set off the ammo rack [[/note]]. The tank was able to accurately hit Iron Man and knock him out of the sky in the first place, and did some real damage (though the scene clarifying the extent was cut)

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* In ''Film/IronMan1'', Tony Stark (in his IronMan suit) gets matched up against a tank. He just The tank was able to accurately knock him Iron Man and out of the sky with a shell, and scuffs up his armor (there's a deleted scene that showed how bad the damage was). Iron Man stands right back up, looks at it, fire the tank, fires a dinky missile at it, and walks away. [[YouAreAlreadyDead Said tank then explodes]] [[note]] The explodes]].[[note]]The missile flew down the tanks gun and, presumably, through the open breach and set off the ammo rack [[/note]]. The tank was able to accurately hit Iron Man and knock him out of the sky in the first place, and did some real damage (though the scene clarifying the extent was cut)rack[[/note]]
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