Created By: pagad on November 25, 2009
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Tanks, But No Tanks

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Writers often play fast and loose when it comes to historically accurate vehicles. They are usually Just Plane Wrong, and have often Failed To Pay Shipping Charges. This applies as much to armoured vehicles in warfare as anything else, either getting details wrong or using stand-ins.

Similarly to its sister tropes, this is often out of practicality more than anything else, especially if you are not Backed by the Pentagon.
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  • November 26, 2009
    Arivne
    Film
    • Battle of the Bulge (1965). The German Tiger tanks were actually American M-47 Pattons, and the American Sherman M-4s were actually M-24 Chaffees.
  • November 26, 2009
    random surfer
    Amongst the criticisms of 10,000 BC
  • November 26, 2009
    Ub3rD4n
    Quote from The Simpsons: "Tanks? That's highly innacurate." "Then you're going to hate my giant mechanical spider machine, with the crushing and the stomping and the WEBBING! It's made of nylon!"
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