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there is no pic: Tanks But No Tanks get usage counts

I suggest we use a picture of a tank destroyer. tank destroyers have been misidentified as tanks be military officers who then use them strategically/tactically like tanks. it doesn't always end that well well.

So something like this or this, with a caption saying "pictured above: not a tank"?

Could work. To be honest, I'm not really clear on what this trope is exactly. Is it just Artistic License: Tanks?

edited 20th Feb '12 9:43:50 PM by abk0100

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This is new model tanks being stand ins for older unavailable tanks (mostly WW2 tanks.)

At least that is what I got from reading the really really long description that goes all over the place.
 4 Willbyr, Tue, 21st Feb '12 3:53:05 AM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
I'm not really sure how we'd go about adequately pic'ing this.
There are two different things this article address:

Things that are not a tank being called a tank.

Anachronistic tanks being used instead of historically correct tanks.

Some of the Wall of Text could probably be moved to an Anaylsis page.

Double posting, but its been awhile.

This website has some stuff that is relevent to a the trope. A picture of an APC with a sign on it calling it a tank, which was done as part of a "tank promo".

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Well IMO this needs a TRS split the examples all cover stand ins and lookalikes not Called A Tank But It Is Not A Tank.
 8 Deboss, Tue, 21st Feb '12 10:24:33 AM from Awesomeville Texas
I see the Awesomeness.
I'm thinking we might need a more general "specific item was not available, so we used some other item that is similar in nature that we could get a hold of".
 9 Catalogue, Tue, 21st Feb '12 10:42:37 AM from where the good times are
A pocketful of saudade.
I like the "not a tank" idea.
The words above are to be read as if they are narrated by Morgan Freeman.
[up][up] I could get behind that. Maybe I should start a YKKTW...

 11 Willbyr, Fri, 6th Apr '12 4:17:43 AM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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 12 Willbyr, Wed, 11th Apr '12 4:15:57 AM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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