From: Iowan in MD/DC
Warning - probable deaths depicted (inside the tank)
That's one ballsy guy right there. Just wow.
Sucks for the guys in the tank. Can someone with personal experience tell me if my impression that the tank crew should've been a little bit more aware of their surroundings is correct/incorrect? I know tanks are in general weak to infantry at close range, without supporting infantry of their own, because of the obvious problems with not having 360' visibility. And this tank doesn't have any buddies around, but...shouldn't someone in the tank have seen him if they'd been paying attention?
Are you seriously asking if anyone irl has done one of your 12 yearold FPS thingys?? Dude, you need to seriously go back to school. And then you need to go to at least the second year of ROTC. Your little Internet game things are pretty worthless. Was it done - no, it wasn't; don't give a rat's ass what marvel comics says. Get a grip on reality. It will help you after you finish middle school.
Wow, you're disrespectful . I told you I didn't have any direct knowledge, and was asking for some. You go on to assume I'm 12 and in middle school for asking such a question. Are you in middle school in the Caribbean or something? I'm just guessing from the style and content of your post.
Somebody should give you a medal for arsehood. How about you provide some evidence instead of just flaming me out with "no it wasn't done, you're stupid." I know they didn't work very well (or at all, really), but the sticky grenades the British had were designed for use by infantry against tanks. Don't you know that, or did you forget your ROTC education? Geez. As I recall, they ended up being more hazardous to the would-be user than any tanks.
As a matter of fact my great uncle got some badges for destroying tanks as an infantry soldier. Before antitank weapons for infantry were introduced, soldiers had to kill tanks by other means. My uncle told me, that from 3 guys attacking a tank usually one to two were killed or injured. They used mines or "geballte Ladungen".
He was injured several times and lost some fingers while blowing up Soviet tanks.
Thanks Frank, that's good to know.
It's also worth clarifying that my impression about unsupported tanks being vulnerable to infantry assumes a level of technology present that includes man-portable antitank weapons - not just some guy running up to a tank and chucking a grenade down the barrel.