[NetEpic ML] Re: Let the Revision begin!!

From: Thomas Lawson <kurmark_at_...>
Date: Sun, 19 Dec 1999 22:44:37 -0600

> The reason a tank doesn't go into the middle of an infantry squad is
> this would be suicide for the tank. If you race into an infantry squad
> will destroy your precious tank with Anti-Tank Mines, Bazookas, Sticky
> Mines, Panzerschreeks, PanzerFausts, Satchel Charges, Grenades dropped
> a hatch, Thompson Sub-Machine Gun fired into a vision slit, etc. Heck,
> Japanese infantry used to stop U.S. tanks by jamming a crowbar into the
> tank's tracks, then setting the tank on fire with gasoline. Tanks and
> infantry do not mix when they both are not wearing the same colors.

Actually it is more related to the terrain of the fight. In open territory
with no objects to have to avoid, tanks simply can barrel through
infantry....or at least they could before high powered missiles were
developed. In rough terrain or woods a tank is effectively
useless....Vietnam proved this beyond a shadow of a doubt. That's where
Titans come in.....you can't climb all over them like you can a tracked
Received on Mon Dec 20 1999 - 04:44:37 UTC

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