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Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2007 1:01 am
by Big Red One
TheKangaroo wrote:Actually soldiers of all sides rode on their tanks quite regularly.

True, just play almost any FPS WWII (Call of duty etc.) game and see for yourself.

Posted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 8:46 pm
by TheKangaroo
Well, those games aren't quite what I'd call a reliable source since a lot of things in them is just done for added effect.

Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2007 12:14 am
by Legacy
Soldiers really did often ride on tanks, but not generally in the heat of battle, as tanks were always being raked by machine gun fire and the target of many explosives. Beat marching up to the fighting, though, no point dying tired.

Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2007 2:53 pm
by TheKangaroo
Of course not in the battle! But they didn't stay on their trucks, half-trucks, mules or whatever then, either.

Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2007 3:32 pm
by Legacy
Just realized someone said almost exactly what I said already.

Posted: Sat Feb 23, 2008 11:27 pm
by Ezekiel
I know this forum is a little old,but i just have to say that the differense is that at least in a half-track you have some armor round.If you are on a tank you are exposed and literaly a ''sitting'' duck way out there in the open.considering that a tank could be ambushed,its actually kind of stupid to ride on tank.

Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2008 2:55 am
by Legacy
Ezekiel wrote:I know this forum is a little old,but i just have to say that the differense is that at least in a half-track you have some armor round.If you are on a tank you are exposed and literaly a ''sitting'' duck way out there in the open.considering that a tank could be ambushed,its actually kind of stupid to ride on tank.

When your feet are pickled in your boots and your legs ache, riding on a tank doesn't sound bad at all.