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Old March 16th, 2013, 10:54 PM

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I had an infantry squad riding in a tank- it was fired on by rifle and machine guns- the tank wasn't damaged but it destroyed the squad in the tank- how is this possible? I've also seen this before. Thanks
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I had an infantry squad riding in a tank- it was fired on by rifle and machine guns- the tank wasn't damaged but it destroyed the squad in the tank- how is this possible? I've also seen this before. Thanks
Infantry don't ride INSIDE a tank, there's no room.
They ride ON the tank.

So it's very easy for a machinegun to kill them, and of course a tank is (usually) bullet proof so it may get suppressed but would be otherwise unharmed.

Of course there are exceptions, the Israeli Merkava for instance.
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Riding tanks into battle is a dangerous pastime, I would not advise it
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Default Re: infantry in tanks

The really weird part is having fully enclosed APCs surviving a close assault and their passenger squad being wiped out.
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Old March 17th, 2013, 07:51 AM
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Not really they either tried to unload to protect it & were killed as in a tight group getting out the exit or an RPG or whatever penetrated the passenger compartment killing everyone but causing no major structual damage to the vehicle.
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Paulo,
On a topic that ended in a player getting "banned" and that just got resolved a couple of years ago, just to be sure, since you said "inside a tank" those troops weren't "inside" a MERKAVA by chance? I only ask, as you didn't identify the OOB or MBT that was used. If the MERKAVA was used there might be an issue here, otherwise Suhiir and Imp well covered the topic with their replies. See any of the following Israeli OBB UNITS 055-057 the unit pics show the internal troop carrying capability.

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OK, thanks for your answers- and no it wasn't a Merkava
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OK, thanks for your answers- and no it wasn't a Merkava

Then they were on the outside of the tank not in it.

I know it can be confusing becasue for both APC's and MBT's when you "load" the infantry symbols disappear but the reality is, if its a tank, they are on the outside, bunched up and fully exposed to fire.

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thanks again
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Default Re: infantry in tanks

During WWII,the Soviet Army never had a priority for APC's and therefore the only way a sizeable infantry could really keep pace with armored advances was to have a couple infantry squads mounted on the outside of each T-34 and KV tank if possible. Their role was to dismount the tank when on first contact closing in on the enemy. Many never got the chance as German machinegunners weren't stupid and focused a lot of their fire on advancing Soviet armor.

In any case,their life expectancy was exceedingly short........................
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