How Not To Load A Tank

Embarrassing, and probably somewhat painful for the person driving if they weren’t strapped in properly.

I imagine that falling on its side is probably nothing for a tank though, considering they are made to withstand a lot more than that.  They probably just rammed something into it to prop it back up, dusted it off, and attempted to load it again.



Linoge February 6, 2011 at 09:21 pm


I think they are going to need some more white paint (what is up with a white tank in the desert, anywise?).


Kurt P February 6, 2011 at 10:24 pm

What was his guide doing?


mlk18 February 6, 2011 at 10:35 pm

Looks like a UN tank. If so I am pretty sure that was a standard maneuver for them. It’s called the Tank Surrender and the video was just one of their drills.


d-boy February 6, 2011 at 11:19 pm

I’m pretty confident that’s not a tank.


Admin (Mike) February 7, 2011 at 12:49 am

Crap. I have no idea how to tell the difference. Stupidly, I just went by the video title.


Ty February 7, 2011 at 12:33 am

Calling that a tank is like calling a magazine a clip. Similar but not the same.


Admin (Mike) February 7, 2011 at 12:51 am

Damn it, I knew that was going to happen to me sooner or later! I don’t know military vehicles at all so I just went by the title.


TSN4 February 7, 2011 at 01:15 am

Don’t feel too bad the thing has tracks and a big gun that turns around. It is much more similar to a tank than a clip is to a magazine. In fact, I believe the only reason this vehicle can not technically be called a tank is because it lacks a “shoulder thing that goes up”.


Michael February 7, 2011 at 08:15 am

Yeah, I was going to say the same, looks like a UN self-propelled artillery piece. But seeing that they really don’t fire them much, just move them around to look like they are keeping the peace, no harm no foul.


spudfiles February 7, 2011 at 10:22 am

For the record, it’s a French AMX-30 AuF1 155mm self propelled gun


El Duderino February 7, 2011 at 12:40 pm

Spudfiles has it (ex AFVID — or Armored Fighting Vehicle Identification — instructor here). For most people any vehicle with armor is a “tank.” Living near a base with a ton of Stryker vehicles, I get sad when the local media calls them “tanks.”

If it has a single-shot main gun designed to penetrate armor at long range through direct fire, thick armor (especially in the front), and tracks, it’s probably a tank.

The French just love that Surrender White don’t they?


Jack Else February 8, 2011 at 12:23 pm

Notice the blue beret.
It’s the UN. SNAFU.


Jake February 11, 2011 at 03:41 pm

Are we sure this wasn’t a new “Maintenance” tactic?

This allows easy access to the soft underbelly…



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