posted on Jul, 26 2012 @ 11:01 AM
Tanks were a great resource in the ancient past of open fields and rolling medows as seen in Europe, Russia and the deserts of middle east, but today,
they are useless, as human population centres had expanded into massive concrete jungles. Those are death traps for tanks and their occupants.
Tanks have the capability to act as mobile artilleries, but it can NEVER flatten entire blocks of buildings, let alone even one whole block. There is
no vast arsenel of ammo that can be carried by tanks.
Worse, all they would have blasted was to create rubbles for snipers and demolition sappers to hide and counter attack. Rubbles can also be used as
obstruction, espacially low by the sides that can entangle the tank tracks. When that happens, tank crew have to come out to remove the traps, and be
exposed to enemy fire.
When the tanks move into streets and alleyways, they too can be easily targetted from the numerous windows that hides a RPG gunner, or a guy with a
'sticky bomb' to toss at tank tracks to disable them. Once those tanks are disabled, their firepower is useless as its sight would be blocked by
Fighters only need fire, retreat to draw tanks into street alleys, where the tanks can be trapped and destroyed easily.
Anotherway is to destroy the tank support vehicles such as fuel and ammo trucks so that no resupply can be make.
There are many more tactics, but lightly armed fighters need not fear or over-estimate the capabilities of tanks in built up areas, no matter how many
tanks there are. The fight can be even, if not in favor, for lightly armed fighters with brains.
As for the armed troops that follows behind tanks, buildings offer the best hiding places to ambush them. Lead one of them into a building, and as the
entranceway are often made for only one to enter, they will become sitting ducks one by one.
However, one important rule above all is - to remove ALL civilian and non-combatants into bunkers or out of the areas of operations. When all options
for peace had failed, and humanity have to fight, we must do it with honor and always to spare the innocents. It is for them that we sacrifice our
lives, and not the other way around. The enemies may have no qualms to butcher every living being, by bombing indiscriminately into the city, neither
caring for innocents or soldiers, but we must never descend to their barbaric levels.