reply to post by justwokeup
I do think that we mankind had progressed beyond using man and domesticated animals as suicidal weapons of war. It does seem brutal...it is brutal, at
this stage of our civilisational evolution from the jungles...
So far, for lightly armed troops fighting against tanks, - IEDs, molotav cocktails thrown from built up areas with escape routes seems to work well.
As the flame spreads from the thrown bottle, it seeps into the tank and the crew with have to fight the fire or bail out, compromising their positions
to being exposed to bullets from hidden enclaves, achieving the objective to stop the tank.
There will come a time when the foolish tank commanders realizes it had been a prideful show of might, ego and a monumental mistake to inhumanely
sacrifice tanks and crews to fight in built up areas, more so when those tanks are used brutally to slaughter even the civilian population.
The tanks will then be massed on the outskirts, as a fire support base, ineffective as they will be blocked by the built up areas..
And the next foolish move into the built up area will be to use mortar weapons and recoiless guns to bombard the areas.
Mortar warfare is only good in open areas, but in built up areas, those ammo have limited range, blocked by buildings and very seldom would hit
targets. It is just blind bombings.
Worse, those mortar teams only exposed themselves, for they need to be in the open, and time to set up the base with perimeter security, within the
From various buildings as strategic hidden observation points, with communications, fighters will know their arrival and locations easily. Flanking
mass attacks or driving them into a 'kill zone' will wipe them all out.
It's senseless. Such battles should end and never have been started at all. We are all living in a modern age where every tactic are already well
known and counterable. Only HumanSlayers are insane to insist on continued barbaric stupidity which suffering humans will reply in kind.
on 31-7-2012 by SeekerofTruth101 because: (no reason given)