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The Original Tank?
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_w_ Feb 11 2012, 2:27pm says:

I wouldn't call it tank, because it doesn't have firepower.
maybe a torques with some kind of defensive attributes could be considered a tank.
thoughts lorddracnar?:p

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Lord.Blackthorn Feb 11 2012, 2:38pm says:

Sometimes archers,where hidden in the middle,or spearmen. There's some firepower,Maybe.

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romanius24 Feb 11 2012, 3:10pm says:

maybe the armored war elephant or the cataphract...i'd say those are "tanks"

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‡vlado32‡ Feb 11 2012, 3:40pm replied:

Yea elephants that Hannibal Barkas used against Romans were used similiar way as tanks now

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Lord.Blackthorn Feb 11 2012, 3:20pm says:

I totally agree.War elephants were brutal on the battlefeild.

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Ori`verda Feb 11 2012, 3:37pm says:

The earliest form of "armor" were horse driven units like the Chariot and later the Knight, this also includes the War Elephant. This is merely a defensive manoeuvre which has proven very effective and could be counted as "armor" considering the fact that they wear iron armor and when they combine in this formation they are though to crack, thus they are armor :)

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_w_ Feb 11 2012, 4:51pm says:

torquere = "to hurl smth"
torques means pretty much every roman siege weapon.
i'd say their mobile siege towers were the real 'tanks' because they ussually had a ballista inside it and they were plated with wood or iron and sometimes they added wet animal skins to avoid flaming arrows.
here you got armor and firepower

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Lord.Blackthorn Feb 11 2012, 5:41pm says:

Does anyone out there watch "Battles B.C.? on the History channel.

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ideLOLog Feb 12 2012, 8:08am says:

It is more correct to call this an original IFV.

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redferoz Feb 16 2012, 2:49am says:

just a "moving bunker" hehe just joking :)

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Commissar_Delta Jun 1 2013, 12:01am says:

it does not support infantry. IT IS INFANTRY therefore not a tank

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Hi,thought this was pretty Funny but true.The Roman Army used this formation was used for centuries.the (testudo-formation).Any thoughts on this, would be interesting.Does anyone have more Roman photos?

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