"In landing operations, retreat is impossible, to surrender is as ignoble as it is foolish. above all else remember that we as attackers have the initiative, we know exactly what we are going to do, while the enemy is ignorant of our intentions and can only parry our blows. We must retain this tremendous advantage by always attacking rapidly, ruthlessly, viciously, and without rest." - General George S. Patton, Jr.

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InsurgentCeLL
InsurgentCeLL May 15 2013, 8:43pm says:

heh. It looks like a mini A7V from WW1. :P

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Sakura Matou
Sakura Matou May 16 2013, 3:54pm says:

Was this thing armed and actually in combat?

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ʇɐuʞɐʇǝp
ʇɐuʞɐʇǝp May 16 2013, 8:59pm replied: Online

It was used to scare the enemy away early in the war.

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InsurgentCeLL
InsurgentCeLL May 16 2013, 10:40pm replied:

that could totally scare a panzer III crew into submission, it even looks like it has a machine gun! ;)

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ʇɐuʞɐʇǝp
ʇɐuʞɐʇǝp May 17 2013, 10:31pm replied: Online

Yes, it wasn't very effective.

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Sakura Matou
Sakura Matou May 17 2013, 4:26am says:

I some how doubt that scared anyone away....

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The NI Tank (/ˈniː/; Russian: Танк НИ Tank NI, abbr. На Испуг, Na Ispug, literally ‘Bluff into retreat’), also called the Odessa tank or Terror Tank, was an improvised Soviet armoured fighting vehicle, based on an STZ-5 agricultural tractor, manufactured in Odessa during the early days of the German-Soviet War. More than anything this tank was intended to frighten and demoralize enemy positions that believed it to be an actual heavy armored vehicle.

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