For the Record: World of Tanks Tactics in Real Life
Source: http://historian30h.livejournal.com/243658.html Hello everyone, it is often said that World of Tanks is a game, not a simulator, but apparently, this is not the entire truth, since World of Tanks tactics seem to work in real life as well :) The following was recently posted in the “Military Portal of Ukraine” VK group. “Just talked to the recon of the 51st Brigade. They told me one interesting story. One of their soldiers was wounded at Marinka. They are there for quite a while already and they have even stopped calling it “hell” and “horror”, since everyone got already used being shelled. They are shooting almost every hour. Both from Russian side and from our side. Russian green troops are excercising on our soldiers. In the beginning, they simply shelled from distance, now they are so cheeky as to come in tanks and open fire. We do not fire back as long as they don’t cross into to our territory. Only our troops are beginning to respond – they give them hell. Tanks from Donetsk also come regularily. They made themselves a ton of hideouts and when our planes come, they simply make the tanks disappear in the shrubbery. And now the story. Our boys from 51st decided to find out, where the tanks of the separatists are disappearing to and started hunting for them. They got noticed by the separatists and one of their tanks turned around and went at out boys. It started shooting at them with its gun and machinegun. Our guys went to the ground and thought “we’re screwed, the tank will get us”. But suddenly, an Ukrainian BTR rushes in. It starts to circle around the tank, hammering its turret with its main gun. The tank starts to turn around, trying to aim its turret at the BTR but it does not have enough speed and maneuverability. Then the tank tries to run away, but the BTR continues to shoot its turret at close distance until there is an explosion, which tears the turret off. The guys in the BTR turned out to be from the 72nd Brigade. Such aces we have now!” ….and they say rushing does not work :) I am not sure what kind of BTR it could have been and the report does not mention that, but Ukraine has several heavily armed BTR models such as this. Naturally the comments under the post are (apart from cheering) full of “lol WoT” :) SerB teaching stronk tektiks!