Don’t Take a Rifle to a Tank Fight

StrategyPage has a video updating the old adage, Don’t take a knife to a gunfight.

Video of Rifle vs. Tank tank blows up guy shooting at it with rifle

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  1. sortapundit says:

    Maybe if he’d had a bigger rifle…

  2. Rodney Dill says:

    Say. bye-bye!

  3. weev says:

    Don’t take a rifle to a tank fight… unless it’s 50cal.

    Then you can destroy the tank with it.

  4. Anjin-San says:

    I remind the chairborne rangers who get so excited about video like this that some of our guys who actually do the fighting die in burning tanks…

  5. Cybrludite says:

    It’d be nice if the Mobys would give up on the chickenhawk routine.

  6. I could swear this video is from the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. I know I’ve seen it before, and I’m pretty sure it was in that context.

    I only bring it up since I think some sites have mentioned it as being from Iraq.

  7. Iceman 1955 says:

    I hope he is enjoying his 70 virgins. Not sure how without a lot of superglue…

  8. Mike says:


  9. Chairborne Rnager says:

    Oooohhhh, tough words from Anjin-San, you are right our guys are dying over there, but who are you to call anyone a “chairborne” ranger? Can’t we just enjoy the video without a comment like yours?