The Cutest Gosh-Durn War Tank Ever

Topic started by gia on Feb. 11, 2010. Last post by XChile 4 years, 8 months ago.
Post by gia (3,032 posts) See mini bio Level 13
If you thought the K-On! apartment building model was a little weird, just wait until you get a load of this-- the good folks at AkibaBlog photographed this beauty at WonFes 2010: 

On the one hand, I like the complete lack of cohesiveness of the cute music comedy K-On! on a death machine-- on the other hand, part of me wants to graffiti all over it to make it the more thematic So Ra No Wo To. If I had time I probably would do that photoshop, actually.


 Alas! I don't. Oh, you know what else I'd put on it? Hellsing. Yeahhh! Maybe even Fullmetal Alchemist and a couple of other "war-torn" shows.

What anime would you want to put on a tank?    
Post by JackSukeru (402 posts) See mini bio Level 8
Hanamaru Kindergarden naturally. And on the back of it, it would say "Free Cookies!"    
Post by Matte (181 posts) See mini bio Level 4
@RockmanBionics:  And an advertising sign where you could call in your location and range, so we could "deliver" said cookies with precision!
Post by XChile (115 posts) See mini bio Level 4
Wow! That Tank is Fight! 
Post by JJOR64 (2,074 posts) See mini bio Level 16
It's official, K-On is going to take over the world with it's cuteness.
Post by Matte (181 posts) See mini bio Level 4
Does anyone know what type of tank it's modeled after?  Looks like a recent model with all the image ports on top
Post by InfiniteGeass (527 posts) See mini bio Level 12
Coming soon, the K-On nuclear warhead!
Post by lolwut (30 posts) See mini bio Level 5
@Matte: If anything, the viewing ports indicate an older vehicle, as tanks now have sophisticated video systems. I am not 100% sure, but it sure looks like a Jagdtiger, a World War II era German self-propelled anti-tank weapon, a type of vehicle commonly known as a tank destroyer. Unlike regular tanks, tank destroyers typically have a very large artillery piece directly mounted on a reinforced heavy tank chassis. They pack far more firepower than the average tank, but it usually comes at the cost of not having a 360 degree turret. As tank designs evolved during the Cold War, the appeal of tank destroyers died out; those vehicles that are called tank destroyers today mostly use missiles instead of heavy guns to destroy their targets. All in all, only 88 Jagdtigers were ever built between their first appearance in 1944 and the end of the war, but they could destroy anything the Allies threw at them, when they were not suffering from frequent breakdowns.
Post by Matte (181 posts) See mini bio Level 4
@lolwut:  That is fascinating!  I was just throwing it out there but glad someone replied.  I had an inkling it was an older model with the stationary turret and machine gun turret, but the top viewing ports looked more like cameras to me and threw me off.  Nowadays there's so many counter tank weapons, it's just silly.  Apaches, UAVs, anti-tank missiles, etc.  Now I'm off to read up on my WW2 machines.
Post by John_Martone (2,992 posts) See mini bio Level 10
@RockmanBionics said:
" Hanamaru Kindergarden naturally. And on the back of it, it would say "Free Cookies!"     "
Ha!
 
@InfiniteGeass said:
" Coming soon, the K-On nuclear warhead! "
I think it's already given me cancer as is.
 
@lolwut:
Great input! I guess its a byproduct of a military dad, but I love hearing about the history of weapons/war, even if I'd never go out of the way to study it myself.
Post by XChile (115 posts) See mini bio Level 4
@lolwut: Whoa you sure know your Panzer s.  
@Matte:  Don't worry the white K on  paint job would of (did) confused  me too.
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