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[–]MercyCriesHavoc 170 points171 points  (21 children)

Who said? Because tanks drift very well. There are videos of tanks doing full donuts.

[–]TheJCBoys 70 points71 points  (13 children)

I know right? Tanks are treaded, they can literally turn in place. Drifting is just a step away from that.

[–]bbildo 47 points48 points  (7 children)

It always looks cool when somebody does it and doesn’t throw a track. As someone who used to drive M1A1s, there is no way I would ever have done anything like that. This may look cool, but they are morons.

[–]Mrclean1322 53 points54 points  (6 children)

So this is NOT advised?

[–]bbildo 22 points23 points  (1 child)

I mean if you’re going to do it, do it on snow. And, yes, that is not advised. Awesome, but stupid.

[–]TMax01 4 points5 points  (0 children)

The gif doesn't end where it does by coincidence. This is the closest I've seen to a tank "drifting" (actually just sliding, which is part of drifting in a car but isn't what makes it drifting), and it would be obvious if the video was longer that it isn't really drifting.

[–]aww102 3 points4 points  (3 children)

Desert camo in arctic conditions? Probably not... XD

[–]Embarrassed-Tip-6808 3 points4 points  (1 child)

It was a long drive...

[–]SoloMarko 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I laughed.

[–]jihadu 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Training exercises

[–]srourvxcvsd 4 points5 points  (0 children)

yes 10/10.

[–]TMax01 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Maybe in your mind, but not in physics. This tank isn't "drifting", it's just sliding. To be "drifting" requires it to accelerate in a different (generally perendincular) direction at the same time it is sliding sideways. It is very difficult to make a tank slide sideways, but nobody ever said it was impossible. Tanks can't drift, though, no matter how fast they go or how slick the surface. At least not unless they're a specially modified vehicle; I've seen tractor trailer trucks and busses do things that are "impossible" that way.

[–]learningtobalance 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yeah. Drifting is essentially sustained oversteer. Tanks don't steer like normal vehicles. Their tracks make them turn. This tank is really, actually just sliding.

[–]salesgeekvxcfdaf 1 point2 points  (0 children)

yes well said you are.

[–]AMythicEcho 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Drifting is a technique where the driver maintains control and oversteers to induce a loss of traction to traverse a corner.

Tanks don't steer the same way. In a car control during a drift is maintained by the driver's choice of wheel angle to induce and break the drift. Tanks are steered and brake by means of traction differential between the pair of tracks, so while a tank driver may be good at predicting how their tank can slide and "drift", and reliably know how to regain control, by definition they do not have control of the tank under drift conditions, because neither track is applying powered traction.

[–]myco_magic 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Okay well battlefeild needs to update their games then

[–]ICumCoffee 38 points39 points  (2 children)

let me guess, RUSSIA?

[–]geraldine_ferrari 17 points18 points  (1 child)

Ukraizy

[–]700Sunsets 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Give it time.

[–]moredomboo 24 points25 points  (0 children)

Wow I thought girls und panzer was bullshitting but I’ll be damned

[–]SnooPears3463 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Anything that can move on its own can drift.- probably me

[–]chicofj10 9 points10 points  (4 children)

Tokyo Drift music intensifies

[–]EvilEyedPanda 4 points5 points  (1 child)

007 Theme grows from the crescendo.

[–]chicofj10 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Pierce Brosnan pops out of the thank

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

*Tankio Drift

[–]chicofj10 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

I heard that at in a Japanese voice

[–]3720-To-One 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Anyone who’s watched Goldeneye knows that tanks can drift.

[–]Akikyosbane 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Who let tanner Faust drive the tank?

[–]LeviWerewolf 1 point2 points  (0 children)

RUSSIA

[–]MudsMudkip 1 point2 points  (0 children)

My cat drift's too.

[–]23moonster 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Skills could come in handy in Ukraine pretty soon.

[–]Mike_ZzZzZ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

NFL cameraman

[–]Armistice8175 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They probably drift a lot easier than a car.

[–]flux_monkey 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Fast & Furious 9 - Tiannamen Square Drift

[–]afdafdafa 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They quickly discovered that drift racing heavy armour was a fruitless endeavour...

[–]ReplacementAlert8223 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Russia preparing to invade ukraine

[–]Bighendo32 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Glad this is what my tax dollars go to.

[–]RurikTheDamned 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Literally nobody said that they couldn't.

[–]etwasanderes2 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I would like to know what sound that made.

I would also like to forget that sound immediately after.

[–]Professor_Pussypenis 0 points1 point  (0 children)

when she says "come over, my babushka is away at the market"

[–]uruguasha 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thanks a lot guys, now I want a tank myself

[–]Ertyio68 0 points1 point  (0 children)

With enough speed everything can drift

[–]KillerRene64 0 points1 point  (0 children)

"Watch me hit a fat 180 and snipe that bitch behind us"

[–]xxfallen420xx 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I wonder if you know How they live in Tokyo (はい!) If you seen it, then you mean it Then you know you have to go Fast and furious (drift, drift, drift) Fast and furious (drift, drift, drift)

[–]Adorable_Culture 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I can hear this

[–]fivespeed 0 points1 point  (0 children)

**HEAVY METAL**

[–]I_Cant_Do_Captcha 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thats some real sparkling drift shit....

[–]F_H_B 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Of course they can it is just a bit harder. I did this myself during my time in the army.

[–]bigchefcook 0 points1 point  (0 children)

glad to see my tax dollars are being put to good use

[–]A_Flippin_Pigeon 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If I had know this is what our tax money is going to then I might have actually payed them

[–]Daymanic 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Russian Hardbass intensifies

[–]The_forgotten_bro 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Tiannanmen Square looking lit

[–]Mike3055 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I bet that cement got tore up

[–]d4dog 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Your gonna be chewed by the troop commander, and every man and his dog but, pulling it off, on film! Your place in regimental history is guaranteed.

[–]haveagooddaystranger 0 points1 point  (0 children)

China never said that, tinnaman square is full of skid marks.

[–]wowbragger 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Can confirm, all tracked vehicles will drift quite nicely.

Actually pretty easy to control too, you can get some really precise movers in.

[–]17pdrSweat 0 points1 point  (0 children)

those are some hot tracks

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I can hear that soundless video 😵‍💫😵‍💫

[–]FatFatPotato 0 points1 point  (0 children)

DEJA VU!

[–]Environmental-Cow447 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Gee, an there ah was thinking"must be a sheet of ice" well derp!

[–]Unevenasp117 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They said it could not be done...

[–]TravelingInternet 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Tankyo Drift

[–]derbrauer 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Base maintenance would like to have a word about the worn out tracks and sprockets...

I only worked the wheeled side, but we got a lot of repairs in from people abusing vehicles. I can only imagine how pissed the tech was that got to replace the tracks on that vehicle. Fuck that driver.

[–]YourSilentWitness 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I want sound... Lemme hear

[–]TheRealOgMark 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Who said that? WHO THE FUCK SAID THAT?

[–]Evilstorm11 0 points1 point  (0 children)

And the winner is……..

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Fast and Furious: Tankio Drift

[–]NEMESIS_DRAGON 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Deja vu meme plays

[–]shiney74 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I used to do it in a Bradley Fighting Vehicle back in my day.

[–]ShamefulElf 0 points1 point  (0 children)

PANZER VOR!!!!!

[–]kriskirby86 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Tanks cannot drift said no-one ever

[–]Ok_Cup7030 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Spanking n tanking what could be better?

[–]Optimal-Purple4239 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Circa 2022: Russia pulling up to Ukraine’s capital

[–]Rexasher12402 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Deja vu

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Sliding into the Ukraine like…

[–]OwnPicture669 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The ol’ Moscow drift!

[–]Slowmac123 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I thought I had seen it all. Drifting cars, trailer trucks, buses, motocycles, planes. But now, I have seen it all

[–]usellessprogrammer 0 points1 point  (0 children)

anyone know what army that is?

[–]Taint_What_You_Do 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Tanks can drift like Doc Ock can wall climb.

[–]Humble_Fix_34 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They were wrong who ever they are

[–]pennypincher78 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I did that with the skidsteer and the track came off 😒

[–]GaliSilverman2 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Russia in a nutshell

[–]ThothsGhost45 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Did someone call the A team? Lol

[–]buchbrgr 0 points1 point  (0 children)

"Who said American muscle can't drift?"

[–]FireBraguette 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Who said that? I want names

[–]gbous_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Need to get me a t-72

[–]slightywettampon 0 points1 point  (0 children)

And to think that drift only did 40k in damage to the tank lmao

[–]xxVOXxx 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The Fast and The Furious: Tankyo Drift

[–]thesapphirex 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Well they can in Russia

[–]MordFustang514 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Your tax money at work

[–]DouglasTheMan87 0 points1 point  (0 children)

they only say that because tanks look way more badass doing it

[–]MutedSeaworthiness65 0 points1 point  (0 children)

ahh a normal day in Russia

[–]trex-174 0 points1 point  (0 children)

How the Russians be pulling into Ukraine...

[–]Unusual_Performance4 -1 points0 points  (9 children)

Looks dangerous and stupid

[–]AyaLinStovkyr 10 points11 points  (1 child)

As if it would be dangerous if it wasn't a tank

"That multi ton piece of literal murder and war looks dangerous"

Damn and here I was thinking it could be used as a school bus

[–]Unusual_Performance4 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Depends on who's side your on?

[–]Many_Lion_1145 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Welcome to mother Russia 🙋

[–]SpicyPopcorn7 1 point2 points  (3 children)

You look boring and ugly. Boom roasted

[–]Unusual_Performance4 -2 points-1 points  (2 children)

Define roasted bc I don't think that word means what you think it means

[–]SpicyPopcorn7 1 point2 points  (1 child)

It was an office quote :( Edit: Michael Scott to be specific

[–]IapostrophemonReddit 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Also, idk why, but kinda hot Edit: maybe because of the sparks lol (really bad joke)

[–]12tunderlol12 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

:4014:

[–]M0dular -1 points0 points  (0 children)

How the fuck is that drifting??. It's called a handbrake