Letter to the Editor: TANKS
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Tanks should not be called assault vehicles because there is already
a vehicle called the “Assault Vehicle”. The difference between tanks and
assault vehicles is, tanks have a long canon barrel and use tracks. The assault
vehicle has a machine gun and a shot range grenade thrower and they can drive
on land and in water and a tank can’t. When someone says “assault vehicle” I
think of Humvees or the assault vehicle not tanks. If a General said, use an assault
vehicle, I wouldn’t know what to use, a tank, a Humvee or an assault vehicle.
So, assault vehicle is a very general term. And that is why tanks should not be
called assault vehicles but should be called tanks.
By: Austin Ashby
Scout Troop 847