Tank Destruction Tactics

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WetFishDB
1541 postsMember, Battlefield 4, Battlefield, Battlefield 1 Member
Hi all. Appreciate advice from anyone who plays Assault effectively and good at taking out tanks. Personally I'm finding it a little harder now that you can't put AT mines on top of each other. Even if you get a flank you have to dance around the tank to find the space to put two of them down before throwing an AT grenade for the kill etc. All that dancing means a good tanker will probably drive off before you can get the kill or someone will spawn on the tank whilst you still have the pizza box in your hands. Wondering if any of you use other tactics? Is dynamite and AT grenades a viable option? Dynamite and AT mines?
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What works best for you?

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  • DallyEnderLlama
    150 postsMember, Battlefield 4, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, CTE Member
    I throw 2 AT grenades at the tank, while my squad mates sacrifice themselves like idiots. I then follow the grenades with an LT grenade, and finish it off with the AT gun.
  • WetFishDB
    1541 postsMember, Battlefield 4, Battlefield, Battlefield 1 Member
    I throw 2 AT grenades at the tank, while my squad mates sacrifice themselves like idiots. I then follow the grenades with an LT grenade, and finish it off with the AT gun.

    Yeah, problem is relying on anyone else to do anything. Will two AT grenades and then the rounds from an AT rocket gun be enough to single handedly take down the heavier tanks?
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    Also, to be in range with the grenades means you are well in range of the tank to OHK you. Do you find you have time to go prone and fire enough shots against a good tanker?
  • DallyEnderLlama
    150 postsMember, Battlefield 4, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, CTE Member
    edited April 16
    WetFishDB wrote: »
    I throw 2 AT grenades at the tank, while my squad mates sacrifice themselves like idiots. I then follow the grenades with an LT grenade, and finish it off with the AT gun.

    Yeah, problem is relying on anyone else to do anything. Will two AT grenades and then the rounds from an AT rocket gun be enough to single handedly take down the heavier tanks?
    .
    Also, to be in range with the grenades means you are well in range of the tank to OHK you. Do you find you have time to go prone and fire enough shots against a good tanker?

    Yep. I always wait until the tank is at a prime ambush spot, toss the grenades, shoot, reload, repeat. Just never attack from the front. Only from the back, sides(Non-landship), or top. The teammates? Good for nothing but making it easier as they get mowed down. Unless the tank in question is the char, the grenades and rockets should be enough. If it is the char, you are crazy to take that thing on alone without an ammo box right beside you
  • Sciolist
    173 postsMember, Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Battlefield Hardline, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, CTE Member
    I no longer have a one man strategy. You can get three grenades off and then try to rocket but almost every tank will turn or run. I either coordinate an attack with someone else or try to avoid them.
  • WetFishDB
    1541 postsMember, Battlefield 4, Battlefield, Battlefield 1 Member
    WetFishDB wrote: »
    I throw 2 AT grenades at the tank, while my squad mates sacrifice themselves like idiots. I then follow the grenades with an LT grenade, and finish it off with the AT gun.

    Yeah, problem is relying on anyone else to do anything. Will two AT grenades and then the rounds from an AT rocket gun be enough to single handedly take down the heavier tanks?
    .
    Also, to be in range with the grenades means you are well in range of the tank to OHK you. Do you find you have time to go prone and fire enough shots against a good tanker?

    Yep. I always wait until the tank is at a prime ambush spot, toss the grenades, shoot, reload, repeat. Just never attack from the front. Only from the back, sides(Non-landship), or top. The teammates? Good for nothing but making it easier as they get mowed down. Unless the tank in question is the char, the grenades and rockets should be enough. If it is the char, you are crazy to take that thing on alone without an ammo box right beside you

    I guess the challenge is that good tankers avoid getting themselves into ambush spots. Rubbish tankers are easy to flank, good ones are much more saavy - wide FOV, race off as soon as a smoke grenade is thrown etc. I might give the rocket gun a bit more of a chance - just feels so weak, even with a few AT grenades thrown in for good measure.
  • WetFishDB
    1541 postsMember, Battlefield 4, Battlefield, Battlefield 1 Member
    edited April 16
    Sciolist wrote: »
    I no longer have a one man strategy. You can get three grenades off and then try to rocket but almost every tank will turn or run. I either coordinate an attack with someone else or try to avoid them.

    Against the heavy tanks, three AT grenades and then how many rocket gun shots to completely destroy?
  • geronimosdad
    31 postsMember, Battlefield 4, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, CTE Member
    I usually try and lay out the 6 AT mines I can at the beginning of the round IF I can find a support player even though I find them much less effective then I once did. From then on it is usually all dynamite and AT grenades. Good tankers seem to kill me while rocket gunning too often for it to be worth it. If they are camping I'll lay the dynamite and set it off with AT grenades. If they are on the move I'll usually go for the disable using both AT grenades, the light grenade, and then finish with a ballerina prance dynamite performance followed by a good top of the burning tank tea bag. Attack from the behind because, for whatever reason, people's first instinct is to back up when in trouble. If you are behind a quick dynamite will finish them off. It sure does help when you aren't the only one going for tanks. I've found myself leaving the camping tanks alone. Even though they are easy kills they usually do their team more harm then good. It is the guys actually pushing objectives that sway the balance of the game. I usually play medic unless there are tanks to be dealt with. The squad tanks that are actually communicating and repairing for each other.....I've found those are virtually impossible on your own. I'll run tank repair for fellow platoon members. It isn't hard to finish toward the top of the leaderboard by just supporting a tank although your K/D usually suffers a bit.

    Death from above is my favorite though. Parachuting in behind a tank and blowing him up before he even knows what is going on....hilarious.

    What am I talking about though, you are a better player than me. (I mean that seriously) What are all the ACES guys medics or something?
  • WetFishDB
    1541 postsMember, Battlefield 4, Battlefield, Battlefield 1 Member
    I usually try and lay out the 6 AT mines I can at the beginning of the round IF I can find a support player even though I find them much less effective then I once did. From then on it is usually all dynamite and AT grenades. Good tankers seem to kill me while rocket gunning too often for it to be worth it. If they are camping I'll lay the dynamite and set it off with AT grenades. If they are on the move I'll usually go for the disable using both AT grenades, the light grenade, and then finish with a ballerina prance dynamite performance followed by a good top of the burning tank tea bag. Attack from the behind because, for whatever reason, people's first instinct is to back up when in trouble. If you are behind a quick dynamite will finish them off. It sure does help when you aren't the only one going for tanks. I've found myself leaving the camping tanks alone. Even though they are easy kills they usually do their team more harm then good. It is the guys actually pushing objectives that sway the balance of the game. I usually play medic unless there are tanks to be dealt with. The squad tanks that are actually communicating and repairing for each other.....I've found those are virtually impossible on your own. I'll run tank repair for fellow platoon members. It isn't hard to finish toward the top of the leaderboard by just supporting a tank although your K/D usually suffers a bit.

    Death from above is my favorite though. Parachuting in behind a tank and blowing him up before he even knows what is going on....hilarious.

    What am I talking about though, you are a better player than me. (I mean that seriously) What are all the ACES guys medics or something?

    We (and I) do mostly run medic in Conquest, with the occasional player being another class. I in particular swap to Assault if there is a tank to deal with, but finding the AT mine placement change rather limiting and there happened to be an actually good tank the other day that I wish I could have taken out a bit easier as our tankers were potatoes or AFK or something. Got the flank a couple of times, but the mines just seem to be hit/miss at the moment. I've had so many vehicles run straight over them for truly WTF moments.
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    I might try dynamite and AT grenades. Is 3 dynamite and a couple of AT grenades enough to finish a heavy tank? I rarely use dynamite at the moment but might consider it worth trying if I can take out a tank single handedly. Plus dynamite has the infantry killing potential too I guess.
  • geronimosdad
    31 postsMember, Battlefield 4, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, CTE Member
    Unless I'm mistaken, yes, three dynamite and a few AT grenades (2 big ones I think) will finish off a tank unless they quick heal like a pro. And dynamite kill are so much fun.

    The worst is when you place a mine, the tank drives over the mine, the mine doesn't explode, and you get run over. That is some straight up bull crap right there. Has happened to me a few times.

    One or two light AT grenades can be the difference between success and failure when taking down a good tanker. Even medics can help big time by a well placed one....
  • RobDMaggot
    45 postsMember, Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Battlefield Hardline, Battlefield, Battlefield 1 Member
    Have a Support that carries both the Ammo packs and Ammo Crates with you. You'll constantly start chucking an infinite supply of AT grenades at the tanks until they're dead. My brother, an assault, has taken out tanks by himself within seconds of contact just having me around to feed off of.

    Essentially, you can't take out a good tanker without teamwork. By your self though, you can, at the most, punish the bad ones.
  • Rasgyn_PS
    325 postsMember, Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Battlefield Hardline, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, CTE Member
    I think: 2 AT grenade + 1-2 AT rocket for light assault tank type. 2 AT grenade + 3-4 AT rocket for the bigger ones. The french tank is the most annoying because you can stand 5 mtrs away and still have stuff bounce off. Track disable beforehand didnt help me tbh, but weapon disable did lol. Love tankhunting, but i dont do it as much anymore. Then again .. im the guy who needs 2 AT rockets for a car :/
  • DonSharkito
    770 postsMember, Battlefield 4, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, CTE Member
    You can check my stats, I main the assault class and I am probably one of the players here that have played the most with this class (not to brag but just to highlight that I have some experience in dealing with tanks and other vehicles).

    So as a starter I will say that there is no magic ways to take out a very good tanker. As a rule of thumb, if you chose to go solo against him, in the vast majority of the cases you will lose the fight. However if you time well your attack you will increase your chances of success (for example attacking him alongside your team's tank or other assaults from your team, another example is to wait for him to get somewhere in the map where you can flank and get behind him).

    Also you play often with your platoon mates, so don't hesitate to ask for support from them. 2 assaults players focusing smartly on a tank is enough to increase dramatically your success rate.

    Here are a few tips that work for me:
    • AT grenades are best used in tandem with light AT grenades. Firstly throw one AT grenade followed by the light one and finally the second and last AT grenade. The reason for that is to bypass the cooldown that happens if you throw 2 AT grenades successively. This combination is the quickest to throw all of your grenades at the tank.
    • Unfortunately due to how mines have changed, I don't even bother laying them down on roads now. It used to be a great passive way to get some kills. Now if you are not around the tank when he triggers them, he will more often than not survive them. Also it seems to me that sometimes tanks can drive over them without triggering them. I had only a few kills from them since the change (and it was light vehicles, not even tanks).
    • Nevertheless it is still a great tool to get tanks aggressively. The key is to sneak behind the tank by flanking, using any available spawn points that would help you achieving that, even friendly planes (join another squad for a moment just to spawn on their attack plane for example). Lay down one mine and throw immediately one AT grenade on it. This will disable him. Just finish him off with your light AT grenade. This would destroy any tanks in this game. Also be aware that a very good tanker is usually very aware of his surroundings, so this method would only work when timed well (when he is distracted).
    • Don't bother with dynamite. It is less efficient and more risky than the method described above. While it is a great anti infantry tool, it is less efficient against vehicles. By the time you have laid down your three dynamite sticks, a good tanker will have already sent you to the spawn screen. Even if you are successful, you will still have to go away (to not explode with your dynamite) and use your other gadgets to finish him. So it takes to much time to be worth it compared to the method above.
    • The following is applicable to the AT rocket gun and AT grenade loadout. Generally speaking, the worst thing you can do is to stay static and shot all of your rockets from the same position. Before committing yourself on taking out a tank, make sure that you can take advantage of any cover around you. For example after unloading one or two AT grenades, use the levelling of the ground to hide. Then bipod and take one rocket shot. Move behind a rock nearby and shot another one and so one. This method works also greatly when you have a building nearby. Start outside the building. Then move in and use the windows. Move out and continue. The tanker will be surprised (as most players engaging a tank stay static) and won't be able to predict where you will attack him from. Also be aware that bipod mechanic is clunky as hell and sometimes very frustrating. For example sometimes you will prone and your player will get up immediately. Sometimes it won't deploy for no reason.
    • When using the AT rocket gun, ideally (it is not always possible) try to hit one of the sides of the tank for better damage and to avoid ricochets. The best spot is on the side by the tracks.
    • Take full advantage of the assault class specialisations. Namely the gas mask specialisation that will decrease the dmg received by explosions (-20%). You can stack it with the other anti explosion perk for a cumulative 30% dmg resistance to explosives. I usually don't use it, but when going against a good tanker I will. It is better to have all the odds on your side.
    • Playing in a party is the most efficient way to get rid off any tanks. You have many ways in which your squadmates can contribute without necessarily respawning as an assault player (even if having an additional assault player is better). For example ask one of your squadmates to take support with ammo pouches (and not crates), it will refill immediately your AT grenades or other gadgets when resupplied. So you can literally spam them. Ask him as well to equip the AT Light grenade and the HE grenade crossbow. The two of you should be able to take out the tank if you manage to get close to him. Another valid tactic if you cannot get close to the tank, is that one or two of your squadmates use the HE mortar. I think this gadget is massively underused, but when used right it can really help getting tanks from a distance. Ideally you will spam your rockets from distance at the tank while the other support player(s) will mortar him. One shot of mortar at the center of the tank deals around 20dmg.
    • Last but not least, personally I believe the best anti tank kit in this game is the assault class + a horse (I know you don't have always a horse within reach). Use the mobility and speed of the horse to get behind the tank. Throw the 2 light AT grenades that you get on the horse, dismount and throw everything else you have. The tank will be gone in a matter of seconds.
  • xx_Kurtz_xx
    1 postsMember, Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Battlefield, Battlefield 1 Member
    Pro tips from a top tanker/assaulter:
    Three dynamite first then one light tank grenade takes out Arti truck and light tank by yourself.
    Three dynamite, light anti tank, then two heavy tank grenades will take out land ship/ heavy.
    St Chamonde is a pig and fast, you need help to blow it up by yourself.

    As a tanker, if you are good, you move as soon as you see the grenade icon. If you throw em commit to the kill and lead and throw all of them you might die you might get it.

    Good tankers think AT Rockets are like K bullets... a problem but easily taken care of .

    There you have it...the road map, see you on the battlefield.
    Col Walter E Kurtz,
    The horror!
  • EV1L_0TT0
    24 postsMember, Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Battlefield, Battlefield 1 Member
    First thing is to always spot the vehicle before attacking a tank! Additionally, it's really annoying to get ambushed by a tank no body has spotted; like countless dudes haven't been running around here and couldn't of taken a second to let the team know.

    I haven't played much since the land mine buff on game modes like Conquest and used the land mines to see how limited they are now. But land mines were good to be placed in pinch zones to cover the whole pass through (usually staggered, either 1 in front of 2 or visa versa) where the driver has a hard time seeing the ground in front of him due to a dip in terrain, shadows or a blocked corner. It's good to let the tank drivers speed be a detriment in preventing him from running over additional mines.

    Other than that I would go kamikaze with the land mines if I was spotted before hand trying to flank a tank and place them around the tank. If any teammates help you out with tank grenades or rockets, then one of you should be able to finish the tank off. It freaks tank drivers out when they see an assault player running their way close that a second player has free range to shoot rockets.

    I typically run rocket and AT grenades. I primarily would set up to ambush tanks with the rocket from busted buildings or places of cover where I can see the tank for multiple shots without moving to reposition myself or give easy access to infantry fire. Like noted before, waiting until the tank is not facing you is a big plus as this will allow you to stay stationary and fire at least 2 shots before deciding to move or not. With practice, the AT gun can hit tanks from such a range that it's difficult for a tank to get away from you when ambushed.

    I would run AT grenades in close combat. Best when you can chuck a couple and then flank and gain distance if necessary and shoot the rockets. Any obstruction between you and the tank increases the odds of taking it out successfully. If you have an objective close to the tank, don't give up eliminating the tank if you die. Spawn and repeat your assault. This is why the rocket is so valuable as you don't have to travel all the way back to grenade range to further punish the tank. It seems you'll often just need 1 more hit and with the rocket and you can do that even if you're not in such great cover because you'll know exactly where the tank is and can plink him from distance.

    When running assault, I would use my AT weapons for vehicles only. You never want to be without AT ammo to do the job. As mentioned before, the HE Mortar is also good for keeping tanks busy, but it's best when the vehicle is spotted. I find it to be a serviceable option, but obviously just a support option.
  • ElliotLH
    3580 postsMember, Battlefield 4, Battlefield Hardline, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, CTE Member
    I'll throw an AT grenade, then a light AT grenade, another AT grenade and quickly drop prone to finish with the rocket gun. Seems to kill tanks really quickly and I'm sure it's a tactic I picked up from someone here.
  • EV1L_0TT0
    24 postsMember, Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Battlefield, Battlefield 1 Member
    BTS specialise in taking down any vehicle, done 39 videos of vehicles destroyed.Squad will run with dynamite,grenades,mines and rocket gun.Enjoy the vid and don't worry about K/D ,enjoy.@Chillmatik86 @dcs500 @obisearch @lordmay @Moorlander @bmatazz

    You'd think that this is just him doing a highlight of good moments but it's a very true reality of how the AT rocket is so effective and land mines are so good when you play offensively against vehicles. A lot of tanks are only manned by the driver and maybe one other player who has the next best seat (on open maps especially). Tanks that aren't Tank Hunters have such whoa-fully under powered machine guns that it can be very hard to hit moving targets and kill them before they get into land mine range. A tank driver is screwed in moments like that if he isn't in chat with his squad mates. Those mines will blow up whether you're alive or dead when one is triggered. And if the vehicle isn't in proximity to an objective, then he's a sitting duck for flanking with a bunch of empty seats. Those moments in the clip where the enemy infantry just run right by the user and he flops down to rocket a tank/vehicle are the moments the vehicle driver curses his team because they're blind and can't kill 1 bloody dude amongst a half dozen or so that spawned on him or ran past him. The user in the video is also showing the importance of sacrifice for the good of the team in a lot of the moments; as he dies either accidentally or soon after his last rocket/land mine. I'm sure the points are worth it, but the satisfaction of the vehicle explosion is where the joy is obtained.
  • Chillmatik_86
    2349 postsMember, Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, CTE Member
    Here's some (fun) tactics...

    As assault, throw smoke, get behind a tank (best when the tank is stationarry) put mines down behind it, then add some dynamite, then, start pré-bagging, get yer Kolibri out, shoot the explosives with it...
    Or, just spam all the explosives you have at one....

    As support (my main) throw smoke, circle around it with a repairtool, might even result in the tanker bailing so you can nick it...
    Also as a support, (best when the tank is on lower health) throw a limpet on it, jump on top of the tank, start bagging it, what'll happen next is obvious... (limpets are best combined with light anti tank nades for taking tanks down, i just love using smoke)

    Medics and Scouts are more dependant on fellow Assaults and/ or Supports, but taking a tank down as a medic or scout is quite more rewarding than the other two classes to me... :)

    Also, what @blindsniper63 says..
    No vehicle is safe from us! B)
  • Chillmatik_86
    2349 postsMember, Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, CTE Member
    @WetFishDB in case you haven't seen... theres some tank destruction in here :D

  • blindsniper63
    2167 postsMember, Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, CTE Member
    @WetFishDB in case you haven't seen... theres some tank destruction in here :D


    Ha Ha BTS at their best
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