/k/. . lloll.. We're going to have to start off with a few assumptions here 1. The tank is fully fueled and loaded with the tank shells of its choice 2. The corgis are not sup
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User avatar #1 - cleverpony (08/19/2014) [+] (3 replies)
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#14 - mattdoggy (08/20/2014) [+] (17 replies)
We're going to have to start off with a few assumptions here
1. The tank is fully fueled and loaded with the tank shells of its choice
2. The corgis are not super intelligent, they are just angry dogs that want to kill the tank. They also measure roughly 2 and a half feet long, foot wide, foot tall
3. There is no special terrain or weather in play
4. There is no time limit
Now the corgis are going to start off at a distance to give the tank an advantage of time and range. We'll say a mile. The tank crew will have some time to use the mounted gun up top for a while along with any side arms and rifles they can get up top. The corgi can sprint at a little over 20 mph but we'll round it up to 25. Now if the corgis sprinted the entire mile, we're assuming these are corgis who will run till their heart dies, it will take them under 3 minutes to get there. Now Uncle Sam loved his boys so he gave them a minigun and it's going at the full 6000 per minute. If it continues without running out of ammo and each bullet fatally hits a corgi they are removing roughly 18k corgis. 46,982,000 left to go. Now during this time the tank is going to be firing modified incendiary shells for a start. At 10rpm and an effective 150 yards of fire you'll have a 4500 yard line covered in fire. If this fire kills 3 corgis per foot (1 to die, 2nd to cover burning corpse, 3rd to for sure smother burning corpse) due to ground cover and an additional 2 corgis for fire spread we can guestimate that 94.5k corgis would be dealt with. 46,887,500 corgis left. When the corgis get closer the tank will get sealed up and the real battle can begin. The tank would probably start using suped up beehive rounds. The round usually kills anything in a 300 sq yard area, but this round is being fired vertically and at point blank range. We'll assume that this means that it could kill roughly 3 corgis per foot. That means with the remaining 12 rounds the tank has left they could clear out 32.4k corgis. 46,855,100 left.
User avatar #25 - konradkurze (08/20/2014) [+] (2 replies)
dogs swarm the tank. piss in every hole...tank crew vomit constantly and cant operate tank
User avatar #36 - sirkanesixtytwo (08/20/2014) [-]
It's not a matter of how well the terriers can fight, it's a matter of how long the treads can keep going without gunking up to the point of jamming.
User avatar #4 - fargfive (08/20/2014) [+] (7 replies)
That's roughly 170,000 Tons of small dog, or roughly 2,350 Abrams Tanks worth of dog.
Dogs win.
#39 - nanako (08/20/2014) [-]
please email this question to whatif@xkcd.com

he'll go and figure it out and tell us the answer in a week or two, assuming he picks it.
#19 - claytnbigsby (08/20/2014) [-]
Reminds me of the great emu war
User avatar #47 - localbees (08/20/2014) [-]
I'm pretty sure this is one of those things where the 47 million Yorkies would turn into like a giant meatball and destroy the solar system.
xkcd did "a mole of moles" once, and it was something like that.

Also, these threads on /k/ are so dumb. "10 Marines vs. The Sun"!
User avatar #46 - niggastolemyname ONLINE (08/20/2014) [-]
To be fair the m1 would run out of ammo and gas
#42 - scowler (08/20/2014) [+] (2 replies)
#45 to #42 - anonymous (08/20/2014) [-]
wrong breed you inbred cunt
#24 - anonymous (08/20/2014) [+] (6 replies)
dogs would win
47 mil dogs
tank cant move
crew starves to death
User avatar #22 - tomahawkkit ONLINE (08/20/2014) [-]
well I mean if peta is for the equal treatment of animals, then blowing the crap out of 47 million Yorkshire terriers with m1 Abrams tank technology is about as equal as you can get
#8 - anonymous (08/20/2014) [+] (2 replies)
Dogs win due to sheer numbers. Tank runs out of shells and fuel long before it can kill that many.
#3 - arkbuilder (08/20/2014) [-]
Very Nice
Very Nice
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