Many squaddies might have played with model tanks as kids, but lately, some of them have done so as adults.
Inflatable tanks might be part of the myth and legend surrounding the deception before D-Day, but these days life-size dummy tanks are an important tactic on the battlefield.
Now, Forces TV's Tim Cooper has had the chance to visit units training with dummy tanks on Salisbury Plain.
Can you tell them apart from the real thing?
To test your tank spotting skills, look at the following images and guess: Tank, or dummy?
Answers are below.
Picture A: Did you guess it was a harmless MAN truck? Good, that was the idea. Now you've got too close and been blown up by Warrior tank cunningly hiding behind the facade.
Picture B: You thought that was an innocent bridging vehicle, didn't you? It's actually a Challenger with its gun disguised.
Picture C: This is actually a fake tank designed to look like a Warrior. Close inspection reveals the charade.
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