How to Destroy Tanks in Sniper Elite 5
Sniper Elite 5 is set during World War II which means you will encounter tanks and armored vehicles as you try to complete missions. Take a look at this How to Destroy Tanks guide to find out how you can deal with them if they are getting in your way and causing problems.
Eliminating tanks and armored vehicles that get in your way is not as simple as taking down human enemies with one shot from your sniper rifle. Tanks and armored vehicles will start appearing a couple of missions into the game, and it is important that you know how to deal with them because in later missions you will be required to face them as part of the main objective.
Disable the Tank
All tanks and armored vehicles in Sniper Elite 5 have weak points that you need to focus your attack on when you are trying to destroy them. In order to find out where these weak spots are you need to press the right stick of your controller to bring out your binoculars and use them to analyze what parts need destroying. In most cases this will be the two tracks and the engine at the rear. The first thing you need to do is immobilize the tank by destroying the tracks. This can be easily done using any explosives - mines, TNT, or grenades. If you search the nearby buildings you will more than likely find Panzerfaust weapons which you can use. All you need to do is make sure whatever you are using explodes at the wheels, and you will disable the tank. The next thing you need to do is target the Nazi who is firing the mounted weapon from the top of the tank so that you stop the constant hail of bullets that is coming down all around you.
Aim for the Weak Points
You need to get yourself in a position where you will be able to attack the rear of the tank. Now that the tank is unable to move this should not be too much of a problem. All that is required now is that you continually fire explosives of any kind at the engine, down by the exhaust until the tank has been destroyed. If you have been lucky and found a flare gun while searching the buildings for Panzerfaust you will be able to save your explosives as firing one shot with it at the weak spot at the rear of the tank will destroy it.
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