One time I was riding around in my tank and guy came running at me with a grenade and I reversed to prevent him from catching up to me, he killed himself and then respawned shooting RPG's at me so I killed him. He then goes into passive mode and jumps onto a ledge and yells over the mic "you fa**ot ass pussy, you suck and don't know how to play cause you're in a tank. What a fag, get out your tank bitch!" Some other guy annoyed by him, gets on the mic and yells "shut the f*ck up fa**ot!" And crashes into him with his jet and proceeds to run him over while he's still in passive mode, I just watched from my tank until the guy left. Tanks make people think you're gonna shoot them no matter what, I only use a tank when I want to sh*t on a bunch of cops for a while or I don't want anyone bothering me.
I got a tank only because I was sick of everyone shooting me when I drive by. It's amazing how much instant respect you get from other players when you drive around in a tank.