Since the amount of tanks on Freeroam is increasing, I will give you the amount of damage a tank can endure, not the ways of not being killed by the tank, so have this in mind.
I've tested several ways to destroy a tank in cooperation with two players who helped me with this test.
First of all, all of the explosives in the test without a driver were tested on the back of the tank (Where the white square is).
The results without a driver are:
The lack of a driver decreases the armor of the tank.
- It takes 4 RPG's in the back of the tank to destroy it.
- 1800 rounds of a minigun in the back of the tank
- 5 sticky bombs planted on the front of a DeClasse Granger or alone (Stock, it was not Personal Vehicle) going straight to the back of the tank, got destroyed immediately (Make sure to detonate the bombs)
- 4 or 5 rounds of the granade launcher.
- 10 or so fragmentation grenades aimed to the back of the tank (Not all the grenades hit the back of the tank)
Anything in the front of the tank it should double the resistance.
The most common way to kill a driver is by using the sniper rifle (Heavy and standard).
To be able to shoot a driver in a tank you need a minimum distance of 2 ingame blocks. Anything closer than 2 blocks and you won't be able to shoot him, anything further than 2 blocks and you will be succesful.
Note: If you see the bullet of the sniper rifle hit the tank, you're not far enough.
You can kill a tank driver at ground level, but it's more difficult given the movement and requiered distance to take the shoot. So the most recomendable thing to do is go to a high building, for example the Arcadius Business Center is perfect for this, so as the Weazel Plaza and Richards magestic.
As highlighted in the image, that's the spot where you have to shoot the tank with a Sniper Rifle (Where the driver sits, right below the hatch), and it will take you a few tries before you get a succesful kill.
Overall, shoot the highlighted area with a sniper rifle in a minimum distance of 2 blocks between you and the tank, circle your shots around the highlighted area.
Should also be noted you can snipe the tank from any angle, so long as you aim for the drivers's section.
Jet machine gun
The most effective to destroy a tank is by air, so the P-996 Lazer (Military Jet) is an efficient way to do it, but requieres good aim and flying skill.
It's pretty straight forward, locate your target (Works better in open areas for people who don't use the Jet often, but you're exposed of being exploded by the tank) and use the machine guns, preferably on the back of the tank (But if you can't do it, any place of the tank is good). Missiles don't have auto lock on tanks.
Don't use missiles, use the machine guns.
Fly above the tank in a secure height, don't fly too low since the tank could easily shot you down. Unload the the machine guns in the tank periodically and the tank will be destroyed.
With a driver, the results were different:
When a tank has a driver, the number of explosions required to destroy the tank is different than a tank with no driver. So, it takes more damage.
Me and Kelvin tested the tank with a driver and the results were different.
6 RPG's in the back of the tank and 12 or so in the front
8 rounds of the Grenade Launcher in the back and 15 in the front
15,000 rounds of minigun in the front and about 1500 or so in the back
27 or so sticky bombs in the back (5 in 5) In the front it should double the number (Don't take this as a final number, we'll test this again)
If you have any questions of I wasn't clear enough, just ask.
Visit Kelvin thread for tests with Buzzard, Jet and Annihilator http://gtaforums.com...ts-and-results/
Note: The results may vary between me and kevin, but they are close.
Avoid unnecessary or aggressive comments, this is an informative thread.
Thanks to braves114fan and kelvin_00 for the help provided.
My english is not good, so, excuse me.