Rommel – obviously.
Of all the things to do in a tank, the top thing must surely be to stand in the turret , like Rommel. This is known as Rommelling or “doing a Rommel”. The size of your tank matters. A King Tiger is a suitable mount in which to do a Rommel; a CV33 is not.
Note the ironic grin of the driver on the right of the picture. He knows that his commander is not cutting the mustard.
Coming in as a close second, is Holding Binos in a Tank – if you are half out of the turret, it counts as a half-Monty*. here is Monty doing it:
Pay attention to the chap behind him (probably the actual tank commander), who scores extra cool points for Wearing Tank Goggles. He has wisely opted for slinging them around his neck, as wearing them like shades is a bit Italian or girly. Being girly in a tank is only cool if you are Tank Girl:
Russians are encouraged to lounge on the outside of the tank.
Here are some wargamers pretending to be Russians.
This has the added benefit of being suicidal if the tank is moving. Russians seem to prefer this, and have nailed the Heroic Advance Look, especially after consuming toxic quantities of vodka that would pickle a frog, or a normal liver.
Germans always look as if they are retreating, and Brits just look as if they are picnicking or having a smoke break.
Aiming a machine gun is another top activity for commanders. WH4oK Commisars take this to a whole new level by waving chainswords and pistols from the commander’s hatch.
Here is a wargamer pretending to be a Commisar.
Finally, we come to pointing. This is a difficult look to pull off and the two examples below illustrate this perfectly:
As a rule, only officers point. NCOs realise that pointing attracts Enemy Interest in a way that shouting does not. For the record, pointing the way that you are going is generally held to be better for morale than pointing back the way that you came from.
*A full Monty is completely different