Maybe you remember the amusing codec call in Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots during which Otacon wants to know how Snake was able to defeat Raven’s M1 tank single-handedly. It seems like this chat was inspired by a real conversation between Kojima and an army squad leader. On Twitter, Kojima said:
“When I visited desert range in US army base to interview tanker squad team for MGS1, I asked squad leader how could a man with flesh and blood defeat tanker. He said “such situation won’t happen” with complete denial. It makes total sense by watching “FURY”..”
It’s interesting how years later he would use this anecdote in Metal Gear Solid 4, with Otacon having asked this question to an army officer. Still, Snake was able to defeat the tank, because, well… he’s a badass. Scientifically proven.