A screenshot from the Hogan's Heroes episode: Tanks for the Memory.

A screenshot from the Hogan’s Heroes episode: Tanks for the Memory.

In this November 11, 1966 episode of Hogan’s Heroes, a model for a radio-controlled tank is being tested at the camp and Hogan is ordered to photograph and destroy it. During the second world war, the Germans did use a remote controlled tank called Goliath; it carried explosives and was intended to target Infantry, Armour, and as a demolition device.

 

The German remote-controlled tankette Goliath.

The German remote-controlled tankette Goliath.