What is the first instance of a red or pink armored military vehicle in a SciFi-ish movie?
Background of why I asked:
In 2008, a famous Russian director released a movie "The Inhabited Island", based on one of the books by Strugatsky Brothers.
The movie was a commercial flop, despite being one of the biggest SciFi projects of modern russian cinema. While some critics liked it, others ridiculed it.
One of the particular items of ridicule (especially of the memetic internet type, but also real pranks) was the inclusion of a "pink colored tank". Despite the fact that the actual tank in the movie was red and not pink (pink was an artifact of the original reviewer using extremely poor quality bootlegged preview), everyone made fun of it as a symbol of a crappy movie.
- Do. Not. Ask.
However, I've seen some people claim that the idea of a red/pink colored military vehicle is a perfectly fine one, and was (like many other visuals in this movie) stolen from a western Sci-Fi work.
However, I was never able to figure out just WHICH work it was supposed to have been stolen from? "Tank Girl" seemed the most likely, but the tank there was not red/pink.
So, was that claim accurate, and if so, which Sci-Fi movie did the director "borrow" the idea from?