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The Hatay Tank Driver was one of several soldiers given to Walter Donovan for his quest to find the Holy Grail in 1938 by the Sultan of Hatay. He drove the tank commanded by Colonel Ernst Vogel. He appeared to be fluent in German, as he understood the orders Vogel gave him in German. When Indiana Jones was hanging off the side of the tank following his first fight with Vogel, the driver tried to kill Jones by scraping him against the side of a mountain.
During this, Henry Jones and a Nazi soldier were fighting over a Luger. The soldier gained the upper hand, and was bashed over the head by Marcus Brody with a shell. The soldier reflexively fired, and the ricocheting bullet hit the driver in the head, killing him. The driver's body was subsequently carried over a cliff along with Vogel and the entire tank.
Behind the scenes Edit
- The tank driver was played by Peter Pacey in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.
- Neither he nor the tank's gunner appear in Rob MacGregor's novelization or the comic book as such. There, the tank's crew are (apparently) all Germans.
- The tank's crew do not appear in LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures. Instead, Vogel controls the entire tank.
- Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (First appearance)