Call of Duty: Black Ops

Call of Duty: Black Ops Achievements

Tough Economy

Use no more than 6 TOW guided missiles to destroy the tanks in the defense of Khe Sanh.  

During the mission "S.O.G", you will be in a jeep with a TOW missile launcher on it. Your crew will drive around and tell you where the enemy tanks are coming from. Take your time and make sure there aren't any objects between you and the tank that would get in the way. If there are, avoid them as best as possible. There are 6 tanks you need to destroy, giving you one missile per tank. Once you fire with , use  to navigate the missile towards the tank and avoid any structures. If you miss, you can simply shoot your own vehicle causing the mission to fail and restart from the latest checkpoint. The achievement unlocks at the moment you get out of the vehicle, so don't panic if it doesn't unlock when you destroy the final vehicle.

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User Comments
Comment #1 by mutiny
Wednesday, November 10, 2010 @ 10:37:49 AM

this one's pretty deep into the mission. after you assault the HQ bunker & get knocked down by the mortors, you'll see a small cut scene of your team getting smashed then you'll have to take out an NVA with the python to save someone then continue forward until you hop into a jeep with the tow on top. go for a ride & don't miss or you'll be starting the mission all over.

Comment #2 by Darks potat0
Thursday, November 11, 2010 @ 03:40:54 PM

don't have to start the mission again, just save and quit and continue the campaign, checkpoints happen after each tank wave

Comment #3 by destrux408
Friday, November 12, 2010 @ 03:58:05 AM

Crap I wish I knew about that save and quit thing. I missed this on the first run through.

Comment #4 by UltimateTT66
Friday, November 12, 2010 @ 10:06:44 AM

or, if you miss one, just aim down a rocket yourself to death - no need to save and quit, it will reload the last check and go from there

Comment #5 by Wooden Pickle
Friday, November 12, 2010 @ 10:20:16 PM

is this operation 40 or sog?

Comment #6 by 19jonny85
Saturday, November 13, 2010 @ 02:30:34 AM

Just for the record,it doesn't matter if you die during this Achievment. So long as you hit the targets in 1...if you do,you'll be ok(during any of the scenes).

Comment #7 by Landarn
Saturday, November 13, 2010 @ 08:26:22 AM

Map name?

Comment #8 by devonknows
Saturday, November 13, 2010 @ 09:43:55 AM

Is this on the Khe Sanh Mission?

Comment #9 by NYL17
Saturday, November 13, 2010 @ 11:28:13 AM

S.O.G. but it's right at the end of the mission when ur on the take ur time and be carefull...

Comment #10 by NYL17
Saturday, November 13, 2010 @ 11:54:20 AM

there is also a checkpoint after the first 3 tanks which you can save and quit to.
the last tank on the far left you can wait until he comes up next to you for the shot...there is no time limit.

Comment #11 by g0t0hell0lemiss
Tuesday, November 16, 2010 @ 04:07:44 PM

Dang...shot down all 6 with the 6 missiles and didn't get the achievement.

Comment #12 by TOP GUNNER 7
Tuesday, November 16, 2010 @ 05:37:36 PM

make sure you wait in till you get out of the jeep, so you can get the achievement.

Comment #13 by irishluck18
Thursday, November 18, 2010 @ 08:42:52 PM

what! happened to me too shot all 6 and no achievement bull..

Comment #14 by irishluck18
Thursday, November 18, 2010 @ 09:00:40 PM

Got iT

Comment #15 by beausaus
Friday, November 19, 2010 @ 12:24:29 PM

The achievement doesn't pop up right after the last tank, but right before the end of the mission.

Comment #16 by JigSaw784
Saturday, November 20, 2010 @ 04:59:04 PM

peace of cake

Comment #17 by Quarry Driver
Monday, November 22, 2010 @ 05:12:17 PM

A really easy achievement, just try and line up your sight with the tanks before firing, because the controls are strange, so try and fire on target and you will get it easy.

Comment #18 by cosmicsemone
Monday, November 22, 2010 @ 11:38:31 PM

i waited 4 the distant tanks 2 get closer & out of the way of obstacles and i got it

Comment #19 by Ragnarok1013
Tuesday, December 14, 2010 @ 12:45:41 AM

Carefull with the last wave of tanks, when shooting the middle tank try not to hit the wood pieces from the guard tower.... this messed me up

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 @ 01:35:56 PM

take your time and dont worry, if you miss one shoot the truck your being driven in 2 or 3 times to restart from entering the truck:-)

Comment #21 by xX PregnantMan
Friday, January 07, 2011 @ 08:28:01 PM

No achievement unlock :( did it twice.

Comment #22 by stig360
Tuesday, January 11, 2011 @ 05:53:08 PM

you get the achievement at the end of the mission - it doesn't pop straight away fuys

Comment #23 by mattsteanee
Tuesday, January 11, 2011 @ 06:01:37 PM

Completed correctly and didn't receive... did it again in mission select and got it...

Comment #24 by stig360
Tuesday, January 11, 2011 @ 06:19:07 PM


Comment #25 by DAVID KNIFFIN
Tuesday, January 25, 2011 @ 07:19:35 AM

Perfect run. Remember, the Achievement doesn't unlock until after you get off the jeep.

Comment #26 by Opty5
Sunday, March 13, 2011 @ 04:14:20 PM

yeah i restarted a lot cause i thought i didnt do it right but i guess i just had to wait

Comment #27 by Zepaw
Saturday, March 19, 2011 @ 01:32:30 PM

Took me several tries to get the trick. Shoot it as straight as possible. The more you guide it the crazier the flight path will be.

Comment #28 by bronson23
Saturday, April 02, 2011 @ 08:07:30 PM

Yup, whoever mentioned that you can quit and restrat was absolutley correct. I went 5 for 6 and missed the 6th shot and then I quit and restrated from 4 again. I hit the 5th and 6th shot and the acheivement unlocked. Thanks for the tip!

Comment #29 by Coadster1
Monday, April 18, 2011 @ 08:02:09 PM

Dammit, I just restarted the mission because it didn't pop when I shot the last
tank. I was restarting the last checkpoint when I messed up. So I assumed you
couldn't restart them for it to unlock. Little did I know, it doesn't unlock
until you get out of the vehicle.

Comment #30 by XxLegendaryCjXx
Saturday, April 30, 2011 @ 08:17:52 AM

WOOT thanks

Comment #31 by XxLegendaryCjXx
Saturday, April 30, 2011 @ 08:20:44 AM


Comment #32 by Remmus
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 04:27:10 AM

I should have take a look at this before... last night I passed that mission and missed a couple or TOWs in the last tank because of a house that was in the middle :'(

It should be an easy achievement if you know it anyway.

Comment #33 by rprice06
Friday, May 13, 2011 @ 12:33:09 PM

this wasn't hard thank you

Comment #34 by rprice06
Friday, May 13, 2011 @ 12:37:50 PM

also props to nyl17

Comment #35 by Creek220
Saturday, June 18, 2011 @ 11:46:34 PM

finally got it after 6 tries. if you fail just shoot the ground and kill yourself

Comment #36 by c1g4u2nv
Wednesday, June 22, 2011 @ 11:03:35 PM

got it in two tries, even after having it on recruit lol

Comment #37 by the devil956
Friday, June 24, 2011 @ 04:51:48 AM

all you have to do is play it on recruit, take your time and remember to line
up all of your shots, remember every shot counts so make them worth it, if i
remember correctly after the first 3 tanks you get a check point so if u mess
up you can reload from check point happy hunting :D x

Comment #38 by dub_bee
Saturday, June 25, 2011 @ 12:29:20 AM

Super easy on recruit. Thanks for the info.

Comment #39 by MORTAL DRAGON97
Saturday, July 02, 2011 @ 03:20:14 AM

Comment #40 by 83nj4m1n
Sunday, September 04, 2011 @ 01:41:47 PM

This was one of the most difficult achievements i've done. Took me at least 7 tries

Comment #41 by Holeballs
Sunday, September 25, 2011 @ 03:34:01 PM

thanks for the tip on not being complete till you leave the jeep :)

Comment #42 by Bundo9
Monday, October 17, 2011 @ 08:41:35 AM

pritty easy after reading the advice on here thanks

Comment #43 by sgtMustash0
Friday, October 21, 2011 @ 11:00:50 AM

i used 6 missles and i have no achievement...

Comment #44 by Markusizr
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 01:49:09 AM

try again

Comment #45 by LuX Ninja
Sunday, November 06, 2011 @ 07:50:24 AM

what is the mission?x

Comment #46 by iKMiD
Tuesday, November 22, 2011 @ 09:44:20 PM

The Mission is S.O.G and if you miss one shot yourself

Comment #47 by joelrea13
Sunday, January 22, 2012 @ 10:30:03 PM

follow #2 and #4...worked for me

Comment #48 by gamaliel
Thursday, March 29, 2012 @ 07:44:34 AM

this one is so easy i did it in my firs try, just wait for the right moment.

Comment #49 by Cooper24
Thursday, August 23, 2012 @ 06:01:24 PM

Idk why, but i missed one of them, i commited and only had to destroy 3 and it appeared to work and still got the achievement.

Comment #50 by GSE AlbHammer
Saturday, December 08, 2012 @ 01:29:54 PM

Nice Video!!

Comment #51 by growltiger
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 @ 03:11:34 PM

This game is so annoying. This ought to be an easy challenge. But like "Vehicular Slaughter," the game faulted again (see my comments in that forum) denying me the opportunity to complete the achievement.

This one was especially weird: after the third tank the Jeep moves and turns to manoeuvre into position for a shot at another tank and then I find myself standing unarmed in the middle of the camp with a tank bearing down on me. Not that that mattered (I figured die and restart from the checkpoint) because the tank just pushed me forward. I wandered a bit and finally stood in front of an armed NVA in order to get shot and restart. I had to stand in front of this machine gunner because he had no interest in me at all. I wish that had been the case earlier in the mission.

On t

Comment #52 by G742617000027
Saturday, July 27, 2013 @ 03:48:37 PM

Definitely takes a while but really just wait for the last tank to get into view, don't just gun it and go.

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Game Info


US November 09, 2010

HDD Space Required : 6.82 GB
Backward compatible on Xbox One: Yes
Price: $39.99USD
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