My ticket ID: 0011996 got closed as fixed but i dont think its fixed yet and i cant reopen it. My description of what the controls should be seemed to be hard to understand, leading to some misunderstandings.
I made a little after-effects animation to make it clear: http://youtu.be/W-Hevm45V58
The video shows how i think the tank controls in Arma 3 should work. The forward part is the same like it is in the game but the driving backward part is different. In the game the tank turns to the left side of the screen when you are driving backwards and press "D". That is not how it is supposed to be in my opinion.
Im playing the stable version but i dont think its fixed in the dev build either. Correct me if i am wrong.