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Guess the Tank Competition with World of Tanks

Guess the Tank Competition with World of Tanks

Correctly identify these armoured behemoths, and you could win free gold to use in World of Tanks

Wargaming.net, the developer of the really rather brilliant multiplayer game World of Tanks, is proud to announce a new competition in conjunction with bit-gamer.

All you have to do is correctly identify the ten tanks shown in silhouette form below, and you'll be in a with a chance of winning in-game gold tokens that you can use to buy a new tank, a Premium Account or consumables such as repair kits and super-deadly ammo.

The first randomly-selected reader to correctly identify all ten vehicles will earn themselves a substantial sum of 5,000 gold tokens.

The second randomly-selected reader to correctly identify all ten vehicles will earn themselves a generous handful of 2,500 gold tokens.

The third randomly-selected reader to correctly identify all 10 vehicles will earn themselves a helpful sack of 1,000 gold tokens.

In addition, ten runner-ups will each win 500 gold tokens.

So what are you waiting for? Simply email editor@bit-tech.net with the correct name of each tank using the subject line 'Tank Silhouette Competition'.

We'll announce the winners of the competition at the end of the week.

If you haven't tried the game yet, you can find out more about it in our World of Tanks review.

Here are the close-ups of the tanks you need to identify:

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Guess the Tank Competition with World of Tanks *Guess the Tank Competition with World of Tanks

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fuus 25th July 2011, 14:49 Quote
This should be given a rating of Fiendishly Difficult.. :D
RedFlames 25th July 2011, 14:50 Quote
played the game pretty constantly over the past week... and even then i can only mange 2... and I'm not sure about those...
Lenderz 25th July 2011, 14:54 Quote
I think I've got them all but one.... Hmmmmmmmm Good compo.
Lizard 25th July 2011, 15:08 Quote
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Originally Posted by RedFlames
played the game pretty constantly over the past week... and even then i can only mange 2... and I'm not sure about those...

Don't worry, if nobody gets all ten correct then we'll choose the winners from those who got the most correct :)
Bloody_Pete 25th July 2011, 15:29 Quote
I think I could do it, but I don't play WoT any more... :P
Greenberet 25th July 2011, 15:45 Quote
2º and Last one are the hardest to indentify =P
RedFlames 25th July 2011, 15:50 Quote
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Originally Posted by Bloody_Pete
I think I could do it, but I don't play WoT any more... :P

tell me then :p
Bloody_Pete 25th July 2011, 15:54 Quote
That would be cheating :P
Xen0phobiak 25th July 2011, 15:59 Quote
You nearly through me off with two of them, but I think (hope) I got them all.
azazel1024 25th July 2011, 16:06 Quote
3 of them are iffy for me, but most of the rest are pretty easy.
mkb 25th July 2011, 16:25 Quote
I can guess a fair few of them and I haven't even pld the game ^^. History Channel ftw.
urobulos 25th July 2011, 16:26 Quote
I only have problems with the first 3. I think I know the first one as well, but it looks like it is not included in WoT so I probably got the wrong one. There is another model that it could represent, which is included in the game, but the real version and the silhouette in the tankopedia have supports for the gun though the actual in game model doesn't... which makes this quite confusing. For 2 I'm pretty sure I know which family it comes from, but I can't decide which particular model. As expected, the tank destroyers are much harder than medium tanks :(
Lizard 25th July 2011, 16:39 Quote
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Originally Posted by urobulos
I only have problems with the first 3. I think I know the first one as well, but it looks like it is not included in WoT so I probably got the wrong one. There is another model that it could represent, which is included in the game, but the real version and the silhouette in the tankopedia have supports for the gun though the actual in game model doesn't... which makes this quite confusing. For 2 I'm pretty sure I know which family it comes from, but I can't decide which particular model. As expected, the tank destroyers are much harder than medium tanks :(

All ten silhouetted tanks are in the game, but yes, you could also guess them documentaries/books on in my own case (if I could enter), years of studying/climbing over tanks :)
tanios 25th July 2011, 16:41 Quote
number 10 is tricky
Flip 25th July 2011, 16:41 Quote
I see this compo is advertised on WoTs main page/News from the front.
Is this compo open to the whole of Europe?

I have entered but I am not getting my hopes up....that could be a hell of a lot of entries.
urobulos 25th July 2011, 16:44 Quote
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Originally Posted by Lizard
Quote:
Originally Posted by urobulos
I only have problems with the first 3. I think I know the first one as well, but it looks like it is not included in WoT so I probably got the wrong one. There is another model that it could represent, which is included in the game, but the real version and the silhouette in the tankopedia have supports for the gun though the actual in game model doesn't... which makes this quite confusing. For 2 I'm pretty sure I know which family it comes from, but I can't decide which particular model. As expected, the tank destroyers are much harder than medium tanks :(

All ten silhouetted tanks are in the game, but yes, you could also guess them documentaries/books on in my own case (if I could enter), years of studying/climbing over tanks :)

Damn :) I sent my answer already. Oh well.
RedFlames 25th July 2011, 16:45 Quote
a few of them are very difficult because the angle they're at... it could be one of a few... I managed 9 but i'm not at all confident with about 6 of them... A couple of them are bleeding obvious [so knowing my luck i've got them wrong...]

the gun on #3 completely threw me [and it's the one i didn't answer]... to me it doesn't look like any of the in-game tanks [i am assuming they're all with the 'stock' gun/gear]
urobulos 25th July 2011, 16:54 Quote
I just can't wait to see the results. I don't even care who wins, I just want to know the right answers !
Solozaur 25th July 2011, 16:56 Quote
Haha, some of these commends seem funny to me! How can you not instantly know which tank is #3? IT has a big head and a big gun! SIMPLE!

But #6 is difficult because of the angle, looks like 2 feline tanks from that angle:(
Flip 25th July 2011, 16:57 Quote
No that is not a stock one, it needs to be earned.
Lizard 25th July 2011, 16:58 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Flip
I see this compo is advertised on WoTs main page/News from the front.
Is this compo open to the whole of Europe?

I have entered but I am not getting my hopes up....that could be a hell of a lot of entries.

You can enter the competition from anywhere in the world, as I only have to email out the prizes, not send them by courier :)
Marvin-HHGTTG 25th July 2011, 16:59 Quote
#3 was easy - just look at the turret - what other tank has such a ridiculous turret?

#1 is not the tank with gun supports - it looks very similar though.

I took a little while to accurately pin point #1 and #2, but was otherwise ok.
Flip 25th July 2011, 17:00 Quote
Wow speedy reply, Thx Lizard :)
irGeorgeh 25th July 2011, 17:03 Quote
i answered them all they all where easy
good luck everybody
SMIFFYDUDE 25th July 2011, 17:22 Quote
This is where playing Red Orchestra for 4 years pays off.
von_Lichtenburg 25th July 2011, 17:26 Quote
I guess when Lizard is also tank geek, it doesnt mind if I expressed specifically some details that differs ingame and historically, like names and ingame names. I have to say, that 2. and 5. were really hard nuts. in the end 2. was hardest to point it out correctly
Solozaur 25th July 2011, 17:40 Quote
When is this contest ending?
irGeorgeh 25th July 2011, 17:51 Quote
man it was easy i knew them all
idvhfd 25th July 2011, 17:56 Quote
I just clicked the link and saw the tanks and I started counting them.
Then I just put all of their names in there in a minute.I was really fast.
Well,hope I win cuz I need that 5k gold more tha anyone (for my Tiger II).
Between,my in-game account id is the same as the sender mail: napuras@yahoo.com.
And sorry again for the double post,as I said I mispelled the subject.Hope you will forgive me and take my entry!
I really hope I win....
runadumb 25th July 2011, 18:06 Quote
It's a trick. I see at least one angry house in there.
Proximo 25th July 2011, 18:44 Quote
Hey, Guys!
I play on russian server and those sweet people from Wargaming r never gonna give me any gold or even give a chance 2 win it so....

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bulcsu61 25th July 2011, 19:08 Quote
I think I have them all figured out.
Some of them were quite hard because several tanks look very similar.
vadlama 25th July 2011, 19:33 Quote
I know their Tier number, or medium heavy or TD tanks ... if I try hard, I could possibly know what upgrades are they have (turret and gun)

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sp4nky 25th July 2011, 20:18 Quote
Numbers 2, 5, 7 and 10 have got me momentarily stumped. Extra research is called for...
icehunter 25th July 2011, 20:21 Quote
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icehunter 25th July 2011, 20:29 Quote
ive got em all :D
steview162 25th July 2011, 20:58 Quote
got them, just wondering about the name to use, cause no. 3 in the game is named after the basic chassis, until the next update, but i know it as the different variant, being a bit paranoid, but should i use its name in game, or the name everyone knows with that shed of a turret? yes i am a complete tank nerd, :)
Tyr 25th July 2011, 21:49 Quote
Thought I knew them all but then I checked what is actually available in game and no. 3 does not seem to make an appearance as what I thought it was.

All the rest I can identify fine due to playing hundreds of hours of BF1942 with many mods and tens possibly hundreds of vehicles. Plus modding, research and general interest.
Kamikaze-X 25th July 2011, 21:50 Quote
Bloody last one has me stumped :( can't even figure out if its American, German or Russian!
russ555 25th July 2011, 22:16 Quote
its german
Lizard 25th July 2011, 22:19 Quote
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Originally Posted by steview162
got them, just wondering about the name to use, cause no. 3 in the game is named after the basic chassis, until the next update, but i know it as the different variant, being a bit paranoid, but should i use its name in game, or the name everyone knows with that shed of a turret? yes i am a complete tank nerd, :)

There's no need to apologise for being a tank nerd - you're in a good company.

Besides, given that you clearly know which series of tank number 3 is I'll accept either answer from you if you're selected as one of the winners.
Mordrede 25th July 2011, 22:29 Quote
Well this was rather enjoyable, but reading through the comments on this I am surprised at how many people dont see how obvious some are. Like number 3... so easy, I could understand if you have never played the game but some are just OH YEAH!! What helped me most was I play the game a lot, also being some one who keeps all of his tanks that are tier 5 and up it was easier. The one i had a bit of trouble with was #2, there are 2 of those that look very very similar but there are small subtle differences, thankfully i can see these te he te he. #6 took me a min to figure out its design, also number 7 since it looks like another model, and lastly #8 but certain things about it also just made it obvious. Good luck to you all and ya i also wanna see the results haha.
RedFlames 25th July 2011, 22:35 Quote
given the levels of tank nerdiness exhibited in this thread... I'm not rating my chances too highly...
Mordrede 25th July 2011, 22:36 Quote
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Originally Posted by von_Lichtenburg
I guess when Lizard is also tank geek, it doesnt mind if I expressed specifically some details that differs ingame and historically, like names and ingame names. I have to say, that 2. and 5. were really hard nuts. in the end 2. was hardest to point it out correctly

I agree with you with 2 was tough, but 3 was to obvious. 2 took me a good 5 min to figure out.
Mordrede 25th July 2011, 22:40 Quote
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Originally Posted by sp4nky
Numbers 2, 5, 7 and 10 have got me momentarily stumped. Extra research is called for...

2 and 7 had me slumped, 10 was like uhhh YEAH!!! and so was 5.
Mordrede 25th July 2011, 22:41 Quote
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Originally Posted by Kamikaze-X
Bloody last one has me stumped :( can't even figure out if its American, German or Russian!

The turret alone is a slap on the face lol,
Mordrede 25th July 2011, 22:43 Quote
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Originally Posted by RedFlames
given the levels of tank nerdiness exhibited in this thread... I'm not rating my chances too highly...

HAHA same here, Hey lizard can you just let me win? haha ill let you have 1000 gold hahaha. jk but really, the amount of peeps who have entered i wish em all luck. This is a fun contest.
SMIFFYDUDE 25th July 2011, 23:11 Quote
Aghhh I can't stand the wait, I don't even care whether I win or not, I just want to know if I answered them all correctly. My answer to 3 isn't even in the game but i'm convinced i'm right.
jodah175 25th July 2011, 23:32 Quote
Sent my guesses in. Some of them were very tricky. Some of them could be one of two models as well. Like #3 has two distinct possibilities. Oh well, here's hoping!
Carnaxus 26th July 2011, 01:16 Quote
Man, those last two were almost impossible...XD
Mr. Perfect 26th July 2011, 01:20 Quote
I had to have bit-tech email me a new forum password, but I think I have these.

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Not positive about number ten though. :? The muzzle brake screams Germany though.
Mr. Perfect 26th July 2011, 01:24 Quote
I had to have bit-tech email me a new forum password, but I think I have these.

Not positive about number ten though. :? The muzzle brake screams Germany though.
metarinka 26th July 2011, 01:28 Quote
I have a good idea on all of them, some are tricky as they have a varianst that are very similar. For example the SU-85 and SU-85B have nearly identical shapes.
dsryr30 26th July 2011, 04:20 Quote
7 and 10 bring me trouble =/ The others were quite easy... I think
noll11 26th July 2011, 04:52 Quote
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Originally Posted by RedFlames
a few of them are very difficult because the angle they're at... it could be one of a few... I managed 9 but i'm not at all confident with about 6 of them... A couple of them are bleeding obvious [so knowing my luck i've got them wrong...]

the gun on #3 completely threw me [and it's the one i didn't answer]... to me it doesn't look like any of the in-game tanks [i am assuming they're all with the 'stock' gun/gear]


oh, #3 is the KV with the KV-2 turret and the 152mm gun. I know bcuz i got all of those upgrades XD


- noll11
Odini 26th July 2011, 09:44 Quote
2, 5, 6 and 7 were my hardest as they all have tanks that are quite similar in size and shape, like Metarinka says.

Think that I've got them all.
Lektor44 26th July 2011, 10:46 Quote
Хуита какая-то))
jantsi 26th July 2011, 14:17 Quote
please remove noll11's comment...

so all you need to do is send email to editor@bit-tech.net with Tank Silhouette Competition as the subject line and the message contains only the answers like this:
1. (tank name here)
2. (tank name here)...

am i supposed to get a reply or something after sending it?
p0Pe 26th July 2011, 15:12 Quote
noll, i dont know if you know the basics of a competition, but its not fun if the answers is already posted in the comments;)
Lizard 26th July 2011, 16:00 Quote
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Originally Posted by jantsi
am i supposed to get a reply or something after sending it?

Sorry, but because we've been flooded with entries (more than 4,500 so far, and that's in just 24 hours) we'll only be replying to the winners.

We'll also announce the winners in at article on the front page of bit-gamer.
Krikkit 26th July 2011, 16:30 Quote
Is it a sign I've played too much when I know all of them straight away?
sp4nky 26th July 2011, 16:46 Quote
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Originally Posted by Krikkit
Is it a sign I've played too much when I know all of them straight away?

No, it's a sign that you're engaging with the game. It reminds me of a flight-sim from the late 1980s / early 1990s where, in order to prove you had a legit version, they showed a plane silhouette and asked you to identify it from the manual. Now I can spot the difference between a YAK-58 and a Harrier at 1000 paces.

Still stumped on #10 though.
JKBFJ456 26th July 2011, 17:26 Quote
Well, that was easy (Due to my massive amount of time playing World of Tanks XD ) apart from Number 2, isn't the only difference between the tanks that could be number 2 the chassis?, one has the chassis of an IS and one has a chassis of the KV?...so its nearly impossable to tell?
deerekid1 26th July 2011, 17:29 Quote
I know #2, because I own it.
JKBFJ456 26th July 2011, 17:31 Quote
Number 2 could be one of 2 tanks...and the only difference between them is the chassis...apart from number 2, they were easy :)
urobulos 26th July 2011, 19:00 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by sp4nky
Quote:
Originally Posted by Krikkit
Is it a sign I've played too much when I know all of them straight away?

No, it's a sign that you're engaging with the game. It reminds me of a flight-sim from the late 1980s / early 1990s where, in order to prove you had a legit version, they showed a plane silhouette and asked you to identify it from the manual. Now I can spot the difference between a YAK-58 and a Harrier at 1000 paces.

Still stumped on #10 though.

You mean Yak 38? 58 is a small business aircraft while the 38 was the Soviet Navy VTOL with the bizarre engine config.

And I thought #10 was one of the easier ones tbh. There is only one WW2 era tank with this monstrous gun and the turret shape. Though I think it might have only seen action in the Soviet invasion of Manchuria. Not sure whether it made it tot he front before the fall of Berlin.
sp4nky 26th July 2011, 19:12 Quote
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Originally Posted by urobulos
You mean Yak 38? 58 is a small business aircraft while the 38 was the Soviet Navy VTOL with the bizarre engine config.

And I thought #10 was one of the easier ones tbh. There is only one WW2 era tank with this monstrous gun and the turret shape. Though I think it might have only seen action in the Soviet invasion of Manchuria. Not sure whether it made it tot he front before the fall of Berlin.

You're right, I was thinking of the 38. When I wrote that, I couldn't remember which version it was... and I still can't remember which game it was, either.

Ah yes, it was F-117A Stealth Fighter. Gee, that takes me bacl.
Epegi 27th July 2011, 00:09 Quote
I already submitted my answers, but now I realize that one of them was wrong. Can I re-submit the correct answers?
Lizard 27th July 2011, 00:17 Quote
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Originally Posted by Epegi
I already submitted my answers, but now I realize that one of them was wrong. Can I re-submit the correct answers?

Go for it, I haven't chosen the winners yet ;)
dbandy33 27th July 2011, 10:33 Quote
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Originally Posted by Carnaxus
Man, those last two were almost impossible...XD

#9 is quite obvious i thought, i've only been in game a short time but i'd know that tank anywhere
D B 27th July 2011, 14:00 Quote
Lizard is right ... I'm sure I can get all of them , and for the same reason he gave ... I dont have the game ether
Hakuren 27th July 2011, 16:34 Quote
Seriously, all of that lot is unbelievably easy. Not a single one is tricky. Not playing WoT at all.
jantsi 27th July 2011, 20:49 Quote
Is it ok if i re-submit my answers as a reply to the old one?
Lizard 28th July 2011, 11:12 Quote
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Originally Posted by jantsi
Is it ok if i re-submit my answers as a reply to the old one?

Go for it, you'll need to be quick though as I'll be choosing the winners today.
PQuiff 28th July 2011, 11:36 Quote
Those are not tanks. Its an evil ploy between WoT and Bit tech. We all know there Japanese kabuki shadow puppets!

Except #5 thats clearly a ford mondeo.

World of shadow puppets coming out late 2012.
jantsi 28th July 2011, 13:02 Quote
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Originally Posted by Lizard
Quote:
Originally Posted by jantsi
Is it ok if i re-submit my answers as a reply to the old one?

Go for it, you'll need to be quick though as I'll be choosing the winners today.

I had this feeling that you would be doing that today so i submit them yesterday as a reply and new email before going to sleep. hope you don't mind the extra mail :/
Martok 28th July 2011, 21:50 Quote
So, any winners today ?
Lizard 29th July 2011, 01:34 Quote
The winners will be announced later today (Friday).
Nzarubara 29th July 2011, 02:20 Quote
Can't wait :]. I hope you got my e-mail. It took me some about an hour to get 100% sure that my answers will be correct for sure, but i have to say i enjoyed unpuzzeling it :]
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