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Guess the Tank Competition - The Winners

Guess the Tank Competition - The Winners

Correctly identified these armoured behemoths? You may have won some gold for World of Tanks!

Earlier this week we offered 13 lucky bit-gamer readers the opportunity to win some free gold tokens to spend in the superlative game, World of Tanks.

All you had to do was correctly identify the ten tanks from the black and white silhouettes, which we revealed in our original news story.

To say the response to the competition was enthusiastic would be a grave understatement, as we received over 5,900 responses; far more than most competitions receive. Clearly, a lot of bit-gamer readers love World of Tanks and tank spotting.

However, as not all the respondents correctly identified all ten tanks, we thought it prudent to show you what each silhouette was hiding. After all, there are severe punishments in World of Tanks for friendly fire incidents, so it's important that every budding tank commander knows when, and when not to fire.

So, without further ado, here are the tanks:

Guess the Tank Competition - The Winners *Guess the Tank Competition with World of TanksTank #1 was a real monster - the 66 tonne German Ferdinand heavy tank destroyer

Guess the Tank Competition - The Winners *Guess the Tank Competition with World of TanksTank #2 was another heavy tank destroyer, in this case the Soviet ISU-152

Guess the Tank Competition - The Winners *Guess the Tank Competition with World of TanksLurking behind the third silhouette was a Soviet KV tank. This tank was so heavily armoured that during the German invasion of the Soviet Union, no German tank could penetrate it from the front. The particular variant shown is known as the KV-2, thanks to its enlarged turret, which is necessary to house the mammoth 152mm cannon

Guess the Tank Competition - The Winners *Guess the Tank Competition with World of TanksIf you couldn't correctly identify this then you need to go back to tank school, because it's one of the most visually distinctive tanks ever made - the American M3 Lee, sometimes known as the Grant. It has an unusual shape because it houses two main weapons; a 75mm gun in the hull and a 37mm gun in the turret

Guess the Tank Competition - The Winners *Guess the Tank Competition with World of TanksTank #5 was of course the classic American M4 Sherman, the second most numerous tank in history. Tankheads will note that the particular variant shown is the up-gunned M4A3E8

Guess the Tank Competition - The Winners *Guess the Tank Competition with World of TanksTank #6 was designed in Germany as a direct response to the highly successful Soviet KV (see #3) and T-34 (see #8) tanks. It is, of course, the Panther. This was one of the best tanks of the Second World War, although early models were plagued with reliability problems as they were rushed into service without adequate testing

Guess the Tank Competition - The Winners *Guess the Tank Competition with World of TanksThe seventh silhouette foxed many of you, and is in fact a German Panzer IV, or to give its full name, the Panzerkampfwagen IV Sd.Kfz. 161. The workhorse of the German Army in the Second World War, the Panzer IV was progressively upgraded as the war progressed, leading to many variants with different turrets, armour and primary weapons

Guess the Tank Competition - The Winners *Guess the Tank Competition with World of TanksThe German Tiger (see #9) may have had more documentaries made about it than any other tank, but the tank that has the best claim to winning the war was the Soviet T-34. Made in vast numbers (over 84,000), the T-34 was also innovative, making extensive use of sloped armour and a diesel engine

Guess the Tank Competition - The Winners *Guess the Tank Competition with World of TanksThe ninth silhouette hid one of the most powerful tanks of the Second World War - the mighty German Tiger. Thanks to its near-impenetrable armour and long-barrelled 88m gun, this tank was feared by all Allied tankers

Guess the Tank Competition - The Winners *Guess the Tank Competition with World of TanksThe final tank you needed to identify was the German Tiger II, also known as the King Tiger and Royal Tiger. One of the heaviest operationally-used tanks of the Second World War, this monster had thicker armour and a more powerful gun than any other tank, bar the Jagdtiger tank destroyer that was developed from the Tiger II. However, it was severely underpowered and very unreliable. In fact, more of these were abandoned by their crew after breaking down than were lost to enemy fire

So, how did you do? Did you get them all right, or only a few? If you got them all right, you may be one of the lucky readers, so read on to find out...

The Winners of our Guess the Tank Competition:


The first randomly-selected reader to correctly identify all ten vehicles was Travis Brewer. Congratulations Travis, don't spend all of your 5,000 gold tokens at once!

The second randomly-selected reader to correctly identify all ten vehicles was Makulakamula. Congratulations Makulakamula, 2,500 gold tokens is enough to buy a one-month Premium Account.

The third randomly-selected reader to correctly identify all ten vehicles was Przemek G. Congratulations Przemek, and have fun with your 1,000 gold tokens!

Finally, there are the ten runners-up, each of who won 500 gold tokens. In alphabetical order these are Aldous Dayco, Axelock Ozylion, Daniel Jørgensen, Jasper Kukkola, Kyon Choi, Martin Začek, Michael Su, Roman Garber, Terrordrone2 and Zach Gardner. Congratulations, and have fun spending your gold.

If you're one of the lucky readers, then you can expect to receive an email from editor@bit-tech.net in the next 24 hours, which will contain the promo code you to unlock your prize.

If this competition has whetted your appetite for tank destruction, then you can read more about World of Tanks in our recent review. Thank you for taking part in our competition, and if you didn't win, then better luck next time. In the meantime, let us know your thoughts in the forum.

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Jamie 29th July 2011, 11:49 Quote
Damn, I didn't win, I needed some gold.
RedFlames 29th July 2011, 11:52 Quote
I managed 7... 7 more than I was expecting to get...
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Damn, I didn't win, I needed some gold.

neither did i... didn't *need* the gold... but having some to convert all that surplus XP to free XP would have been handy...
Odini 29th July 2011, 12:01 Quote
I'm just happy that I got all ten! Thought that I may have gotten the ISU-152 wrong as it is so close to SU-152 and the Panzer IV as it does look pretty close to almost all the VK's.
urobulos 29th July 2011, 15:08 Quote
oh my god..... I got all of them right except the last one.... and I could swear that it's a IS 3.... which, in hindsight is just retarded
Flip 29th July 2011, 15:12 Quote
Lizard, out of interest do you know how many entered the competition?
Lizard 29th July 2011, 15:24 Quote
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Originally Posted by Flip
Lizard, out of interest do you know how many entered the competition?

Sure - my inbox is straining at the belt right now with 5920 entries :)

(and more are still coming in)
ZKaiZ 29th July 2011, 16:20 Quote
Hey Lizard, Did you get my email?.

Emailed you twice, with the first one being answers [ with no name ]

and the second one with my name

I'm pretty sure I was one of the first few to emails, did I not win because I didn't have my name in there? :[

Email is shaunkoh_@hotmail.com
Lizard 29th July 2011, 16:29 Quote
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Originally Posted by ZKaiZ
Hey Lizard, Did you get my email?

Yes, I did receive both of your emails. If it's any consolation, I didn't exclude anybody for not including their name, you were just unlucky this time.
legion13 29th July 2011, 16:57 Quote
Sherman with this turrent looks like T46 patton
Tyr 29th July 2011, 17:32 Quote
Wehey! Got them all right. Sadly so did too many others :(

I knew 3 was a KV-2 but I can't find it listed in game :S
urobulos 29th July 2011, 18:46 Quote
They have KV 1 listed, but you can have KV 2 turret as an upgrade. Which does not make much sense, but there you go. Oh and I also found out that Elephant and Ferdinand are two names for the same TD. Still cross with myself about that King Tiger though...
jantsi 29th July 2011, 20:09 Quote
got them all right but no gold.. D:
SMIFFYDUDE 29th July 2011, 20:22 Quote
Got 9 out of 10 correct. Got 5 wrong, it looks bigger in silhouette so thought it was a Pershing.
I named 1 as Elefant but still correct.
Mr. Perfect 30th July 2011, 00:01 Quote
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Originally Posted by legion13
Sherman with this turrent looks like T46 patton

Yeah, I missed that one too. :| Not that it matters though, I also thought the ISU-152 was the SU-152 and mistook the Panzer IV for a III. All the IVs I see in the game have the upgraded turret, but that big cannon probably should have given it away anyhow.
Carnaxus 30th July 2011, 06:39 Quote
I got all of 'em right. 100%. Wasn't even given honorable mention. You should list the people who guessed 'em right but didn't win the random drawing.
Nzarubara 30th July 2011, 08:41 Quote
10 on 10 correct, but unfortunately did not win :|
factsrule2 2nd August 2011, 07:42 Quote
Lol thought I got some of the one I got right wrong and vise-versa :l
Everydayoddity 2nd August 2011, 11:29 Quote
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Originally Posted by Carnaxus
I got all of 'em right. 100%. Wasn't even given honorable mention. You should list the people who guessed 'em right but didn't win the random drawing.


Yeah, coz who wouldn't want to sit and read an article with thousands of random names on it?! With 6000 entries to trawl through, and (I imagine) many of those getting the answers right, what use would a massive list be? Surely once you know you got them all right, thats as much as you can want to know?
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