Can You Identify These Tanks?

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Jacqueline Samaroo

6 Min Quiz

Image: Photo: Cpl Si Longworth RLC (Phot)/MOD , via Wikimedia Commons

About This Quiz

They're big, burly, and brutal ... they're tanks!

There were several early tank-like designs and prototypes long before the 20th century; going as far back as Leonardo da Vinci and his illustrations and inventions. However, it wasn't until the First World War that serious thought had to be given to mass producing armored fighting vehicles. This need for the tank arose due to the deadlock of trench warfare in the First World War.  Since tanks have been around for over a hundred years now, that means that there is a wide array of them to choose from for this quiz. We've narrowed the selection for this quiz down to 40 of the most iconic metal monsters from the First World War, the Second World War and modern times!

The Russians, the French, the British, the Germans and the Americans all developed and made use of armored fighting vehicles to some extent during the First World War. By the time the Second World War rolled around, tanks and other armored vehicles were by far some of the most important military implements on the ground; and their importance has remained consistent to this day! So get ready, aim, and fire your answers to these questions now!



Which tank is this a photo of?

The Panzer IV is a German medium tank that was used extensively during the Second World War. The Panzer IV is notable for being the most widely manufactured German tank of World War II.

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Can you correctly identify this tank?

The Tiger II is a German heavy tank that was the successor to the Tiger I. The Tiger II was in service only during the final months of the war.

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Which military tank is in this image?

The M3 Grant is an American medium tank that was used during World War II. The M3 Grant was a variant of the Medium Tank, M3 that used British pattern turrets.

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Do you know the name of the metal monster in this picture?

The Valentine is a British infantry tank that was produced during World War II. Over 8,000 of them were produced and they were utilized by the British Army, the Red Army and the New Zealand Army.

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Can you correctly name this tank?

The C1 Ariete is an Italian main battle tank that was produced from 1995 to 2002. Approximately 200 units were produced, and the C1 Ariete is still in use today by the Italian Army.

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What is the name of this tank?

The Type 95 Ha-Go is a light tank that was primarily used by the Imperial Japanese Army. Over 2,300 individual units of the Type 95 Ha-Go were produced, and they were last used (in any significant capacity) in the Korean War.

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Which tank is this a picture of?

The Type 99 is a main battle tank that is used by the People's Republic of China. The Type 99 was introduced in 2001 and an upgraded variant, the Type 99A, was introduced in 2011 – they are both still in use today.

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What is the name of the tank that is featured in this image?

The M4 Sherman is a medium tank that was used by the United States and the Allied Forces in World War II. The M4 Sherman is notable for being the most widely used medium tank by the Allied Forces, partially due to the fact that it was relatively cheap to produce.

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Which tank is featured here?

The Al-Khalid is a main battle tank that was introduced in 2001 and is still in service today. The Al-Khalid is notable for being jointly developed by both Pakistan and China; other countries like Bangladesh and Morocco have since then made use of it.

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Which military tank is in this picture?

The AMX Leclerc is a main battle tank that was developed primarily for the French Army. Today, the AMX Leclerc is still currently in service in the French Army but also in the Armed Forces of the United Arab Emirates as well.

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Do you know the name of the metal monster in this photo?

The M3 Stuart is an American light tank that was used by the United States and the Allied Forces in World War II. The M3 Stuart is notable for being the first American-crewed tanks to engage the enemy in tank versus tank combat in World War II.

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Which military tank is this?

The Comet is a British cruiser tank that was introduced near the end of World War II. The Comet is notable for being hailed as one of the best British tanks in the war, being very effective against German tanks like the Tiger I and the Panther.

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Do you know the name of the tank in this picture?

The ISU-152 Assault Gun is a self-propelled gun that was developed by the Soviet Union. The ISU-152 Assault Gun earned itself the nickname “beast killer”, due to its capability of handily defeating the large German tanks that were coming into service in World War II.

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What is the name of the tank that is featured in this photo?

The Churchill is a British heavy infantry tank that was utilized primarily in World War II. The Churchill is notable for being one of the heaviest Allied tanks during the war due to its heavy armor.

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Do you know the name of the tank in this image?

The Sherman Firefly is a British medium tank that first saw use in the Second World War, and over 2,000 of them were manufactured. The Sherman Firefly was primarily seen using the British 17-pounder anti-tank gun.

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Can you correctly identify the tank in this image?

The Challenger 2 is a British main battle tank that was designed by Vickers Defence Systems. The Challenger 2 initially started being used by the British Army in 1998 and is expected to be in service until 2035.

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What is the name of the tank that is featured in this picture?

The Tiger I is a German heavy tank that was deployed in Europe and Africa in World War II. The Tiger I is now remembered by historians as being unnecessarily over-engineered and not cost effective. It was replaced two years after its introduction by the Tiger II.

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Which tank is featured in this photo?

The IS-2 is a heavy tank that was utilized by the Soviet Union in World War II. The IS-2 was introduced in 1944 and is remembered primarily for the role that it played in ensuring a decisive Soviet victory in the Battle of Berlin.

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Can you identify the tank that is in this picture?

The M24 Chaffee is an American light tank that was used by the United States and at least 20 other armed forces around the world. The M24 Chaffee was used most notably during the final months of World War II and during the Korean War.

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Which military tank is in this photo?

The T-34 is a Soviet medium tank that was introduced during World War II. The T-34 is hailed by many as being not only most effective and efficient tank design of the war but it has also had a lasting effect on tank design to this day.

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Can you correctly name the tank in this photo?

The PT-91 Twardy is a Polish main battle tank that first entered service in 1995. The PT-91 Twardy is currently only used by the Polish Armed Forces and the Malaysian Army.

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Which tank is in this image?

The Matilda is a British infantry tank that was used during the Second World War. The Matilda is remembered primarily for its effective use in the Battle of France, despite it only having a single machine gun and being relatively slow.

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This is an image of which tank?

The Cromwell is a British cruiser tank that was primarily used in the Second World War. The Cromwell is notable for being the first British tank to combine both effective armor and high speed from a powerful and reliable engine.

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Which tank is in this picture?

The M18 Hellcat is an American tank destroyer that was used during World War II and the Korean War. The M18 Hellcat previously held the title of being the fastest U.S. tank and was also one of the most effective U.S. tanks in the war, having the highest kill to loss ratio of any U.S. tank at that time.

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Can you identify the tank that is in this photo?

The Leopard 2 is a main battle tank that was developed for the West German Army in the 1970s. The Leopard 2 is currently in use to this day, being utilized by Germany, Canada, several European nations and several South Asian nations.

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Can you identify the tank that is in this image?

The Pokpung-ho is a main battle tank that was developed in the 1990s by North Korea. To this day not a lot is known about the Pokpung-ho (compared to other tanks around the world).

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Which tank is in this photo?

The Panther Tank is a German medium tank that was used during World War II on the Eastern and Western Fronts. The Panther Tank was one of the best tanks in the war in terms of firepower; however, there were several reports that highlighted its unreliability in the field.

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Do you know the name of this tank?

The SU-100 is a Soviet tank destroyer that was effectively used during the last year of World War II. Armed with a 100 mm anti-tank gun, over 2000 SU-100 units were made and several are still in use to this day.

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Can you correctly identify the tank in this picture?

The M7 Priest is an American self-propelled artillery vehicle that was introduced during World War II. The M7 Priest earned its name due to the pulpit-like machine gun ring that it featured.

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Which tank is featured in this image?

The Arjun is a third generation main battle tank that was developed for the Indian Army by the Defence Research and Development Organisation. The Arjun features a 120 mm main rifled gun and a PKT 7.62 mm coaxial machine gun.

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Do you know the name of the metal monster in this image?

The M26 Pershing is a hybrid medium/heavy tank that was used by the United States Army in the Korean War and the final months of World War II. The M26 Pershing was named after General of the Armies John J. Pershing.

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Can you correctly identify the tank in this photo?

The Jagdpanther is a tank destroyer that was used by Nazi Germany during World War II. The Jagdpanther was somewhat effective but had relatively limited production (a little over 400 were produced).

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This is a picture of which tank?

The Merkava is a main battle tank that was first used extensively in the 1982 Lebanon War. The Merkava has been in service since 1978 and is primarily used by the Israel Defense Forces.

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Which tank is this an image of?

The M10 Wolverine is an American tank destroyer that was primarily used in World War II. The M10 Wolverine was often times simply called the M10 tank destroyer due to its devastating role on the battlefield.

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Can you correctly name the tank in this image?

The T-14 Armata is a Russian main battle tank that was first produced in 2015. Only about two dozen T-14 Armatas have been produced so far.

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Which tank is featured in this picture?

The Zulfiqar is an Iranian main battle tank that is primarily used by the Islamic Republic of Iran Army. The Zulfiqar is named after the legendary Islamic sword of the same name.

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What is the name of the tank that is featured here?

The M1 Abrams is an American main battle tank that was introduced in 1980 and is still in service today. The M1 Abrams is named after United States Army general Creighton Williams Abrams Jr.

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Do you know the name of the tank in this photo?

The Crusader is a British cruiser tank that was used during the early part of World War II. The Crusader entered service in 1941 and in total over 5,000 units were produced.

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This is a photo of which tank?

The Type 10 is a main battle tank that is primarily used by the Japan Self-Defense Forces. The Type 10 was introduced in 2012 and has the capability to respond to anti-tank warfare.

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Can you correctly name the tank in this picture?

The 17pdr SP Achilles is an American M10 tank destroyer that was used by the Allied Forces in World War II. The 17pdr SP Achilles was actually armed with a British Ordnance QF 17-pound anti-tank gun.

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