|The mighty Tanktober Grand Prize!|
Thanks to everyone who dropped in to play this year's challenge; a bit of fun that I hope you all enjoyed whether you were a casual observer or a die hard participant. I'm here to present the final results and the winner of the magnificent prize shown above, but first - the answers!
1. Russian T-34/85, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, USA
2. US Sherman DD recovered from the debris of EX Tiger in 1944 (see here), Fort Taber Military Museum, New Bedford MA, USA
3. US M50 Ontos, USMC Museum, Virginia USA
4. German PzKpfw V 'Panther' Ausf. A with zimmerit, Canadian War Museum, Ottawa Canada
5. Russian experimental superheavy tank "Object 279" - submission from Steve H
6. British Centurion Mk 5 (in Australian Army service), Australian War Memorial, Canberra, Australia
7. Russian T-72M1, Canadian War Museum, Ottawa Canada
8. French Char Renault FT17, Musee de l'Armee, Paris, France
9. US Sherman M4A3, USMC Museum, Virginia USA
10. Russian KV-1 (background) and SU-76 Assault Gun (foreground). The SU-76 was nicknamed The Bitch by its crews. Bovington Tank Museum, UK.
11. British Churchill, Canadian War Museum, Ottawa Canada
12. Russian T-62 (captured while in Iraqi service), Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, USA
13. US M60A1(RISE) Patton Tank, Bovington Tank Museum, UK
14. SU-76 at the Museum of Artillery, Engineers and Signals, St Petersburg, Russia - submission from Dux Hormunculorum
15. German PzKpfw VI 'Konigstiger' Ausf. B, Musee December 44, La Gleize, Belgium
16. British Valentine II, Australian Armour and Artillery Museum, Cairns, Australia.
17. German Sturmgeschutz (StuG) III Ausf. G, Canadian War Museum, Ottawa Canada
18. British M3A5 Grant, Imperial War Museum, London, UK
19. German Jadgpanzer 38 'Hetzer', Battle of Normandy Museum, Bayeux France
20. US M48 Patton, War Remnant Museum, Ho Chi Minh city (formerly the "American War Crimes Museum" in the city formerly known as Saigon!)
21. Trick Question - its a composite range target vehicle made of of different components, many of which were sourced from a Centurion and a Chieftain. Everyone got a point for guessing with bonus points for getting correct components. Bovington Tank Museum, UK - submission from Oberst Owen
22. Russian T34/76 in German Service with 75mm gun replacement, Arnhem War Museum, The Netherlands.
23. Russian PT-76, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, USA
24. Sweden S-Tank. Bovington Tank Museum, UK
25. German Panzerjager V 'Jagdpanther' with zimmerit, Imperial War Museum, London, UK
26. Russian T-55, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, USA
27. German PzKpfw II Ausf. C, Canadian War Museum, Ottawa Canada
28. British Churchill Crocodile (without fuel trailer), D-Day Museum, Portsmouth, UK
29. Russian T-54 in North Vietnamese Service, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
30. German AS-1 Leopard in Australian Service, EX BEERSHEBA 98, near Townsville, Australia
31. German PzKpfw VI 'Tiger I' Ausf. E, Bovington Tank Museum, UK
Onto the results!
After being neck and neck throughout the month, Simon Jones managed to squeeze out resident tank geek Dux Humunculorum by just 2 points and snag first place with his very impressive knowledge! Congratulations Simon - email me your address and I'll send you the glittering Tanktober prize! OK, its more camouflaged than glittering but its yours anyway :-) Dux, your second place reward is that you get to game with me on a weekly basis from January next year.
Special mentions in no particular order to Leif, Moiterei_1984, Peter V. Dell'Orto, Barks, Alan Hunt and Kiwi who not only racked up great scores but provided some of the trickier answers. Notable mentions go to Miles and Cedric for their more amusing input but everyone is a winner really. Excellent Tanktober spirit chaps! Here are the individual scores:
|Individual cumulative scores for Tanktober 2015|
Until Tanktober next year Comrades!