Quiz: A Tank by Any Other Name


This interactive quiz has been created as a companion to my “A Tank by Any Other Name” article. Using the information given there, you should be able to determine which of the following vehicles are tanks and which are not.

Vehicle 1

Picture 1. Is it a tank?

CC-BY-SA: Ojp via Wikimedia Commons

This is not a tank / This is a tank
This is a Finnish Leopard 2A4 main battle tank, made in Germany.

Vehicle 2

Picture 2. Is it a tank?

This is not a tank / This is a tank
This is a British FV510 Warrior infantry fighting vehicle. Note the small turret relative to the hull size, and the gun barrel is thin, indicating that it is of small calibre.

Vehicle 3

Picture 3. Is it a tank?

CC-BY-SA: Bukvoed via Wikimedia Commons

This is not a tank / This is a tank
This is an American M113 armoured personnel carrier. Note the lack of turret.

Vehicle 4

Picture 4. Is it a tank?

This is not a tank / This is a tank
This is an American M48 Patton medium tank.

Vehicle 5

Picture 5. Is it a tank?

CC-BY-SA: Serge Serebro, Vitebsk Popular News via Wikimedia Commons

This is not a tank / This is a tank
This is a Belarussian BMD-1, an infantry fighting vehicle which is small and light enough to be dropped by parachute.

Vehicle 6

Picture 6. Is it a tank?

CC-BY-SA: Jno via Wikimedia Commons

This is not a tank / This is a tank
This is a Russian T-62M main battle tank.

Vehicle 7

Picture 7. Is it a tank?

CC-BY-SA: Balcer via Wikimedia Commons

This is not a tank / This is a tank
This is a British Centurion III main battle tank.

Vehicle 8

Picture 8. Is it a tank?

CC-BY-SA: Alain Servaes/www.armyrecognition.com via Wikimedia Commons

This is not a tank / This is a tank
This is a Russian 2S19 Msta self-propelled howitzer. Note the very large turret.

Vehicle 9

Picture 9. Is it a tank?

CC-BY-SA: Photograph by Mike Peel (www.mikepeel.net)

This is not a tank / This is a tank
This is a British Fox armoured car. The turret is large compared to the hull, but the gun is of small calibre, and the vehicle is wheeled, not tracked.

Vehicle 10

Picture 10. Is it a tank?

Max Smith via Wikimedia Commons

This is not a tank / This is a tank
This is a Japanese Type 74 main battle tank.

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