With the release of Update 1.4.1, we will introduce a brand new feature: crew skins! You already know how to customize your tanks with camos, styles, emblems, inscriptions, and decals, but if you want to add even more character to your vehicles, try the following crew skins!
A handful of them are real historical figures involved in tank warfare, some of them are small jokes, and most of them are actually inspired by (pop) culture references. Will you recognize them all?
Important: Historical skins will have fixed names, nations and gender, while other characters would be able to change some or all the mentioned characteristics.
Commander of tanks and combined arms units during World War II, Pavel Rybalko participated in many major battles, including Kharkov, Kursk and Berlin. He was decorated as Hero of the Soviet Union. Twice.
Believe it or not, he was also named Hero of the Soviet Union twice. As Marshal of Armored Troops, Mikhail Katukov fought in Moscow, Kursk, Berlin and other significant battles during World War II. He was portrayed in the movie ‘Patton’, which leads us to the next guy!
George S. Patton
Patton is undoubtedly one of the most famous generals of World War II. He was in charge of the American troops in the Mediterranean region, when the Allies attacked Sicily. He was later involved in the Normandy campaign. Made famous by is discipline, Patton was a tough military leader.
Charles de Gaulle
An early adopter of tanks, Charles de Gaulle was a French general. He resisted the very idea of surrendering his country to the foe and organized the resistance from London. He thought hard to put an end to the occupation, and was later elected as President of the French Republic.
Vasily Chapayev fought in World War I as a division commander of the Red Army and became quite popular thanks to the novel Chapaev by Dmitry Furmanov. He still frequently appears in movies!
Born into the family of a grizzled military officer, Oksana decided to walk in the footsteps of her father. You better not be fooled by her appearance – she’s a tough soldier and knows her duty very well.
We don’t know much about him and his past, but he definitely wants to forget a dark story. That’s why he chose to join the armoured forces. Since then, he does his share, so let’s respect his privacy!
Once, Gabriel bet he could give up everything to become a tanker, and that’s precisely what he did, leaving behind his life as a successful jazz musician and saxophone god. He now waits patiently for the war to end, so he can resume his career in the showbiz.
Awarded by the order of British India of the second class, Emran came a long way. He dedicated most of this life to be a soldier, and the U.K. allowed him to fulfil his full military potential.
This British engineer was sent to Australia to help the local specialists involved in the manufacturing of the famous Sentinel tanks. When the production of these vehicles was however discontinued, O’Brien stayed in Brisbane.
Reticent, grim and fearsome, Conrad knows only one thing: his duty. His comrades have a wholesome respect for him, as they prefer fighting on his side than imagining the calculating mind that hides behind his mask.
An embodiment of German efficiency, Wilhelm was trained the old-school way. Irreproachable in carrying out of his line of duty, he prefers to stay alone, detached from every human being and possessions.
Brave Tankers 2
This mysterious character commanded a Saint-Chamond tank during World War I. During one of his battles, the tank was damaged by the enemy artillery. He then ordered his crew to evacuate but didn’t abandon his tank. He kept repeating “there can be only one”, though.
Born in Marseille, Audrey joined the French resistance pretty early on and was assigned to a tank when the Free French Forces regrouped in London. She’s known for the axe she wears for close combat, that discourages enemies to close in on her tank!
Hideo knows the principles of Bushido and follows its teachings rigorously. His obsession with the doctrine was rather strange to some of his comrades, but they agreed unanimously that he is the most honest and reliable soldier.
“Not every man can have wisdom. Stupid people have to exist too, because if everyone was wise, then there would be so much good sense in the world that every other person would be driven crazy by it.”
Before his recruitment, this guy was, believe it or not, a professional footballer, so he was already well-disciplined and had a lot of stamina. Don’t worry, Tzinedi is a real team player!
Grzegorz graduated from the Polish Artillery School in Chrząszczyżewoszyce (powiat Łękołody) and started service in the armored corps just by random luck.
Hardened, persistent and committed: Björn is a real Northman. As a fan of sea adventures, he dreamt of joining the Swedish Navy but ended up in the armoured forces, where its dedication is sure appreciated.
Alessandro Lotti a very strict and ascetic atmosphere since its childhood. His habits were quickly spotted by the army, which turned him in a very efficient, hard-working and reliable fighter, and a true comrade!
Hellu Van Oob
He knows the game by heart. All the vehicles. All the maps. All the mechanics. A talented strategist and an excellent tactician, for sure. Well, that’s what he says at least.
Once, Kannot was a star but gained considerable tank handling expertise meantime. Now retired, this guy puts all his knowledge into practice.
This dude is always the first one to move out and jump into action, simply because he hates having to catch up.
Are you actually seeing that? Are you sure? What exactly have you been eating today?
The alpha. The omega. They decided the fate of your shells. You better treat them with respect, and perhaps then your next shot will be successful.
(Good grief who dreamt the last lot up)