Tanks, Nations & Aces in July

Commanders!

Several vehicles would not have achieved iconic status were it not for the renowned tankers who commanded and the nations that manufactured them. Our monthly "Tanks, Nations & Aces" missions are the perfect opportunity drive specific tanks, serve your nation, embody your favorite ace, and earn some sweet rewards!

How It Works

Each month we select vehicles of a leading ace and the corresponding nation. During the event, players must destroy units from opposing nations to earn rewards. As a bonus, once the event ends, we’ll calculate who destroyed the most enemy vehicles. Those with the highest scores get a reward. Please see the "Top Rewards" for July spoiler at the end of the article.

The event has two sets of missions. One set is designed for the nation and one is designed for the ace. Players can complete both sets of missions, but the requirements for each one, like their rewards, are different. The missions for the nation are more accessible than those for the ace, and this is also reflected in their rewards.

This month’s ace is Creighton Abrams of the U.S.A.

About Creighton Abrams

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By The Chieftain

It is interesting how many people misspell the name of the current U.S. Army tank. They keep putting a "h" in it, and call it "Abrahams." Of course, the tank is named for a U.S. Army tank officer, not a core religious person.

Creighton Abrams, son of a man of the same name, earned his fame in WWII, in the 4th Armored Division. He was one of those "lead from the front" folks, and was known for being both a good tanker, a popular leader, and a good tactician. His style of aggressive operations fit very nicely with that of the commander of 4th Armored's parent organization, General Patton.

As a result, when Patton's third army was crushing its way across France, it was more often than not Creighton Abrams' 37th Tank Battalion which was forging ahead, causing the rest of the units to try to keep up. His dedication to speed also showed in his naming of his tanks: All his tanks in WWII were named "Thunderbolt." He was a cavalryman by training, starting his career on horses. It was said the horses had to work to keep up with him.

The 37th showed what well-trained tankers could do at Arracourt, where they demolished a German counter-attack, claiming 55 Panthers for the loss of 14 Shermans. At the end of the year, the unit took part in Patton's move to relieve the airborne troopers at Bastogne.

After the war, he commanded a tank battalion in Germany, and then later a cavalry regiment. Later yet, he would return to Germany for Corps Command. In between he was Chief of Staff of the Armor Center, Fort Knox, where, of course, tankers were trained and tank doctrine created.

He arrived in Vietnam in 1967 as deputy to General Westmoreland, and then became the overall commander in mid-1968. As the conventional North Vietnamese Forces had been degraded by his predecessor, Abrams oversaw a change in the U.S.'s tactics more focused on the population than on the enemy's military force. He later also oversaw the Vietnamization policy as the U.S. started to disengage.

Eventually, in 1972 Abrams was cycled back to Washington D.C. and made Chief of Staff of the Army. Here, he was to re-form the U.S. Army from the conscript force of questionable morale to a professional, volunteer force. He also re-shaped the force to put much of the Army's capability into the reserves: If leadership were going to go to war again, they had better be prepared to accept the civilian impact and use better trained people. He was still on active duty when he died in 1974, just before his 60th birthday.

The Army's Center for Military History normally interviews departing senior officers when they retire, but obviously this would not be possible for Abrams. Instead, they interviewed about four dozen colleagues to get their impressions and stories. Part-way through the process, the interviewers realized that everything being said was positive, and they started to worry that the history of the man would be perceived to be biased. They specifically started asking interviewees for negative stories or information. Few were provided.

Abrams left a military and personal legacy: He had three sons and as many daughters. All three men became general officers, branched armor, and as this is published, one remains on active duty, as the commander of U.N. (and U.S.) forces in Korea. His three daughters also married officers.

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Tanks, Nations & Aces: U.S.A.

MISSIONS BEGIN: Wednesday, July 15 at 04:20 PT | 06:20 CT | 07:20 ET
MISSIONS END: Thursday, July 30 at 04:20 PT | 06:20 CT | 07:20 ET

  • Battle as the U.S.A. (Europe)
  • Battle as the U.S.A. (Southeast Asia)
  • Destroy German and Chinese Tanks I
  • Destroy German and Chinese Tanks II
  • Destroy German and Chinese Tanks III
  • Destroy German and Chinese Tanks IV
Battle as the U.S.A. (Europe)

Conditions:

  • Destroy aGerman vehicle in a battle

Restrictions:

Rewards:

  • 1× Token: U.S.A.
  • 1,000XP
Battle as the U.S.A. (Southeast Asia)

Conditions:

  • Destroy aChinese vehicle in a battle

Restrictions:

Rewards:

  • 1× Token: U.S.A.
  • 1,000XP
Destroy German and Chinese Tanks I

Conditions:

  • Earn 5×  U.S.A. Tokens
  • Play a battle

Restrictions:

  • Once per account
  • Random and Grand Battles
  • Tier VI-X vehicles

Rewards:

  • Automatic Fire Extinguisher
  • Large First Aid Kit
  • Large Repair Kit
Destroy German and Chinese Tanks II

Conditions:

  • Earn 10×  U.S.A. Tokens
  • Play a battle

Restrictions:

  • Once per account
  • Random and Grand Battles
  • Tier VI-X vehicles

Rewards:

  • 3× Personal Reserves: +100%Crew XP (1 hour)
  • 3× Personal Reserves: +200%Free XP (1 hour)
  • 3× Personal Reserves: +50%XP (1 hour)
Destroy German and Chinese Tanks III

Conditions:

  • Earn 15×  U.S.A. Tokens
  • Play a battle

Restrictions:

  • Once per account
  • Random and Grand Battles
  • Tier VI-X vehicles

Rewards:

  • Garage Slot
  • Camouflage: "Desert two-tone"
  • Camouflage: "European three-tone"
  • Camouflage: "Winter white"
Destroy German and Chinese Tanks IV

Conditions:

  • Earn 20×  U.S.A. Tokens
  • Play a battle

Restrictions:

  • Once per account
  • Random and Grand Battles
  • Tier VI-X vehicles

Rewards:

  • Medium-caliber Tank Gun Rammer
  • Camouflage: "Tropical multicolor"
  • Camouflage: "Winter forest"
  • Camouflage: "Zigzag"

Tanks, Nations & Aces: Creighton Abrams

MISSIONS BEGIN: Wednesday, July 15 at 04:20 PT | 06:20 CT | 07:20 ET
MISSIONS END: Thursday, July 30 at 04:20 PT | 06:20 CT | 07:20 ET

  • Battle as Creighton Abrams
  • Command as Creighton Abrams
  • Destroy as Creighton Abrams I
  • Destroy as Creighton Abrams II
  • Destroy as Creighton Abrams III
  • Destroy as Creighton Abrams IV
Battle as Creighton Abrams

Conditions:

  • Destroy aGerman vehicle in a battle

Restrictions:

Rewards:

  • 1× Token:"Manual"
  • 2,000XP
Command as Creighton Abrams

Conditions:

  • Destroy aChinese vehicle in a battle

Restrictions:

Rewards:

  • 1× Token:"Manual"
  • 2,000XP
Destroy as Creighton Abrams I

Conditions:

  • Be one of the top 10 XP earners on your team in a battle
  • Earn 5×"Manual" Tokens

Restrictions:

  • Once per account
  • Random and Grand Battles
  • Tier VI-X vehicles

Rewards:

  • Automatic Fire Extinguisher
  • Case of Cola
  • Large First Aid Kit
  • Large Repair Kit
Destroy as Creighton Abrams II

Conditions:

  • Be one of the top 10 XP earners on your team in a battle
  • Earn 10×"Manual" Tokens

Restrictions:

  • Once per account
  • Random and Grand Battles
  • Tier VI-X vehicles

Rewards:

  • Garage Slot
  • 5× Personal Reserves: +200%Crew XP (1 hour)
  • 5× Personal Reserves: +300%Free XP (1 hour)
  • 5× Personal Reserves: +100%XP (1 hour)
Destroy as Creighton Abrams III

Conditions:

  • Be one of the top 10 XP earners on your team in a battle
  • Earn 15×"Manual" Tokens

Restrictions:

  • Once per account
  • Random and Grand Battles
  • Tier VI-X vehicles

Rewards:

  • Barracks
  • Vertical Stabilizer Mk. 1
  •  width=Style: "American Assault"



Destroy as Creighton Abrams IV

Conditions:

  • Be one of the top 10 XP earners on your team in a battle
  • Earn 20×"Manual" Tokens

Restrictions:

  • Once per account
  • Random and Grand Battles
  • Tier VI-X vehicles

Rewards:

  • Improved Ventilation Class 2
  •  width=Style: "Dawn Over Nakdonggang"



IMPORTANT: If a player destroys more than one of the required vehicles in the same battle, the reward is still one (1) Token. The additional destroyed vehicles, however, are considered in the final calculation for the "Top Rewards."

If you prefer to play German and Chinese vehicles, you can complete the following mission that rewards bonus XP (but does not count toward the nation or ace missions):


Bonus Mission

MISSION BEGINS: Wednesday, July 15 at 04:20 PT | 06:20 CT | 07:20 ET
MISSION ENDS: Thursday, July 30 at 04:20 PT | 06:20 CT | 07:20 ET

MISSION: CONDITIONS: RESTRICTIONS: REWARDS:

Worthy Opponent!

  • Destroy a U.S. vehicle in a battle
  • Must be in aGerman orChinese vehicle
  • Random and Grand Battles
  • Repeatable
  • 2,000XP
  • 5,000 Crew XP

"Top Rewards" for July

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Tanks, Aces & Nations: Top Rewards

Rank: "NATION" REWARDS: "ACE" REWARDS:
1st Place:
2nd Place:
3rd Place:
4th Place:
  • V M4 Improved  
  • 100%Crew
  • Garage Slot
  • Style: "Good Morning, Vietnam"
5th-100th Place:
  • 30% Premium Shop Discount Coupon
  • 10××5 XP for a Victory (only after a daily first Victory multiplier is used) in any vehicle
  • Style: "Ranger"
  • 30% Premium Shop Discount Coupon
  • 10××5 XP for a Victory (only after a daily first Victory multiplier is used) in any vehicle
  • Style: "Ranger"
101st-1000th Place:
  • 15% Premium Shop Discount Coupon
  • ×5 XP for a Victory (only after a daily first Victory multiplier is used) in any vehicle
  • 15% Premium Shop Discount Coupon
  • ×5 XP for a Victory (only after a daily first Victory multiplier is used) in any vehicle

About these rewards:

  1. If a player wins a vehicle they already own, they receive its equal value in Gold.
  2. Players can win more than one category. This means, for instance, if a player destroys the most enemies with the featured nation's vehicles and the ace's vehicles, they get the corresponding reward for each one.
  3. In the event multiple players have the same highest number of destroyed enemy vehicles, the winner is chosen via a random tie-breaker.
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Good luck!

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