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  Home » Medals, Awards & Achievements

Medals, Awards & Achievements


Throughout military history, medals and awards were given to serviceman as recognition for chivalry in combat. Some medals were awarded for excellence in combat, whereas some were awarded for participation rather than exceptional service. The German Iron Cross was one such medal. With almost 2 million recipients during the war, it was awarded for participation and became the most widely issued medal in history. Regardless, all medals served to recognize the serviceman for their contribution to their nation and to boost morale.

There were many grades of awards, and some could only be earned after having received the lower grade. For example, the German Knight's Cross came in many grades. One must have earned the Knight's Cross first, before being able to qualify for a Knight's Cross with Swords. Sometimes for truly exceptional service, a serviceman might receive both medals at once, but he still had to be presented with the lower grade first during the award ceremony.

Different branches of the military also presented different badges. A German tank crew may receive the Panzer badge, whereas an airman may receive the Luftwaffe badge.

World of tanks adds depth through the addition of Medals and Achievements. You earn these rewards as you play the game, and as with history, some are awarded for outstanding performance in combat, and others for participation.

To view your medals and achievements. Go to your garage and click on "Statistics". Your earned medals and achievements are shown on the top row, and you may scroll to the right if there isn't enough room. You will notice they are categorized into four groups. You can also view medals earned on a particular vehicle and crew. Just click on your vehicle and it shows you all achievements on that vehicle. The same applies with a tank crew. If you fire a crew, and hire another one, he'll lose the award. But if you sell a tank, and later buy it back, the award will still be shown for that tank type. Medals and Achievements earned however have no effect on game performance, and merely serves to show how cool you are in playing World of Tanks.

There are four types of Medals and Achievements in World of Tanks :-

  • Battle Hero. Awarded for excellence in battle. The most coveted one is the Top Gun.
  • Epic Achievements. Also awarded for exceptional performance in a single battle.
  • Special Achievements - Titles of Honor. Awarded for various achievements across several battles, and also for certain unique achievements in a single battle.
  • Step Achievements. Awarded for recognition of participation, rather than excellence. This mainly shows your career growth as a player.

Battle Hero


Top Gun Top Gun
Destroy more enemy vehicles than any other player on your team (at least 6). If two or more players have destroyed equal amount of vehicles, the achievement is granted to the player who has earned more XP for the battle, including additional XP provided to Premium account users. If the amount of XP is equal as well, the achievement is not granted.
Defender Defender
Reduce the amount of enemy capture points on a friendly base by 70 or more. If two or more players have reduced equal amount of capture points, the achievement is granted to the player who has earned more XP in the battle (including additional XP provided to Premium account users). If the amount of XP is equal as well, the achievement is not awarded.
Invader Invader
Capture the maximum number of points from the enemy base, but not less than 80. The achievement is granted on successful base capture, including only the points that were part of the base capture.
Steel Wall Steel Wall
Receive the most hits (at least 11) of any player on your team, with potential damage of at least 1,000 HP, and survive. If two or more players have equal amount of hits, the achievement is granted to the player with the highest potential damage. If two or more players have equal amount of potential damage, the achievement is granted to the player who has earned more XP, including additional XP provided to Premium account users. If the amount of XP is equal as well, the achievement is not granted.
Sniper Sniper
Achieve at least 85% hits out of a minimum of ten shots fired with the potential damage of 1,000 HP and more. No team hits allowed, non-penetrating hits included. If two or more players have equal hit ratio, the achievement is granted to the player with the highest potential damage. If two or more players have equal amount of potential damage, the achievement is granted to the player who has earned more XP, including additional XP provided to Premium account users. If the amount of XP is equal as well, the achievement is not granted.
Confederate Confederate
Hit more enemy vehicles than any other player on your team (at least 6), which are subsequently destroyed by another player. If two or more players have equal amount of hits, the achievement is granted to the player who has earned more XP for the battle, including additional XP provided to Premium account users. If the amount of XP is equal as well, the achievement is not granted.
Scout Scout
Detect most enemy tanks and self-propelled guns than anyone else on your team (at least nine). The achievement is granted to the winning team only. If two or more players have detected equal number of enemy vehicles, the achievement is granted to the player who has earned more XP, including additional XP provided to Premium account users. If the amount of XP is equal as well, the achievement is not granted.


Epic Achievements


Wittman Medal Wittman's Medal
Awarded for destroying 7 or more enemy tanks and self-propelled guns with a tank or tank destroyer, or 10 or more vehicles with a self-propelled gun in one battle. The targets must be at least tier four enemy vehicles.

Michael Wittmann was one of the most successful German tank aces of WWII. He participated in operations in the invasions of Poland, France, Greece, and the Soviet Union, and the defense of France.
Orlik's Medal Orlik's Medal
Awarded for destroying three or more enemy vehicles with a light tank. The targets must be at least two tiers higher than the player's tank.

Roman Edmund Orlik, a Polish Army sergeant, was a tank ace who knocked out 13 German tanks with his light TKS tankette in September, 1939.
Oskin's Medal Oskin's Medal
Awarded for destroying three or more enemy vehicles with a medium tank. The targets must be at least two tiers higher than the player's tank.

Alexander Oskin, a Hero of the Soviet Union, was a tank commander who destroyed three King Tigers with his T-34 during a reconnaissance operation near Oglenduv on August 11, 1944.
Kolobanov's Medal Kolobanov's Medal
Awarded to a player who stands alone against five or more enemy tanks or self-propelled guns and wins.

Colonel Zinoviy Kolobanov was a Soviet tank ace who destroyed 22 German tanks, 2 guns and 2 halftracks with his KV-1 in battle on August 19, 1941.
Halonen's Medal Halonen's Medal
Awarded for destroying three or more enemy vehicles with a Tank Destroyer. The targets must be at least two tiers higher than the player's vehicle.

Erkki Halonen, a sergeant in the Finnish Army and a tank ace, destroyed three T-34, two KV-1, and two ISU-152 with his StuG III in battles during June and July, 1944.
Fadin's Medal Fadin's Medal
Awarded for destroying the last enemy vehicle in the battle with the last shell remaining on the player's tank.

A hero of the Soviet Union, Alexander Fadin was a T-34 commander. Supported by one infantry platoon, Fadin managed to capture and hold the Dashukovka village for 5 hours with one tank, and destroyed 3 tanks, 1 halftrack, 2 mortars and 12 machinegun nests. His crew also shot down an enemy plane with his tank's coaxial machinegun.
Burda's Medal Burda's Medal
Awarded for the destruction of five or more enemy self-propelled guns.

Guards Colonel Alexander Burda was a Soviet tank ace and a Hero of the Soviet Union. On October 4, 1941, Burda organized an ambush and destroyed an enemy armored column, including 10 medium and light tanks, 2 trucks with antitank guns and 5 infantry vehicles.
Billotte's Medal Billotte's Medal
Awarded to players who destroy at least one enemy vehicle and survive the battle to victory despite receiving at least five different critical hits and 80% or more loss of hit points.

Pierre Billotte was a captain in the French Army who destroyed 2 PzKpfw IV, 11 PzKpfw III and 2 guns with his Char B1bis on May 16, 1940.


Special Achievements - Titles of Honor


Tank Hunter Tank Hunter
Destroy 100 or more: Jagdpanther, Jagdtiger, PzKpfw V Panther, Panther II, PzKpfw VI Tiger, PzKpfw VI Ausf. B Tiger II, Gw-Panther, Gw-Tiger.
Sharpshooter Sharpshooter
Hit an enemy vehicle ten or more times in a row without missing. The results of the next battle in a row using any vehicle also count towards this number, unless the sequence is broken by a miss.
Raider Raider
Capture the enemy base and remain undetected during the entire battle.
Mouse Trap Mouse Trap
Destroy 10 or more PzKpfw VIII Maus tanks.
Survivor Survivor
Survive 20 or more battles in a row. Battles fought using self-propelled guns do not break the sequence, but are not included either.
Master Tanker Master Tanker
Destroy at least one of every type of enemy vehicle currently available in the game. This achievement will not be revoked if new vehicle types appear in the game.
Kamikaze Kamikaze
Destroy a higher-tier enemy vehicle by ramming it.
Reaper Reaper
Destroy three or more enemy vehicles in a row with a single round each. The achievement is granted on completion of the sequence. The sequence can be continued in the next battle fought on any vehicle.
Master Gunner Master Gunner
Achieve at least five armor penetrating hits in a row against enemy vehicles. The results of the next battle in a row using any vehicle also count towards this number, unless the sequence is broken by a miss, non-penetration or ricochet.
Invincible Invincible
Survive 5 or more battles without taking any damage (not including battles fought using self-propelled guns). Battles fought using self-propelled guns do not break the sequence, but are not included either.


Step Achievements


Abram's Medal (IVI class) Abram's Medal (IVI class)
Awarded in one of four classes for the total number of team victories in which the player survived the battle: Class IV - 10 victories, Class III - 100 victories, Class II - 1,000 victories, Class I - 10,000 victories.

General Creighton Abrams commanded US armored forces during WWII and the Vietnam War, earning a reputation as an aggressive and successful commander.
Ekin's Medal (IVI class) Ekin's Medal (IVI class)
Awarded in four classes for destroying tier 8, 9 or 10 enemy tanks and self-propelled guns: Class IV - 3 vehicles, Class III - 30 vehicles, Class II - 300 vehicles, Class I - 3,000 vehicles.

Joe Ekins was a private in the Northamptonshire Division of the British Territorial Army. A number of sources confirm Ekins as the final nemesis of famous German tank ace Michael Wittmann.
Carius's Medal (IVI class) Carius's Medal (IVI class)
Awarded for the destruction of enemy tanks and self-propelled guns in four classes: Class IV - 10 vehicles, Class III - 100 vehicles, Class II - 1,000 vehicles, Class I - 10,000 vehicles Otto Carius was one of the most efficient tank aces of WWII. He commanded the PzKpfw 38(t), the PzKpfw VI Tiger and the Jagdtiger Tank Destroyer during his impressive career.
Knispel's Medal (IVI class) Knispel's Medal (IVI class)
Awarded for the total amount of damage caused and received in four classes: Class IV - 10,000 HP, Class III - 100,000 HP, Class II - 1,000,000 HP, Class I - 10,000,000 HP.

Kurt Knispel, a German tank ace during WWII, participated in battles on both theWestern and Eastern Fronts fighting on PzKpfw II, PzKpfw III, PzKpfw IV, PzKpfw VI Tiger, and PzKpfw VI Ausf. B Tiger II.
Popel's Medal (IVI class) Popel's Medal (IVI class)
Awarded for detecting enemy tanks and self-propelled guns in all battles, in four classes: Class IV - 20 vehicles, Class III - 200 vehicles, Class II - 2,000 vehicles, Class I - 20,000 vehicles.

Lieutenant General of Tank Forces, Nikolay Popel, a Soviet military leader and political worker, organized a raid against the enemy rear using captured vehicles during the battle of Dubno in the Summer of 1941.
Leclerc's Medal (IVI class) Leclerc's Medal (IVI class)
Awarded for the total amount of the player's enemy base capture points. An unsuccessful or reduced capture does not count toward this number. The award is established in four classes: Class IV - 100 points, Class III - 1,000 points, Class II - 10,000 points, Class I - 100,000 points.

Philippe Leclerc was a General of the Free French Forces during WWII and one of the leaders of the Paris liberation operation.
Lavrinenko's Medal (IVI class) Lavrinenko's Medal (IVI class)
Awarded for reducing the total number of capture points of a friendly base, up to 100 points per battle.This award is established in four classes: Class IV - 100 points, Class III - 1,000 points, Class II - 10,000 points, Class I - 100,000 points.

Dmitry Lavrinenko, a Hero of the Soviet Union, Guards Lieutenant, and tank ace was recognized as the most efficient Soviet tanker, destroying 52 tanks in 28 battles over the course of just two months.
Kay's Medal (IVI class) Kay's Medal (IVI class)
Awarded for achieving the Battle Hero status in four classes: Class IV - 1 time, Class III - 10 times, Class II - 100 times, Class I - 1,000 times.

Douglas Kay, a British Army sergeant, and gunner on a Sherman Firefly, participated in the Allied landing in Normandy and was famous for the popularization of the history of tank warfare.