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* The German GW Panther Tier IV artillery has distinctively up-turned sides (where the crew would normally stand on while operating the gun) earning it the nickname "Dracula" for the popped-collar look.

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* The German GW Panther Tier IV VI artillery has distinctively up-turned sides (where the crew would normally stand on while operating the gun) earning it the nickname "Dracula" for the popped-collar look.

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* The Tier VII British light tank GSR 3301 Setter quickly became known as the Shitter, because the British light tank line being infamously underpowered and the Setter being probably the worst of the bunch.


** Continuing the Star Wars theme, the [=FV4005 Stage II=] tank destroyer gets coined as "[[Film/ReturnOfTheJedi Death Star Two.]]" But its [[GlassCannon extreme fragility]] and tall turret (resulting in a massive target profile) have given the [=FV4005=] Stage II the much less flattering nickname of "Shitbarn".[[note]]As WebVideo/TheMightyJingles explains, "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "Because it looks like a barn, and it's shit.]]"[[/note]]

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** Continuing the Star Wars theme, the [=FV4005 Stage II=] tank destroyer gets coined as "[[Film/ReturnOfTheJedi Death Star Two.]]" But its [[GlassCannon extreme fragility]] and tall turret (resulting in a massive target profile) have given the [=FV4005=] Stage II the much less flattering nickname of "Shitbarn".[[note]]As WebVideo/TheMightyJingles explains, "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "Because it looks like a barn, and it's shit.]]"[[/note]]]]"[[/note]] It's also called the Heshbarn, especially when loaded entirely with premium HESH rounds. Which is widely considered the entire point of the [=FV4005=], since the HESH has the same 1750 alpha damage as HE but with 230mm rather than 92mm penetration (the AP has even better pen at 310mm, but its 1150 alpha is no longer enough to [[OneHitKO oneshot]] most tanks).


** '''Clickers/Scumbags/Sky Cancer''': A derisive term for artillery players, given the impression that it takes no skill to play artillery units except pointing on a target and clicking a mouse button. Most players who've actually tried playing artillery would argue otherwise. 'Scumbag' became a popular nickname for artillery players coined by Webvideo/TheMightyJingles of Website/YouTube, though the name mostly refers to artillery players who [[BetterToDieThanBeKilled drown themselves]] at the end of a match in which they're [[CurbStompBattle on the receiving end of a 1v6.]] Or worse, do so at the ''start'' of a match just because they're bottom tier.

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** '''Clickers/Scumbags/Sky Cancer''': A derisive term for artillery players, given the impression that it takes no skill to play artillery units except pointing on a target and clicking a mouse button. Most players who've actually tried playing artillery would argue otherwise. 'Scumbag' became a popular nickname for artillery players coined by Webvideo/TheMightyJingles of Website/YouTube, though the name mostly refers to artillery players who [[BetterToDieThanBeKilled drown themselves]] at the end of a match in which they're [[CurbStompBattle on the receiving end of a 1v6.]] Or worse, do so at the ''start'' of a match just because they're bottom tier. And the 'Sky Cancer' name reflects the views of a vocal segment of players that arty is cancerous because it can drop shells from the sky with little to no risk of retaliation from the tanks it's targeting.
*** In line with the "Clicker" nickname, getting killed by artillery is often referred to by arty-haters as getting '''clicked'''.



** The KV-2 was also a popular choice for Fail Platoons when they were still allowed, because its 152mm derp gun does damage pretty significant even with non-penetrating shots and even against Tier X it can penetrate for full damage when hitting many light tanks, open-top tank destroyers and artillery, along with the engine decks of even most heavy tanks. And of course the ever-popular shooting the ground directly underneath a tank to splash into the usually-flimsy belly armor. It was long said that the mighty King of Derp is too [[MemeticMutation "stronk"]] to care about tiers.



* Premium ammunition is sarcastically referred to as "Skill", and switching to it in battle as "Loading the Skill". It's also known as "gold ammo", because in the early years of the game it was purchasable only with Gold (which in turn is purchased with real-world money, rather than being earned each battle like credits).

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* Premium ammunition is sarcastically referred to as "Skill", and switching to it in battle as "Loading the Skill". It's also known as "gold ammo", because in the early years of the game it was purchasable only with Gold (which in turn is purchased with real-world money, rather than being earned each battle like credits). Due to premium ammo being changed to be purchasable for credits and then the option to buy it for gold outright removed, Wargaming has advocated that it instead be called "special ammunition". Players largely rejected this attempted naming, aside from occasionally using the new terminology mockingly, and still mostly call it gold ammo. It's also sometimes called "5% ammo", due to a much-derided claim by Wargaming that only 5% of the shots fired in the game are premium.



* Climbing up to high points on the map that in some cases weren't even actually intended for tanks to reach, using light tanks (or small, fast medium tanks like the Bat-Chat) with good power-to-weight ratio and traction, is known as '''Mountain Goating'''. The advantages of course are that this can give an excellent view of large swaths of the map and allow you to look over what would otherwise be concealment. The downside is it can pin down your light tank in a relatively small part of the map and prevents your light tank from engaging in the traditional scouting role if the action goes far from your chosen mountain, along with the fact that you won't always have the gun depression to actually shoot at the targets you spot from so high up. Conversely being at the top of a steep mountain means enemies won't always have enough gun elevation to shoot back at you. And then there's "Extreme Mountain Goating" which involves climbing mountains that ''absolutely'' were meant to be non-climbable by having a friendly tank ram you from behind for an extra boost to get up a very steep portion that would be impossible for any tank to climb solo.
* When Wargaming announced their plans to remove preferential matchmaking (ie only being able to face at most 1 tier higher rather than the usual plus/minus 2 tiers for other tanks' matchmaking) from those premium tanks that currently have it (along with buffing the tanks to compensate), they said that owners of those tanks who are unsatisfied with the new version can trade them in for a discount toward another same-tier premium. Meaning that to take advantage, a player would have to pay additional gold to get the replacement. Players were immediately outraged at the idea of having to pay ''more'' money on top of what they already spent if they want to replace preferential matchmaking premiums (instead of simply being refunded the money or trading in for another premium for free), and coined the term '''Russian Refund''' for this practice.

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* Climbing up to high points on the map that in some cases weren't even actually intended for tanks to reach, using light tanks (or small, fast medium tanks like the Bat-Chat) with good power-to-weight ratio and traction, is known as '''Mountain Goating'''. The advantages of course are that this can give an excellent view of large swaths of the map and allow you to look over what would otherwise be concealment. The downside is it can pin down your light tank in a relatively small part of the map and prevents your light tank from engaging in the traditional scouting role if the action goes far from your chosen mountain, along with the fact that you won't always have the gun depression to actually shoot at the targets you spot from so high up. Conversely being at the top of a steep mountain means enemies won't always have enough gun elevation to shoot back at you. And then there's "Extreme Mountain Goating" which involves climbing mountains that ''absolutely'' were meant to be non-climbable by having a friendly tank ram you from behind for an extra boost to get up a very steep portion that would be impossible for any tank to climb solo.
solo. This resulted in some hills having invisible walls placed to make them impossible to climb no matter how good your traction and power-to-weight ratio are.
* When Wargaming announced their plans to remove preferential matchmaking (ie only being able to face at most 1 tier higher rather than the usual plus/minus 2 tiers for other tanks' matchmaking) from those premium tanks that currently have it (along with buffing the tanks to compensate), they said that owners of those tanks who are unsatisfied with the new version can trade them in for a discount toward another same-tier premium. Meaning that to take advantage, a player would have to pay additional gold to get the replacement. Players were immediately outraged at the idea of having to pay ''more'' money on top of what they already spent if they want to replace preferential matchmaking premiums (instead of simply being refunded the money or trading in for another premium for free), and coined the term '''Russian Refund''' for this practice. The backlash caused this plan to be scrapped, and instead preferential matchmaking has been retained for the tanks that already have it.


* The Tier V German premium medium tank Pz.Kpfw. V/IV picked up its nickname on the console version of World of Tanks[[note]]It's only been sold twice on the PC version, as one of the beta test preorder package way back in 2011 and for 12 hours in May 2019 for the "Black Market" event, making a very rare tank. But on console it's been sold as a normal premium and thus is quite common[[/note]]: the [[RammingAlwaysWorks Rampanzer]]. This is because as essentially a Panther hull (the Panther being a Tier '''VII''' tank) with a Panzer IV turret and gun. Ramming damage in World of Tanks is calculated based on speed, armor values and weight, and thanks to that Panther hull the Panzer V/IV is better than most Tier V tanks in all three of those categories. The console version is even more ridiculous as a rammer because it also has ridiculous HitPoint pool for a Tier V, allowing it to gleefully sacrifice some health by ramming even targets of comparable weight and armor to its own.

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* The Tier V German premium medium tank Pz.Kpfw. V/IV picked up its nickname on the console version of World of Tanks[[note]]It's only been sold twice on the PC version, as one of the beta test preorder package packages way back in 2011 and for 12 hours in May 2019 for the "Black Market" event, event with only a few thousand available to purchase on each server, making it a very rare tank. But on console it's been sold as a normal premium and thus is quite common[[/note]]: the [[RammingAlwaysWorks Rampanzer]]. This is because as essentially a Panther hull (the Panther being a Tier '''VII''' tank) with a Panzer IV turret and gun. Ramming damage in World of Tanks is calculated based on speed, armor values and weight, and thanks to that Panther hull the Panzer V/IV is better than most Tier V tanks in all three of those categories. The console version is even more ridiculous as a rammer because it also has ridiculous an absurdly large HitPoint pool for a Tier V, allowing it to gleefully sacrifice some health by ramming even targets of comparable weight and armor to its own.


* The Chinese tank destroyer line all have names ending in "FT", which combined with the fact that ''none'' of them had even a single prototype built in real life has led to them being called the "Fake Tank" line.

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* The Chinese tank destroyer line all have names ending in "FT", which combined with the fact that ''none'' of them had even a single prototype built in real life has led to them being called the "Fake Tank" line.[[note]]The "FT" actually stands for "Fǎn Tǎnkè" (反坦克), meaning "anti-tank". Also, the "WZ" in many of the Chinese vehicles' names is an industrial designation, used for designs that never made it into production to get a military "Type" number. The W stands for Wǔqì (武器) meaning "weapon", and the Z is "Zhuāngjiǎzhànchē" (装甲战车) meaning "armored fighting vehicle".[[/note]]



* The Tier VIII German premium tank destroyer Kanonenjagdpanzer is known as Kanonenfodder, because it's infamously weak. Basically a FragileSpeedster GlassCannon...except minus the cannon part since its gun (while accurate) has mediocre penetration and does low damage, and despite being only a 90mm gun also has a slower rate of fire than other Tier VIII vehicles with small guns.[[note]]For example the other Tier VIII German premium tank destroyer, the Jagdtiger 88, has a similar gun but fires 1.6 seconds faster and ''also'' gets preferential matchmaking (never has to face Tier X tanks) to compensate for its poor penetration. And the Jagdtiger 88 is itself considered a subpar tank for its tier.[[/note]]

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* The Tier VIII German premium tank destroyer Kanonenjagdpanzer is known as Kanonenfodder, because it's infamously weak. Basically a FragileSpeedster GlassCannon...except minus the cannon part since its gun (while accurate) has mediocre penetration and does low damage, and despite being only a 90mm gun also has a slower rate of fire and thus lower DPM than other Tier VIII vehicles with small guns.[[note]]For example the other Tier VIII German premium tank destroyer, the Jagdtiger 88, has a similar gun but fires 1.6 seconds faster and ''also'' gets preferential matchmaking (never has to face Tier X tanks) to compensate for its poor penetration. And the Jagdtiger 88 is itself considered a subpar tank for its tier.[[/note]]


* Some tanks can use howitzers; short barreled guns that primarily fire low velocity high-caliber HE shells. These are known as "derp guns". Such guns have poor accuracy and thus in most cases have to used at short range, which is very dangerous if multiple enemies are nearby because have slow reload. The value of derp guns (and what makes them beloved by some players and hated by others) is that when they do hit, they inflict a ''huge'' amount of damage, sometimes enough for a OneHitKill of even full-health tanks. A short-range kill with a derp gun is known as "derping right in their face". On tanks with multiple howitzers available, there may be the distinction of "miniderp" for the smaller variety.

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* Some tanks can use howitzers; short barreled guns that primarily fire low velocity high-caliber HE shells. These are known as "derp guns". Such guns have poor accuracy and thus in most cases have to be used at short range, which is very dangerous if multiple enemies are nearby because they invariably have slow reload. The value of derp guns (and what makes them beloved by some players and hated by others) is that when they do hit, they inflict a ''huge'' amount of damage, sometimes enough for a OneHitKill of even full-health tanks. A short-range kill with a derp gun is known as "derping right in their face". On tanks with multiple howitzers available, there may be the distinction of "miniderp" for the smaller variety.


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* The Tier V German premium medium tank Pz.Kpfw. V/IV picked up its nickname on the console version of World of Tanks[[note]]It's only been sold twice on the PC version, as one of the beta test preorder package way back in 2011 and for 12 hours in May 2019 for the "Black Market" event, making a very rare tank. But on console it's been sold as a normal premium and thus is quite common[[/note]]: the [[RammingAlwaysWorks Rampanzer]]. This is because as essentially a Panther hull (the Panther being a Tier '''VII''' tank) with a Panzer IV turret and gun. Ramming damage in World of Tanks is calculated based on speed, armor values and weight, and thanks to that Panther hull the Panzer V/IV is better than most Tier V tanks in all three of those categories. The console version is even more ridiculous as a rammer because it also has ridiculous HitPoint pool for a Tier V, allowing it to gleefully sacrifice some health by ramming even targets of comparable weight and armor to its own.

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* The tier VIII German premium light tank leKpz M 41 90 mm GF, due to it being an upgunned M41 Walker Bulldog and originally released with the black-colored Wargaming Grand Finals camouflage (hence the GF in the name), earned it the nickname "Blackdog." The nickname extends to the version of the tank without the Grand Finals camouflage.


* The Tier X Soviet tank destroyer Object 268 Version 4 (notoriously overpowered when introduced and widely considered to ''still'' be overpowered after it was nerfed 6 months later) is for whatever reason known as the "Bobject".

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* The Tier X Soviet tank destroyer Object 268 Version 4 (notoriously overpowered when introduced and widely considered to ''still'' be overpowered after it was nerfed 6 months later) is for whatever reason known as the "Bobject". Soviet tanks with "Object" names in general are also sometimes called "Bobjects", but the name primarily refers to the Version 4.


* The Tier V French premium self-propelled gun 105 [=leFH18B2=] (one of only two examples in the game of premium arty) has picked up nicknames on the basis of players having no idea how it should be pronounced. It's often called the "Leafblower" and WebVideo/TheMightyJingles dubbed it "Lefevefevefe".

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* The Tier V French premium self-propelled gun 105 [=leFH18B2=] (one of only two examples in the game of premium arty) has picked up nicknames on the basis of players having no idea how it should be pronounced. It's often called the "Leafblower" and WebVideo/TheMightyJingles dubbed it "Lefevefevefe"."Lefevefevefefefe".

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* The Tier X Soviet tank destroyer Object 268 Version 4 (notoriously overpowered when introduced and widely considered to ''still'' be overpowered after it was nerfed 6 months later) is for whatever reason known as the "Bobject".


* Another notorious 152mm gun is the BL-10 gun on the Tier VIII ISU-152 and Tier IX Object 704, nicknamed the "Trollcannon" by Webvideo/TheMightyJingles on Youtube. It's an extremely powerful but extraordinarily erratic weapon, with huge alpha damage, very high penetration, poor accuracy, slow load time and a slow aim time. It may cause colossal damage when it hits the target, but it might miss or even bounce off a very lightly armored target (when on paper it should get through a Maus from the front). Depending on what the gun decides to do, the player is left either delighted or furious after firing it. (Or to quote Jingles, "In Soviet Russia, sometimes the Trollcannon trolls you.") Bear in mind, the BL-10 is not a derp gun since its AP is extremely potent and the main focus of its use.

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* Another notorious 152mm gun is the BL-10 gun on the Tier VIII ISU-152 and Tier IX Object 704, nicknamed the "Trollcannon" by Webvideo/TheMightyJingles on Youtube.Website/YouTube. It's an extremely powerful but extraordinarily erratic weapon, with huge alpha damage, very high penetration, poor accuracy, slow load time and a slow aim time. It may cause colossal damage when it hits the target, but it might miss or even bounce off a very lightly armored target (when on paper it should get through a Maus from the front). Depending on what the gun decides to do, the player is left either delighted or furious after firing it. (Or to quote Jingles, "In Soviet Russia, sometimes the Trollcannon trolls you.") Bear in mind, the BL-10 is not a derp gun since its AP is extremely potent and the main focus of its use.



** '''Clickers/Scumbags/Sky Cancer''': A derisive term for artillery players, given the impression that it takes no skill to play artillery units except pointing on a target and clicking a mouse button. Most players who've actually tried playing artillery would argue otherwise. 'Scumbag' became a popular nickname for artillery players coined by Webvideo/TheMightyJingles of YouTube, though the name mostly refers to artillery players who [[BetterToDieThanBeKilled drown themselves]] at the end of a match in which they're [[CurbStompBattle on the receiving end of a 1v6.]] Or worse, do so at the ''start'' of a match just because they're bottom tier.

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** '''Clickers/Scumbags/Sky Cancer''': A derisive term for artillery players, given the impression that it takes no skill to play artillery units except pointing on a target and clicking a mouse button. Most players who've actually tried playing artillery would argue otherwise. 'Scumbag' became a popular nickname for artillery players coined by Webvideo/TheMightyJingles of YouTube, Website/YouTube, though the name mostly refers to artillery players who [[BetterToDieThanBeKilled drown themselves]] at the end of a match in which they're [[CurbStompBattle on the receiving end of a 1v6.]] Or worse, do so at the ''start'' of a match just because they're bottom tier.


** After being used as the "rare" prize in the Christmas 2017 LootBoxes, it picked up the nickname "Hype 59". Both because this generated a lot of hype about the tank (because a tank that had last been available for sale in 2012 was being offered up again), and because many players felt the Type 59 had been severely powercreeped over the years and no longer merited the hype.



* The T82 was a Tier-3 American tank destroyer which is basically a M3 Stuart chassis with an open-topped turret and a more powerful selection of guns to choose from, including a 105mm howitzer. Being based on the Stuart's chassis means it can move more quickly than almost any other TD, but has paper thin armor as a drawback. It's no big surprise it's been nicknamed the "Jeep with a TOW missile". Now it's been changed to a traditional artillery.

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* The T82 was a Tier-3 Tier IV American tank destroyer which is basically a M3 Stuart chassis with an open-topped turret and a more powerful selection of guns to choose from, including a 105mm howitzer. Being based on the Stuart's chassis means it can move more quickly than almost any other TD, but has paper thin armor as a drawback. It's no big surprise it's been nicknamed the "Jeep with a TOW missile". Now it's been changed to a traditional artillery.



* The German GW Panther Tier-6 artillery has distinctively up-turned sides (where the crew would normally stand on while operating the gun) earning it the nickname "Dracula" for the popped-collar look.

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* The German GW Panther Tier-6 Tier IV artillery has distinctively up-turned sides (where the crew would normally stand on while operating the gun) earning it the nickname "Dracula" for the popped-collar look.



* The Tier VIII Soviet premium tank destroyer SU-130PM is called the "Skorpianski" because gameplay-wise it's akin to a Soviet version of the Tier VIII German premium tank destroyer Rheinmetall Skorpion G.[[note]]This is not a coincidence. The Skorpion, though not having "Waffentrager" in its name, is a product of that design program. And the SU-130PM is based on the SU-100P and SU-152P, a pair of Soviet designs directly based on the waffentrager concept.[[/note]]

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* The Tier VIII Soviet premium tank destroyer SU-130PM is called the "Skorpianski" and "Skorpian Blyat" because gameplay-wise it's akin to a Soviet version of the Tier VIII German premium tank destroyer Rheinmetall Skorpion G.[[note]]This is not a coincidence. The Skorpion, though not having "Waffentrager" in its name, is a product of that design program. And the SU-130PM is based on the SU-100P and SU-152P, a pair of Soviet designs directly based on the waffentrager concept.[[/note]]


* The SU-14-2 SPG is probably better known to most players as the "(school)bus" or the "Finger of God" than by its actual designation. It's also known as "The Fridge" ("Холодильник") among Russian players.

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* The SU-14-2 SPG is probably better known to most players as the "(school)bus" "(School)bus"[[note]]and based on the nickname or arty players (see below), also the "Scumbus"[[/note]] or the "Finger of God" than by its actual designation. It's also known as "The Fridge" ("Холодильник") among Russian players.


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* The Tier VIII Soviet premium tank destroyer SU-130PM is called the "Skorpianski" because gameplay-wise it's akin to a Soviet version of the Tier VIII German premium tank destroyer Rheinmetall Skorpion G.[[note]]This is not a coincidence. The Skorpion, though not having "Waffentrager" in its name, is a product of that design program. And the SU-130PM is based on the SU-100P and SU-152P, a pair of Soviet designs directly based on the waffentrager concept.[[/note]]

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** The IS series of tanks in general have BIAS nicknames ("BIAS-3", "BIAS-6", etc), referencing the accusations of "[[CreatorProvincialism Russian Bias]]" against Wargaming.[[note]]These accusations are sometimes meant seriously and sometimes merely [[MemeticMutation memetic]].[[/note]] The IS-4 however is almost never called "BIAS-4" because it's [[TierInducedScrappy generally regarded as terrible]].

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