After this thread where I was puzzling over what tanks cannons were being used, I made a quick guide for my outfit to use. Sure you can wait for the tank to shoot at you to figure out what it is, but why not earlier? One thing that I want to do eventually is to try and identify the different VS plasma blobs, which all look different. Not sure if Prowler/Vanguard shells are visibly different based on what cannon you're using. Lightnings are also missing, which will be added. Since this guide was originally written for an NC outfit, Vanguard cannon are missing. I might throw that in later for completion sake. Otherwise, I hope this guide can at least be a little helpful for new tankers out there! ----- Because we don't always have the luxury of viewing enemy tanks from an upper-right angle [the previous outfit guide relies on stock images of the cannon like these], it also might be useful to be able to identify the weapon an enemy tank is using as they're aiming or shooting at you. The following is a quick guide based on geometry details for identifying enemy cannon pointed at you. Magriders The Magrider AP cannon (FPC) is a horizontal rectangle with a trapezoid on top side of the rectangle and a circle resting on it all. It's also worth pointing out that the Saron has funny rectangular "ears" on the side of the weapon... these are not found on the PPA. The Magrider HEAT cannon (PC) is a vertical rectangle with a circle in the middle. You can see the PPA in this picture, which as noted above lacks the rectangular "ears". The Magrider HE cannon (VC) is a horizontal rectangle with a smaller rectangle in the bottom half. Prowlers The Prowler AP cannons have spikes on the muzzle, which when viewed from the front look like dots. Prowler HEAT and HE cannons are difficult to distinguish. In the above picture of the Prowler HEAT cannons, the muzzle wall is fairly thin, while the barrel bore is wide. The Prowler HE cannons on the other hand has a thick muzzle wall and a more narrow barrel bore. Again, it may be difficult to ID a HEAT Prowler from a HE Prowler because the differences are relative. Otherwise the HEAT and HE cannons look pretty similar. ----- If anyone has other tricks on identifying tank weapons (possibly even from a distance), please add them!