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The tank is the primary avatar of the player in BZFlag.


BZFlag was inspired by the game "BattleZone" by Atari, Inc. The BZFlag tank model has been in the game since it's inception, and been an integral part of game play.

The tank has received few graphical upgrades over the years, and looks today much the same as it has in the past.

The tank model is currently hardcoded as a series of OpenGL instruction in the BZFlag Source code. The model may not be changed externally with out modifications to the game client itself.


The Tank model has a total of 7 different colors or "skins" that is can appear in. The color of the tank results from the team the tank player is on at the current moment, or some other game logic ( such as Hunters and Rabbits in Rabbit Chase ) The 7 tank colors are as follows:

Depending on an individual client's graphical settings, the tank may have animated treads and spinning wheels. The tanks shown are the most basic version of the tank.


The Tank is 8.04 World Units long, 2.8 units wide, and 2.08 units tall as shown here: Tank sizes.png

If one assumes that one world unit is equivalent to one real world meter, then the tank would be 26 feet 4.5 inches long 9 feet 2 inches wide, and 6 feet 10 inches tall.