Scouting

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Scouting refers to special traits of certain lightly armoured vehicles, which allows them access to extra abilities. This perk is available only to light tanks of ranks II and above, as well as a select few tank destroyers plus vehicles armed solely with anti-air guided missiles.

Scout traits

Active Scouting

The first benefit afforded to these vehicles is called Active Scouting. This is an activatable ability that allows the tank to scout enemy positions and relay that information to allied vehicles. This rewards the scout with Research Points and Silver Lions. The key to use Active scouting is, by default, V, and can be changed in controls under the Tank tab, then under Miscellaneous. The mechanic works differently based on gamemode;

The icon for Active scouting as seen in-game
  • ARCADE - To scout a hostile ground vehicle, target the enemy using the 'Lock Target' keybind—found under Common—and press your Active scouting key. You and your teammates will now be able to see and select the enemies' marker in the world and on the minimap at all times for the next 30 seconds.
  • REALISTIC - To scout a hostile ground vehicle, enter your Binoculars, or use your sight (Sniper Mode), and place your crosshair directly atop your target before pressing the Active scouting key. You and your teammates will see a small red arrow above the target that updates periodically, with their location updating on the minimap in tandem, for the next 30 seconds.

Only one player can scout a target at a time, with another scout attempt on an already scouted target only successful once 30 seconds have passed since the previous successful scout. In realistic battle mode, if you use Active scouting while your crosshair is not placed over a hostile ground vehicle, your ability will go on a lengthy cooldown before it can be used again.

Whenever a target you have an active scout on is killed by an ally during the 30 second window, you receive an additional reward of Research Points and Silver Lions, on top of the smaller reward you received for successfully scouting the target. You also receive an additional, in-match bonus for your efforts, based on gamemode;

  • ARCADE - You are rewarded with an additional artillery strike and an air strike point. Reward is granted only if the destroyed enemy was not clearly visible to your ally before the scouting or their destruction, or if the attacker is your squadmate.
  • REALISTIC - The Spawn Point (SP) cost of all aircraft in your line-up is reduced by 7%. If you have the 'Airstrike' modification, the reduction is 14% instead.

Team Repairs

While any vehicle with the "Parts" modification installed has the ability to help repair allied vehicles, vehicles with the Active scouting capability are more effective in doing so.

Helping a player who's already repairing

Whenever an allied player is repairing their vehicle, the player will see a white wrench icon inside a timer circle above their tank. Moving your own tank close to the ally and then holding the Tank repair key increases the speed at which that allied vehicle is repaired threefold (compared to twofold with a vehicle without Active scouting capability).

Helping a player who can't repair

You can also help players who haven't unlocked their "Parts" module yet and therefore can't repair on their own. Tanks in that situation will request help for repair by displaying the white wrench icon alone above their tank. Helping them repair will however last the full duration of the repair time (no sped up repair).

Modifications

Vehicles with the capability of Active scouting also have access to two unique modifications — the first of which is Airstrike — which grants a different benefit based on the gamemode;

  • ARCADE - At all times, players with this modifications can join an existing air battle as an Attacker or Bomber, as well as the standard option of spawning a Fighter. Spawning an additional Attacker or Bomber allows the enemy team to spawn one additional Fighter in exchange.
  • REALISTIC - Doubles the reward for an ally killing a scouted target from an SP reduction of 7% of all aircraft in your line-up, to a 14% reduction.

There is also a second modification — Improved Optics — which increases the spotting range of the crew. As with Airstrike, this has different effects based on the gamemode;

  • ARCADE - Increases the range at which markers will appear for enemy vehicles.
  • REALISTIC- Sometimes, your crew will point you in the general direction of an enemy vehicle with a small red arrow on the border of your screen. Increases the range at which this triggers.

List of scout vehicles

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USA
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Germany
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USSR
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Britain
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Japan
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China
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Italy
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France
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Sweden
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Israel
II M5A1
M5A1 TD
M24
M24 (TL)
▃Stuart VI (5th CAD)
T18E2
Pz.Sfl.Ic
Sd.Kfz.234/2
Sd.Kfz.234/2 TD
BT-7A (F-32)
T-50
T-80
T-126
AEC Mk II
Crusader "The Saint"
Crusader II
Crusader III
SARC MkVI (2pdr)
SARC MkVI (6pdr)
␗M3A3 (1st PTG)
␗M3A3 Stuart
␗M5A1
␗M24
AB 43
▄M3A3
▄M24
AMX-13-M24
▄Crusader Mk.II
LVT-4/40
▄M3A3 Stuart
Strv m/41 S-I
Strv m/41 S-II
III M18 "Black Cat"
M18 GMC
Sd.Kfz.234/4 ASU-57
PT-76B
Concept 3 ▅M24 ␗M18 GMC
M64
␗PT-76
▄M18 AMX-13 (FL11)
E.B.R. (1951)
E.B.R. (1954)
▄PT-76
IV M41A1
M56
Super Hellcat
T92
leKPz M41
Ru 251
ASU-85
PT-76-57
▂Type 62
Eland 90 Mk.7
Ratel 90
▅M41A1
Type 60 SPRG (C)
Type 62
Type 63-I
AUBL/74
FIAT 6614
AML-90
AMX-13
AMX-13 (SS.11)
Char 25t
E.B.R. (1963)
Ikv 91
Strv 74
AML-90
AMX-13
Zachlam Tager
V M50
T114
DF105
Marder 1A3
Marder A1-
SPz BMP-1
Wiesel 1A4
BMP-1
Object 906
Ratel 20 Type 60 ATM
Type 87 RCV
PTL02
ZBD86
AUBL/74 HVG
C13 T90
R3 T106 FA
AMX-13-90 U-SH 405
VI AGS
CCVL
M3 Bradley
M3A3 Bradley
M551
XM8
Begleitpanzer 57
Class 3 (P)
JaPz.K A2
Ozelot
PUMA
Radkampfwagen 90
TAM
TAM 2IP
Wiesel 1A2
2S38
BMD-4
BMP-2
BMP-2M
BMP-3
Object 685
Rooikat 105
Rooikat Mk.1D
Rooikat MTTD
VFM5
Warrior
Type 16 (P)
Type 89
M41D
WMA301
Centauro I 105
Centauro I 105 R
Dardo
VBC (PT2)
VCC-80/60
VRCC
AMX-10RC
AMX-13 (HOT)
MARS 15
SK-105A2
CV 90105
Ikv 91-105
Lvrbv 701
Strf 9040 BILL
Strf 9040B
Strf 9040C
VII HSTV-L
M1128
XM975
FlaRakPz 1
FlaRakRad
TAM 2C
2S25
2S25M
Stormer HVM Type 16
Type 93
Tor-M1
ZLT11
Centauro I 120
VCC-80/30
▄ItO 90M
Roland 1
ASRAD-R
CV 90120
ItO 90M

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