Minsk - On December 12, Belarusian company Wargaming introduced to journalists an Embraer E195LR from Belavia with the livery of its popular online war game World of Tanks.
It is the second airliner from Belavia painted with the specific livery dedicated to the online multiplayer war game. First one was a Belavia Boeing 737-300 named "Tankolet," which was presented in 2016.
In two years, the aircraft made 2500 flights and visited 56 countries. However, the service life of the Boeing 737 is coming to an end. It has only one year left to fly with Belvia.
The experience was successful, and Belarusian game company decided to repeat it. The Embraer E195LR registered EW-400PO has become now the new "Tankolet.”
The airplane made its first flight with the new livery from Ulyanovsk, Russia to Minsk International Airport where it was painted.
Four designers worked on the project,said Anna Babitskaya, art director of Wargaming.
We spent two months to develop all design elements. The painting itself took about two weeks.
According to Babitskaya, the idea of the project is not only to advertise World of Tanks but the Belarus. The livery contains symbols of Belarus, since Wargaming was founded in this country. On the one side of the tail there is a cornflower and on the other side a European bison that were seen as a symbol of the country.
As a novelty, this time the interior of the aircraft was also adorned with the symbols and tools of the famous war game.