Today, Gaijin has released an article discussing possible changes to the damage and unit restoration mechanics in Ground Vehicle Realistic Battles, which would allow for some limited repairs to be done without the parts modification researched in this mode. Read on for the details!
Navy of the three nations has been tested and added to the game - over German, Soviet and American vessels join the game. Also several locations in various climate zones have been prepared. We are happy to invite you to Naval battles - OBT begins today! Join and decide how navy in War Thunder will look like.
It’s amazing how fast time flies! It seems like only yesterday we were flying through the clouds with only the use of aircraft. How far we’ve come; look at us now: War Thunder is a unique project where all fans of military vehicles will find something to their liking. We’ve crossed the six-year milestone, and there are many more milestones yet to come!
In the upcoming War Thunder update 1.83 “Masters of the Sea!” we present to you Naval Forces OBT, a Royal Navy CBT line-up, new vehicles and locations.
You have passed hundreds of thousands of nautical miles and sent countless opponents to the bottom to bring this event closer! We are announcing the start of preparations for the upcoming major update in which the Naval Forces Open Beta Test (Royal Navy excepted) in War Thunder will begin!
War Thunder Presents - Update 1.81 “The Valkyries”! A new type of vehicle in War Thunder - Combat Helicopters - with the first rotorcrafts being presented in the US and Soviet research trees, 16 new ground vehicles / aircraft models, two new locations/missions (as well as an additional two for Naval battles) -- all of these and more arrive in this update!
Update 1.81 “The Valkyries” brings with it a small treat for all German pilots and fans of the deadly Komet in particular. With the release of War Thunder’s next major update, we’re happy to introduce a new version of the Me 163B along with an improved model for the existing modification!
Briefly: The pre-production version of the famous Komet, differing from the production model in its primary armament, consisting of 20mm cannons instead of 30mm ones.
In War Thunder update 1.81 “The Valkyries”, we plan to introduce a new modification of the fan-favorite Me 163B Komet rocket-propelled fighter. The new Me 163B-0 represents the pre-production model of the aircraft, which consisted of a few dozen units before the regular B-1 modification entered serial production in 1944.
The B-0 is neigh identical to its production counterpart in terms of design, layout and performance. The most notable difference between the two versions is their primary armament options. Namely, the Me 163B-0/R1 is armed with four 20mm MG151/20 cannons as opposed to two 30mm MK108 cannons.
Although the B-0s cannons are smaller in caliber and generate a lower burst mass, this drawback is well compensated by the much more forgiving ballistic properties of the 20mm cannon, making them easier to use than the MK108s, as well as the increased amount of ammunition the aircraft can carry (100 rounds per gun).
With the new B-0 modification, the Komet will become a more accessible machine to a greater number of pilots, whilst seasoned Me 163 veterans will get more choice. Those who previously skipped over the Me 163 because they dislike the characteristics of the MK108s, can now experience the joy of rocket-propelled flight without having to worry about cumbersome ballistic properties of their guns.
Of course, we haven’t forgotten about one of War Thunder’s oldest machines either! Beside the new modification, the classic Me 163B-1 will also receive a completely new 3D model with increased detail, improved textures and even a new cockpit! As an additional bonus, both machines also received a number of new camouflage schemes which players can purchase for golden eagles. We hope you like it!
The Me 163B-0 will soon become available to all War Thunder players as a researchable vehicle of rank V of the German aviation tree as part of upcoming update 1.81 “The Valkyries”. Until then pilots!
Source: War Thunder News Portal
This new experimental fighter in the Soviet tech tree is particularly effective at high-altitude battles.
The T54E1 is a prototype design of an improved version of the M48 Patton, incorporating an oscillating turret and improved firepower. This highly requested piece of American experimental tech will be joining the ranks of the U.S. ground forces tree with the release of the upcoming update 1.81 “The Valkyries”!
A top-tier light armoured vehicle for British tankers – the Warrior IFV with its multipurpose 30 mm cannon and MILAN ATGM!
The Mi-35M is a modern utility combat helicopter of the Russian army, the modernized legacy of the iconic “Hind”.
The AH-1Z Viper is the most modern version of the twin-engine Cobra, developed as a replacement for older models in the early 2000s. American aviators and helicopter enthusiasts will have the chance to pilot the Viper in War Thunder with the release of update 1.81 “The Valkyries”!
The new Soviet infantry combat vehicle was designed with consideration for the strengths and weaknesses of its predecessor, the BMP-1.
Recently, we announced that combat helicopters will be coming to War Thunder in update 1.81 "The Valkyries".
In this devblog, we’d like to talk about the flight models and physics of these helicopters. You will learn how the helicopters will fly and what forces act upon them whilst doing so, and we will also show you how to control your heli in different game modes.
We are pleased to present you with a new location for aircraft battles: “Vietnam”, which will be available for all players with the release of the next War Thunder major update 1.81. This location is based on the area in which the major "Nguyen Hue" military operation occurred during the Vietnam War.
The first version of the most mass-produced military helicopter of the Eastern Bloc – the Mi-24A. Meet the forerunner of a magnificent military dynasty in War Thunder!
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