Update 1.79, entitled "Project X", has arrived for War Thunder! Included are an assortment of new vehicles and aircraft, missions/locations, mechanics/features, and more!
Get ready for the arrival of Update 1.79! The following announcement has been posted on War Thunder's official portal, confirming that the required server maintenance for the update is scheduled for tomorrow morning: "At 08:00 GMT on the 12th of June the server will not be available as we will be implementing Update 1.79 "Project X"! in War Thunder. We will inform you when maintenance is over. Premium accounts will be compensated for the downtime. Thank you for your patience!"
In short: an aerial bomb whose flight can be slightly corrected to hit targets more precisely. A fundamentally new weapon in War Thunder, coming in Update 1.79 "Project X"!
The IL-28Sh is an experimental attack version of the Soviet IL-28 jet bomber, developed in the late 1960s as a replacement to the MiG-15 in its fighter-bomber role and to complement the Su-7. Soon, all War Thunder pilots will get the chance to pilot another unique, and more than usually destructive, version of the IL-28 in the upcoming update 1.79 "Project X"!
The AMX-40 is a prototype French export main battle tank, developed during the 1980s based on experiences learned from the AMX-30. Despite the project’s ultimate failure to find a suitable buyer, the AMX-40 is bound to find an abundance of fans among War Thunder tankers, eager to put it through its paces in the upcoming update 1.79 “Project X”!
The Messerschmitt Bf 110 owes its most valuable asset - versatility - to the development of countless modifications which were adapted to fit nearly every imaginable combat role. With update 1.79 "Project X, fans of German aviation will have the chance to better experience that renowned versatility with the addition of some new modifications on the Bf 110. Let’s take a closer look!
In recent large updates, we have been improving our game’s audio according to plan, not only by reworking engine and firing sounds, but also their interaction with the environment and even the direction of your view, this allows us to achieve an incredible level of integration between the sounds and the aspect of the entire battle. Update 1.79 “Project X” also brings you new audio, especially if you’re a pilot.
A new modification of the famous T-62 main battle tank enters the battlefield in update 1.79 -- the T-62M-1! Featuring composite armor, improved mobility, and new shells (and ATGMs), the vehicle should make for a rather decent addition to the Soviet tech tree at rank 6.
In short: almost the best U.S. Navy attacker aircraft in the game - 4x20mm guns, plus bombs and 114 rockets. Up to 1000 KPH speed at ground level. Good as fighter, brilliant as an attacker in combined battles, and coming to an airfield (or battlefield) near you in update 1.79!
Entering service with the German Bundeswehr in the mid ‘80s, the Leopard 2A4 was the final modification of the early serial production Leopard 2. War Thunder tankers and fans of German ground vehicles can look forward to the addition of one of the most iconic German steel beasts of all time, coming to the game with update 1.79!
After the unsuccessful joint MBT-70 project, the American Congress approved funding for the development of a cheaper version of the MBT-70, called the XM803. Although it failed to save the concept of the MBT-70, fans of US ground vehicles can look forward to the introduction of the XM803 to the game with War Thunder’s upcoming update 1.79!
The Bf 109Z is a prototype heavy fighter version of the well-known Bf 109, developed as a stop-gap measure to address the Luftwaffe’s urgent demand for a new yet inexpensive and easily mass-produced alternative to the rapidly aging Bf 110. Although the project never surpassed prototype stage, War Thunder pilots themselves will have the chance to test out the concept’s effectiveness with the upcoming update 1.79!
Great news for owners of the Magach 3 premium tank – with the release of War Thunder update 1.79, this tank will receive a set of modules that increase its survivability and defense capability on the battlefield. In short: Blazer explosive-reactive armour and smoke grenades are coming as new modules for the Magach 3. No increase in BR is currently planned. Read on to find out more.
The Ki-32 is a Japanese light bomber developed in the mid 1930s by the Kawasaki company to replace the outdated Ki-3 bomber. Used extensively in the Asian theatre of war before and after WWII, the Ki-32 is now zeroing in to the Japanese aviation tree with the upcoming War Thunder 1.79 update!
The I.A.R. 81-C is the final wartime modification of one of the most well known domestically produced Romanian WW2 military aircraft. This aircraft model has been created by one of our players, Vitaliy Vostokov a.k.a. NovA29R and thanks to the War Thunder revenue share program, the I.A.R. 81-C will once more take to the skies as a new user-made vehicle, coming to the game with the upcoming update 1.79!
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