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
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