On the threshold of War Thunder’s new era of supersonic aircraft we’re introducing the first rank V premium fighters in the research lines of the USSR, USA, and Great Britain. These fighters will allow you to begin researching supersonic fighters more quickly, increase the rate at which you research any plane and its modifications in these nations, and grant an additional bonus to Research Points and income from Silver Lions. Here are our beauties: the F-86 Sabre "Skyblazers", Meteor F. Mk.8 "Reaper", and MiG-15bis ISh!
We would like to tell you about a new aircraft class in War Thunder and also about guided air-to-air missiles and other new features in air battles that we will begin to implement after the release of update 1.85 “Supersonic”.
Aircraft have always been a very important part of War Thunder - it was the first vehicle type available in the game. Since the early days of War Thunder, we have recreated over 650 aircraft models - that’s the largest digital interactive collection of aviation in the world. And these are not just visual models, their flight characteristics, armament and other systems are thoroughly recreated in the game.
Initially we deliberately limited aircraft time periods with the golden age of piston-engine aircraft to the beginning of jet aviation, since these machines truly demonstrate the personal and tactical skill of a pilot. Guided missiles seemed to be a feature that will level all pilots independent of their skills, this is why we did not initially plan to implement them in the game. But the community has become more and more interested, so we decided to study the issue thoroughly and to find a way to implement this feature in our game.
We ran the first tests with ingame prototypes back in 2017 and we have been working on new game systems and new aircraft ever since. Finally, we are happy to introduce all of this to our players. Meet a new age of War Thunder aviation - rank 6 aircraft!
The B1 Centauro is an Italian wheeled tank destroyer, built as a joint venture of several well-known Italian companies in the mid 1980s. Today, we’ll cover one of the B1 Centauro modifications that will be available to players at the top ranks of the Italian ground forces tree coming to War Thunder with update 1.85!
The M3 Bradley is a member of the Bradley family of American fighting vehicles which entered service with the U.S. Army in the early 1980s. Tankers may look forward to the addition of this iconic and much-anticipated vehicle to War Thunder with the upcoming update 1.85!
The Challenger Mk.3 is an upgraded modification of the well-known British Challenger MBT, introducing, most notably, additional reactive armour elements to bolster the vehicle’s protection against HEAT rounds. Meet the new and improved Challenger MBT coming to War Thunder as part of the upcoming update 1.85!
The Sho’t represents the Israeli version of the British Centurion tank, which entered service with the IDF in the late 1950s. Soon, fans of British armour will have the chance to command an exotic modification of the Israeli Centurion, fitted with a more powerful engine and additional armour protection. Meet the new king of the desert in War Thunder update 1.85!
As many of you likely already know, War Thunder does a Q&A with their developers every few weeks, which is then compiled and posted on their site. Previously, these Q&A's were not covered on our site, but that will change -- starting today! Here is today's round of questions and answers, with War Thunder producer Vyacheslav Bulannikov!
The M14/41 is a further development of the Italian M13/40 medium tank, intended to replace its mechanically flawed predecessor. Soon, tankers will get the chance to support their allies with the M14/41, coming to War Thunder as part of the Italian ground forces tree with update 1.85!
The Breda 501 is a late-war Italian wheeled tank destroyer prototype, built upon the experiences gained during the North African campaign. Tankers in War Thunder will soon have the chance to use the Breda 501 to deadly effect with the release of the upcoming update 1.85!
The Semovente 105/25 M43 is one of the more advanced tank destroyers, built by Italy in the later stages of the war.
Soon, War Thunder tankers will have the chance to command the Semovente 105/25 M43 as they climb up the ranks of the highly anticipated Italian ground forces tree, coming to the game with update 1.85!
We would like to share with you a major announcement! Now, all nations in War Thunder will have their own ground forces branch. In update 1.85, we will introduce the Italian ground vehicles research tree, and so you will soon be able to experience the distinguished originality of Italian tanks and armoured vehicles!
Early and mid-rank ground vehicles are of familiar design - such as the P40, already well-known to players. However, you will also find some unusual ones, such as the Breda 501 SPG, which has a considerably powerful gun, but with a limited horizontal drive; the vehicle is built to be based on the three-axis truck chassis.
Higher ranks introduce armoured cars with recoilless guns, extremely powerful SPAA’s, and tanks, which are not inferior in their combat effectiveness to the tanks of the other nations in-game.
Thus, Italian armoured vehicles are sure to bring more diversity to ground battles in War Thunder - Are you itching to try the Italian ground force vehicles out? Well then, be sure to hurry in becoming one of the first testers!
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!
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