Yesterday (9. Sept), both Russians and Belorussians celebrated Tankman Day, a holiday to honor the merits of mechanized and armored forces during the Great Patriotic War. An event to celebrate the occasion, organized by Wargaming, took place in Minsk, as well as a short Q&A with the Developers. WoT News and WoT Express have published transcriptions from this Q&A, which we have translated into English here.
UPDATE (16:39 PST): Reformatted the post to hopefully make it a bit easier to read (as before, it was just a massive wall of text, with no particular rhyme or reason to its' organization [other than chronology from the transcript]). Also, a few grammatical / technical errors have been fixed.
Today, Supertesting of a Soviet heavy that hasn't been in the spotlight for long - the IS-3A - has begun. The version tested has an interesting quirk: an autoreloader. The objective of the test is assessing how the mechanic works with a heavy tank.
However, please note: this is apparently serving as a testbed to check how the autoreloading mechanic works on a heavy tank -- not changes this particular vehicle just yet. Also, keep in mind that this is the first iteration: the mechanic may be adjusted and/or have its' stats changed later.
Anyway, without further ado, onto the details!
Since the new set of personal missions arrived with the release of Update 1.1 to the live servers, some changes have already been made to the Object 279(e) (a.k.a. Object 726), as determined by results from the Supertest.
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.
Two new camouflage style sets have been found in the game client, which were added in Update 1.1 -- "Autumn Wind" and "Moon Camo". Both are treated as non-historical elements, and are available to be applied on vehicles of any nation and tier. It is currently unknown how either of these will be obtainable (or even if they'll be available to all regions); however, here are some screenshots in the meantime (courtesy of WoT Express).
In addition to the Empire's Border map, Highway will be making a comeback in HD sometime in the near future. Currently, the map retains the layout and overall gameplay feel of the original, SD map, mainly only receiving visual enhancements.
More news has arrived from supertest -- this time, concerning the fate of the Empire's Border map. After some testing, it has been determined that the map will be coming to the live server soon.
The second stage of supertesting for the upcoming changes to vehicles with preferential matchmaking has begun! With this, more details on the changes for the T26E4 Superpershing, Type 59, IS-6, WZ-111, 112, M6A2E1, T-34-3, KV-5, and Jagdtiger 8,8cm have been released.
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!
The AH-1G Cobra is a dedicated attack helicopter design, derived from the well-known UH-1 Huey, which primarily supported the combat actions of U.S. forces in the Vietnam War. Keep your head inside your hatch tankers, the Cobra is coming in hot with the release of War Thunder update 1.81 The Valkyries!
As a brief reminder, Update 1.1 will arrive tomorrow for both EU & NA (and has already gone live on RU). The option to pre-download the update is also available for both regions.
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