Chi-Ha Short Gun: Naval Caliber

The Chi-Ha Short Gun is a medium fire support tank designed by Japan near the end of the war. Equipped with an uncharacteristically large (for Japanese tanks) 120 mm ship cannon, this ‘shorty’ is sure to amaze you with its ‘naval’ caliber!

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12 December 2016

Fair Play F.A.Q and Game Mechanic Changes

We address some of the frequently asked questions regarding fair play, modifications and cheating as well as expand on future changes in update 1.65 that aim to resolve these discussion points. 

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10 December 2016

Armoured vehicles of Japan - Initial Research Tree

We are happy to introduce the launch research tree for Japanese armoured vehicles that will be available in the next major update 1.65 “Way of the Samurai”

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10 December 2016

ST-A2: One Step Closer to the Goal

The ST-A2 is an experimental medium Japanese tank, one of the first vehicles developed by Japan after the war. War Thunder players are about to have the opportunity to test its mettle in real battle conditions.

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9 December 2016

ZiS-43: When You Need a Bigger Bang

In War Thunder, the German and US trees already have SPAAGs on a half-tracked chassis. They combine the positive characteristics of a wheeled truck and a tracked tank chassis. Meet the ZiS-43 – a Soviet anti-air gun mounted on a half-tracked armoured vehicle.

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8 December 2016

New Location: Abandoned Factory

A new location for air and ground forces battles in the War Thunder update 1.65, "Abandoned Factory" will be a maze of concrete and metal, and a very interesting fighting location!

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8 December 2016

Hydropneumatic suspension in War Thunder

Behind a complex definition hides a very useful combat ability to change the angle of the tank’s hull in all directions or the ability to ‘hunker down’ the vehicle, seriously reducing its height. Of course, only on vehicles that use this type of suspension.

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7 December 2016

So-Ki: Elusive Twin Guns

The So-Ki is one of several experimental SPAAGs developed by Japan based on the Type 98 Ke-Ni light tank during World War II. Incredibly quick and maneuverable, and also armed with a pair of the best Japanese light anti-air guns of the war, allow us to introduce – the So-Ki anti-air tank!

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5 December 2016

Major updates for aircraft

In update 1.65 we plan to introduce one of the most anticipated features in Simulator battles: 3D cockpits for all aircraft that do not have them at the moment.

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2 December 2016

Type 61: The Japanese-style Patton

After their defeat in World War II, the post war Japanese Self-Defense Forces used American tanks which didn’t quite suit their needs for a range of reasons. In the mid-50s, the Japanese designers began to once again design their own medium tanks. We present to you the Type 61 – Japan’s first post-war main battle tank accepted into service.

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2 December 2016

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