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

Тu-14T: The Fastest Torpedo Bomber

The Tu-14T (T for “torpedonosyets”, EN: torpedo carrier) is a Soviet jet-powered torpedo bomber. The story of this vehicle’s creation is complex. It was a direct competitor to the famous IL-28 and will also be the first jet-powered torpedo bomber in our game. It will soon join the ranks of War Thunder’s naval aircraft.

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1 December 2016

Type 3 Ho-Ni III: The Japanese Marder

The Type 3 Ho-Ni III is a Japanese self-propelled anti-tank gun inspired by the German ‘tank destroyers’ The Ho-Ni III embodied all the best characteristics of the vehicles of its series. This Japanese equivalent of the German Marder has almost reached the battlefields of War Thunder!

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30 November 2016

Type 2 Ho-I – A Volatile Ally

The Type 2 Ho-I  is a fire-support tank created with the aim of providing proficient reinforcement to armored divisions. This zippy and maneuverable medium tank is equipped with a 75 mm gun with semi-armor-piercing shells chock full of explosives. How did it turn out in the end?

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28 November 2016

Lockheed B-34: Hudson’s bigger brother

The Lockheed B-34 Ventura can be seen as larger, heavier and faster version of Lockheed Hudson, based on a civilian plane and designed for daylight bombing.

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25 November 2016

Object 906: River Mosquito

In an upcoming War Thunder update, we plan to present a further development of the Soviet PT-76 amphibious tank – the experimental Object 906 tank with its outstanding 85mm cannon.

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24 November 2016

Type 1 Chi-He – An Updated Classic

The Type 1 Chi-He medium tank is an improved version of one of the most mass-produced Japanese tanks – the Type 97 Chi-Ha. Though a highly advanced vehicle for its time, it never had the opportunity to participate in World War II. Are you ready to be the first to try it out?

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23 November 2016