16 August 2013
Sky Duels #5: "The Hardest Day"
War Thunder continues our weekend special: “Sky Duels”– join and win awesome prizes!
Every weekend there will be a Sky Duels special – prove that you are a better pilot and earn unique prizes.
"The Hardest Day"
The event is on from
From August 17th 6am GMT (August 16th 11pm PDT) to August 19th 6am GMT (August 18th 11pm PDT)
While flying any of these planes:
Hurricane Mk.I and Hurricane Mk.II
While flying Bf.110C-4
You should get a certain amount of air kills:
5 and 50 kills for Arcade Battles
3 and 10 kills for Historical
5 kills for Full-real battles
Special Achivements for Bf.110
Destroy 10 British Aircraft in Arcade, 4 British Aircraft in Historical Battles or FRB
(rewards’ details can be checked in your Achievements)
25% special discount for purchase price of all Hawker airplanes: Hurricane Mk.I и Mk.II, Typhoon Mk.1ba and Mk.1b/L, Tempest Mk.V
25% special discount for purchase price of all twin-engined Messerschmitt airplanes: Bf.110-C4, Bf.410 - all modifications.
50% special discount for repair costs for Tempest Mk.V and Me.410B-6/R3
And exclusive Hardest Day British special: From August 18th 6am GMT (August 17th 11pm PDT) to August 19th 6am GMT (August 18th 11pm PDT) - 20% special discount for repair costs of all planes of the line from Gladiator to Meteor: Gladiator Mk II, Spitfire Mk I, Spitfire Mk II, Spitfire Mk Vb, Spitfire Mk Vc, Spitfire Mk IX, Spitfire Mk XVI, Meteor F.3, Sea Meteor F.3, Meteor F.4 LW, Meteor F.4 SW, Meteor F.8
"Sky Duels": Screenshot contest
Pilots! The duel goes on!
Take a screenshot of our weekend special's heroes – dominate the skies of War Thunder!
1st place – 3000 GE
2nd place – 2000 GE
3rd place – 1000 GE
By the summer of 1940, the situation for the allies looked grim. German forces had advanced steadily through Poland, Holland and Belgium to then defeat France, and the Norwegian Campaign had seen a further major victory for the Third Reich. With Russia and the United States yet to become fully involved in the war against Germany, Britain stood alone to oppose the might of Hitler’s advancing forces.
Whilst the Royal Navy held a significant advantage over the German Kriegsmarine after notable victories in Norway, the British army and Royal Air Force had suffered significant losses in both Norway and France. With German forces now poised on the coast of Northern France, Britain steeled itself for the invasion it felt was sure to follow.
Hitler was well aware that a channel crossing would be nearly impossible to achieve, given the clear advantage held by the Royal Navy. Historians still debate whether Hitler ever truly planned to invade Britain or whether his actions were meant to beat Britain into submission; either way, the Luftwaffe was ordered to achieve air supremacy by eliminating RAF Fighter Command. The desperate battles which took place in the skies over Britain and the English Channel were proactively dubbed ‘The Battle of Britain" in an address by Winston Churchill on June 18th, 1940; the battle itself is now acknowledged to have taken place between July 10th and October 31st.
Read the full article here
War Thunder Team