J7W1 Shinden - The magnificent lightning

The J7W1 Shinden is an innovative and distinctive aircraft designed to intercept B-29s. Though the war ended before it could enter active service, War Thunder allows players to take it into combat.

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20 July 2017

Ilyushin IL-28

Sitting unchallenged at rank 5 of the Soviet ground attacker line lies the IL-28, a jet bomber/attacker dreaded by both pilots and tankers alike. Why dreaded? Click to find out!

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12 July 2017

Pz.Kpfw. VI Tiger Ausf. H1

Today’s article will be about one of the most iconic tanks of the whole war, which earned the reputation of a merciless tank killer – the mighty Tiger.

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1 March 2017

Me 410 heavy fighters (A-1 and B-1)

Designed with ambitious expectations dashed by reality and suffering years of redesign, the highly innovative fighter-bomber designs of the Me 410 could deliver and were, despite all flaws, a versatile and formidable aerial platform.

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19 January 2017

STB-1: Steel Ninja

The STB-1 is the prototype of the Type 74 main battle tank, designed and tested in Japan in 1969. For its time, this tank was a very technologically advanced vehicle. The STB-1 was introduced to War Thunder with update 1.65 “Way of the Samurai”.

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18 January 2017

SBD-3 Dauntless - Slow But Deadly

The SBD Dauntless was credited as “the most destructive single air weapon in the US Navy’s arsenal”, ripping the heart out of the Imperial Japanese Navy at the Battle of Midway.

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14 January 2017

Sea Hurricane - Sky bane

The Hawker Sea Hurricane offered the Fleet Air Arm vital fighter cover when short of modern aircraft; in War Thunder the Mk IC packs a tremendous punch with its four Hispano cannon.

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4 November 2016

Me 163 Komet - Pocket Rocket

Although the Me 163 was a failure as a fighter, no engineer and his aircraft did more to grasp the imagination and change the shape of aerospace than Dr. Alexander Lippisch and his Komet.

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20 October 2016

Ki-87 Japan's Rakurai (Thunderbolt)

Envisioned as an interceptor against the threat of high altitude bombers, the Ki-87 pushed the limits of Japan's technology and successfully flew, but it came too late to challenge the very real danger.

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12 October 2016

B-17 Flying Fortress

Although a name created to sensationalize a newspaper article, the Flying Fortress succeeded in living up to its namesake by tormenting its opponents in the war and in game.  The B-17 is the iconic chariot of modern times.

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9 August 2016

Ace of the Month - General Johannes 'Macky' Steinhoff

A phenomenal fighter pilot, Johannes ‘Macky’ Steinhoff is remembered as one of the fiercest Luftwaffe pilots In German aviation history, flying both during and after WW2, shooting down 176 aircraft during his service time.

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26 July 2016

Nakajima Ki-43-I and -II: The Forgotten Falcon

The nimble Nakajima Ki-43 formed the backbone of the Japanese Army Air Service in the Second World War and, though overshadowed by the Zero, remained a dangerous opponent throughout the war.

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12 July 2016