Type 3 Chi-Nu II - Crouching Tiger
After experiencing Japanese ground forces with the recent release of the 1.65 update, players will immediately notice this tank as the Chi-Nu’s successor. The Chi-Nu II was Japan’s attempt to mass produce a tank with the capability to withstand the imminent arrival of an Americans through the invasion of the Japanese homeland.
La-11: The Last of Its Kind
The La-11 is a long-range escort fighter and the last piston-engined fighter in service with the Soviet air force. Created through a serious modernization of the La-9, the La-11 was the final note in the development of piston-engine fighters in the Soviet Union.
Type 74: The Height of Technology
The Type 74 is a Japanese main battle tank developed in 1973 to replace the outdated Type 61. Many advanced technical solutions of the time were used in this tank’s design, the most important of which will soon make a nice surprise for all tankers in War Thunder without exception. Meet the flagship Japanese Type 74 tank with active hydropneumatic suspension!
New Location: 38th Parallel
Make sure your tank is equipped with good cleats – they’re far more important in this area than maximum speed. Welcome to "38th Parallel", a place where the latest achievements of engineering meld with the rural life of East Asia.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.