25 June 2015

SB2C-1c Helldiver and J2M5


SB2C-1c Helldiver

Kirill Vostretsov, game designer

The SB2C-1C model is the first mass-produced version of the Helldiver for the United States Navy. It contains all the upgrades and improvements made to all the previous models and is equipped with cannon armaments. 778 were built. They were also built under license in Canada. The American SB2C-1Cs saw active service in all the main operations of the Pacific Ocean theater of war, starting from the spring of 1944. This included key operations, such as the Battle of the Philippine Sea and the Battle of Leyte Gulf.

Kuzma Lykov, artist:

To some players, it might seem that this airplane is missing some parts in its tail. We've even had a bug report about this. However in fact, some pieces of the rear are in a retracted position to allow the gun mounts to function properly.


J2M5 + J2M5 Premium

The J2M5 demonstrates a pinnacle in the evolution of Japanese Navy high altitude interceptors. The fifth version of the 'Raiden' had a powerful, high-altitude engine which resulted in improved characteristics, such as its speed and climb rate. As well as this, the aircraft had a powerful armament consisting of 4 x 20mm guns. The premium version of this aircraft consists of 2 x 30mm type 5 cannons, proving even more dangerous than their 20mm counterparts.


The War Thunder Team


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