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Kondor II: Birdcatcher
Meet the Kondor II minesweeper, which is equipped with rapid-firing anti-aircraft guns and a Strela-2M air defense missile launcher! This one’s an interesting addition to the German Coastal fleet research tree, coming soon in the next major update.
  • 29 May 2024
Su-27SM: Ferocious Flanker!
This deep modernization of the Su-27 jet fighter expands the tactical capabilities of this aircraft in both air battles and in ground battles. The most advanced representative of the Su-27 series will be appearing in the next major update!
Pre-order: Leopard 2A4M CAN
This is the Canadian Leopard 2A4, specially prepared for combat in Afghanistan. And from today, we’re introducing it in a pack that’s now available to pre-order, giving special bonuses!
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USS Des Moines Temporarily Returns on its Anniversary!
USS Des Moines was the lead ship of the Des Moines class of American heavy cruisers, laid down on May 28th 1945. She was the first ship to carry semi-automatic 8-inch Mark 16 guns, and instead of aircraft catapults, Sikorsky HO3S-1 multi-role helicopters could land on her deck.
Option for Smaller Team Sizes in Air Realistic Battles
We’ve been made aware of many of your requests for smaller teams in Air Realistic Battles as 16v16 teams sometimes being overwhelming in terms of the number of missiles at once.
The Shooting Range #408
You are watching The Shooting Range – a weekly show for all tankers, airmen and Captains in War Thunder.
  • 26 May 2024
Thunder Show: CAT&MOUSE
Hi! Welcome to Thunder Show and the most insane moments of the past week. This episode is all about beautiful, odd, and fun shots. Let’s get started!
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  • 24 May 2024
XM800T: Brave Prowess
Meet an interesting new reconnaissance vehicle coming to the US ground forces tree: the XM800T light vehicle!
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Anniversary of the Founding of the Corps of Royal Engineers: The Centurion AVRE Returns!
On May 26th, 1716, George I established the British Army Corps of Engineers by decree, which in 1855 was named to the Corps of Royal Engineers. In 1832, the corps received the official motto: “Ubique”, which translates to “everywhere”, as they participated in all major conflicts of the British Army.
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  • 24 May 2024
FOX-3: Active Radar Homing Missiles
One of the main features coming to the next major update will be the introduction of medium-range air-to-air missiles with active radar guidance, also known as FOX-3!
Samurai Armor: Japanese MBTs
The Japanese tank industry is almost one hundred years old, as it was in the 1920s, when the first tanks appeared in Japan. Even though the earliest experiments were not particularly successful, modern Japanese MBTs are considered to be among the very best out there. Today we’re going to talk about the ways you can use those MBTs to unlock their full potential!
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  • 22 May 2024
Following the Roadmap: Separate Battle Ratings for Different Modes + More Information
Hey everyone. We’re continuing to move along with the War Thunder Roadmap presented at the beginning of this year. In today’s news, we’ll be talking about the separation of Battle Ratings for different modes.
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National Sailor’s Day in France: A Decal and the Duguay-Trouin Returns!
The history of French military victories at sea stretches back to the 17th century, from the War of the League of Augsburg. France pioneered many naval innovations, launching the first ever steam-powered battleship and diesel-electric submarine.
The Shooting Range #407
You are watching The Shooting Range – a weekly show for all tankers, airmen and Captains in War Thunder.
  • 19 May 2024
Thunder Show: BASED MAUS
Welcome to Thunder Show and the most hilarious moments of the past week. This episode is about German efficiency. Quite literally, in fact! All the replays we’re featuring today use German vehicles. Let’s get started!
  • 17 May 2024
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US Armed Forces Day: Celebrating with a New Decal!
It’s US Armed Forces Day! The US Armed Forces hold world records in terms of budget and number of military bases outside the country. In terms of the number of combat aircraft, the US Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps rank 1st, 4th and 7th in the world respectively, and in terms of tonnage the US Navy is ahead of all other countries. This holiday is celebrated annually on the third Sunday in May.
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  • 17 May 2024
Fair Play: May 2024
We’re constantly working on removing cheaters from War Thunder. We rely on the Easy Anti-Cheat system to check for prohibited software usage, as well as on reports from players that we carefully go through. You can use the replay service on our website to report players to us who have violated the Terms of Service and the License Agreement of the game.
  • 16 May 2024
Best 3rd Generation Fighters.
When you think of modern combat aviation, you simply can’t escape the concept of an air superiority fighter. This class of aircraft has a pretty long history already, spanning decades: from some early subsonic aircraft to jets that break the sound barrier as if that’s absolutely nothing. Today we’re going to speak about a pretty cool group of aircraft that belong to that category, namely the best 3rd generation fighters.
  • 15 May 2024