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Sky Duels #4: "Cats" vs. "Zeros"
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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.

"Cats" vs. "Zeros"

The event is on from

August 10th 6am GMT (August 9th 11pm PDT) to August 12th 6am GMT (August 11th  11pm PDT)



While flying any of these planes:

F4F-3, F4F-4, F6F-3, F8F-1, F8F-1b




While flying any of these planes:

A6M2-N, A6M2, A6M3, A6M3 мод.22, A6M5, A6M5 Ko 




You should get a certain amount of air kills:

10, 35 and 70 for Arcade Battles (10 000 + 20 000 + 30 000) Silver lions

4 and 20 kills for Historical (10 000 + 40 000) Silver lions

3 and 7 kills for Full-real battles (10 000 + 50 000) Silver lions



 (rewards’ details can be checked in your Achievements)
You may get the wallpapers from Official War Thunder Website.


+30% special experience bonus for:

  • A6M2-N, A6M2, A6M3, A6M3 мод.22, A6M5, A6M5 Ko
  • F4F-3, F4F-4, F6F-3, F8F-1, F8F-1b

50% special discount for purchasing premium aircraft:

  • Hellcat F MK.1 (Britain) and A6M2 (USA)

"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
See the details and send your screenshots on the Official War Thunder Forum



The Air war in the Pacific raged for 4 years and some of most fiercesome air battles took place in the Pacific theatre. In almost all the battles Grumman Hellcats and Zeros were the main protagonists. From the beginning of the engagement,   F4F wildcats met with A6M Zeroes, legends were written about both planes and the battles they were in.

The Zero, light and manoeuvrable armed with cannons, (Wildcat had only MGs) had important performance advantages over the Wildcat and held its ground against the Grumman cat in the first years of war.

In early 43, the new Grumman cat - The F6F Hellcat - was introduced into the battle grounds, the Zeroes advantage disappeared. Hellcat was a powerful machine capable of holding the Zero on its own and combined with initially, a numerical advantage but later in the war better pilot training, the Hellcat dominated skies over the pacific until the end of the war.

Many legendary battles were fought between these opponents including the Battle of Midway, The Battle of the Philippine Sea and many other legendary engagements.





War Thunder Team

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