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2 November 2014

Steel Generals: premiere - Ground Forces of the USA

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Dear players we are happy to introduce first screenshots of the US Ground forces in War Thunder.

 

Every day from October 29th to November 2nd during Paris Games Week 2014 we present American tanks which will become available in the game with Udate 1.45 known as Steel Generals!

 


 

November 2nd, Steel Generals: M103 Heavy Tank available on devblog!

Early prototypes of M103 heavy tank were created in 1951-1954 to counteract the heavy tanks developed by the USSR.  M103 was put on service in 1956 being the largest and the most heavily armed combat tank ever made by USA.
 
A total of 300 pieces of A1 and A2 modifications were built. These huge combat vehicles stayed in USMC service until 1973.


November 1st, Steel Generals: M41 Walker Bulldog light tank available on devblog!

The M41 Walker Bulldog was a U.S. light tank developed to replace the M24 Chaffee. It was named after General Walton Walker who died in a jeep accident in Korea. It’s weight was 23.5 t, it had a main armament of a single 76 mm M32 gun, the vehicle had a top speed of 72 km/h (45 mph).


October 31th, Steel Generals: M4A1 (76) Sherman tank available on devblog!

 

M4 Sherman is main medium tank designed and built by the United States for the conduct of World War II. The M4 was employed in North Africa, Sicily, Italy, and western Europe and throughout the Pacific theatre. A total of 49,234 Sherman tanks were produced between 1942 and 1945. Modification М4А1 (76) armed with 76mm M1 cannon was created to fight the most up-to-date German tanks PzKpfw V «Panther» and PzKpfw VI «Tiger», This modification was produced towards the very end of the WWII with 3396 tanks built in total.


October 30th, Steel Generals: AAA M16 "Halftrack" available on devblog!

 

The M16 MGMC was Used in the Philippines in WW2 and also later in Korea, it was an M3 based Multiple Gun Motor Carriage equipped with the Maxson M45 Quadmount (more specifically the M45D) with 4 M2HB machine guns (5,000 rounds). It had a weight of around 9.3 t and it’s maximum speed was 72 km/h (45 mph).

 


October 29th, Steel Generals: Medium tank M2 available on devblog!

 

The Medium Tank M2 was a United States Army tank that was first produced in 1939 by the Rock Island Arsenal, just prior to the commencement of the war in Europe. It’s weight was 18.7 metric tons, main armament of 1x 37 mm Gun – the M3 with 200 rounds and a top speed of 42 km/h (26 mph).
 

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