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Rapid Fire!
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From 18.00 GMT on July 22nd to 07.00 GMT on July 24th, 2015

Join the 'Rapid Fire' Arcade-Event!

Fight in this Arcade Battle in AA vehicles and destroy enemies
to call-in air support through mini-events!

Participating vehicles are:
Flakpanzer I Ausf. A, Sd.Kfz. 6/2, Wirbelwind, Ostwind, Flakpanzer 38(t) Gepard, 72-K GAZ MM, ZSU-37, ZUT-37,4M GAZ-AAA, M13 MGC, M15 CGMC, M16 MGMC!

The self-propelled anti-aircraft that participated in World War II, were designed for the air defense of military units and strategic targets. In contrast to the stationary versions of anti-aircraft artillery, the AA was mounted on wheels, half-tracked or a fully tracked chassis. During the fighting, it became clear that the deployment of anti-aircraft guns on an open road chassis, deprived of the defenses, led to their rapid destruction. From that point on, armoured AA based series of tanks and self-propelled guns were developed.

In War Thunder there is a wide range of self-propelled anti-aircraft artillery giving the opportunity to protect an armoured column and stationary ground targets from attack fighters and bombers. The game uses different types of AA: from prototypes to production vehicles. This greatly increases the informative part of the game, allowing players in War Thunder to encounter various models of military equipment from the participating countries of the Second World War.

A distinctive feature of the AA from those times is their scarcity, which indicates that the issues of air defense were assigned mainly to fixed or towed anti-aircraft guns (and is also a reason why we decided to introduce prototype AA vehicles). Because of the high losses in armoured vehicles and motor vehicles mass production of specialized equipment was a luxury.

The most famous of this class of machines were the ZSU-37 and the German “Ostwind” and “Wirbelwind”.

In War Thunder, the AA given in Soviet ground vehicles has such types as: 4M GAZ-AAA, 72-K GAZ MM, ZSU-37 and the ZUT-37. German AA models presented include: Flakpanzer I Ausf. A, Sd.Kfz. 6/2, Flakpanzer 38(t) Gepard, “Wirbelwind”, “Ostwind”, “Kugelblitz”. USA AA models are presented include: M13 MGC, M16 MGMC, M15 CGMC, M19, M42 Duster.

The War Thunder Team

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