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24 June 2016

Beginning of the Korean War



From June 24th 15:00 GMT* to June 27th 07:00 GMT

Take part in Korean war battles.
Destroy enemy aircraft and receive your rewards!


*Dear Jet Fighter Fans! 
 Due to some technical issues we have postponed the launch of the event for two hours. 

Rice Terrace will be added to the event from June 24th 17:30 GMT.


Rewards

For each step, you will get a "Box of supply" with one of the following prizes:
 

  • back-ups x 3 for the vehicles participating in the last battle
  • 10%-40% and boosters;
  • from 10% up to 75 % discount USSR and U.S aircraft; (except vehicles from 1.57 and 1.59)
  • 2 modifications for Rank 5 aircraft of the USA and USSR

You are guaranteed to receive the main prize (2 modifications for Rank 5 USA or USSR aircraft) once you complete all three stages for a nation of your choice (or both of them).


Tasks:

 whilst flying MiG-15 and MiG-15bis, destroy 30/60/90 U.S. aircraft in the special event
 Whilst flying F-86A-5, F86-F25, F86-F2 Sabre, destroy 30/60/90 Soviet aircraft in the special event.

For Realistic and Simulator Battles an x2 multiplier on destroyed enemies is applied.


Terms:

  • Tasks can be completed only in special events which are available in the Events and Tournaments Tab.
  • Location in AB/RB/SB: “ [Air Domination] Korea”
  • You can follow your progress in your Profile -> Achievements ->  Air Duels
  • You can complete the tasks only whilst flying MiG-15 and MiG-15bis or F-86A-5, F86-F25, F86-F2 Sabre

Click here to read the full article!


On the 2nd of September, 1945, with the Empire of Japan’s unconditional surrender, the Second World War and greatest conflict in human history finally ceased. But it shouldn't take long for the next great war to loom on the horizon.

Only 1752 days after World War II, the world faced conflict again. On the Korean peninsula, liberated at the end of 1945 after decades of Japanese rule and divided into a communist North and western democratic South, war broke loose over ideological differences and the desire for unification by force.

On the 25th of June, 1950, troops from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea invaded the South with a vengeance, conquering nearly the entire country in the following weeks. The USA however, leading the defense of their protégé, successfully maintained a bridgehead in the besieged country and later, then under the flag and with further support of the United Nations, managed to drive the Communist forces back.



During the Korean War, the revolution in military technology experienced during World War II became increasingly apparent. The dusk of the piston fighter era saw the dawn of highly sophisticated jet aircraft, capable of transonic speeds and equipped with modern and deadly ordnance and weaponry.

Notable examples, of course, are the famous North American F-86 Sabre and its Soviet counterpart, the Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15.



Following the advance of UN troops, Chinese “volunteer brigades” intervened on behalf of the North, leading to a stalemate of forces close to the borders preceding the war. Here, a bloody struggle was fought over months with only little territorial gain and loss, before a ceasefire was signed and hostilities ended. Implications of the Korean War are felt until this very day, as peaceful unification of the two brother states and former belligerents remain wishful thinking.

The War Thunder team

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