Update 1.73 'Vive la France' released!

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War Thunder presents

Update 1.73 "Vive la France!"

French aircraft

France is the 7th nation to join War Thunder. Over 30 French aircraft - from fighters of the 30’s to multi-purposed jets of the post-war era. The players who will complete tasks in a special marathon or purchase early-access packs will be the first to test french aviation.

Dewoitine D.371 H.S.9   SO.8000 Narval Advanced Pack


9.99- Buy   29.99- Buy

In this bundle:

  • D.371 aircraft (Rank 1 France)
  • Premium account for 7 days;
  • 500 Golden Eagles;
  • French planes closed beta access

In this bundle:

  • SO.8000 Narval aircraft (Rank 4 France)
  • Premium account for 15 days;
  • 1000 Golden Eagles;
  • French planes closed beta access

 VG 33  SO.8000 (Bundle)  F.222.2

 Caudron CR.714  VB.10  Potez 631

 D.371 HS-9 (Bundle)  MB.157

Italian tanks

Two premium Italian tanks: the medium P40 for earlier ranks and an Italian M26 “Pershing” for higher ranked battles. Both tank packs are now available in our online store.

P40 Gruppo Corazzato “Leoncello” Italy M26 Pershing 132ª Divisione corazzata "Ariete" Italy

19.99- Buy 34.99- Buy

In this bundle:

  • Тank P40 Leoncello (rank 2, Italy);
  • 7 days of premium account
  • "Breda Mod. 38 machine gun" 3d decoration 
  • 1000 Golden Eagles

In this bundle:

  • Tank M26 Pershing Ariete (rank 4, Italy);
  • 7 days of premium account
  • 1000 Golden Eagles


  • All engine type sound effect parameters will change when switching to 3rd person view dependant on the angle of view.
  • The sound of all types of aircraft engines has been reworked for higher density and realism.
  • Additional sound improvements


  • Improved water renders available in all maps (improved visuals and physics)

Game mecanics

  • The ability to create your own custom sighting reticles for ground vehicles has been added (more information about it will be published later).

...and much more!

Check the full list of changes

See you on the battlefield!

The War Thunder Team

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