75th anniversary of the “Normandie-Niemen”

René Challe’s premium Yak-9T fighter (France) available for purchase only until November 27th 09:00 GMT!

From November 24th 14:00 GMT to November 27th 09:00 GMTSpecial to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the “Normandie-Niemen” fighter squadron

  • Marcel Albert’s "Normandie-Niemen" camo for Yak-3  at a 50% discount. 
  • René Challe’s premium Yak-9T fighter  (France) available for purchase with Golden Eagles
  • Normandie-Niemen emblem 


Task to receive the emblem:

Whilst flying Yak-3, Yak-9 aircraft destroy 60/40/20 (AB/RB/SB) enemy aircraft.You can follow your progress in your profile-> achievements-achievements->Special

List of the Yak aircraft variants you may use to complete the task:

  • Yak-3
  • Yak3 (VK-107)
  • Yak-3P
  • Yak-3Т
  • Yak-9
  • Yak-9B
  • Yak-9К
  • Golovachev’s Yak-9M  
  • Yak-9P
  • Yak-9Т
  • Yak-9Т (France)
  • Yak-9U
  • Yak-9UT

On November 25th, 1942 a Soviet-French treaty to create a French fighter squadron in the territory of the USSR was signed. Pilots asked that the squadron would be named “Normandie”. It took part in the battle of Kursk in 1943 and in the offensive in Belorussia in 1944, as well as battles in East Prussia. For its special services during the assault of Niemen the squadron received its respective second name. 

During their service 96 French pilots made 5240 operational flights, had 273 confirmed and 36 unconfirmed victories. Four pilots became heroes of the Soviet Union while others also received numerous rewards.

The War Thunder Team

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