15 June 2020

World War scenario: Battle for the Fulda Gap

World War scenario: Battle for the Fulda Gap

Commanders, we are preparing for the new season of World War mode, dedicated to the Cold War period and Arab-Israeli conflicts. This intelligence data on one of the new scenarios will help you to make your squadron and its vehicles ready for the upcoming battles. The operation begins in July!

World War mode in War Thunder is represented by Seasons that include various scenarios, years of operations, available vehicles and theatres of war. The squadrons and players that take part in battles and Operations will receive (besides the usual battle rewards) special prizes for participation, and the best squadrons and players will receive special valuable prizes after the results of the day and the Season - they are unique for each Season. Learn more on WT Wiki.

Alternate history: “Battle for the Fulda Gap”

One of the possible directions of the Soviet invasion into Western Europe was considered a wide lowland area between the mountains of the federal state of Hesse, Germany. This area was designated by NATO military ‘The Fulda Gap”. The lowland was well suited for the operation of a large scale armored group, the main gambit of the Soviet military doctrine in a possible war. 

The strategists were right. July 25th, 1985, the USSR initiates a large-scale border breakthrough in the Fulda Gap region, heading towards Frankfurt am Main to capture the financial centre of Germany and establish a foothold for the invasion into Western Europe.

Tasks for the sides in the conflict

These conditions are important for squadrons that enter the operation according to the described scenario.

USSR

  • Capture 2 sectors C6, D6 (Frankfurt am Main) within 2 hours.
  • Capture at least 78% of the sectors within 2 hours.
  • Prevent enemy superiority in number over vehicles 2.5 times.

Germany

  • Hold at least 1 sector from C6, D6 (Frankfurt am Main) for 2 hours.
  • Hold at least 23% of the sectors for 2 hours.
  • Gain superiority in numbers over vehicles 2.5 times.

Operation vehicles

The vehicles specified below will participate in the battle for Fulda Gap. The final vehicle choice depends on their presence in the army which is entering the battle.

USSR

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Main battle tank

  • Т-55А ★
  • Т-62
  • Т-62М-1
  • Т-64А (1971)
  • Т-64B
  • Т-80B
  • Т-55АМ-1

AFV

  • BMP-1 ★
  • BMP-2
  • Shturm-S

SPAA

  • ZSU-23-4 ★
  • ZPRK 2S6

Helicopter

  • Мi-24А ★
  • Мi-24P
  • Мi-24D

Fighter

  • МiG-17 ★
  • МiG-19PТ
  • МiG-21F-13
  • МiG-21SМТ
  • Su-7B

 

Germany

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Main battle tank

  • Leopard I ★
  • M48A2 G A2
  • KPz-70
  • Leopard A1A1
  • Leopard 2K
  • Leopard 2A4
  • Leopard A1A1 (L/44)

AFV

  • JPz 4-5 ★
  • RakJPz 2
  • RakJPz 2 (HOT)

SPAA

  • Gepard ★
  • FlaRakPz 1

Helicopter

  • UH-1D ★
  • BO 105 PAH-1
  • BO 105 PAH-1A1
  • BO 105 CB-2

Fighter

  • G.91 R/3 ★
  • G.91 R/4
  • CL-13A Mk.5
  • CL-13B Mk.6
  • F-86K
  • F-104G

 

Even if the participants in the battles don’t have the vehicles presented in the army vehicle group, they will get the group basic vehicle (★), this is always selected in the crew slot by default. All vehicles, including group basic vehicles will be given out with fully researched modifications with the level of training of the player’s crew.

Don’t miss any new devblogs where we will discuss more about the highlights of the upcoming World War mode season!


The War Thunder Team

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