80 years ago, from June until October of 1940, probably the most famous aerial battles in history took place known as the Battle of Britain. The Royal Air Force claimed victory in the skies, holding back the German Luftwaffe and preventing a naval invasion by denying air superiority over the Luftwaffe. Months of huge aerial engagements, intense dogfighting and fierce clashes forever sealed the event as a significant chapter in the second world war.
Brave contributions from all over the world, including most famously Polish and Czech pilots joined the fight to take on an overwhelming force that had swept through most of Europe and surrounded Great Britain. Pilots fought relentlessly, often without much rest between battles, with the fate of Britain sitting almost entirely on their shoulders. This event forever immortalized by Winston Churchill’s famous words describing those that took part with “never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few”.
Today, we mark this historic 80 year anniversary in War Thunder
From 11:00 GMT on the 14th of September until 11:00 GMT on the 16th of September
Play 3 battles with an ingame activity of 60% or higher in random battles whilst controlling British aircraft of rank II or higher and get the “80 Years of the Battle for Britain” decal.
Get a premium Hurricane Mk.I/L FAA M by completing any 3 from 5 tasks in an aircraft of rank II or higher in random battles or purchase the achievement immediately and receive the prize without completing the task:
- Destroy 40 (20 in RB and SB) enemy vehicles;
- Win 10 times (activity of 60% and higher);
- Deal 10 tons of bomb damage to enemy base;
- Destroy 11 (4 in RB, 3 in SB) enemy vehicles in one battle;
- Help allies to destroy enemy vehicles 15 times.
You can follow your progress by clicking on your nickname → Achievements → Battle of Britain.
Also “Battle for Britain” events are available for you in all game modes with historical vehicle setups. Get 30% RP and SL bonus!
From the 14th of September at 11:00 GMT until the 16th of September at 11:00 GMT
Unique bundle with a discount!
- Typhoon Pack;
- Prendergast`s Spitfire FR Mk.XIVe Pack;
- John Plagis' Spitfire LF Mk. IX Pack;
- Unique title: “Defender of London”.
The final price of the bundle will depend on whether you already have some of the vehicles or not. Be sure to login to the store to see your individual price!
- Vehicles from the bundle are available for purchase for Golden Eagles on PS4 and Xbox until September 17th (09:00 GMT).
Note! You can also get the unique title, if you log in to the game from the 14th of September to the 16th of September and gain at least one victory, and at the same time you have previously purchased all vehicles which are included in the bundle.
The title will be assigned after the 17th of September to all users who have fulfilled these conditions.
The offer is valid for PC, Mac and Linux users only. PS4 and Xbox users will be able to get the title according to the above-mentioned conditions.
The War Thunder Team