SARC Mk.VI: Elephant in the Bushes

The South African Reconnaissance Car (SARC) commonly known in Commonwealth service as the Marmon-Herrington were a series of armoured cars developed in South Africa during WWII and widely used by many nations even after the war. Soon, tankers in War Thunder will have the chance to command one of the later variants as it arrives in the British ground forces tree as part of the new South African subtree with the next major update!

Su-17M2 - the first swing-wing aircraft in War Thunder

We present to you a new type of aircraft in War Thunder - an aircraft with variable sweep wings! We are going to discuss the first such aircraft today, the Soviet Su-17M2 jet fighter-bomber that is going to appear in the game with the release of the next major update “Ixwa Strike”.

Squadron vehicles: Leopard 2PL: Polish cavalry

The Polish Leopard 2PL main battle tank is a new squadron vehicle that will be available after the release of the “Ixwa Strike” update.

New location: Seversk-13

In the War Thunder "Ixwa Strike" update we will be introducing a new location for mixed battles, tentatively called "Seversk-13".

A6M5 Hei: The Up-Gunned Samurai

A late war modification of the legendary ‘Zero’, upgunned with additional heavy machine guns as well as additional secondary weapons.

Battle Pass vehicles: Centurion Mk.5/1 (RAAC)

An Australian modernisation of the British "Centurion" with reinforced frontal hull protection and a night vision device - the main tank prize for completing the tasks of the "Battle Pass"!

Ratel 90: The Bush-Breaker

The Ratel 90 is the fire support version of the Ratel family of South African wheeled ICVs, developed during the early 1970s for the SANDF. Soon, this deadly fast mover will join the ranks of the British ground forces tree as part of the brand new South African subtree, coming to War Thunder with the release of the next major update!

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Battle Pass vehicles: Destroyer Type 1936А (Z25)

In War Thunder, Type 1936А (Z25) will be one of the rewards for completing the tasks in the new Battle Pass season.

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Battle Pass vehicles: ITP (M-1)

Polikarpov's ITP (M-1) project will be one of the rewards for completing the tasks in the new Battle Pass season.

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F-5A Freedom Fighter: Bring ‘em Hell!

The first in the line of American multirole fighters, the F-5A Freedom Fighter is entering service with Chinese pilots with the launch of the upcoming “Ixwa Strike” update.

Ratel ZT3-A2 - The Sharpshooting Honey Badger

The Ratel ZT3-A2 represents the ATGM carrier modification of the Ratel family of wheeled fighting vehicles and represents the last major variant of the popular ICV series. Soon, this formidable bush predator will join the fight in War Thunder as it arrives to the top ranks of the British ground forces tree as part of the brand new upcoming South African subtree in update “Ixwa Strike!

Battle Pass vehicles: T55E1 wheeled tank destroyer

In War Thunder, the experimental T55E1 wheeled tank destroyer will be a reward for completing tasks in the new season of the Battle Pass.

Olifant Mk1A: The Beast of Desert

We’re happy to present to our players the first South African armoured vehicles as a separate branch of the British tech tree. Meet the Olifant Mk1A, a heavily modified South African variant of the Centurion Mk3 and Mk5 main battle tank, developed in the late ‘70s as a means to modernize the fleet of Centurion tanks in South African service.

SMS Kaiser: The Emperor at Sea

SMS Kaiser was the lead ship of the Imperial German dreadnought battleship class, built in the years leading up to the outbreak of WWI. Soon, this Great War naval veteran will once again be joining the ranks of the German navy as it arrives in War Thunder naval battles as part of the next major update “Ixwa Strike” coming to the game!

M3A3 Bradley: The Upgraded Warhorse

The M3A3 was a late modification of the legendary American Bradley fighting vehicle, developed in the late 1990’s based on the experiences gained from the Gulf War. Soon, seasoned American tankers will have the chance to command this upgraded Bradley modification, coming as part of the next major War Thunder update!

PTL02: Chinese Wheels

The first Chinese wheeled SPG in War Thunder! The PTL02 is still in service with the Chinese PLA.

Fokker D.XXI: The Flying Dutchman

The D.XXI was a mid 1930’s fighter aircraft, designed by the well-known Fokker company for the Dutch Air Force which primarily earned its reputation with Finnish forces during WWII.

HMS Blackpool (F77): Officer Guardian

HMS Blackpool was a British Type 12 frigate, also known as the Whitby-class, built for the Royal Navy at the dawn of the Cold War. Incorporating many of the lessons learned from WWII, this state-of-the-art early Cold War frigate will soon be joining the ranks of the Royal Navy in War Thunder, arriving as part of the next major update!


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