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Panzerjäger I - The first German Tank Hunter

The Panzerjäger I’s story start with the PzKpfw I German light tank. This tank, originally designed to be a training vehicle.

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IL-2-37 - The Sturmovik Tankbuster

In a bid to counter the increasingly heavily armoured tanks appearing in combat, the Soviet Air Force paired the battle-proven Ilyushin Il-2 with a pair of powerful 37mm cannons.

J7W1 Shinden - The magnificent lightning

The J7W1 Shinden is an innovative and distinctive aircraft designed to intercept B-29s. Though the war ended before it could enter active service, War Thunder allows players to take it into combat.

Ilyushin IL-28

Sitting unchallenged at rank 5 of the Soviet ground attacker line lies the IL-28, a jet bomber/attacker dreaded by both pilots and tankers alike. Why dreaded? Click to find out!

Pz.Kpfw. VI Tiger Ausf. H1

Today’s article will be about one of the most iconic tanks of the whole war, which earned the reputation of a merciless tank killer – the mighty Tiger.

Me 410 heavy fighters (A-1 and B-1)

Designed with ambitious expectations dashed by reality and suffering years of redesign, the highly innovative fighter-bomber designs of the Me 410 could deliver and were, despite all flaws, a versatile and formidable aerial platform.

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STB-1: Steel Ninja

The STB-1 is the prototype of the Type 74 main battle tank, designed and tested in Japan in 1969. For its time, this tank was a very technologically advanced vehicle. The STB-1 was introduced to War Thunder with update 1.65 “Way of the Samurai”.

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SBD-3 Dauntless - Slow But Deadly

The SBD Dauntless was credited as “the most destructive single air weapon in the US Navy’s arsenal”, ripping the heart out of the Imperial Japanese Navy at the Battle of Midway.

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Sea Hurricane - Sky bane

The Hawker Sea Hurricane offered the Fleet Air Arm vital fighter cover when short of modern aircraft; in War Thunder the Mk IC packs a tremendous punch with its four Hispano cannon.

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Me 163 Komet - Pocket Rocket

Although the Me 163 was a failure as a fighter, no engineer and his aircraft did more to grasp the imagination and change the shape of aerospace than Dr. Alexander Lippisch and his Komet.

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Ki-87 Japan's Rakurai (Thunderbolt)

Envisioned as an interceptor against the threat of high altitude bombers, the Ki-87 pushed the limits of Japan's technology and successfully flew, but it came too late to challenge the very real danger.

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B-17 Flying Fortress

Although a name created to sensationalize a newspaper article, the Flying Fortress succeeded in living up to its namesake by tormenting its opponents in the war and in game.  The B-17 is the iconic chariot of modern times.

Ace of the Month - General Johannes 'Macky' Steinhoff

A phenomenal fighter pilot, Johannes ‘Macky’ Steinhoff is remembered as one of the fiercest Luftwaffe pilots In German aviation history, flying both during and after WW2, shooting down 176 aircraft during his service time.

Nakajima Ki-43-I and -II: The Forgotten Falcon

The nimble Nakajima Ki-43 formed the backbone of the Japanese Army Air Service in the Second World War and, though overshadowed by the Zero, remained a dangerous opponent throughout the war.

M18 Gun Motor Carriage – Hellcat

Go light, go quick, don’t stop - these words pretty much sum up the M18 Hellcat, American tier III tank destroyer with the BR value of 5.0.

Messerschmitt Bf 110 - Zerstörer

The powerful armament of the Messerschmitt Bf 110 is ideally suited to destroying bombers, as demonstrated in December 1939 over the seas north of Germany.

Yermolayev Yer-2 - A Soviet with Italian Heritage

Although the Yer-2 did not play a major role in the Second World War, its exceptionally heavy bomb load for its class make it an excellent heavy bomber in War Thunder.

An Italian beast to challenge the mighty Spitfire: Macchi MC.202

With its sleek fuselage, speed and great maneuverability, the Italian Macchi MC.202 Folgore fighter was easily the best Italian fighter in the initial stages of World War Two and was an unpleasant surprise to Allied fighters. In War Thunder, it’s no less effective.