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First Battle of Me-163

The Messerschmitt Me 163 ‘Komet’ (English: Comet) was originally designed by Dr Alexander Lippsich, and was the result of a long line of experiments of tailless airplanes and gliders. Under the employment of Messerchmitt in 1939, he created the first working prototype, utilising a rocket engine in place of regular piston engines. However, it was not until 1941 that the Me 163 as we know it now emerged.

  • 15 August 2014
War Thunder Guinness Record - 300+ unique aircraft!

It’s official now! No other game in the world can lay claim that they feature more aircraft in a simulation game than War Thunder, which set a Guinness World Record!

  • 28 June 2014
Birthdays of Nikolai Polikarpov and Ivan Kozhedub

June 8th saw the birth of two Soviet aviation giants, Nikolai Polikarpov and Ivan Kozhedub. The former designed the legendary Soviet fighters of the 1930s and the latter became their most successful fighter ace.

  • 9 June 2014

A Rainy morning on May 6th, 1941. The manager and chief test pilot of Republic Aviation Corporation, Lowry Brabham taxied the Republic XP- 47B for a few runs he then picked up speed and took off into the sky... he could barely land it.

  • 6 May 2014
International Women's Day

To celebrate International Women's Day to congratulate our dear women we would like to share a beautiful new version of a beautiful song "War Thunder Heroes"

  • 7 March 2014
War Thunder Nations: USSR

We would like to introduce the second video of «WarThunder Nations» series.

  • 5 November 2013
: The End of the Battle of Britain

Victory in the Battle of Britain not only saved the United Kingdom from invasion, but also in the long-term saved Europe too. For the first time, Nazi Germany had been unable to impose its will on the rest of Europe through threat or military might, and it’s feared Luftwaffe had tasted defeated in battle.

  • 29 October 2013
: Naval Aircraft Design

A  few interesting facts and considerations that are often taken into account when designing naval aircraft. 

  • 29 October 2013
: 90th anniversary of Focke-Wulf

The company was founded in Bremen, Germany  on the 24th October 1923 as Bremer Flugzeugbau AG by Heinrich Focke and Georg Wulf, not long after this, they formalized their association on the 1st of January, 1924 with the creation of Focke-Wulf Flugzeugbau AG. 

  • 24 October 2013
: The Battle of Leyte Gulf

By the summer of 1944 the war in the Pacific had turned against the Japanese. A series of clashes with Allied forces had forced the Japanese military into a retreat, surrendering much of their early gains in theatre.

  • 23 October 2013
War Thunder Fan Videos: "Stigler" and "Surviving the Storm".

War Thunder is not only an exciting and beautiful game, but also provides a great platform to create some wonderful machinima.

  • 10 October 2013