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F-111A Aardvark: The Ultimate Bomber!
An incredible jet strike-aircraft with the largest payload weight in the game arrives in War Thunder as part of the “Kings of Battle” major update!
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  • 26 October 2023
Rooivalk: A Daring Idea
The Denel Rooivalk, a South African attack helicopter, is not that well known. It’s certainly not as ubiquitous as the everpresent Mi-24 or the iconic Apache. The Rooivalk was developed specifically to be used in the harsh African climate, and South Africa is its sole operator. Regardless, it is a very interesting vehicle... and here’s why.
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  • 25 October 2023
Object 775: The Flattened Pancake
This Soviet experimental missile tank featuring a 125mm gun-launcher is coming to War Thunder as part of the upcoming “Kings of Battle” major update!
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  • 25 October 2023
Warbonds for the Tropical Storm Battle Pass!
We’d like to present an assortment of goods that will be available for Warbonds that are earned in the Battle Pass! As usual, we have decals, decorations, camouflages, a new stylish pinup, and six premium vehicles!
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  • 25 October 2023
Optical Contrast Mode
As we mentioned in the TAN-SAM-1C dev blog, we’d like to talk about photocontrast mode! This means today we’ll be talking in detail about some of the upcoming improvements to IR missile functionality in War Thunder and what this means for IR missile gameplay.
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  • 25 October 2023
J35A Draken returns for the anniversary of its maiden flight!
The J35A Draken was the first supersonic jet aircraft to enter service in Western Europe. Taking to the skies on October 25th 1955, the J35 was in service between 1960 to 2005, however it did not participate in any real combat.
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  • 25 October 2023
Flanders: A New Ground Location With A New Format!
In the “Kings of Battle” major update, we’ll be introducing a new location for ground battles: Flanders! This location is special — it’ll be the first in the game where the landscape adapts to the era of vehicles that are participating in the battle. Let’s dive into the details!
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  • 24 October 2023
M109: The King of Battle
The M109 is an American Cold War era SPH, developed during the early 1950s as a replacement for outdated postwar designs. The anticipated M109 will arrive to War Thunder as part of the upcoming “Kings of Battle” major update!
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  • 23 October 2023
Meet Tropical Storm, the 13th Season of the Battle Pass!
There’s a storm brewing! New Zealand’s Strikemaster Mk.88 flies over the jungle, wreaking absolute havoc just like a tropical storm. This jet-powered attack aircraft is the grand prize this season, and is a variant created by British company BAC specifically for New Zealand’s Air Force.
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  • 23 October 2023
AH-129D Mangusta: Spiked Up Mongoose
The AH-129D is the penultimate variant of the Italian Mangusta attack helicopter, originally introduced during the 1990s. Featuring enhanced firepower, the AH-129D will soon join the top rank of the Italian helicopter tree in the next major update “Kings of Battle”!
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  • 23 October 2023
The Shooting Range #377 - VIDAR the HE Slinger
You are watching The Shooting Range – a weekly show for all tankers, airmen and Captains in War Thunder.
  • 22 October 2023
Anniversary Tournament Live Stream with Twitch Drops!
We’re inviting you to celebrate War Thunder’s 11th Anniversary with a whole series of Esport tournaments! Our best modern aircraft pilots and seasoned tankers will come together to show their skills and compete live for your entertainment.
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  • 20 October 2023
Battle pass vehicles: Strikemaster Mk.88
Welcome to the main aviation prize of the upcoming season of the War Thunder Battle pass called “Tropical Storm”, the Strikemaster Mk.88 strike jet aircraft!
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  • 20 October 2023
Hi! Welcome to Thunder Show and the most exciting moments of the past week. This episode is all about mixed battles. Planes and tanks, roles and ranks... It’s all so mixed up that you can’t tell heads from tails and one thing from another. Let’s get started!
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  • 20 October 2023
TAN-SAM-1C: Vital Air Defense
The TAN-SAM-1C is the result of an effort to develop a modern, missile-based anti-air system for the JSDF which up until then primarily relied on conventional weaponry. Arriving to top rank battles as part of the upcoming “Kings of Battle” major update, the TAN-SAM-1C will reinforce the Japanese SPAA line with a highly capable new SAM system!
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  • 20 October 2023
UH-1C XM-30 returns for the anniversary of its maiden flight!
On October 22nd 1956, the Bell UH-1 Iroquois (commonly known as the “Huey”) multi-role helicopter took to the skies for the first time. This helicopter was put into service in 1959, and is still in active use today! Over 70 countries use or have used this famous helicopter, where it is ranked amongst the top 3 in terms of number built.
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  • 20 October 2023
Trafalgar Day: A Decal and HMCS Haida to celebrate!
On October 21st 1805, the British fleet commanded by Admiral Nelson caused a crushing defeat to the combined naval forces of France and Spain at the Battle of Trafalgar. This victory not only prevented Napoleon’s invasion of England, but also made Great Britain the ultimate ruler of the seas. For this reason, October 21st is the main holiday for the Royal Navy in the UK!
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  • 20 October 2023
“Kings of Battle” Update trailer
The next major update for War Thunder — “Kings of Battle”!