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Earn the Jaguar IS in the Sword of Justice Event!
War Thunder’s regular cycle of events is continuing, and today we’re announcing the aircraft event. Show off your piloting skills to earn mission points to receive unique decals, a profile icon and the formidable Indian Jaguar IS, known as Shamsher (Sword of Justice)!
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  • 15 February 2024
Watch Thunder CUP 2024 and Receive Unique Prizes from Twitch Drops!
Last year after long training and qualifying matches, 8 of the strongest teams earned the right to participate in the most prestigious tournament — Thunder CUP 2024! However, only one team will become the champion in 5x5 RB battles, but which one will it be? Cheer for your favorite team and receive prizes throughout the event!
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  • 13 February 2024
General playtest of air-to-air missiles with ARH Seekers (FOX-3)
Today, we’d like to tell you about an important milestone that is approaching for War Thunder’s aircraft component — the game wide introduction of Active Radar Homing Missiles, otherwise known as FOX-3. Taking into account the characteristics of this type of weapon and its possible impact on the gameplay in air battles, we’d like to talk to you in detail about our approach to adding these highly advanced missiles into the game. 
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  • 1 March 2024
Thunder Show: ZERO++
Hi! Welcome to Thunder Show and the most insane moments of the past week. The recipe of this episode includes a bit of unexpected agility, a pinch of luck, and a generous amount of confidence. Let’s get started!
  • 1 March 2024
Pre-orders: Type 90B “Fuji” and Merkava Mk.3 Raam Segol
We’re announcing two premiums that are available for pre-order from today: the Type 90B “Fuji” for Japan, and the Merkava Mk.3 Raam Segol for Israel.
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  • 1 March 2024
Pre-order: F-20A Tigershark
We’re announcing the brand-new premium F-20A Tigershark! Maneuverable, fast, a new powerful engine, and strong stubby wings plus an excellent selection of weapons is exactly the recipe to have some fun and be a real pain for the enemy team.
The Hungarian Aircraft Line is Coming to the Italian Tree!
We’re pleased to announce that the Hungarian aircraft line is going to be added to the Italian aircraft tree in the next major update Alpha Strike, which continues the development of Hungarian vehicles being added to the game. Let’s dive in and take a look!
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  • 29 February 2024
“Alpha Strike” Update trailer
The next major update for War Thunder — “Alpha Strike”!
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  • 29 February 2024
Special
St. David’s Day: The Flag of Wales Temporarily Returns!
Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Hapus (Happy St. David’s Day)!
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  • 29 February 2024
It’s Fixed! №88
We’ve got more to talk about regarding the work on improvements and bug fixes to the game over the past 2 weeks! Let’s take a look at what we’ve been working on.
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  • 29 February 2024
Dassault Etendard: In Service of the Republic
The story of the Étendard began because Marcel Dassault and his technical general director Henri Deplante were unhappy with the decisions of the French Air Command. Dassault Aviation developed the excellent Ouragan and the Mystere for their country, but that didn’t stop officials from also procuring the American F-86 and the F-100. More importantly, in 1950, there wasn’t a single French combat aircraft operating from the sole aircraft carrier of the French Navy. A total domination of American technology!
  • 28 February 2024
Buccaneer S.2B: Swashbuckling Sky Pirate
In this blog we’ll be talking about the most advanced variant of the Buccaneer that will soon be taking to the skies in War Thunder: meet the Buccaneer S.2B! 
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  • 28 February 2024
Pages of History (March): On Wings of War
In this month’s Pages of History, you’ll be at the center of events that took place in different theaters of war. The Pacific Ocean and North Africa, the Mediterranean Sea and the banks of the Rhine: take part in battles with the vehicles corresponding to these historic battles and receive prizes.
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  • 28 February 2024
VTT DCA: French Meat Chopper!
Meet an anti-aircraft platform that features four 12.7 mm machine guns on a light APC chassis which is going to be a very welcomed addition to the lower ranks of the French ground tree!
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  • 27 February 2024
Wessex HU.5: Her Majesty’s Helicopter
In this blog we’ll be taking a look at a familiar helicopter silhouette with a distinctly British twist. Meet the Wessex HU.5, which will soon be coming to the game in the next War Thunder major update. This important domestic rotary-winged icon will soon reinforce the British helicopter tree! 
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  • 26 February 2024
The Shooting Range #395
You are watching The Shooting Range – a weekly show for all tankers, airmen and Captains in War Thunder.
  • 25 February 2024
Thunder Show: GOTTA GO FAST
Hi! Welcome to Thunder Show and the hottest moments of the past week. Today we’re going back to our regular section: ground versus air. And believe us, this battle is only getting hotter! Let’s get started!
  • 23 February 2024
Pre-Order: Centauro RGO and Strv 121B Christian II
Today we’re announcing two vehicles that can be pre-ordered before the next major update: the Centauro RGO wheeled light tank that’s in service with the Royal Guard of Oman, and the Swedish Strv 121B prototype that has its own name, Christian II.
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  • 22 February 2024