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Kondor II: Birdcatcher
Meet the Kondor II minesweeper, which is equipped with rapid-firing anti-aircraft guns and a Strela-2M air defense missile launcher! This one’s an interesting addition to the German Coastal fleet research tree, coming soon in the next major update.
Su-27SM: Ferocious Flanker!
This deep modernization of the Su-27 jet fighter expands the tactical capabilities of this aircraft in both air battles and in ground battles. The most advanced representative of the Su-27 series will be appearing in the next major update!
Pre-order: Leopard 2A4M CAN
This is the Canadian Leopard 2A4, specially prepared for combat in Afghanistan. And from today, we’re introducing it in a pack that’s now available to pre-order, giving special bonuses!
Option for Smaller Team Sizes in Air Realistic Battles
We’ve been made aware of many of your requests for smaller teams in Air Realistic Battles as 16v16 teams sometimes being overwhelming in terms of the number of missiles at once.
XM800T: Brave Prowess
Meet an interesting new reconnaissance vehicle coming to the US ground forces tree: the XM800T light vehicle!
FOX-3: Active Radar Homing Missiles
One of the main features coming to the next major update will be the introduction of medium-range air-to-air missiles with active radar guidance, also known as FOX-3!
Inferno Cannon: PLZ83-130
In this blog, we’ll be telling you about the vehicle reward for the Inferno Cannon event that’s just started today. Meet the Chinese PLZ83-130 tank destroyer!
Battle Pass Vehicles: Kungstiger
Today we’re showing you the main reward for the new season of the upcoming Battle Pass, which we’ve suitably named Northern King! Meet the famous King Tiger that was obtained by Sweden: an amazing tank with an amazing fate!
Battle Pass Vehicles: P-51C-11-NT Mustang (China)
The Mustang is a legendary American propeller fighter aircraft, and the one we’re presenting today was in service with the Chinese Air Force. It’s going to be the aircraft reward for the upcoming Battle Pass season!
Battle Pass Vehicles: USS Flagstaff
Welcome to the naval reward for the upcoming Battle Pass season: USS Flagstaff. This is an amazing hydrofoil with a turret from the M551 Sheridan tank!
RN Bolzano: The Last Stand
RN Bolzano was the last and most advanced heavy cruiser built for the Regia Marina before the outbreak of WWII. Combining aspects of both the Trento and Zara-class which precede it, this heavy cruiser has now bolstered the Italian heavy cruiser lineup in the Alpha Strike major update!
Imperial Flagship: SMS Baden
We’re presenting to you the main reward for the Imperial Flagship event: the German battleship SMS Baden!
AH-1W Super Cobra: The Venomous Marine
The AH-1W Super Cobra is a later development of the twin-engined AH-1 Cobra, optimized for service with the U.S. Marines. This helicopter will soon be available as part of the next major update in two trees!
Squadron Vehicles: F-5E FCU
The Thai F-5E Tiger II jet fighter is going to be a new squadron vehicle that will be added to the Japanese air research tree in the Alpha Strike major update!
M60 120S: The Frankentank
This is the interesting M60 120S, which takes the M1A1 Abrams’ turret and combines it with the M60A1 hull. This vehicle was designed to be exported to countries that wanted a cheaper and upgradable option for a main battle tank.
Alpha Jet A & E: Alpha Strike!
The long awaited Franco-German strike aircraft will soon be available for you to hone your skills on in War Thunder when it arrives in the Alpha Strike major update. Today we’ll be introducing you to this famous European workhorse that has trained generations of pilots!
FV721 Fox: An Opportunistic Predator
Let’s have a look at an interesting addition to Britain’s ground forces tree, which is fully capable of speeding around the battlefield and being a nuisance for the enemy team when it arrives in the next major update: say hello to the FV721 Fox!
Bf 109 C-1: The Caesar Variant
Let’s take a look at one of the lesser known types of Bf 109, the model C! This variant saw one of the lowest production runs of any Bf 109 model, with only around 50 examples of the C variant being produced.