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USS Barker: A Sailor’s Guardian Angel
The USS Barker is one of the American Clemson-class destroyers that will be available to all participants of the naval closed beta testing. Her small size, high speed and deadly armaments allow her to effectively hunt both smaller vessels as well as support larger ships in battle.
Trophies and Rewards in Naval Battles
Unlike air and ground battles, destroying a naval unit requires more effort and time. This feature of naval battles caused us to rework the existing trophy system. The more damage you do to your enemy, the better the reward will be.
Siebelfähre SF 40 Schwere
Conceived as a makeshift landing craft intended to be used for the planned naval invasion of Britain, the Siebelfähre was a modular German transport barge, often equipped with heavy weaponry, tasked with assisting landing troops. Aspiring captains will have the opportunity to command the intimidating Siebelfähre in the upcoming closed beta testing of War Thunder’s naval forces!
LCS (L)(3): Mighty Midget
An American artillery vessel available in the navy closed beta test. Armed with a 76 mm cannon and an excellent set of auto cannons, her dense fire literally chews up small ships and aircraft!
USS Trenton: The Royal Rescuer
USS Trenton is one of the ten American Omaha-class light cruisers constructed during the interwar period and will be among the first light cruisers to set sail under the banner of the U.S. Navy in the upcoming closed testing for War Thunder’s naval battles.
Emden Light Cruiser: For a New War
The Emden light cruiser was the first large military ship built in Germany after World War I. Currently, she is the most powerful German vessel in the War Thunder closed beta fleet test.
Z20 Karl Galster
Some time ago, we presented the Type 1936 class destroyer of the German Kriegsmarine and subsequently added it to the closed testing of War Thunder’s naval forces. Today, we would like to present to you the Z20 Karl Galster, the only survivor of her class that went on to serve even after the war had ended.
USS Cowell (DD-547): Vulture Hunter
The USS Cowell (DD-547) is a Fletcher-class destroyer that served initially under the banner of the U.S. Navy throughout the second half of WW2 and into the 1950s.
The first Light Cruisers in War Thunder
The first two models of light cruisers presented in War Thunder are the British HMS Enterprise, an Emerald-class light cruiser, and the Italian Giussano-class light cruiser Bartolomeo Colleoni.
MS74 Series 2A torpedo boat: Made in Italy
Germany did not share its latest military technology with its Italian allies, so Italy decided to create its very own torpedo boat. And so the famous Motosiluranti motorized torpedo boats were created.
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Soldati Class Destroyer

The Soldati class destroyer was Italy’s most produced destroyer of the Second World War, forming the spearhead of Regia Marina’s destroyer force.

A new stage in Naval battle testing in War Thunder

The fleet is now ready to take part in brand new type of battle. Changes in game mechanics, interface and damage model improvements! Destroyers - get ready for testing!

About the development of Naval Forces in War Thunder

Today we would like to shed some light on the Naval battles development process and to tell you about the problems we have faced and how we have solved them. We would also like to share our plans for the future in Naval development.

Naval Snippets from History : Part 1

A few snippets of the War Thunder naval battles ships history, combat and action during World War two.

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The History of Naval Battles: Part 3

The emergence of Naval technology in the middle 1800’s can trace it’s roots to the War of 1812. It was during this time that War Ships began adapting armor and new cannon technology that would shape the global design of not only newer generation fleets, but how naval warfare would be conducted for the next 200 years.

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The History of Naval Battles Part 2: The Golden Age of Sail

In Historical terms there exists three main periods of technological and political advances - The early period, the Golden Age, and the Modern eras. In a previous article we talked about how Naval Technology shaped the world in times of antiquity. Today we shall focus on the middle period known as the Golden Age of Sail or the Age of Discovery.​

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The history of naval battles - Part 1

With the news of our Naval Forces being brought to War Thunder, we thought our players might like a little background info on how naval warfare began.