An evolutionary step in British armour design, it achieved its goals but had serious shortcomings; however it set a design path eventually leading to one of the best tanks ever built.
17 December 2015
Kugisho R2Y(2) - The Empire Strikes Back!
The R2Y2 series is one of the most deadly attack aircraft in the skies of War Thunder, whilst also being among the most beautiful. Boasting an impressive battery of 4 x 30mm cannons and thanks largely to its unique design spanning 3 variants, the Imperial Japanese Navy’s Kugisho R2Y2 is favorite among many pilots.
11 December 2015
A very Soviet Reserve: BT-5 Light Tank
The Быстроходный танк 5, or BT-5 was the Allies most important tank, not for what it did but from where it came from and how it influenced the future of armored warfare.
8 December 2015
As fast as deadly: The M18 Hellcat
The M18 Hellcat is an important element of the unique and powerful line of American tank destroyers. Due to its unconventional design, it plays quite different from e.g. a German or Soviet vehicle - which isn't necessarily a bad thing!
4 December 2015
Ace of the Month - December - Captain David McCampbell
Participating in combat operations primarily in the Pacific theater of World War II, David McCampbell was to become one of the best scoring Allied fighter aces and the highest scoring ace in the history of the US Navy.
1 December 2015
The Blenheim Mk.IV, a reliable British classic
The first bomber in the UK tree with a BR of 2.0 is a solid performer, sure to be fun and profitable. Besides that, it also features an amazing history!
26 November 2015
USSR's most produced: The Yak-9
Today we will be examining the Soviet Yak-9 aircraft and its modifications, which was the fighter with the greatest production run in the Soviet Air Force during the Second World War.
18 November 2015
Ki-84 Ko, the Japanese Tempest
The Nakajima Ki-84 ko Hayate is a Japanese Rank IV fighter with a BR of 4.3. In the Japanese technological tree, it also starts the Ki-84 line-up, followed by higher tiered Ki-84 hei and Ki-84 otsu.
17 November 2015
DB-7 / Havoc (A-20)
Known by many names, this American bomber was used on all fronts around the world, even by both sides. Initially passed over by the American air force and never receiving much fame for its actions, the Douglas Bomber 7 (DB-7) family was still one of the most important combat aircraft of the war.
9 November 2015
Ace of the Month - November - Major General Peter Pokryshev
Born on August 24th 1914, Peter Pokryshev was raised in a peasant family in the village of Golaya Pristan, in the Kherson region of modern day Ukraine.
4 November 2015
Vehicle Profile - Pz.Kpfw. 35(t)
In War Thunder, the Pz.Kpfw. 35(t) is a German reserve light tank with the BR value of 1.0, and a first tank of the "Czechoslovak“ tank branch of the German tech tree. It can very well be described as a jack of all trades.
26 October 2015
US Medium Tanks
The U.S. line of medium tanks consist of some of the most iconic ground vehicles known to the world, with many from World War Two to the Korean and Vietnam war conflicts.
22 October 2015
Vehicle Profile: Bf 109 E-1
The Bf 109 E-1 was the first of the famous Emil series of Messerschmitt’s legendary fighter aircraft. Representing a major development in the Bf 109 family, the “Emil” would be the variant that bore the brunt of fighting during the opening stages of the Second World War and earned its fame during the Battle of Britain in 1940.
14 October 2015
BMW 801 Engine
Compared with contemporary radial engines, the BMW 801 was not particularly remarkable in power output. Instead it was the synergy of a holistic design in the engine that produced an exceptionally excellent machine, conceived by some of the best engineers in the world.