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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
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
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The M109 is an American Cold War era SPH, developed during the early 1950s as a replacement for outdated postwar designs.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
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
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
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
Battle pass vehicles: Breda 90/53
This Italian 90/53 self-propelled gun on a wheeled Breda 52 truck will soon arrive to War Thunder as one of the main prizes in the upcoming Battle pass season “Tropical Storm”!
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  • 19 October 2023
Battle pass vehicles: HMS Gay Archer
The British Gay Archer torpedo boat will appear in the game as one of the top prizes in the new season of the War Thunder Battle Pass, named “Tropical Storm”!
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  • 18 October 2023
Battleships HMS Iron Duke and IJN Yamashiro!
Welcome to two new pre-order packs that contain special pre-order bonuses and the following battleships: HMS Iron Duke for Great Britain and IJN Yamashiro for Japan!
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  • 18 October 2023
Following the Roadmap: We’d like to hear your feedback on our proposed Aircraft Destruction Mechanics & Night Battles design
In today’s article, we’ll be discussing two mechanics that we’d like your feedback on: improved aircraft target hit alerts and night battles. Our proposed designs are not final, as we’re explaining them to you so that we can get your feedback to make adjustments if necessary. Let’s dive into the details!
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  • 17 October 2023
Vickers Mk.11: The Wheeled Behemoth
The Vickers Mk.11 is a prototype wheeled combat vehicle developed by British company Vickers as part of a private venture in response to an Australian requirement in the 1990s, this vehicle will arrive in the game with the next War Thunder update!
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  • 13 October 2023
Tokushu Heiki: Ki-48-II Otsu & Ki-148 Missile
The Ki-48-II is a late modification of the prolific Japanese Ki-48 light bomber, more commonly known under the allied reporting name of "Lily". During the tail end of the war, this aircraft was specifically used as a testbed for an experimental guided missile. Soon you’ll be able to obtain this aircraft along with its unique weaponry by taking part in the upcoming Tokushu Heiki crafting event!
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  • 22 September 2023
Tokushu Heiki: LOSAT
Ever heard of an ATGM that doesn’t use a shaped charge? Well meet the American LOSAT tank destroyer — equipped with guided missiles that feature a kinetic penetrator!
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  • 22 September 2023
Tokushu Heiki: Battlecruiser Kurama
Battlecruiser Kurama, the most advanced Ibuki-class ship, will be the grand naval prize of the upcoming Tokushu Heiki event!
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  • 21 September 2023
Spitfire Cockpits Get A Makeover!
In the “Sons of Attila” major update, several older Spitfire cockpits have been updated. Let’s take a look!
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  • 21 September 2023
Tokushu Heiki: F-100F Super Sabre
The F-100F is a twin-seater version of the well-known Super Sabre jet fighter, developed with a focus on combat training operations. Soon, you’ll be able to obtain this unique aircraft by taking part in the upcoming Tokushu Heiki event!
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  • 20 September 2023
Barak II: Lightning Over The Desert
In the “Sons of Attila” major update, an Israeli modification of the F-16D two-seater fighter jet, lock and loaded to use modern high-precision weapons, will come to the top of the Israeli aircraft research tree as a flagship jet!
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  • 18 September 2023