120mm naval guns on the chassis of Japanese Chi-Ha tanks were supposed to hit the landing American troops with direct fire. The mobile coastal artillery was to be the last-chance weapon to save Japan from the Allied invasion.
Striking a near perfect balance of mobility, protection and firepower, the Italian Zara-class heavy cruisers are considered to be among the best ships of their class at the time of their construction. Soon, the lead ship of the class - Zara - will reinforce the top rank of the recently introduced Regia Marina in the upcoming War Thunder major update!
The Nanchang Q-5 is a Chinese supersonic jet attacker, developed during the 1960’s on the basis of the Soviet MiG-19 design. Arriving in the game as part of the next major update, the Nanchang Q-5 will expand the Chinese attacker line into the sixth rank and give pilots the chance to fly another unique and versatile top tier aircraft!
The SOMUA SM is a French experimental tank, developed in the immediate postwar years as an alternative to the AMX-50. Despite it being the AMX which ultimately entered service, this won’t stop the SOMUA SM from joining the ranks of the French ground forces tree in the upcoming War Thunder update!
Akebono was a destroyer escort built for the then newly formed JMSDF and was among the first warships domestically produced by Japan after World War II. Soon, captains will have the chance to take command of this unique warship arriving in War Thunder naval forces as part of the upcoming major update!
World War: what’s new in the new season “Road to the West”?
At the beginning of July, a new season of World War mode is coming to War Thunder! We are happy to reveal the details of the improved interface, new game mechanics, and changes to the level of difficulty in the upcoming World War season “Road to the West”!
We continue preparation for the new World War mode season and provide you with information that can help you in advance to prepare the vehicles used in the battles scheduled to start in July! You already know about the scenario “Battle for the Fulda Gap” and now we would like to talk about a real major tank battle that took place in post WW2 history.
Commanders, we are preparing for the new season of World War mode, dedicated to the Cold War period and Arab-Israeli conflicts. This intelligence data on one of the new scenarios will help you to make your squadron and its vehicles ready for the upcoming battles. The operation begins in July!
A deep modernization of the Soviet “veteran”, aimed at increasing the firepower for the combat vehicle. Meet the new squadron vehicle - the BMP-2M Berezhok with new ATGM’s, that can be launched two at a time.
USS Cleveland is an American WWII light cruiser and the lead ship of the most numerous class of light cruisers ever built. Coming soon to War Thunder naval forces, Captains will have the chance to take command of a truly legendary and no less fearsome American warship in upcoming update Starfighters!
The Su-7B was developed as a new type of ground support aircraft, a fighter-bomber. We introduce a new strike aircraft for the USSR, the first jet vehicle in the glorious Sukhoi attack aircraft family!
The Type 93 is a Japanese 1990’s wheeled SAM vehicle, developed for the JGSDF as a modern replacement for conventional gunned SPAA units. Coming soon to War Thunder with update Starfighter, the Type 93 will reinforce the top ranks of the Japanese ground tree and provide lethal anti-air cover for its allies on the ground!
The F-104 Starfighter is a well-known American supersonic jet fighter, developed at the start of the Cold War by the Lockheed company. Soon, pilots in War Thunder will have the chance to fly this truly iconic and unique aircraft as it arrives at the top rank of several nations with the release of the incoming major update "Starfighters"!