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Finnish Air Force Day: A Decal to Celebrate!
The Finnish Air Force is one of the oldest in the world, turning 106. It was formed on March 6th 1918, shortly after Finland declared its independence. Finland’s air force took part in the Finnish Civil War, and the Soviet-Finnish War during World War II. Today, the Finnish Air Force operates more than 150 aircraft, some of which include the American F/A-18 C and D, and the British Hawk Mk.51.
North Holland: A New Location for Ground Battles!
In the Alpha Strike major update, we’ll be introducing the North Holland location for ground battles. Let’s take a closer look!
Sensor vision rendering and new replay capabilities
In our game, we strive to reproduce all of the features of weapons and military vehicles that gives players a new and interesting experience. The more modern technology that comes under a player’s control, the more systems require mastering to effectively use this technology. Guided missiles, radar and other sensors require some knowledge that is not always available through the game. In order to solve this problem, we’ve decided to add the ability to see the operation of sensors and missile weapons using a new sensor vision system.
Zerstörer 45: A New Wind
Meet the Zerstörer 45! This is an experimental German SPAA armed with 30 mm autocannons, capable of inflicting deadly strikes into enemy vehicles, and is coming in the next major update.
IJN Mutsu: Setting New Standards!
Meet the IJN Mutsu, which was the second of two Nagato-class battleships built for the Imperial Japanese Navy in the aftermath of WWI. Being the first battleships to equip 16’’ main guns, Mutsu is sure to redefine battleship standards in War Thunder naval battles!
ZBD-04A: The Unstoppable Scout
Let’s have a look at the ZBD-04A light tank, coming in as one of the most advanced vehicles of this class. Meet an awesome vehicle for War Thunder’s top ranked battles, still currently in service with the People’s Liberation Army of China.
The Shooting Range #396
You are watching The Shooting Range – a weekly show for all tankers, airmen and Captains in War Thunder.
  • 3 March 2024
General playtest of air-to-air missiles with ARH Seekers (FOX-3)
Today, we’d like to tell you about an important milestone that is approaching for War Thunder’s aircraft component — the game wide introduction of Active Radar Homing Missiles, otherwise known as FOX-3. Taking into account the characteristics of this type of weapon and its possible impact on the gameplay in air battles, we’d like to talk to you in detail about our approach to adding these highly advanced missiles into the game. 
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  • 1 March 2024
Thunder Show: ZERO++
Hi! Welcome to Thunder Show and the most insane moments of the past week. The recipe of this episode includes a bit of unexpected agility, a pinch of luck, and a generous amount of confidence. Let’s get started!
  • 1 March 2024
Pre-orders: Type 90B “Fuji” and Merkava Mk.3 Raam Segol
We’re announcing two premiums that are available for pre-order from today: the Type 90B “Fuji” for Japan, and the Merkava Mk.3 Raam Segol for Israel.
Pre-order: F-20A Tigershark
We’re announcing the brand-new premium F-20A Tigershark! Maneuverable, fast, a new powerful engine, and strong stubby wings plus an excellent selection of weapons is exactly the recipe to have some fun and be a real pain for the enemy team.
The Hungarian Aircraft Line is Coming to the Italian Tree!
We’re pleased to announce that the Hungarian aircraft line is going to be added to the Italian aircraft tree in the next major update Alpha Strike, which continues the development of Hungarian vehicles being added to the game. Let’s dive in and take a look!
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  • 29 February 2024
“Alpha Strike” Update trailer
The next major update for War Thunder — “Alpha Strike”!
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  • 29 February 2024
Special
St. David’s Day: The Flag of Wales Temporarily Returns!
Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Hapus (Happy St. David’s Day)!
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  • 29 February 2024
It’s Fixed! №88
We’ve got more to talk about regarding the work on improvements and bug fixes to the game over the past 2 weeks! Let’s take a look at what we’ve been working on.
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  • 29 February 2024
Dassault Etendard: In Service of the Republic
The story of the Étendard began because Marcel Dassault and his technical general director Henri Deplante were unhappy with the decisions of the French Air Command. Dassault Aviation developed the excellent Ouragan and the Mystere for their country, but that didn’t stop officials from also procuring the American F-86 and the F-100. More importantly, in 1950, there wasn’t a single French combat aircraft operating from the sole aircraft carrier of the French Navy. A total domination of American technology!
  • 28 February 2024
Buccaneer S.2B: Swashbuckling Sky Pirate
In this blog we’ll be talking about the most advanced variant of the Buccaneer that will soon be taking to the skies in War Thunder: meet the Buccaneer S.2B! 
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  • 28 February 2024
Pages of History (March): On Wings of War
In this month’s Pages of History, you’ll be at the center of events that took place in different theaters of war. The Pacific Ocean and North Africa, the Mediterranean Sea and the banks of the Rhine: take part in battles with the vehicles corresponding to these historic battles and receive prizes.
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  • 28 February 2024