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Dreams Come True — TOG II: The Old Gang’s Land Battleship
The TOG II is a British experimental superheavy tank developed at the start of WWII in anticipation of a repeat of battlefield conditions as witnessed during WWI, however never saw production or service. This iconic British ironclad will undergo its trial by fire as it arrives to War Thunder as part of the game’s 11th Anniversary in the “Dreams Come True” event!
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  • 8 November 2023
New Features & Mechanics In Kings of Battle!
While you’re waiting for the Kings of Battle major update to install, we’re going to be talking about some of the new features and mechanics that have arrived alongside this update that you might have missed. Let’s take a look!
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  • 31 October 2023
RN Conte di Cavour: A Challenge For The Bravest
This new top Italian Battleship, the RN Conte di Cavour, will join the ranks of the mightiest ships within the Bluewater fleet. Meet one of the most interesting ships in the “Kings of Battle” major update!
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  • 30 October 2023
MH-60L Black Hawk: Air Cavalry!
The Black Hawk is an American utility helicopter developed as the successor to the prolific UH-1 Huey. Arriving to the game in the upcoming War Thunder update in one of its later modifications, the MH-60L expands upon the strengths of its predecessor and will soon reinforce the American helicopter trees!
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  • 27 October 2023
JH-7A: The Flying Leopard!
The Chinese aviation research tree will receive the outstanding JH-7A jet-bomber, which features advanced avionics and excellent ordnance capabilities, enough to strike fear into any enemy it encounters!
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  • 26 October 2023
F-111A Aardvark: The Ultimate Bomber!
An incredible jet strike-aircraft with the largest payload weight in the game arrives in War Thunder as part of the “Kings of Battle” major update!
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  • 26 October 2023
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