Yak-38 & Yak-38M: Hover Jet
The Yak-38 was a Soviet strike fighter with VTOL capabilities, developed in the early 1970’s by the Yakovlev design bureau for use aboard Kiev-class aircraft carriers. Soon, two of the more widespread variants of this highly interesting aircraft will join the top ranks of the Soviet aviation tree in the next major War Thunder update. “New Power”!
Imperatritsa Mariya: the Empress of the Black Sea
Imperatritsa Mariya was one of the first dreadnought battleships that entered service with the Russian Empire before the outbreak of the First World War. Meet the top ship in the Russian Navy line in the War Thunder "New Power" update!
Celere Sahariano: The Desert Cheetah
The Celere Sahariano was a late war experimental Italian medium tank. Although the war ended before the Celere Sahariano could enter production, it will soon reinforce the lower ranks of the Italian ground forces tree in the upcoming “New Power” War Thunder update!
PTZ-89: Hungry Dragon
The PTZ-89 is a Chinese tank destroyer, developed during the 1980’s in an effort to produce a combat vehicle capable of defeating some of the most common second generation MBT’s at the time. Soon, this deadly marksman will join the top ranks of the Chinese ground forces tree with the release of the upcoming major update "New Power"!
M1128 Stryker MGS
The M1128 Stryker MGS is an American wheeled AFV, developed in the early 2000’s as a bridge gap between existing heavier and lighter combat vehicles. Soon, the highly anticipated Stryker MGS will make its way to the top ranks of the American ground forces tree, arriving in War Thunder as part of the upcoming “New Power” major update!
T-90A: Boris the Bullet Dodger
The T-90A was an upgraded T-72B series tank, with significantly improved combat characteristics. You've waited for it for a long time - the new top of the Soviet lineup finally arrives in War Thunder!
USS North Dakota: Dreadnought of the New World
USS North Dakota is the second of two American Delaware-class battleships, built by the US Navy in the late 1900s as a response to the appearance of dreadnought-type battleships. Arriving with the release of the next major update, USS North Dakota will become one of the first American battleships available to captains in War Thunder!
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Settsu: Serving Through the Ages
Settsu was the second of two Kawachi-class dreadnoughts built for the Imperial Japanese Navy after the Russo-Japanese War of the early 1900’s. Being the first true dreadnought built by Japan, this formidable warship will also soon become the first battleship to arrive in the ranks of the IJN in War Thunder as part of the next major update “New Power”!
Leopard 2A6: Deadlier than ever
The Leopard 2A6 is a further development of the well-known German main battle tank, combining the superb protection of preceding variants with greater firepower. Soon, tankers will get the chance to command the modern Leopard 2A6 as it becomes the new crowning jewel of the German ground forces tree in the “New Power” War Thunder update!
New AI aircraft carriers
With the release of the War Thunder: ‘New Power’ update, we are adding new types of AI aircraft carriers to the game that serve as naval bases for aircraft.
SMS Westfalen: Into a New Era
SMS Westfalen was one of the first four German dreadnought-type battleships of the Nassau class, built for the Imperial Navy in the late 1900’s. Soon, seasoned captains in War Thunder will have the chance to take the helm of SMS Westfalen as it arrives to the game as one of the first German battleships with the incoming update “New Power”!
Jump Jets arrive in War Thunder: Meet the Harrier
The Hawker Siddeley Harrier was the world’s first operationally successful ground attack aircraft with vertical/short takeoff and landing (V/STOL) capabilities. Developed during the 1960’s, several variants of the Harrier are now on course to also become the first V/STOL aircraft available to pilots in War Thunder as they arrive in the game as part of the ‘New Power’ update!
New hangars
Today we are going to show you the new hangars that will appear in the game with the release of the big War Thunder “New Power” update!
HMS Dreadnought: The Face of a New Generation
HMS Dreadnought was a British battleship from the early 1900’s that revolutionized warship design with its many innovations, setting a standard for a whole generation of warships to come. Soon, this naval legend will be joining the ranks of the British naval tree as one of the first battleships to come to War Thunder as part of the “New Power” major update!
Fleet research changes and the first battleships!
Now ships from the blue-water and coastal fleets will be researched in two different research trees. In addition, a new type of ship will appear in the game - battleships. A “New Power” in War Thunder!
Saab Sk 60B: Instructed to Destroy
Developed as part of a private venture during the early 1960’s, the Saab Sk 60 was a versatile combat jet trainer aircraft currently employed by the Swedish and Austrian air forces. Soon, pilots in War Thunder will have the chance to take control of the nimble Saab Sk 60 upon its arrival at the higher ranks of the Swedish aviation tree in the upcoming update “New Power”!
Т-72АV (TURMS-T): Syrian Guard
The T-72AV (TURMS-T) is a Soviet T-72AV tank modernized for the Syrian army.
New visual effects for aviation
Continuing what’s new in the upcoming Dagor Engine 6.0, that will appear in the game with the release of the War Thunder update “New Power”. Today we would like to talk about the new effects for air battles!


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