We’re happy to present to our players the first South African armoured vehicles as a separate branch of the British tech tree. Meet the Olifant Mk1A, a heavily modified South African variant of the Centurion Mk3 and Mk5 main battle tank, developed in the late ‘70s as a means to modernize the fleet of Centurion tanks in South African service.
SMS Kaiser was the lead ship of the Imperial German dreadnought battleship class, built in the years leading up to the outbreak of WWI. Soon, this Great War naval veteran will once again be joining the ranks of the German navy as it arrives in War Thunder naval battles as part of the next major update “Ixwa Strike” coming to the game!
The M3A3 was a late modification of the legendary American Bradley fighting vehicle, developed in the late 1990’s based on the experiences gained from the Gulf War. Soon, seasoned American tankers will have the chance to command this upgraded Bradley modification, coming as part of the next major War Thunder update!
HMS Blackpool was a British Type 12 frigate, also known as the Whitby-class, built for the Royal Navy at the dawn of the Cold War. Incorporating many of the lessons learned from WWII, this state-of-the-art early Cold War frigate will soon be joining the ranks of the Royal Navy in War Thunder, arriving as part of the next major update!
The ZTZ99 is a Chinese third generation main battle tank, developed during the late 1980s as a replacement for older MBTs in service at the time. The highly advanced ZTZ99 has arrived in War Thunder reinforcing the top rank of the Chinese ground forces tree in the “Hot Tracks” major update!
The Sd.Kfz. 251/21 was a late war modification of the renowned German WWII-era halftrack. Tankers in War Thunder will soon have the chance to obtain the Sd.Kfz. 251/21 as it arrives in the German SPAAG branch with the next major update “Hot Tracks!”.
The F-84F Thunderstreak is a further development of the preceding Thunderjet, introduced in the early 1950’s. Strongly resembling its predecessor, the F-84F offers improved performance to a somewhat familiar airframe and will await all pilots in the upcoming War Thunder “Hot Tracks” Update!
Pola was the last ship of the Zara-class of Italian heavy cruisers to be constructed, intended to serve as the class’ flagship. Soon, this well-known veteran of the Regia Marina will join the ranks of the Italian blue water fleet in War Thunder, docking in player ports with the release of “Hot Tracks”, the next major update!
We continue to improve the visuals in War Thunder. In the upcoming update, we are going to introduce new effects for ground vehicles - new muzzle flashes, physically accurate tank tracks, and GPU objects in ground locations.
The ST-A3 is a prototype of the Japanese Type 61 medium tank, differing from the production version mainly by possessing an automated gun loading system. Soon, this very unique and much anticipated vehicle is arriving to the Japanese ground forces tree, awaiting all tank commanders in the next major War Thunder update!