BMP-1 - “Master of Adaptation”
The BMP-1 was the first vehicle of its kind. It was developed by the Soviet Union in the postwar period to fit a new take on existing combat doctrines, modernized for a new age of warfare.
De Havilland Hornet: Deadly Sting!
Developed in the early 1940s to serve as a long range fighter in the Pacific, the de Havilland Hornet was not only one of Britain’s fastest twin-engine heavy fighter ever built, but was also the last aircraft of its kind in service with the RAF, before new state-of-the-art jet-powered aircraft would take its place.
BTR-152A (ZTPU-2): Skeet Shooter
The BTR-152A is a six-wheeled armoured personnel carrier designed in the Soviet Union in the early days of the Cold War. The SPAA modification of this APC provided much needed cover for motorized infantry units against low flying aircraft.
XA-38 Grizzly - Packing a Punch
Capable of out-speeding certain contemporary single-engine aircraft, the outstanding performance of the two Wright R-3350 allows the Grizzly to perform lightning fast strike runs on enemy targets, as well as quickly fall back to friendly lines, should the combat zone become too crowded.
M50 Ontos - Something Out of The Ordinary
Serving primarily with the USMC during the Vietnam War, the M50 Ontos didn’t just earn a formidable reputation for looking scary, but also because of its deadly effectiveness in the precarious jungle environment of the Asian South East.
A “New Era” in War Thunder: Early Details
For us, War Thunder is a bit of a shooting range for 20th century combat vehicles, an opportunity to see machines from various nations and of different designs in one battle. Today we will try to answer the most common questions related to the newest addition - rank 6 ground vehicles!
KPz-70 & MBT-70 - A Warrior of Two Armies
Developed from a need to counter a new weapon from the other side of the Iron Curtain, the MBT-70 and the KPz-70 were the result of a joint effort between engineers from West Germany and the United States that attempted to create a brand new, high-tech MBT design by combining their resources and experience.
M60A1 RISE (P): Explosive Reactive American
After undergoing modernization efforts in the ‘70s to prolong its service life, the upgraded M60A1 (RISE) became the final old school US MBT that would be fielded, before newer, more modern tank designs would make their appearance.
T-64A - The Pioneer of a New Era
Developed in the early 1960s, the T-64 was the first tank in the world to feature composite armour protection and was, in many ways, a revolutionary design that would not only kick off development of the next generation of Soviet tanks, but would also announce the dawn of a new era of tank development.