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16 January 2022
Thunder Show: Perfect Hit!
This is Thunder Show, and we're going to show you the best game moments of the past week. Today we have double frag masters, a blast from the past, one furious torpedo boat and a smoky little cloud in the sky. Let's get started!
On January 14th, 1950, the prototype SI (I-330) aircraft, soon after named the MiG-17, took her maiden flight. Even then the aircraft showed better flight characteristics than its predecessor, the MiG-15bis jet fighter. The MiG-17 was in service with many armed forces and was used in intense combat becoming the principal for Chinese, Polish, and Czechoslovakian licensed copies.
In the early years of aviation, engineers were all about building fixed-wing aircraft with two main wings stacked one above the other. Aircraft of this configuration were called… biplanes. Today this configuration definitely looks dated, but then it was perfect for working around the technical limitations of that era.
In this digest we would like to tell you about our continuing work on improvements and fixes in the game. You can find information about all updates that have been released in War Thunder on the website special section.
In January 1945, the Vistula-Oder offensive by the Soviet army began to liberate the western part of Poland and provide a further advance by troops into German territory. The operation became perhaps the most intensive strategic offensive operation in the history of modern Europe.
Welcome to this week’s best moments on Thunder Show! Today you can expect to see a Hollywood style chase, an explosive and highly efficient anti-torpedo measure, and a whole bunch of bad luck. Let's go!
Winter holidays are a time for rest and celebration… and you can bring this festive spirit to battlefields of War Thunder as well! There are actually many ways you can wish other players a merry Christmas and a happy new year — both on the ground and in the air!
Active aircraft and air defense unit supply from the USSR created significant difficulties for the US Air Forces during the Vietnam War. The appearance in the skies of the latest Soviet MiG-21 fighters was a key factor in launching an active operation to eliminate this threat.