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World War scenario: Battle of the Chinese Farm

23.06.2020, 23:59

We continue preparation for the new World War mode season and provide you with information that can help you in advance to prepare the vehicles used in the battles scheduled to start in July! You already know about the scenario “Battle for the Fulda Gap” and now we would like to talk about a real ma... (read more)

Last piston fighters

17.06.2020, 23:59

For quite some time, piston-engined aircraft ruled the skies. By the end of WW2, though, it was clear that piston engines were quickly becoming obsolete, and that there was a new class of apex predators emerging into the wide blue yonder — the jet powered fighter aircraft.Today we’re going to talk a... (read more)

The Thunderstorm Family

11.06.2020, 23:59

Today we’re going to speak about vehicles belonging to the Thunderstorm family — or, to put it simply, about vehicles with names that were inspired by this glorious natural phenomenon. Like the mighty Kugelblitz… the Japanese Raiden… the British Lightning… and many many others.Source: https://warthu... (read more)

Book of Records: The Heavy Ones

03.06.2020, 23:59

About a year ago we made a couple of videos listing the most amazing things found in both Ground and Air Battles. Those Books of Records described the biggest gun… the fastest missile… the highest climb rate… and other cool achievements found in those two game modes.Today we want to do it a bit diff... (read more)

The Dornier Family

27.05.2020, 23:59

In the early 1930s a new generation of aircraft was steadily changing the world of commercial aviation in Europe. There were more and more aircraft that were both light and fast, and boasted efficient airframes and retractable landing gear. Those planes were not only faster than their contemporary m... (read more)

The ZERO Family

20.05.2020, 23:59

In 1937 the brand new A5M fighter was just entering service... but the top brass of the Japanese Navy was already in search for the aircraft that was going to come after the A5M. They wanted a fighter, equipped with cannons, capable of reaching the speed of 500 kph at 4,000 metres… and with all the ... (read more)

Unguided Brits!

11.05.2020, 23:59

We’re pleased to introduce new cool mounted weapons for British aircraft. Mighty rockets suitable for both sinking ships and blowing up tanks!New cool stuff for British pilots - three new extremely powerful rockets to mount on British aircraft. These rockets will be available for RAF aircraft, such ... (read more)

The MS-15: Italian navy coming to War Thunder!

06.05.2020, 23:59

We are happy to reveal that in the upcoming War Thunder major update we plan to introduce the Italian navy to the game! We look forward to introducing these naval beauties and telling you about many of them in our upcoming Devblog articles, so keep an eye on the news!Today we want to present one of ... (read more)

Best gun depression

29.04.2020, 23:59

When it comes to discussing a tank’s capabilities, its gun depression means a lot. Tanks with guns that have a depression of less than -8 or -9 degrees are not really effective on uneven terrain. Tanks with guns that have good depression, on the other hand, perform really well, both on the top of a ... (read more)

Thunder Show: Easy does it!

24.04.2020, 23:59

Hey folks! You are watching Thunder Show - redesigned and redefined!We will no longer limit you and ourselves to strict categories, yeah, we got rid of them! Now we’ll feature only the best videos of the week. You can find our new and simplified terms of participation at the end of this episode.Oh a... (read more)

Best Airmobile Tanks

15.04.2020, 23:59

Air-portable tank destroyers and light tanks are easily recognizable. Their size is a dead giveaway: they are usually exceptionally tiny when compared to their conventional counterparts. It’s no surprise: when you’re designing a vehicle that is supposed to be transported by air, there are very sever... (read more)

Award for record-breakers

08.04.2020, 23:59

Together we can do more! Another milestone in the history of War Thunder has been reached - 121,784 players that were online at the same time!Interesting that this event coincided with the approaching Cosmonautics Day. A day, which is dedicated to the achievement of new, cosmic heights by mankind.Fr... (read more)

New revolutionary War Thunder controller

01.04.2020, 23:59

Now simulation mode on consoles will become as comfortable as arcade modeGaijin Entertainment announces the start of the production of War Thunder Controller – the unique device compatible with all major gaming platforms.Finally console players will get the means to operate all War Thunder vehicles ... (read more)

Easy Anti-Cheat in Arcade tank battles

23.03.2020, 23:59

As you know, EAC has been active for several months in War Thunder in no marker gaming modes alongside our heuristic analysis mechanism. The gathered statistics demonstrates the efficiency of such tandem usage. We are now planning to add the anti-cheat system to other gaming modes.The test launch of... (read more)

Swedish Ground Forces - Become a Tester!

16.03.2020, 23:59

Tankers, with the release of update “Viking Fury” we are beginning the Swedish ground forces CBT!During CBT the possibility of researching and purchasing Swedish vehicles will be limited. Players that achieve a status of tester or purchase packs specific to this CBT will be able to research and purc... (read more)

The Shooting Range #190

08.03.2020, 23:59

You are watching The Shooting Range – a weekly show for all tankers, airmen and Captains in War Thunder.In this episode…Pages of History: different approaches to tank building in Britain and Germany and what came out of themTips & Tricks: a simple HE-round and it's not so simple use...and Metal ... (read more)

Happy International Women’s Day!

06.03.2020, 23:59

From 15:00 GMT on the 6th of March until 07:00 GMT on the 10th of March get a unique decal and decorations for victories in random battles!Each year, many countries around the world celebrate International Women’s Day on the 8th of March.As the cold winter months come to an end and the bright summer... (read more)

Stormartillerivagn m/43

24.02.2020, 23:59

Sav m/43 ground vehicles will be the most common Swedish SPG’s in starting-rank battles. Let’s talk about them in more detail.Stormartillerivagn m/43 (1946), SPG, Sweden, rank IIProsGood dynamicsThe best HEAT rounds at its rankConsHigh profileHistory: In 1942, Sweden began developing a new SPG built... (read more)

The Bane of Tanks

19.02.2020, 23:59

Attack aircraft play a vital role in almost any kind of engagement… and when piloted by an experienced pilot, a strike aircraft is a true paragon of close air support. Everybody likes to blow up tanks, right?Today we’ll be talking about the most fearsome attack aircraft — the ones that have so much ... (read more)

Best Head On Fighters

12.02.2020, 23:59

Different fighter aircraft excel at different things. Some fly at neck-breaking speeds, some are extraordinarily agile, some have a crazy rate of climb and boom and zoom the hell out of their enemies.Then there are fighter aircraft that you should never engage head-on. Fighters with extreme firepowe... (read more)

New authentic decals (06.02-26.02)

06.02.2020, 23:59

Make your vehicle more authentic! We regularly introduce new decals that you can unlock and/or purchase.New decals will become available for unlocking and purchase for a limited time, after this time, they will be replaced with new ones. Players will retain the unlocked decals forever!We have alread... (read more)

High-explosive power

30.01.2020, 23:59

At first glance high explosive rounds aren’t well suited to fight enemy armor. As a general rule they don’t have high penetration rates and often follow a complex trajectory, but even a single HE round hitting that sweet spot can take out even the most formidable of foes and sometimes outshine even ... (read more)

World War: The second season is coming!

21.01.2020, 23:59

Hello, we are preparing to launch the new season of World War mode and it will not be limited to only new scenarios. Now you will be able to fight with only fully researched vehicles, commanders will be rewarded and missions will be more diverse, including through new armies and their game mechanics... (read more)

The Mustang Family

15.01.2020, 23:59

The story of the Mustang family started in 1940. That’s when the British Purchasing Commission approached North American Aviation to build Curtiss P-40 fighters under license. But North American Aviation came with a counter proposal: to develop a completely new aircraft for the RAF… within four mont... (read more)

The best medium tanks

08.01.2020, 23:59

At most ranks medium tanks are the backbone of a team. Those are well-balanced all-rounders, capable of carrying out a wide variety of missions. That’s why today we are going to talk about the most interesting vehicles of the class: the fastest, the deadliest and the toughest!Source: https://warthun... (read more)

Thunder Show: Old vs. New

03.01.2020, 23:59

Hey folks! You are watching Thunder Show - redesigned and redefined. We will no longer limit you and ourselves to strict categories, yeah, we got rid of them! Now we’ll feature only the best videos of the week. You can find our new and simplified terms of participation at the end of this episode. Oh... (read more)

Answers from the developers

23.12.2019, 23:59

Dear players,We have another round of questions and answers for you, with War Thunder producer Vyacheslav Bulannikov!Ground:Could the IPM1 be folded with the M1 Abrams so you don't have to unlock a marginally different tank to get to the M1A1?Maybe in the future.Can you tell us if you are close to a... (read more)

Get ROCCAT mouses and Saab J-29 packs

10.12.2019, 23:59

Participate in the Twitter giveaway! Let us know which Swedish aircraft would you like to see in War Thunder.2019 is fast approaching its end and Christmas is coming soon - it is time to treat our community with the help of our friends over at ROCCAT.Throughout the December there will be 4 giveaways... (read more)

New authentic decals (03.12-20.12)

03.12.2019, 23:59

Make your vehicle more authentic! We regularly introduce new decals that you can unlock and/or purchase.New decals will become available for unlocking and purchase for a limited time, after this time, they will be replaced with new ones. Players will retain the unlocked decals forever!We have alread... (read more)