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World of Warplanes

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Publisher: Wargaming
Developer: Wargaming.net
Release Date: Nov. 13, 2013

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'World of Warplanes' Shows Off Carrier-Based Aircraft - Screens

by Rainier on June 22, 2012 @ 2:35 p.m. PDT

World of Warplanes is the flight combat MMO action game set in the Golden Age of military aviation. The game continues the armored warfare theme marked in the World of Tanks and throws players into a never-ending tussle for air dominance.

World of Warplanes is the flight combat MMO action game set in the Golden Age of military aviation. The game continues the armored warfare theme marked in the highly-acclaimed World of Tanks and will throw players into a never-ending tussle for air dominance.

Based purely on aircraft setting, World of Warplanes will allow players to build full-scale careers of virtual pilots offering machines of several key eras, staring from 1930's with biplanes and up to Korean War jet fighters that led the way to modern air forces.

The US tech tree features nine iconic carrier-based aircraft from the United States Navy, including the Grumman F2F and Brewster F2A Buffalo, the first biplane fighters with retractable undercarriage, as well as the boldly designed Chance Vought F5U and Vought F7U Cutlass fighters, both of which pioneered the use of turbojet power. Other WWII-famed carrier-based aircraft, such as F4F Wildcat, F4U Corsair and Goodyear F2G "Super" Corsair, offer even more options for players.

"The carrier-based aircraft in World of Warplanes showcases the evolution of North American engineering and the effort to create the ultimate shipboard fighter outfitted for challenging multitask operations over the seas and coastal areas", comments Alex Zezulin, Project Manager for World of Warplanes. "It is a unique and extremely interesting warplane type, sharing many features found in both light and heavy fighters".


With often unique and unorthodox body designs, carrier-based aircraft were also known for their ability to carry a wide variety of armaments, as well as carried a reputation for exceptional ruggedness under the most extreme conditions. They were also, however, highly maneuverable and able to carry an increased fuel load, making them perfect choices for intense dogfights, formidable surface attacks and reconnaissance missions.

World of Warplanes will feature a wide range of warbirds, each of them unique in their effectiveness and behavior. Virtual pilots will choose from three main warplane classes - single-engine light fighters capable of engaging enemies in close dogfights, heavy fighters with their deadly straight attacks, and strafing aircrafts, the fearsome threat for ground targets.

Every plane will feature multiple variations of ammo types, engines, and other crucial modules, and their various combinations will allow to pick the optimal configuration for the most effective behavior in combat.


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