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War Thunder

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Developer: Gajin

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'War Thunder' (ALL) Raining Fire Content Update Adds Tuskegee Airmen And More

by Rainier on Sept. 2, 2020 @ 10:32 a.m. PDT

War Thunder is an MMO dedicated to World War II military aviation. You will take part in all of the major combat battles, fighting with real players all over the world. Become a lone hero or lead your squadron to victory — the choice is yours!

In War Thunder, you can take part in major battles on land, in the air, and at sea, fighting with real players from all over the world in a continuously developing environment.

You can feel the unmatched intensity of aerial dogfights in a fighter, the decisive power of commanding a heavy strategic bomber or the heat of battle in a ground attacker, delivering precision strikes against your enemies. Alternatively, you can join the spearhead of armored vehicles, fighting for dominance over the battlefield on the ground: Man a heavy tank with impressive armor and firepower, use the maneuverability of a medium or light tank to your advantage, or support your team by screening the skies with your anti aircraft vehicle - the choice is yours!

In the future, the game will also allow players to ‘set sail’ by commanding a variety of warships in the fight over the control of the world’s oceans, giving the game a truly epic scale.

Master your vehicles through both upgrades and personal experience in an environment that is constantly expanding and rewarding the personal skill of the player. Organize your efforts in one of the countless player squadrons and become an ace pilot or tanker - or both! Our thriving and welcoming community of millions of players is also actively participating in the game’s ongoing development, offering custom content through War Thunder Live, such as skins, missions and even vehicles.

War Thunder has something for everyone. Play cooperative games with your friends on Windows PC, Linux, Mac or PS4 against AI, or squad up for a PvP battle in a difficulty setting matching your play style, ranging from Arcade to Simulator using Mouse and Keyboard, Gamepad or Joystick.

The “Raining Fire” Content Update for War Thunder brings the famous European SEPECAT Jaguar supersonic attack aircraft, the latest versions of the Russian T-72 MBT, the Italian heavy cruiser Zara, and dozens of other carefully recreated military vehicles. 

Military history fans are getting the P-51C fighter plane that was used by the Tuskegee Airmen – the first African American military aviators to serve in the U.S. Army Air Corps (a precursor to the U.S. Air Force), as well as the legendary “Razorback” versions of the P-47 Thunderbolt fighter plane.

The SEPECAT Jaguar was a supersonic attack aircraft jointly developed by the UK and France in the 1960’s. While raining fire on ground forces is its primary function, this machine is capable of defending itself against enemy fighters. The SEPECAT Jaguar is equipped with 30mm. cannons and can be outfitted with guided air-to-air missiles and unguided air-to-ground rockets and bombs. It primarily served with France and Great Britain, most notably distinguishing itself in action during the Gulf War of the 1990’s. Ecuador, Nigeria, and Oman also operated modified versions of the Jaguar, and India still operates the Jaguar to this day.

The Soviet Т-72 was the most-produced tank in the second half of the 20th century. War Thunder players already use the earlier T-72A and T-72B version of this beast. The “Raining Fire” Content Update brings later models: the T-72B (1989) and the T-72B3 that can be further upgraded to the T-72B3 UBH.  New sights, armour, engine, and other modernized components make this tank a dangerous opponent to rival nations and their latest tanks. 

While War Thunder is constantly adding new Cold War era and modern military vehicles, there is always something interesting for World War II history fans.

The “Raining Fire” Content Update brings the P-51C variant of the P-51 Mustang that was used by the Tuskegee Airmen, the first African-American military aviators in the United States Armed Forces. They trained at Tuskegee, Alabama and bravely fought to free Italy and the whole of Europe from nazism during World War II. The Tuskegee Airmen’s aircraft had the distinctive “Red Tails” camouflage that is carefully recreated in War Thunder to acknowledge the plane, its history and the 79th anniversary of the first solo flight of an African-American officer that was performed on September 2, 1941 by CPT Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. There are also a couple more interesting WW2-era planes that American aviation fans have been asking about for a long time. The US P-47D-22 RE and the British Thunderbolt Mk.I. are the earlier models of the Thunderbolt. They distinguish themselves from the familiar later models with their signature ‘Razorback’ design – the original design of the P-47 prior to the introduction of the bubble canopy with the D-25 variant. 

Naval battles fans should also check out the Italian heavy cruiser Zara. Protected by 150 mm of armor plating along the belt and vital components, Zara is at the moment the most heavily armored warship in War Thunder naval battles.

The full list of the new vehicles and other new features is available at the official War Thunder website

Key Features :

  • An entire arsenal at your command - Over 500 highly detailed aircraft, tanks, and other combat vehicles crafted carefully from historical documents and surviving sources.
  • Right into the heat of battle - Intense PvP experiences in full-scale combat missions on various difficulty settings for all play styles and degrees of experience.
  • A single bullet can make a difference - A realistic damage system for aircraft and ground vehicles involving individual component durability instead of an overall health bar.
  • The true free to play experience - Download and play the game for free as much and as long as you like it. Support the ongoing development entirely at your own leisure.
  • Crossing the platform border - Seamless cross-platform gameplay between Windows PC, Linux, Mac and PS4 (more to come) with tens of thousands of players from all over the globe online at the same time.
  • Play together with your friends - Rich PvE content including historical and dynamic campaigns, solo missions, a mission editor and much more for single-player and cooperative gameplay.
  • Challenge the best of the best - Ever expanding tournament and clan battle systems, including ELO-based ranked matches as well as professionally organized events involving hundreds of players.
  • Theatrical beauty - Astonishing graphics, authentic sound effects and beautiful music creating an atmosphere to fully immerse yourself in.
  • Take matters in your own hands - Create custom content for War Thunder and share it on War Thunder Live, with the prospect of earning real money through the Revenue Share Partner System!
  • But wait, there is more! - Ever expanding and evolving environment, offering new and exciting content and features with every regular major update.

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