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War Thunder: Invite a friend - now with even bigger rewards!

Dear Players! War Thunder is all about fighting together with your team for victory. Drawing up a plan and tactics with your friends and seeing them come to fruition is an amazingly rewarding experience in itself - but now, we are going to make sure it's more than rewarding on all levels. Starting today, inviting your friends to join you on the battlefields of War Thunder has never been more... profitable! Every player can generate his own referral link easily, and will receive new rewards as listed below whenever their friend reaches a certain rank for any nation in War Thunder: RankOld RewardsNew Rewards50 000>70 000100

War Thunder: M4A5: Canadian Cadet

Good news for all collectors and anyone who just loves unusual vehicles – very soon, the range of ‘rare’,
but series-produced vehicles in War Thunder will receive a new addition: the M4A5 medium tank!The Canadian RAM Mk.II cruiser tank was received into the US Army with the designation M4A5. The vehicle, with its outstanding external appearance, was developed and based on the American M3 Lee. The M4A5, which is coming to the game, was in series production from 1942 to 1943, and 1899 units were produced within that time. Although this tank never came face to face with the enemy on the battlefield, it was actively used both by the Canadians and the British for training tank crews, it also served as a basis for developing later SPGs and other vehicles of various designs. What makes this vehicle stand out from the crowd apart from its unusual origins? First of all, its looks. The smooth contours of its hull and the special gun mantlet make the tank stand out from other Allied vehicles. The …

Armored Warefare: Developer Digest - Pt.8

Welcome to the eighth issue of the Developer Digest series - find out more about the development of the game straight from the developers themselves!

The Loot Crates seem to be dropping less and less each day, why is that?
We haven't made any tweaks to loot rates since it went live. The system basically runs itself. During the first couple of days the sample size and population base was comparatively low. For example, it's harder to score in the top 10 percent server-wide if the theoretical pool of eligible players is 1000 vs. 100. After the statistical curve has been saturated, scores will average out and you'll end up with more stable "loot brackets". Also, keep in mind that your score modifiers your chance at getting a good loot box. You can't compare your own scores vs. the quality of loot boxes you've received because it's not a 1:1 comparison.
Aren’t the Basilisk map rewards a bit too low?
We will take a look at the rewards for this map.
W…

Armored Warfare: Changes to Collector's Editions

Commanders!
We have carefully evaluated your Collector's Edition feedback and have reached the conclusion that the biggest bundle of the new Collector's Editions - Operation Warlord - is not the best offer we've ever made. We are dedicated to listening to your opinions and to acting upon them, which is why we have decided, effective immediately, to introduce two changes to the bundle.


Operation Warlord
The Operation Warlord Collector's Edition is undergoing the following changes:
Increased the amount of Credits in the bundle from 12,000,000 to 15,000,000Increased the amount of Premium Time in the bundle from 60 days to 90 daysPlease note that the owners of the Operation Warlord Collector's Edition who purchased the bundle before this change will receive the difference (3 million Credits and 30 days of Premium Time) as a compensation today.

XM1 FSED and AMX 10 RCR
Another hotly discussed topic was the bundle-only availability of the XM1 FSED Premium Main Battle Tan…

General: Busy!

Sorry all for the lack of post and information, been a busy couple of weeks.  Unfortunately it not looking to let up anytime soon, so posts will probably come in big waves and not a few each day. -armedbushido

A picture a friend took...

General: Russia's Formidable Tank Army

While the developmental T-14 Armata captures the spotlight, the bulk of Russia’s armored forces consist of upgraded T-72B3 main battle tanks. Other tanks like the T-90 and the legacy T-80U are still relatively rare. Nonetheless, Russia’s current armored force meets Moscow’s requirements even without the Armata—which is both expensive and potentially unneeded. In fact, Russia might get more bang for the buck by addressing the two key weaknesses of its armor—a new gun design and new ammunition. “The Armata is a capable looking platform, however it remains to be seen what the tank variant of it actually looks like—the final version” Michael Kofman, a research scientist specializing in Russian military affairs at CNA Corporation, told The National Interest. “It’s going to field trials. It’s still in development, and, frankly, it will take another two years to see what changes it will go through.” READ MORE

War Thunder: M60A1: Facing the Enemy

Download Wallpaper: 1280x1024 | 1920x1080 | 2560x1440 Meet the new leader of the US medium tank branch - the M60A1.
This tank will be added to the game very soon!In the very first years of the M60’s use, it was determined that the thorough modernization of the base M48A2 model on a tight schedule had led to the creation of a vehicle that was incapable of competently opposing tanks of a potential enemy. The armor protection of the M60’s turret, which had remained practically unchanged relative to the M48, could not withstand a hit from a 100 mm Soviet tank cannon. For this reason, in 1962 the Chrysler company set to work creating a new model of the M60 main battle tank – the M60A1. The primary distinguishing feature of this new vehicle was its use of an improved turret with steeper sloping angles on its frontal parts. At the same time, the armor protection on the frontal projection was increased to 254 mm without the gun mantlet. The turret was equipped with a command cupola that rotated …

Armored Warfare: VEHICLES IN FOCUS: BMP-3M

In the previous installment of the Vehicles in Focus series, we had a look at the BMP-3 armored fighting vehicle. Designed in the 1980s, the BMP-3 was a solid IFV and a successful export product with hundreds sold all around the world. It did have some drawbacks, however. While firepower and mobility were more than satisfactory, the vehicle was not - and still isn’t in its basic variant - very well protected. The front of the armor can withstand 30mm hits at 200 meters or more, but the sides and the rear are not sloped and are rather vulnerable. This data was confirmed by the deployment of the BMP-3 during the First Chechen War, when an unknown number of BMP-3s were lost to enemy fire. Some sources claim that as many as 11 were destroyed during the January 1995 Grozny hospital complex assault, most by ammunition detonation (caused by RPG hits, IEDs and mines). Photographs seem to confirm this theory. The total number of BMP-3s lost is probably around 20-30. The vehicle was especially vul…

Armored Warfare: VEHICLES IN FOCUS: BMP-3

One of the most important things the Soviet army was faced with was the questionable combat value of its BMP-1 and BMP-2 infantry fighting vehicles. Even as the BMP-2 underwent various trials in the late 1970s and entered service in the early 1980s, the Soviets were already considering developing its replacement. They wanted something with improved battlefield survival capabilities and excellent multi-purpose firepower and this project would eventually result in the BMP-3 infantry fighting vehicle. While somewhat lengthy, the development of the BMP-3 (Object 688M) was pretty straightforward. It started in the 1970s at the Kurganmash plant design bureau (OAO CKBM) in Kurgan and continued until the late 1980s. Its roots can be tracked to the Object 685 Light Tank, an experimental amphibious vehicle also designed by CKBM in 1975, under the leadership of A.A.Blagonravov. It was a part of a program to replace the aging PT-76 light tank, but despite its rather advanced design and the excellen…

Armored Warfare: CELEBRATING BELGIAN NATIONAL DAY

The 21st of July marks the beginning of the history of independent Kingdom of Belgium and is celebrated there as Belgian National Day ever since 1890. On the 21st of July 1831, Leopold of Saxe-Cobourg swore allegiance to the Belgian constitution and became the first monarch of Belgium, king Leopold I. Through the almost two centuries that followed, the brave kingdom found itself in the middle of the two largest conflicts of human history - the First and Second World War - and despite the nearly insurmountable challenges set against them, the Belgian armed forces always fought with distinction. BELGIAN NATIONAL DAY BONUSES To celebrate the Belgian National Day, we have prepared several bonuses for you in addition to the still-running events. Belgian Flag decal can be purchased with 90% discount until the end of July 21stDouble Reputation Bonus - enjoy the 100% bonus to Reputation income on July 21st until the end of the day!Belgian Hours - on the 21st of July from 4:30 PM to 9:00 PM PDT fo…

War Thunder: Sturmpanzer IV Brummbär – The High-Calibre Grouch

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We are pleased to present a new German self-propelled gun - the long-awaited Brummbär, coming to hangars in the next major update in War Thunder.The Brummbär (German - "grounchy bear") is a self-propelled gun on a Pz.IV medium tank chassis, created to directly accompany infantry in urban warfare and to destroy fortified structures. The SPG was produced from 1943 to 1945 and took part in battles on both the Eastern and Western fronts. Advancing in battles alongside storm troops, the Brummbär suppressed firing positions and destroyed sniper and machine gun nests with the help of its monstrously powerful gun – the 150 mm Stu.H 43 (L/12) howitzer. The Brummbär’s excellent armour protected it not only from bullets and shrapnel, but also from anti-tank guns – the armoured frontal projection reaches 100 mm in thickness at a reasonable sloped angle. The military classified this tank as a ‘storm tank’ (Sturmpanzer), which is how it r…