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War Thunder: Black Friday & Thanksgiving
From November 24th 15:00 GMT till November 28th 09:00 GMT
"Take advantage of special Black Friday"
You can buy a really black bundle with a great discount this year's Black Friday! The final price of each bundle will depend on whether you already have some of the packs or not. Be sure to login to the store to see your individual price!
Seize your chance to get a big Naval bundle with a 30% discount! If you have already pre-ordered one of the naval packs or both of them - their prices will also be deducted from the final cost of the bundle! Note! It is your unique opportunity to get the new pack with the German S-204 Lang torpedo boat with a discount!
Note! With the start of pre-beta testing of naval battles 3D-decorators and decals were granted to all those who have pre-orders. From today there are only ordinary naval packs with no bonuses in the store.
Upon purchase, you will receive the included vehicles and Premium Account time from packs that weren’t deducted from the bundle price. Note - owning a vehicle from one of the packs alone will not be counted towards the price reduction. You have to own the whole pack as described. You can check this in your purchase history.
You can also get a premium US fighter Northrop P-61A-1 "Black Widow" with a 50% discount!
The aircraft can be found in the game in the premium section of US aviation tech tree. The price for it with a discount is 1250 Golden Eagles! The offer is available from November 25th 10:00 GMT till November 28th 09:00 GMT.
The offer is valid for PC, Mac and Linux users only. For PS4 users with PS Plus subscription there is a 30% discount for separate naval packs from November 23rd till December the 1st.
Thanksgiving Day is a holiday celebrated by many countries and cultures throughout the world as a way to give give thanks for a good harvest in Fall.
Officers of the 77Th Bomb Group and the 54Th Fighter Group celebrating Thanksgiving with a dinner
In North America it was originally celebrated by Spanish settlers in the South of what would become the United States based upon European traditions at the end of harvest time. The traditional feast we associate with Thanksgiving began in Canada and the US. Canadian Thanksgiving takes place a month earlier than in the US as winter in Canada comes earlier than its southern neighbor giving the region an earlier crop harvest.
The United States up until the end of the Civil War had no fixed date for the holiday. For over 100 years it was celebrated at different times in virtually every colony or state. For 40 years American Author Sarah Hale wrote letters and published articles lobbying for a National Holiday. In 1863 Abraham Lincoln authorized the first National Thanksgiving in order to promote unity between the people of the North and South. However due to War and the subsequent period of reconstruction it would not be observed as such until the late 1870s with a formal date established in 1941.
Today Thanksgiving is not generally celebrated by large community meals as it was 150-200 years ago and is more recognized as a symbol of families coming together and giving thanks for another year together, their health, and the fruits of their labor. On behalf of the Staff and Developers at War Thunder we would like to give thanks for another year of incredible growth not only for the game but for our amazing player community as well. Whether you are with family, friends, or hanging out with your squaddies and playing War Thunder today. We wish you a sincerely Happy Thanksgiving, and look forward to another year together and the blessings that may come.
The new Shygys upgrade package for T-72 main battle tank from Aselsan and Kazakhstan.The Turkish Company Aselsan in collaboration with Kazakh Defense Company presents the modernization kit "SHYGYS" for old soviet-made main battle tank T-72. This upgrade improves all three areas of main battle tank performance: firepower, mobility and protection. Soviet-made T-72 with Shygys upgrade package at KADEX 2016, Kazakhstan Defense Exhibition in Astana. With an additional weight of only 1,000 kg, the upgraded T-72 has new powerpack developing 840 hp, new day/night capacities for the gunner with new thermal imaging and optic channels. The tanks is also fitted with ballistic computer which increase the effective firing range from 1,800 to 2,500m. The front and the top of the turret is protected with a new armour kit to provide protection against the new threats of modern anti-tank guided missile. Each side of the hull is also fitted with new armour including wire cage armour at the rear. A…
A combination of heavy half-track and 88 mm Flak cannon? Does that sound odd?Not if German engineering has anything to do with it! Let us introduce, the 8.8cm Flak 37 (Sf.) auf s. Zgkw. 18tThe Sd.Kfz.9 was the heaviest German half-tracked vehicle operated during the Second World War. Designed initially as heavy tractor for heavy artillery and as a recovery vehicle capable of towing tanks from critical situations. The first prototype was conceived in 1936. The vehicle was primarily designed to be an engineering machine, however it was during the Second World War that the Sd.Kfz. 9 was employed as a platform for artillery. The vehicle became a mobile Anti-Aircraft Artillery and Tank Destroyer capable of mounting several configurations of weaponry. The most dangerous of which, was that version that mounted the infamous 88mm Flak Cannon. In War Thunder players will be able to operate the 8.8cm Flak 37 (Sf.) auf s. Zgkw. 18 ton tractor mounted with an 88 mm Flak 37 cannon. This version is co…
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