11 maart 2014
German aircraft participate in large-scale battles in locations within War Thunder. A great choice of fighters, attackers and bombers provides entertaining gameplay in all three game modes. The German tree in War Thunder offers some of the most broad-ranging choices of weaponry, tactics and fighting style.
From March 11th 15:00 GMT to March 12th 15:00 GMT
x4 RP gain bonus for the first victory for Germany and 30% discount for RP conversion for Germany!
Pilots! We would like to present the third video of “War Thunder Nations” series.
The Luftwaffe was the aerial warfare branch of the German Wehrmacht during World War II. After the end of World War I Germany, under the terms of the Treaty of Versailles, was prohibited from having an air force. That didn’t stop the Germans from secretly training pilots under the cover of the German Air Sports Association (German: Deutscher Luftsportverband (DLV)) and the Central Commercial Pilots School (German: Zentrale der Verkehrs Fliegerschule (ZVF)).
These pilots were trained first in the Soviet Union in late 1920’s and then in Germany in the early 1930’s, so in reality, regardless of the treaties, Germany never lacked highly qualified pilots, which was one of main strengths that would make the Luftwaffe such a formidable air force in the early years of World War II.
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10 maart 2014
From March 10th 15:00 GMT to March 11th 15:00 GMT
Requirements to unlock camouflages for Spitfire F.Mk.IX and Spitfire LF.Mk.IX are reduced by 50%
Camouflages price for Spitfire F.Mk.IX and Spitfire LF.Mk.IX are reduced by 50%
Born on March 9th 1915 at Barrow-upon-Soar, James Edgar Johnson was educated at Loughborough School. At the age of 17 Johnson bought his first shotgun and took to hunting rabbits for extra income. With regular practice Johnson’s marksmanship and deflection shooting skills rapidly improved, setting the foundations for the skillset he would soon require in war. He graduated from Nottingham University in 1937 as a Civil Engineer and tried to join the Auxiliary Air Force and the RAF Volunteer Reserve: he was rejected from both. He was, however, accepted into the ranks of the Territorial Army but with war on the horizon he was finally accepted for pilot training in the RAFVR in 1939.
Excelling during his Basic Flying Training, Johnson was selected for single seat fighters and in summer 1940 trained on the Miles Master and Supermarine Spitfire at Hawarden airfield. Despite a pre-war rugby injury to his collarbone causing him difficulties whilst flying, Johnson persevered and was qualified for posting to the front line as a Pilot Officer with No.19 Squadron in August 1940.
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