War Thunder is a next generation MMO combat game dedicated to World War II military aviation, armored vehicles, and fleets. You will take part in all of the major combat battles, fighting with real players all over the world.
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July Ace of the Month - Lt Cdr Richard Halsey Best

2014年7月11日

The Battle of Midway was far from the end of the war in the Pacific, but some historians have cited it as the turning point. The names of the strategists on both sides of the battle are well known, but far less well known is the name of Richard Best. Best’s exploits on June 4th 1942 mark him out as perhaps the single aviator most responsible for changing the fortunes of war in the entire theatre. Tragically for Best, June 4th would also be his last flight.

Richard Halsey Best was born in Bayonne, New Jersey on March 24th 1910. He grew up fascinated by the stories of First World War American aviators, brought home from the violent skies over war torn Europe. Deciding at an early age that he wanted to fly in an era when all US military aviation belonged to the army or navy, Best passed the exams for the United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, and joined the naval service in June 1928 at the age of eighteen. He was commissioned as an officer upon graduation in 1932, and appointed to the ship’s company of the Omaha class light cruiser USS Richmond. After two years of service, Best’s application to transfer to naval aviation was accepted and he began flying training at Pensacola, Florida.

Upon completion of training and being awarded his pilot’s wings in 1935, Best’s first tour was with VF-2B, flying the Grumman F2F fighter from the carrier USS Lexington. In 1938 he returned to Pensacola as an instructor, specialising in Instrument Flying and also the development of torpedo bomber tactics. With the war raging in Europe, Africa and Asia threatening to engulf the United States, Best requested to return to front line operations in June 1940, specifically asking for a tour with a dive bomber squadron as he believed this to be the best way to make a contribution.

Initially appointed as the squadron Operations Officer of Northrop BT-1 equipped VB-6, his success in the role led to his advancement to Executive Officer of the squadron. He first saw action in February 1942, leading strikes against Japanese shipping and land based targets at Taroa and Wake Island. By the summer of 1942, with the US Navy now fully committed to large scale operations in the Pacific theatre, Lieutenant Best was now Commanding Officer of VB-6, now re-equipped with the newer Douglas SBD Dauntless and operating from the carrier USS Enterprise as part of Lt Cdr Wade McClusky’s Enterprise Air Group.

With a Japanese assault force on the way to the strategically vital Midway Island at the beginning of June 1942, Enterprise would soon find herself in the thick of the action. Japanese codes had been broken by US Naval Intelligence, so American forces were well aware of the powerful escort provided by no fewer than four enemy aircraft carriers as they steamed towards the confrontation.

On the fateful morning of June 4th, Enterprise’s Air Group launched to strike the Japanese warships which had been spotted by a Catalina patrol aircraft. With over sixty aircraft launched for the raid, squadrons became separated en route and arrived at different times. Best’s VB-6 were amongst the first to arrive, and he positioned to attack the closest Japanese carrier: the Kaga. Meanwhile the TBD Devestator torpedo bombers from Enterprise and USS Yorktown were attacking at low level. Waves of Japanese fighters smashed into the ranks of the low level torpedo bombers, their attack augmented concentrated AA fire from the carriers and their escorting warships. The Devestators were massacred with 35 of 41 aircraft being shot down, without being able to cause any damage to the Japanese warships. However, this gave the Dauntlesses the time and space they needed to attack with far less opposition.

Due to the confusion of over one hundred aircraft swarming around the flak torn skies, the entire concentration of dive bombers had positioned to attack the Kaga. Best was the only aviator with the situational awareness to realise this and do something about it: he immediately ordered his own section of three Dauntlesses to break off their attack and reposition to dive at the Akagi. With fierce AA tearing up the skies around them, the trio of dive bombers rushed down towards the 37,000 tonne aircraft carrier. Of the three bombs one missed; another was a near miss which damaged Akagi’s rudder. Releasing from 2500 feet, Best’s bomb was directly on target.

Best’s 1000 pound bomb smashed through the carrier’s deck abeam the island and exploded in the hangar, amidst a squadron of fuelled and armed B5N torpedo bombers. The hit doomed Akagi, who blazed furiously from stem to stern and despite the best efforts of her crew to control the damage throughout the night, was scuttled on the morning of June 5th. The carriers Kaga and Soryu had also been critically hit. The fifteen aircraft of VB-6 returned to the Enterprise but most were bearing the scars of significant battle damage.

The day was far from over for VB-6. In the afternoon Best led his squadron up again to strike at that last remaining Japanese carrier: the Hiryu. This time the dive bombers were met in force by defending Zeros. With the Dauntlesses struggling to shake off their attackers and taking accurate fire from AA, they again braved enemy fire to deliver their bombs. Despite a number of the US Navy dive bombers being shot down during the attack, The Hiryu was struck by four 1000 pound bombs. Although there is a significant degree of uncertainty over which pilots are credited with these hits, Best is largely acknowledged as being one of the pilots who delivered his bomb accurately. The Hiryu was the fourth Japanese carrier to be lost at Midway.

Despite returning safely to the Enterprise, tragedy would strike Best. On the morning of June 4th Best had breathed in oxygen from a faulty canister which had created gases which turned to caustic soda. After surviving the two famous strikes on June 4th, Best began to cough up blood. He was transferred to hospital at Pearl Harbor where x-rays showed spots on his lungs. He had developed latent tuberculosis.

Best would never fly again. After 32 months of treatment, Best was retired from the US Navy in 1944. For the next decade he estimated he spent some four years in hospital. After recovering enough to return to work Best found employment with the Douglas Aircraft Company, and then worked in security for the Rand Corporation until he retired in 1975. He passed away on October 28th 2001. His career and his health tragically affected by one aberration, he is still remembered as one of the US Navy’s most successful early war aviators and leaders despite such a short combat career. The US Navy recognised his achievements with a Navy Cross and Distinguished Flying Cross.

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[Event] When Steel crushed Steel: The Battle of Prokhorovka

2014年7月11日

Join the “Prokhorovka battle” event in this weekend!

Take part in the Realistic tanks-only battles on four Eastern front maps. Only the vehicles that were actually used in the Prokhorovka battle are allowed. The mission is available in the “Events” mode until 10:00 GMT July 14th (“Events” button at the top right of the main screen).


Participating vehicles:

T-70, Т-34 1941, Т-34 1942, Su-76M, Su-122, Su-152, KV-1 Zis-5, KV-1E

Pz.Kpfw. III Ausf.L, Pz.Kpfw. III Ausf.M, Pz.Kpfw. III Ausf.N, Pz.Kpfw. IV Ausf.F2, Pz.Kpfw. IV Ausf.G, Pz.Kpfw. IV Ausf.H, Sturmgeschütz III Ausf. F, Pz.Kpfw. VI Ausf.H1 Tiger

The Prokhorovka battle was part of the German ‘Unternehmen Zitadelle’ (Operation Citadel), the last major German offensive on the Eastern Front against the defensive positions of the Soviet troops near the city of Kursk. Many consider the battles of the Citadel operation decisive for the outcome of the war on the Eastern front, with the battle of Prokhorovka being its key episode and the largest tank engagement ever. A mere overgrown village with a few thousand inhabitants was found in the middle of a clash of two colossal forces.
The Germans accumulated the most well-equipped and notorious 1st, 2nd and 3rd SS tank divisions and 3rd Panzer Corps with nearly 600 tanks and tank destroyers at their disposal, including 38 heavy Pz.Kpfw. VI Tigers. The Soviet troops were ready to confront them with a several kilometers deep echeloned defense; the anti-tank guns, ditches and pillboxes were backed up by a massive tank reserve - over 800 tanks and SPGs.

In the early morning of June 12th the Soviet tank divisions launched an attack on German positions, but were stopped by heavy artillery fire and a swift German counterattack. Neither of the sides expected the enemy to have a major tank force in the area. The meeting engagement of hundreds of tanks soon became chaotic, battle formations were crushed in a matter of minutes. German tanks were technically superior, but the Soviet troops had the advantage of air superiority. By 2pm the Germans had to start falling back; by evening the Soviet tanks were 10 to 12 kilometers ahead of their initial positions. The battle was won, but at a terrible cost.

No less than 7000 Soviet soldiers were killed that day, over 300 tanks were destroyed. The German losses were much lower (approximately 800 people killed and 70 fighting vehicles destroyed), but their advancement was stopped. The Wehrmacht troops lost their initiative on this part of the front and eventually in the entire Kursk operation

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"War Thunder extremely easy to slip into"
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"Most Historically Educational Way to Destroy Planes"
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"With fun, exciting combat combined with plenty of customization and room for personal skill, this game is sure to be a fan favorite."
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ゲームについて

War Thunder is a next generation MMO combat game dedicated to World War II military aviation, armored vehicles, and fleets. You will take part in all of the major combat battles, fighting with real players all over the world.

War Thunder offers a highly detailed and personalized aviation experience, giving players access to hundreds models of planes with detailed cockpits, dozens of upgradeable weapons, and flying skills that can be honed and improved with each mission. Thanks to the game’s painstaking attention to detail, you’ll truly feel like a World War II fighter pilot as you plunge into battle.

The genuine World War II experience isn’t limited to the skies. The massive historical battles featured in War Thunder cannot be fought by aviation alone, so the game will also expose players to combat on land and at sea. Currently the game is in open beta stage and full functionality is yet to come.

Features Include


  • Varied PvP-experiences set in full-scale combat missions
  • Multiple settings options allow advanced virtual pilots and beginners to enjoy playing the game together
  • Rich PvE content: dynamic campaigns, solo missions, mission editor, and much more for single-player and cooperative gameplay
  • Impressive diversity includes detailed models of planes and their cockpits, as well as tanks and ships
  • Astonishing graphics, authentic sound effects, and beautiful music

システム要件 (PC)

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP2, Windows Vista SP1, Windows 7, Windows 8
    • Processor: 2,2 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 7XXX series or higher; AMD Radeon 1XXX series or higher
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 8 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7,
    • Processor: dual-core 2,4 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 460 or higher
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 8 GB available space

システム要件 (Mac)

    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.9 Mavericks
    • Processor: Intel Core i7
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD/Nvidia/Intel HD 4000
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 8 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: 10.9.2 Mavericks
    • Processor: Intel Core i7
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD/Nvidia
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 8 GB available space
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男の夢がたくさん詰まってるそんなゲーム

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Very Good. its free a game . (日本語対応)★★★★★★
Очень хороший.(2013年ゲーム賞を受賞)

昔、友達同士で”スターフォックス64”を戦ったのが最初の対戦型3Dフライトゲームでした。
あの時は、4コンだったので負けた人と交代という形でしたが、
今では、インターネットオンラインで多人数対戦が可能になりました。
しかも、課金しなくても無料で遊べます。ドックファイト!
アーケードにすれば簡単なので初心者でも、とっつきやすいと思います。
フライトコントローラあればなおいいですがキーボードでも十分いけます。
ヘビーユーザーはシミュレーターモードもおすすめ。
さすが、ロシアです。

※空軍のみ実装されているが、陸軍はクローズベーター中・海軍は未実装。

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<ゲーム内容解説> 
ゲームモードは、シングルミッション・ダイナミックキャンペーン・COOP・カスタム・マルチ対戦と。おまけにリプレイモードも付いてます。
一試合:10分~30分で、最大16vs16に分かれて戦います。
フレンドと4人まで分隊組んで、マッチできる。
操作難易度は3種類(アーケード・リアルスティック・シミュレーター)
勝利条件は、相手のゲージが無くなれば勝ち。
①敵の地上部隊・海上舞台を破壊
②A・B・C地点を占領or破壊
③敵チームの航空機を破壊
④敵の本拠地を爆撃して破壊

航空機は大きく分けて、
戦闘機(陸上(対地)戦闘機・艦上(海軍)戦闘機・重戦闘機・水上戦闘機・高速戦闘機)
爆撃機(急降下爆撃機・(軽爆撃機・中爆撃機・重爆撃機)・対地攻撃機・雷撃機・飛行艇)

<初心者ガイド>
①まず、最初にランチャーを起動して右上の言語を日本語に選択しましょう。
②アカウント作成しましょう。(アカウントお持ちの方はそのまま使えます)
③国を選びましょう。(どの国を選んでも後で他の国も全部アンロックされます)
④チュートリアル開始しますので、初心者はしっかり覚えましょう。(左上のメニューからチュートリアルを始められます)
⑤最初の画面の下にあるクルー募集を二つまで増やしましょう。
⑥クルー表示の所で能力を上げましょう。
⑦ゲームを始めましょう。平均スコアー1000を取れるようになると、スコアー2000も取れるようになるので楽しくなってくるはずです。

解説動画 ↓
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFY1qhzjsWU&index=2&list=PLnDbkP-VTED63fpW-nbY_qSbXHB2aIe-Z

JP - wiki ↓ (上級テクニック)
http://wikiwiki.jp/warthunder/?%A5%C6%A5%AF%A5%CB%A5%C3%A5%AF

<良い点>
①課金しなくても、他のプレイヤーと同じ土俵で遊べる。
②しかも、無料。
③他のフライトと比べるとカジュアルなので、初心者でも簡単。
④人数が多い。
⑤日本語対応
⑥航空機豊富
⑦武器・刺青をカスタマイズできる。
⑧育成モードがある。
⑨1日1回ボーナスがある。(日本時間9時最新)
⑩マップが豊富


<悪い点>
①IL-2 と Wings of Prey の良い所がなくなっちゃったのが残念。
②育成モードがちょっとめんどくさい。
③ゲームバランスが完璧でない。途中抜けしたプレイヤーのチームは圧倒的に弱く、爆撃しないチームも負ける率が高い。
④アカウント作成必要で、鯖が重くて入れなかったり、分隊に入れない時があったり、落ちたりする。
⑤アーケードがよりカジュアルになったのでヘビーユーザーには物足りない。

<課金について>
①歴代の試作機を使用できる。
②高クラスの新機を早くアンロックができる。
③クローの能力と戦闘機の装備を早く上げることができる。
投稿日: 2014年3月7日
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One of my favorite game of all time.
Cannot wait for the Ground force and Fleet updates.
投稿日: 2014年2月8日
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Wings of PreyやBirds of Steelがこう進化しちゃいましたかって思わず驚いちゃう一品。
WW2コンバットシムゲームだと2014年現在ではこれぐらいちゃんと作られてるゲームは無いんじゃないでしょうか。
って言うとIl2とかAHとかやってる人に怒られそうですけれど、まぁいいんです、オープンβでもここまでやれるんですから。
F2Pの運命である無課金がちょっと大変っていうのは残念ながらあるんですけれどそういうの差し引いても素晴らしいゲームではないかと思います。
Play it now
投稿日: 2014年2月26日
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World of シリーズ(Wargaming.net)の対抗馬、最右翼。コンセプトとしてはWWII前後における陸海空すべての軍をゲーム化しようとするオンラインゲームで、現時点では空軍部分がオープンテスト中。日米英独露の有名な戦闘機から戦爆、爆撃機、水上機まで幅広く収録されていて、WoTライクな技術ツリーで上位機種のアンロックを進めていく仕組み。

 傑作「IL-2 Sturmovik」の系譜を受け継ぐフライトシムであり、最もリアルなモード(フルリアルバトル)では本格フライトシムの趣を十分に楽しめる。その上で秀逸なのは、エスコン並みの取っ付き易い操作モード(アーケードバトル)も搭載し、マウス・キーボードでも手軽に楽しめること。数万人が常にオンラインでプレイしており、サクサクとマッチングされるランダムバトルのおかげで待ち時間を意識させず、ちょっとした時間でも遊べるのがいい。

 また、ダメージモデルにこだわりを感じる。WoT、WoPのようなHP制はとっておらず、非常に細かいモジュール破壊の判定により機体状況が変わっていく。最悪、7.7mm機銃が一発パイロットに命中するだけで墜落することもあるし、非バイタルパートに100発打ち込まれても飛び続けられることもあるなど、空戦のゲームとして非常に説得力がある。

 ただ、アーケードバトルでフライトスティックを用いると、同じモード内でありながら機体挙動が代わり照準が難しくなるので、フライトシマーの皆さんは注意が必要。自分を含め、本格シマーは設定がリアルよりのヒストリカルバトルモード、フルリアルバトルモードに挑戦したいが、こちらはややマッチングに時間がかかる上、リスポーン不可設定であるため実プレイ時間がえらく短くなる場合もある。このあたりは、もう少し融通の効いた設定を用意して欲しいところ(リアル挙動でもリスポーン可なモードなど)。

 βテスト中ということもあり遊びの幅は思ったより狭いが、アーケードバトルでさえエネルギー戦の概念が生きるゲーム性で、また、バイタルパートをしっかり狙うことで少ない弾薬で撃墜が狙えることなど、知識とテクニックを磨く余地は非常に大きい。映像もびっくりするほど美しく、初心者でも上級者でもしっかりとプレイするほどに高い満足を得られる。
投稿日: 2014年1月23日
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