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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[Air Forces] Austria, the Pioneers of Aerial Bombing

27 Ağustos 2014

The first nation to recognize the potential of military air power was Austria. The first aerial bombing in history took place during the siege of Venice in August 1849. The Austrians launched unmanned balloons armed with 30 lbs of explosives and time-delay fuzes on the city. Wind turned out to be a difficult ally, and the attempted bombing was mostly ineffective, but the city surrendered just a few days after the operation.

The Austro-Hungarian Empire had an air force up and running as early as August 1893 in the form of the Military Aeronautical Institute, which focused on the military applications of balloons. During the following two decades, Austria-Hungary moved to airships and eventually fixed-wing aircraft, and as one of the major powers in WWI, their air force was significant. Mostly operating German aircraft, the Imperial and Royal Aviation Troops produced many successful aces from several nation states such as Godwin von Brumowski, Julius Arigi, and Benno Fiala von Fernbrugg.

Austria-Hungary fought on the losing side of the war, and the empire was disbanded in 1918. Similar to the peace terms on Germany, Austria was also banned from operating military aircraft. Also similarly to the Germans, Austria later began building an air force in secret. By 1933, Austria was buying fighters from Italy with CR.20s and CR.32s forming the backbone of the air force. In 1936, the red Austrian Air Force roundel with a white triangle pointing downwards was introduced.

In March 1938, Austria was anschlussed into the Third Reich. The annexation meant that the Austrian Air Force was integrated into the Luftwaffe. Many Austrians at the time considered themselves German, and they were also treated as equals by the Germans, though they might have sometimes found the Austrian accent amusing.

Not all Austrians were happy with the Anschluss. A couple joined the RAF to fight the Germans in WWII. Probably the most notable Austrian to fly for the RAF was Manfred Beckett Czernin, who scored 13 confirmed victories during the Battle of Britain with the Hawker Hurricane. Later in the war, the multilingual Czernin was parachuted twice behind enemy lines for special operations in Northern Italy.

Of course, Austria also produced large numbers of aces for the Luftwaffe, such as Walter Nowotny and Maximillian Stotz, but one of the most interesting stories belongs to Hermann Buchner. Assigned to a ground attack unit, Buchner flew Bf 109 E-7s and Fw 190 A/Fs armed with bombs on the Eastern Front. He was very successful as a bomber pilot, claiming a total of 46 tank kills. However, the fighter-bombers often had to protect themselves from enemy fighters, and Buchner claimed 46 aerial victories in the east. Buchner’s record with the Fw 190 was so impressive, that he was offered a transfer to a unit with brand new D-9s.

He decided to move to a Me 262 unit instead, though he had never heard of either aircraft before. During his first jet mission on November 26th 1944, he shot down a P-38 Lightning, and went on to score a total of 12 victories with the Schwalbe. Buchner survived the war, and later joined the reformed Austrian Air Force in 1955, his experience proving valuable with the first Austrian jet, the DH.115 Vampire Trainer.

After the Allied occupation of Austria ended in 1955, the newly established Air Force initially flew a mishmash of aircraft until the acquisition of J 29 Tunnans from Sweden. The neutral Austrians were content with Swedish designs, eventually also buying Saab 105s and J 35 Drakens. The current fighter of choice for the Austrian Air Force is the Eurofighter Typhoon.

Juho “Rautaa” Maijala

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[Historical] Flying by Bushido: The Birthday of Saburo Sakai

26 Ağustos 2014

Saburo Sakai was born August 26th 1916 in the farming village of Nishiyoka in the Saga prefecture on Kyushu island, Japan. Sakai came from a family descended from Samurai, Japan's ancient warrior class. He was taught to live by the code of Bushido, which he defined in his book, ''Samurai!'' published in 1957 by E. P. Dutton, as living so as to always be prepared to die for a worthy cause, whether it be for the lord you’re serving or for your country.

He grew up on a farm with 6 siblings (3 brothers and 3 sisters). His father died when he was 11, and his uncle, who was the Minister of Communications, adopted him and placed him into a Tokyo High School. However, Sakai had bad grades, and no matter how much he studied, he could not catch up. He was kicked out of the school for bad behaviour and grades after his second year, which brought great shame to not only himself and his family, but also to his entire village. With nowhere else to turn to, Sakai enlisted with the Japanese Navy when he was 16 at Sasebo Naval Base.

His early days of training were harder than anything he was faced with before. Aside from the regular physical training and studying that the recruits had to do, they were also subject to intense beatings by the petty officers for any slip that occurred, or for not following orders directly as specified. The beatings sometimes resulted in these young men passing out. However, this toughened them up, and at the 6-month mark none of them dared question any order given, however ridiculous it might have been.

In early 1937, at the rank of Petty Officer Second Class, he applied and was accepted into a pilot training school. Wanting to fix the dishonour of his past life, he studied hard and achieved the best grades in his class Tsuchiura, earning himself a silver watch, presented to him by Emperor Hirohito himself. The first combat mission he was assigned to was in the Sino-Japanese war in 1938 and 1939, flying a Mitsubishi A5M, in which he got wounded, and managing to shoot down a Soviet-built DB-3 bomber. However, this did not impede his ability to fight. Later he was selected to fly the Mitsubishi A6M2 Zero fighter in combat over China.

Just moments after the attack on Pearl Harbor, on December 8th, Sakai, as a member of the Tainan Kokutai (Air Group), and one of 45 Zeroes sent there, participated in the attacks on Clark Air Base in the Philippines. In his first ever combat against Americans, he shot down a Curtiss P-40, and also strafed two B-17 bombers at an airfield. On that day, the Tainan Kokutai destroyed 4 planes in the air and 35 on the ground.

During the group’s operations in Guadalcanal, Sakai shot down 3 Grumman F4Fs. He started approaching another group of 4 F4Fs, in hopes of doing the same. However, he soon realized that he had made a mistake. The planes were in fact SBD Dauntless bombers, each with a rear gunner. A shot from one of them hit Sakai in the face, damaging his vision in his right eye and leaving him slightly paralyzed.

Sakai resumed flying air combat, but his bad eyesight got him into trouble. On June 24 1944, he approached 15 planes that he thought were Zeros, but were U.S. Navy Grumman F6F Hellcat fighters. In a high-flying chase that has become legendary, Sakai eluded every single attack from 15 Hellcats for over 20 minutes, returning to base untouched.

There is also the story of his encounter with a civilian DC-3 airplane over the island of Java in the Dutch East Indies. His orders were to shoot down any plane that was in the vicinity of the island. After shooting down an enemy plane, Sakai spotted a large black civilian aircraft coming towards him. Thinking that it might be holding important people, he signaled to the pilot to follow him. After he refused, Sakai came to a wing’s distance of the plane. Inside it, he saw it jam-packed with terrified people, all waving their hands. He also saw a blonde woman with a small daughter, who reminded him of his old high school teacher by the name of Mrs. Martin, who was always good and kind to him. Recalling those past memories, he decided that sparing the lives of these civilians was more honorable than killing them all just because he was ordered to do so.

Saburo Sakai was indeed an ace, downing 64 Allied aircraft, and most of all, never losing a wingman in over 200 missions. He experienced injuries, but always brought his aircraft home. After WWII, Sakai’s writings described the cruel reality of war and combat. Starting from his book "Samurai", he kept writing and lecturing on leadership based on his experience. After the war, he returned home and became a Buddhist monk. From the scorching summer day, the last time he would ever enter his Zero, to the day he died, he claimed to have never killed any living thing, not even a mosquito. He became friends with many American pilots and war veterans, and even with the person who shot him in the face.

Saburo Sakai died on September 22, 2000, aged 84.

Sergej "NuclearFoot" Hrustic

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"War Thunder extremely easy to slip into"
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"Most Historically Educational Way to Destroy Planes"

"With fun, exciting combat combined with plenty of customization and room for personal skill, this game is sure to be a fan favorite."

Oyun Açıklaması

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

PC Sistem Gereksinimleri

    • 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
    • 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

Mac Sistem Gereksinimleri

    • 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
    • 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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60 dolar olması gerekirken yanlışlıkla bedavaya çıkarılan oyun. [BETA]

Yeni başlayanlara Almanya önerilmez. İlk tercih İngiltere veya Rusya olmalıdır.

3 adet gerçekçilik seviyesi vardır.

Arcade - Shooter oyunlarına benzemektedir. Gerizekalılar bile rahatlıkla oynayabilir. (Mouse Klavye)
Realistic - Ustalaştıktan sonra denenmelidir. Gerizekalılara önerilmez. (Mouse Klavye)
Simulator - Usta pilotların tercihi gerçeğine yakın fizikler ve yalnızca kokpit kamerası. Gerize. neyse. (Joystick)

Uçakları 3 ana gruba ayırabiliriz.

Fighter: Yani savaşçı sınıf. Bunlar it dalaşı uçaklarıdır. Düşman uçaklarını vurmak isteyenler fighter sınıfını tercih ederler. (Örnek: BF 109 serisi Almanya, Lag-La serisi Rusya, F serisi Amerika, AxMx serisi Japonya, Spitfire serisi İngiltere)

Attacker: Asıl amaçları yer hedefleridir ve atış güçleri oldukça yüksektir. Fighterlara göre daha güçlü zırhları vardır. Manevra ve hız konusunda çok iyi olmasalarda yeri geldiğinde it dalaşına girebilecek kapasitededirler.
Attacker tipi uçaklara IL-2'yi (Rusya) örnek olarak gösterebiliriz.

Bomber: Benim uçak vurmayla işim olmaz diyenlerin tercihi. Yüksekten yüksekten uçup bilmem kaç ton bombasını gariban yer ünitelerinin üstüne bırakmak isteyenler bomber tipi uçaklarla oynamaktadırlar. Sağlam zırhları vardır ve düşürülmesi diğer tipteki uçaklara göre zordur. Hava hedeflerini ancak uçağın bazı kısımlarına yerleştirilmiş makineli tüfekler ile vurabilir. (oyuncu tarafından kullanılabilir.)

Uçakları 3 ana gruba ayırdık ancak bu toplam 3 tip uçak var demek değil.
Oyunda tahminimce 100 civarında uçak mevcut (updateler ile yeni uçaklar eklenebiliyor) ve her uçağın karakteristiği farklı.
Bazı uçaklar çok iyi manevra yapabilirken, bazıları okadar iyi manevra yapamaz ancak hızlıdır.
Bazılarıda yüksek atış gücü ve zırha sahiptir ancak hız ve manevra konusunda zayıftır.

Son olarak:
Oyunu oynaması kolay ancak ustalaşması zordur.

Başlangıç olarak oyuna girip kırmızılara saldırmanız yeterli. Dedik ya oynaması kolay.

Ustalaşma kısmı için. Ustalaşmanın sonu yok. En basit örnek, uçağınızı ve rakibin uçağını tanımak ya da taktiksel manevraları bilmek.

Ustalaşmanın sonu gerçektende yok. Hatta bazı deliler var, oyun yapımcılarına mail yoluyla ulaşıp "olm spitfire mk2nin motoru bilmem kaç beygir değilki yanlış yapmışınız lan" diyen. Neyse
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4 inceleme
kayıtlı 211.3 saat
Yeni başlıyacaklar SSCB seçsin pişman olmazlar diğerleri aşırı pişmanlık :)
Oyunda Türk gelmiyor epeydir ekleyin birlikte oynayalım...
Yayınlanma: 25 Temmuz 2014
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33 inceleme
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Çocukluğumdan beri pilot olmak istemişimdir ama büyük ihtimal olamıcam bu yüzden bu oyunu oynamak daha iyi :D Oyun için konuşursam grafikleri , oynanışı ve müzikleri çok güzel. Oyunda Türkçe altyazının hatta üstüne Türkçe dublajın olması ise çok hoş. Ayrıca bu oyunda hiç bi oyunun Tutorial'da öğrenmediğim kadar şey öğrendim. Ayrıca oyun 3 türe ayrılıyor. Arcade , Realistic ve Simulator. Arcade herkezin oyniyabilceği türden oynanması çok ama çok kolay olan bir tür. Realistic türde ise oyunu gerçek uçak özellikleriyle oynuyoruz. Simulator türünde ise uçağı kokpitten kontrol ediyoruz ve fizikler daha gerçekçi oluyor. Ayrıca joystickle oynanıyor galiba. ( Onu bilmiyorum öyle duydum fakat. ) Oyunda ayrıca birtek uçak kontrol etmiyoruz aynı zamanda tankta kontrol ediyoruz. İlerki zamanlarda oyuna oyuncuların kontrol ettiği gemilerde gelicek o zaman ortalık kaos alanına döncek :D Bide bu oyun niye bedava anlamadım normalde 50-60 dolar olması gerekirdi böyle bi oyunun :D Neyse işin kısası oyun acayip sarıyo ve mükemmel kesinlikle oynanması gereken bir oyun War Thunder.
Yayınlanma: 23 Temmuz 2014
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kayıtlı 180.2 saat
Definitely one of the best f2p MMOs out there
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War thunder gerçek bir uçak severler için yapılmış bir oyun 1. dünya savaşından 2.dünya savaşına kadar yapılan uçakları içeriyor ben severek oynuyorum
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