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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[Historical] The Royal Norwegian Air Force

23 července 2014

The Royal Norwegian Air Force (abbreviated to RNoAF, and in Norwegian, ‘Luftforsvaret’) is Norway’s active air force, formed after the unification of the Army Air Force and the Naval Air Service in 1944, both of which had been in existence since 1915. During the 1930s, when war seemed imminent, Norway felt they needed to modernize their army. They imported several Gloster Gladiators and Heinkel He 115s during the pre-war years, as well as a number of planes from the United States, prior to the German invasion of Norway.

Unfortunately, the offensive ended abruptly in German victory, with the Norwegian army defeated. However, the few Gladiators that Norway had claimed over 10 German planes shot down. While the RNoAF had several Curtiss P-36 Hawks at their disposal, none of them were combat-ready, and ended up captured by the Germans. Since the Norwegian government had gone into exile, the army, as well as the air force, was dismissed and sent to aid Allied units.

Although defeated, Norway was not yet down and out, and they did not give up. Norwegian and Canadian officials set up a ground and air force training camp for Norwegian soldiers and escaped refugees who wanted to help free their country in Toronto, nicknamed “Little Norway”. The soldiers that finished their training there were sent to support British armies, while the pilots were enlisted into the RAF forming two Norwegian Spitfire squadrons, the No. 331 and No. 332.

Little Norway was were some of the Norwegian aces were trained. Svein Heglund was one such ace. His primary profession was as an engineer and military officer. However, at the onset of war, he decided to support his country in a more practical way and volunteered for the RAF. With over 16 confirmed kills, he was Norway’s most accomplished ace, earning him the British Distinguished Service Order and Distinguished Flying Cross, as well as the War Cross with two Swords.

Other honorable mentions include Helner Gustav Einer Grundt Spang, Martin Yngvar Gran, Marius Eriksen Jr. and Werner Christie, each of them attaining 10-12 kills as well as earning a War Cross.

After the war, Norway’s air force was supplied almost entirely by the British, consisting of aircraft such as the Spitfire IX, Mosquito FB and the de Havilland Vampire. During the 1950s they switched to American-made planes such as the F-84 Thunderjet and the F-86 Sabre.

Today, Norway has a much more modernized air force, consisting mostly of heavily upgraded F-16 fighters, fitted for attack, bombing, and interception roles. as well as several P-3 Orion planes used for surveillance and intelligence, along with other non-combat aircraft. The RNoAF is one of the few countries on constant standby for NATO, and has participated in many NATO operations. Norwegian pilots are trained in USA under the Euro-NATO agreement, but grading is conducted in Norway.

In honor of the Norwegian pilots, we will introduce the Royal Norwegian Air Force roundel with one of the upcoming updates:

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[War Thunder Legends] Panzerkampfwagen 38(t)

23 července 2014

As German armor roared across western Europe in the Blitzkrieg, they were riding in arguably the finest light tank then made. Relatively fast, good armor, good 37mm main gun with co-axial and hull 7.62mm machine gun, an effective 4 man compartment, and reliability the envy of generals. It did have a few design and crew ergonomics shortcomings but compared to other light tanks in 1940 it was an balanced and winning combination. In the Blitzkrieg the Panzer 38(t) accounted for 24% of the Wehrmachts 961 big gun tanks (the majority did not mount heavy cannons), and yet this finely engineered tank was not made in Germany, it was not even a German design!

The story of the 38(t) began in 1935 Czechoslovakia as a replacement for the joint Škoda and Českomoravská Kolben-Daněk (ČKD) “Lehký tank vzor 35”, translated “Light tank model 35” (aka “LT vz 35”, “LT-35”) for the Czechoslovak army. While overall good, the LT-35 had a number of design weaknesses, was complex, and not all that reliable. ČKD moved ahead with a new design that tacked the deficiencies and complexities of the LT-35, resulting in the LT-38. Powered by a Praga Typ TNHPS/II water-cooled, inline 6-cylinder gasoline engine of 125 PS (123.3 hp, 91.9 kW), it propelling it up to 42 km/h, 26.1 mph on-road and about 15 km/h off-road. A distinguishing feature was the 4 large road wheels unusual for the time. Other unique features was the centrally mounted hull MG accessible to both the gunner and driver, who also had a remote trigger. The turret MG had the same mount also so it too could be aimed independently of the cannon, or locked to be coaxial.

Interestingly, even before the 1st July 1938 order by Czechoslovakia for 150 of the new tank ČKD earlier sold scores to the nations of Iran and Peru, but political upheaval conspired to deny Czechoslovakia use of its own creation. On 29th September 1938 the “Munich Dictat” was signed and figuratively overnight Czechoslovakia lost about 40% of its territory. Six months later Nazi Germany occupied the rest of the Czech lands and now independent Slovakia was largely forced to ally with the Nazi’s to survive.

Evaluating their new prizes the Germans found the LT-38 and older LT-35 valuable addition their paltry panzer force and with a few modifications incorporated them; in all the Czechoslovak armor contributed 35% of the heavy cannon tanks used in the Blitzkrieg. The names were changed to Panzerkampfwagen 38(t) and 35(t) respectively, with the “t” derived from German writing of Czechoslovakia, “tschechisch”.

By 1941 the Pz38(t) was completely outclassed as a main battle tank, but its highly reliable and perfectly tuned drive was without equal in any military: “In one documented case a regiment was supplied with tanks driven straight from the factory in 2.5 days instead of the anticipated week, without any mechanical breakdowns”. Maintenance and repairs were also very easy, ideal for the conditions the crews faced. While the tank itself was becoming obsolete, the dependable chassi found new life as the “Marder III” and Jagdpanzer 38(t) “Hetzer” and at least a dozen other variants. Meanwhile the LT-38/Pz38(t) was finding more foreign customers including Sweden, Switzerland, Lithuania, and passed around to axis allies to east.

The greatest legacy of the LT-38/Pz38(t) was not its armor or gun, but a level of operational reliability that kept it on the road decades after the first one rolled out the factory; Peru finally retiring its last LT-38 in 1988.

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Recenze

"War Thunder extremely easy to slip into"
Rock, Paper, Shotgun

"Most Historically Educational Way to Destroy Planes"
GameSpot

"With fun, exciting combat combined with plenty of customization and room for personal skill, this game is sure to be a fan favorite."
http://www.mmorpg.com/gamelist.cfm/game/623/view/reviews/loadReview/266/Gaijin-Strikes-Gold.html

O hře

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

Systémové požadavky (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

Systémové požadavky (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
Užitečné recenze od zákazníků
57 z 67 osob (85%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
12 titulů na účtu
5 recenzí
2.3 hodin celkem
Lepší, než tolik propagované hry od wargamingu... Co dodat.
Přidáno: 22 února 2014
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30 z 32 osob (94%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
29 titulů na účtu
1 recenze
69.1 hodin celkem
Užasná hra v které si můžete zajezdit/zalítat s legendárními tanky/letadly z 2sv. války. Narozdíl od protějšku WoT a WoW(Warplanes) hra nemá skoro žádné prototypy. Máte 3 herní režimy Arkáda, Historická a Simulátor, takže hra vyhoví jak nenáročnému hráči tak hardcore pařanovi. Např oproti již zmiňovanému WoT a WoW hra nemá HP (HitPoint) sýstem takže když tanku trefíte motor nemůže dotyčný pohybovat vozidlem/letadlem a když tam budete furt střílet do míst kde není tak mu dáte zásah ale nic mu to neudělá (Narážím tím na to že ve WoTku je třeba weakspot v periskopu do které když střílite tak soupeře zabíjíte to se vám ve War Thunderu nestane)
Hra je úžasná,chytne vás a už nepustí.

+ Možnost hrát za 5 různých národů
+ Není pay2win
+ Dobrá optimalizace letadel
+ Hezká grafiku
+ Jedete si v klidu v tanku po louce a najednou na vás spadne bomba.
+ Česká podpora + český nápisy které si můžete dát na tank/letadlo

- Divný Česko-Anglický dabing (Pouze při Českým nastavením hry)
- OP Německý tanky (Ano jen do mě hráči Němců)
- Narazíte předkem tanku do stromu a schodí vám to pásy a vyřadí motor WTF ? !
- I když je ruský server na 80% najdete ve hře na EU serveru rusy
- Někdy nepochopitelný momenty třeba tefíte letadlo tankem s explozivní municí a poškodíte mu jen olejovou nádrž
- Na dobrý letadla si počkáte pokud nechcete platit za prémium účet

Za mě si hra odnáší krásných 8/10 a myslím si že hra stojí zaz zkoušku, ale myslím si že když hru vyzkoušíte jen tak se od ní neodtrhnete.

Doplňující informace pro hráče WoTka: Nemyslím že ta hra je špatná ale prostě jí něco chybí něco co War Thunder má, takže než mě začnete proklínat tak si obě hry zahrajte a porovnejte.
Přidáno: 2 června 2014
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7 z 8 osob (88%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
84 titulů na účtu
6 recenzí
58.3 hodin celkem
Nejlepší F2P 2WW hra, na kterou jsem doposud narazil. Neuvěřitelná atmosféra jak ve vzduchu, tak na zemi. Po zpřístupnění Ground Forces pro ovšechny hráče zdarma jsem hrou zcela okouzlen a tuším, že u ní vydržím desítky, né-li stovky hodin.
Reálné modely letadel, tanků, možnosti customizace vašich "miláčků", dobrá komunita (když pominu ty děti z WoT a WoW, které jsou tam jen proto, aby vás s*aly...), vcelku podařený balanc (co se GF týče, tam je to zatím vcelku nedořešené, němci jsou tak trochu OP), systém upgradů, možnost vytvořit vlastní squadu a pozvat do ní přátele, se kterými lze poté ve hře hrát a kooperovat atd.
Grafická stránky hry je rovněž na velmi vysoké úrovni (zpracována opravdu do sebemenších detailů, od vegetace až po velikost map). Hru lze také hrát s Oculus Riftem (v kokpitu to pak musí být něco úžasného). Pokud máte počítač jako já, z roku 2006, nemusíte se bát, u letadel si můžete dovolit dokonce střední detaily, v tancích se pak připravte na nízké, popř. nejnižší detaily, to je však zatím způsobeno nepříliš dobrou optimalizací.
Co se prémiového obsahu týče, nemám s ním problém, valnou většinu potřebných věcí lze pořídit za "lvy" (herní měna), pokud si pak chcete vyzkoušet prémiový obsah (tanky, letadla, vzhledy apod.), je nutné za tento obsah zaplatit reálnými penězi.
Můj celkový dojem, jak už jsem se zmínil na začátku, je takový, že hra se sune kupředu rychlým a kvalitním tempem, ještě lodě a máme tu F2P hru desetiletí.

Mé závěrečné ohodnocení: 9.5/10 - hra se potýká pouze s malými nedostatky, jako jsou menší bugy (open beta bety verze (YO DAWG), já vím)), místy špatná a neschopná komunita hráčů apod. Hru tedy jednoznačně doporučuji, připravte se však na stahování 10 GB dat.
Přidáno: 18 května 2014
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9 z 13 osob (69%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
478 titulů na účtu
61 recenzí
411.0 hodin celkem
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Přidáno: 18 dubna 2014
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5 z 6 osob (83%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
90 titulů na účtu
1 recenze
75.3 hodin celkem
Very Good!!
Přidáno: 5 února 2014
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