War Thunder is the most comprehensive free-to-play, cross-platform, MMO military game for Windows, Linux, Mac and PlayStation®4 dedicated to aviation, armoured vehicles, and naval craft from World War II and the Cold War.
Recent Reviews:
Mixed (1,671) - 68% of the 1,671 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Mostly Positive (102,533) - 79% of the 102,533 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Aug 15, 2013

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January 14

[Development] Javelin F.A.W Mk 9 - Delta Defender



In update 1.85 “Supersonic”, we introduced the Gloster Javelin as the first British Rank VI aircraft to enter the skies of War Thunder. Since its introduction, this aircraft has become quite the hot topic of discussion among the community and we wanted to share with you a little more about the history of the aircraft, our research and some insight into our further investigations on the RAF's first Delta-winged all weather fighter.

Firstly, we would like to point out that our information on the performance of the Javelin F.A.W Mk 9, comes from the RAF Javelin F.A.W Mk 9 Pilots Notes, prepared under the direction the Minister of Aviation and issued to Pilots of the Javelin in 1960. As these notes come from official RAF sources and British government departments, we take them as the most accurate and reliable source on the Javelin. We also recently took several research trips to assist with our investigations to IWM Duxford, who house one of the only remaining Javelin F.A.W Mk 9s and the Newark Air Museum who have a F.A.W Mk 8 in their care.



History:

 The Gloster Javelin itself was born from specfiaction F.4/48 as an all weather and night interceptor in direct competition to the De Havilland DH.110, that would develop into the Fleet Air Arm’s De Havilland Sea Vixen. Ultimately the RAF chose the Javelin to fulfil the need of an aircraft that could intercept bombers around the clock. It's important to understand that the Javelin was not intended as a standard fighter like the Hunter, F-100 or MiG-19. The RAF had Hunters at their disposal to fulfil its needs for an offensive fighter, whilst the Javelin would purely be the shield, very much on the defensive. Thus, the Javelin simply cannot be compared to many other aircraft in game as its operational requirements and use was vastly different.

The Javelin F.A.W Mk 9 was not actually the last production Mark of Javelin to leave the Gloster Aircraft Co’s production lines, that was actually the F.A.W Mk 8. The Mk 9 was rather a conversion modification handled by Gloster of the older F.A.W Mk 7 airframe to incorporate many of the upgrades found on the Mk 8. Since the Mk 8 came out quite swiftly after the Mk 7, many Mk 7 airframes simply went into storage before even seeing service, so the Mk 9 would make use of those by bringing the Mk 8s improvements to the older airframes. An even later Mk 9 model exists in the F.A.W Mk 9R which included large in-flight refueling probes distinguishing it from the standard Mk 9 like we have in game.

For more information, read the full Dev Blog article on the official War Thunder Forums!
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December 31, 2018

[News] Year 2018 in War Thunder



Dear friends! Tankers, pilots, and captains! We are pleased to wish you merry Christmas and happy New Year!

2018 was very special for War Thunder: we broke the sonic barrier, discovered helicopters and combat vessels together and we keep on discovering new eras of the combat vehicles and technologies. We obtained vehicles of the new era, got new locations, improved models, graphics and sound.

All these become possible thanks to your contribution, and we were happy to see you in War Thunder in 2018!

What else happened in 2018?

Check your achievements in War Thunder!

The War Thunder Team
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Reviews

"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."
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About This Game

War Thunder is the most comprehensive free-to-play, cross-platform, MMO military game for Windows, Linux, Mac, PlayStation®4 and Xbox One dedicated to aviation, armoured vehicles, and naval craft from World War II and the Cold War. Join now and take part in major battles on land, in the air, and at sea, fighting with millions of players from all over the world in an ever-evolving environment.

In War Thunder, aircraft, attack helicopters, ground forces and naval ships collaborate in realistic competitive battles. You can choose from over 1,000 vehicles and an extensive variety of combat situations many of which are exclusive. You can find yourself blasting your pursuers from a bomber turret, defending your teammates on the ground from an air raid with anti-aircraft guns, shooting down enemy planes with a firestorm from multiple rocket launchers, or trying to sink an enemy warship with a torpedo from a fast attack boat.

Features include:


  • Seamless cross-platform gameplay between Windows PC, Linux, Mac, PlayStation®4 with Xbox One users being included in PC battles – everyone on the same server.
  • Over 1,000 highly detailed aircraft, helicopters, tanks, warships and other combat vehicles crafted carefully from historical documents and surviving sources.
  • 80 maps representing the main historical battle theaters.
  • Intense PvP experiences in full-scale combat missions at various difficulty settings for all play styles and degrees of experience.
  • Rich PvE content including dynamic historical campaigns and solo missions.
  • Regular content updates including new vehicles, maps, missions and nations.
  • Astonishing graphics, authentic sound effects and beautiful music creating an atmosphere to fully immerse yourself in.
  • Create custom content for War Thunder and share it on War Thunder Live, with the prospect of earning real money through the Revenue Share Partner System!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7/Vista/8/10
    • Processor: 2.2 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000 / AMD Radeon 46XX / NVIDIA GeForce GT 520 (DirectX 10.1 level video card and drivers, The minimum supported resolution for the game is 720p)
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 64bit /Vista 64bit /8 64bit /10 64bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 or higher, AMD Radeon series 77XX or higher (DirectX 11 level video card and drivers)
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 22 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.12 Sierra
    • Processor: Intel Core i7 (Xeon processors not supported)
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel 4000 HD/Radeon HD 5550/GeForce 8800 (The minimum supported resolution for the game is 720p)
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 9 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: 10.12 Sierra
    • Processor: Intel Core i7 (Xeon processors not supported)
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 680M or higher
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 23 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Most modern 64-bit Linux distributions, SteamOS
    • Processor: Dual-Core 2.4 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA 660 with latest proprietary drivers (not older than 6 months) / similar AMD with latest proprietary drivers (not older than 6 months; the minimum supported resolution for the game is 720p)
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04 64bit, SteamOS
    • Processor: Intel Core i7
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA 660 with latest proprietary drivers (not older than 6 months) / similar AMD with latest proprietary drivers (not older than 6 months)
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 21 GB available space

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