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[In Development] Venom FB.Mk.4

28/08/2014

The Venom FB.Mk.4 – an improved modification of the Venom FB.Mk 1 with power-driven ailerons, a modified tail and ejection seat. The construction of the Venom was based on the Vampire Mk.8, equipped with a more powerful engine that has significantly increased it’s speed limit.

The first flight took place on December 29th, 1953. There were 250 examples built.

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[In Development] J7W1

27/08/2014

In the next major War Thunder update we will be introducing the J7W1 “Shinden” (“Bright Lightning”), a Japanese single-engine, high-speed, short range interceptor manufactured by “Kyushu” (formerly known as “Watanabe”). Made to satisfy the requirements of the naval specification No. 18-C (J7W1) and equipped with the Mitsubishi “MK9D” (Ha-43 Type 42) engine.

The first prototype of this aircraft was flown on August the 3rd, 1945. In total it made 3 test flights with a total air time of about 30 to 45 minutes. Later the aircraft was taken to the United States for research. The second prototype was incomplete and was captured by the Americans. After it’s restoration was completed by the US, a series of tests were conducted at the Park Ridge facility. The aircraft received the official US designation “FE-326”.

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[In Development] PzKpfw III Ausf. J

26/08/2014

The tank has 50 mm of frontal armor and is armed with a 50 mm Kw.K. 39 L/60. Battle rating of this tank will approximately be equal to the BR of the Soviet T-50, which will allow more accurate and balanced fights with T-34 and comparable German vehicles.

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[In Development] Tank Armour and Module Inspector

21/08/2014

We have significantly improved the amount of information that is displayed using the Armour Inspector, which we first presented on gamescom 2014, and extended its overall functionality. Now, in addition to the material and thickness of the plate, you can also find out the armour’s inclination angle and its effective thickness if a projectile would hit the plate at the point and from the direction of the cursor. That way, you can easily evaluate the protection of your tank from different angles.

As an additional functionality, we also added a mode that allows you to view the location of crew and modules within the tank.shot 2014.08.21 17.58.32 shot 2014.08.21 17.58.41

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[In Development] B-57A Canberra

21/08/2014

The Martin B-57 Canberra was officially test flown on July the 20th, 1953, and was the first aircraft of overseas design to be manufactured in the United States since World War I. Based on the English Electric Canberra Mk.2, the US-counterpart received new and more powerful Wright J65-W-5 engines, wing-integrated fuel tanks and only had a crew of two. By the time the B-57s were called into combat, Martin engineers had applied further modifications and customization, like gloss black paint, air-to-ground rockets, a new bubble canopy, and ejection seats.

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