History VideoGame / WarThunder

27th Aug '16 4:20:45 AM Orca1_9904
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** In late August 2016, Gaijin posted an episode of their "Thunder Show" video series on their Website/YouTube channel. The video included a clip showing a KV-2 with custom markings endorsing Creator/DonaldTrump's presidential campaign. The backlash and flames in the comments section led to the video being deleted less than a day after it was posted.
24th Aug '16 11:24:02 PM Deathhacker
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** One of the reasons that the FSE Fire Extinguishers are recommended as the first thing you research after tracks is because your tanks are VERY easily lit on fire, which is a death sentence unless you can put it out. Wait too long and the enemy will get out the marshmellows.
22nd Aug '16 10:56:57 AM SlayerJesse
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* MobileShrubbery: Gaijin added the ability to slap bushes to your tanks, making them much harder to spot in realistic battles. It also makes [[AttackItsWeakPoint weakspot targeting much harder]]. The fact that they are only available for Golden Eagles has lead to accusations that it's just BribingYourWayToVictory.
11th Aug '16 5:00:52 PM SSJMagus
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** American and Soviet tank destroyers. The Soviets tend toward [[SuperToughness heavily armored]] but [[MightyGlacier slow behemoths with casemate-style main]] [[[[FixedForwardFacingWeapon guns]]. Their American counterparts tend to be [[FragileSpeedster light, more mobile vehicles with paper-thin armor]] that manage to put a large gun with a fully-functioning turret on a relatively small vehicle [[GlassCannon by making the turret even less armored and not even having a roof on the turret]]. Most German tank destroyers follow the same philosophy as the Soviet ones.

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** American and Soviet tank destroyers. The Soviets tend toward [[SuperToughness heavily armored]] but [[MightyGlacier slow behemoths with casemate-style main]] [[[[FixedForwardFacingWeapon casemate-style]] [[FixedForwardFacingWeapon main guns]]. Their American counterparts tend to be [[FragileSpeedster light, more mobile vehicles with paper-thin armor]] that manage to put a large gun with a fully-functioning turret on a relatively small vehicle [[GlassCannon by making the turret even less armored and not even having a roof on the turret]]. Most German tank destroyers follow the same philosophy as the Soviet ones.ones, though lack both armor ''and'' a turret, relying entirely on the stealth provided by their low profile to survive.



* PlayerGuidedMissile: Version 1.59 will introduce the Soviet IT-1 Drakon; a T-62 chassis with a special turret equipped with an anti-tank guided missile launcher, the missile being manually steered to the target by the player. As well as the German Raketenjagdpanzer 2, with two French SS.11 anti-tank missile launchers on a similar chassis to the Jagdpanzer 4-5, and the American M551 Sheridan light tank, capable of firing MGM-51 Shillelagh missiles as well as conventional shells out of its [[{{BFG}} 152mm main gun]]. For the British, the first missile-firing vehicle is actually Swedish, the Stridsvagn 81 (an export version of the British Centurion) that's been refitted with 3 (non-reloadable) rails for Robot.52 missiles (the export version of the SS.11). On account of not actually being a British Army vehicle and never proceeding past testing stage even with the Swedish Army[[note]]To the extent that it was never even given an official designation![[/note]], it's a premium while the other new missile-launchers are in the regular tech tree. The Drakon and Shillelagh are guided by simply keeping the target in the crosshairs, while the SS.11/Rb.52 are more difficult because they have to be manually steered into the target.

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* PlayerGuidedMissile: Version 1.59 will introduce introduced the Soviet IT-1 Drakon; a T-62 chassis with a special turret equipped with an anti-tank guided missile launcher, the missile being manually steered to the target by the player. As well as the German Raketenjagdpanzer 2, with two French SS.11 anti-tank missile launchers on a similar chassis to the Jagdpanzer 4-5, and the American M551 Sheridan light tank, capable of firing MGM-51 Shillelagh missiles as well as conventional shells out of its [[{{BFG}} 152mm main gun]]. For the British, the first missile-firing vehicle is actually Swedish, the Stridsvagn 81 (an export version of the British Centurion) that's been refitted with 3 (non-reloadable) rails for Robot.52 missiles (the export version of the SS.11). On account of not actually being a British Army vehicle and never proceeding past testing stage even with the Swedish Army[[note]]To the extent that it was never even given an official designation![[/note]], designation to distinguish it from stock Strv 81s![[/note]], it's a premium while the other new missile-launchers are in the regular tech tree. The Drakon and Shillelagh are guided by simply keeping the target in the crosshairs, while the SS.11/Rb.52 are more difficult because they have to be manually steered into the target.
11th Aug '16 4:53:50 PM SSJMagus
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** It's possible (with a lot of luck) to hit a plane with a tank's main gun. It's also entirely possible for the plane to to survive it. If the shot doesn't hit an engine or the cockpit, there's no guarantee of a kill. And given the distances usually involved, it's not as if the tank player can effectively aim at a specific spot on a plane.

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** It's possible (with a lot of luck) to hit a plane with a tank's main gun. It's also entirely possible for the plane to to survive it. If the shot doesn't hit an engine or the cockpit, there's no guarantee of a kill.kill, particularly with AP rounds that do nothing but punch a hole through the plane. And given the distances usually involved, it's not as if the tank player can effectively aim at a specific spot on a plane.
11th Aug '16 4:45:42 PM SSJMagus
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*** Gaijin also offered players a chance to buy the [[TheBackwardsR Яussian Bias Advanced Pack]] which contained the T-34-100, T-44-122 and Yak-3 (VK-107) premium vehicles and the in-game title of "Master of Russian Bias." Anyone who had already bought all three of those vehicles individually could also earn the title by using any high-tier Russian vehicle of their choice to kill at least 50 enemy players between April 1 and April 4.
6th Aug '16 9:26:40 PM Orca1_9904
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** US Medium bombers have as much frontal firepower as their fighters. They're intended for strafing ground targets, but this doesn't stop some people using the mas heavy fighters, especially against multi-engine aircraft.

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** US Medium medium bombers have as much frontal firepower as their fighters. They're intended for strafing ground targets, but this doesn't stop some people using the mas them as heavy fighters, especially against multi-engine aircraft.
6th Aug '16 6:09:09 PM SlayerJesse
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** US Medium bombers have as much frontal firepower as their fighters. They're intended for strafing ground targets, but this doesn't stop some people using the mas heavy fighters, especially against multi-engine aircraft.
5th Aug '16 5:23:59 PM Orca1_9904
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** It's common for an aircraft finding himself in an unfavorable engagement situation to try to goad enemies into following him back over his own airfield where the AI anti-aircraft gunners can pick the pursuing enemy apart, as demonstrated by [=PhlyDaily=] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZaugU8iVq0 here]].

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** It's common for an aircraft finding himself in an unfavorable engagement situation to try to goad enemies into following him back over his own airfield where the AI anti-aircraft gunners can pick the pursuing enemy apart, as demonstrated by [=PhlyDaily=] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZaugU8iVq0 [[https://youtu.be/PZaugU8iVq0?t=23m here]].
5th Aug '16 3:18:28 PM Orca1_9904
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* ShellShockSilence: As of v1.61, when a crewmember gets wounded in a ground vehicle, it will cause audio to become muffled and/or cause the player to hear a ringing ears sound effect.
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