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War Thunder is a next generation MMO combat game dedicated to World War II military aviation, armoured vehicles, and fleets. Available for Windows, Linux, SteamOS, PS4 and Mac. System requirements for all systems.

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Article of the month: May

B7A2 Ryusei

In 1941, the Imperial Japanese Navy issued a specification for a new carrier dive bomber, meant to use the larger deck of the Taihō-class carrier. By May 1942, the prototype design by Aichi Kokuki KK first flew as the B7A Ryusei. Engine production issues and modifications to the B7A airframe, thus production did not start until May 1944 as the main variant B7A2 Ryusei.

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The two-seat B7A2 Ryusei is the classical Japanese naval dive bomber with a versatile role in the air space. Four payload choices are available, with ten 60 kg bombs, one 800 kg bomb, a combination of two 250 kg bombs and four 60 kg bombs, and a single torpedo. This allows the B7A2 to have a choice of targeting and eliminating efficiently.

Behind the dive bomber title is a maneuverable plane that can double as a fighter, up to par with the A6M Zeroes. Armed with two 20 mm autocannons, the B7A2 can make the most of its versatility in a combat role once its bombs are spent. Careless enemies thinking the dive bomber is an easy kill will be surprised to be out turned by the B7A2. A rear gunner sits with a 13 mm Type 2 machine gun to protect the tail end from enemy fighters.

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Panzerjäger I - The first German Tank Hunter

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There is no need to introduce German tank destroyers, serving during the World War 2. But only one of them was the first German dedicated tank destroyer – the small and light Panzerjäger I. In War Thunder, if you just started your way down the German ground forces technological tree, the Panzerjäger I will be your first tank destroyer as well, being a rank I vehicle with the BR value of 1.7.

The Panzerjäger I’s story start with the PzKpfw I German light tank. This tank, originally designed to be a training vehicle, was armed only with dual rifle-calibre machine guns, and was thus absolutely unfit for combatting enemy armour – a weakness discovered during the Spanish Civil War. Despite that, the Panzer I continued to be used as a frontline vehicle even during initial campaigns of the Second World War. Even before the outbreak of the war, the tank was however already hopelessly obsolete with its machine-gun only armament and light armour, and was next to useless in frontline service.

Germany however possessed hundreds of them in 1939, and the idea to simply phase them out was considered to be potential waste of good chassis. An idea was thus proposed to convert PzKpfw I tanks into an interim light tank destroyer, a vehicle specially designed to combat enemy tanks. During the conversion process, the running gear and chassis were unchanged. The turret was removed and replaced by a lightly armoured casemate, which was open from the top and from the rear (very similar conversion resulted in the Flakpanzer I anti-aircraft vehicle, also available in War Thunder). The new vehicle was designated as the Panzerjäger I ("Tank Hunter").

-Author: Jan "RayPall" Kozák

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Did you know that...

  • You are able to zoom into the minimap by moving your mouse cursor over the map and scrolling in? You need to assign the following settings to be able to do this: in control settings, make sure "show mouse cursor" is enabled.
  • With 3000 rounds per minute, the American 20 mm M168 Vulcan gatling gun on the M163 Vulcan Air Defense System is the fastest firing weapon in the game?
  • Pressing with the cursor on the map seen while pressing "M" will signal the team to pay attention to the specific sector?
  • Different steel types exist for armour? Every metal has got its own modifier e.g. cast steel is only 90% as strong as rolled homogeneous steel (which is the standard armour plate). All part of the damage mechanics, see this page for more details.
  • Reducing the vehicles ammo load, affects the ammo storage by making them smaller and once empty disappear. Empty Ammo Racks cannot be exploded and are literally empty space.
  • Rockets can be shot down mid-air by gun fire?
  • By binding a button to "Manual Engine Control" under the "Full Aircraft Control" tab in the controls menu, you can control the engine settings manually in RB and SB, even when using Mouse Aim controls and potentially achieve better performance.
  • There is no cow level in War Thunder!
  • Torpedoes can destroy bridges too, if they hit the pillars.
    • Further they can destroy tanks and floatplanes, if they're in the water.
    • As most torpedoes travel at certain depths, they will detonate upon impact on shore. With a radius & penetration exceeding 30m and 300mm, killing tanks in the vicinity is possible for these swimming 270kg of pure Torpex explosives.
  • Your aiming reticle in Arcade adjusts for the slowest bullet of your guns. Thus with the P-39 only one caliber (the slower 37mm, not faster 7.7mm) will hit in turn-fights.

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