Update "Drone Age"

From War Thunder Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
Wallpaper UpdateDroneAge.jpg

Update "Drone Age" (changelog) was introduced on 14 September 2022. This update is notable for the introduction of scout and attack UAVs, the Chinese helicopter tree, and new visual effects for hits and explosions.

Msg-info.png Though the update numbering has been dropped since Update "Starfighters", the game version is still present in-game to indicate the update as 2.19

New vehicles

Aircraft

Germany

USSR

Great Britain

Italy

France

Sweden

Israel

  • A-4H (updated cockpit)

Ground vehicles

USA

Germany

USSR

Great Britain

Japan

China

Italy

  • VRCC Centauro (Pack)

France

Sweden

Israel

Naval fleet

USA

Germany

USSR

Great Britain

Japan

Italy

Helicopters

Great Britain

Italy

China


Game mechanics

  • Light tanks of rank VI-VII now have a UAV module that allows them to order a fly out of the reconnaissance UAV in the battle. UAVs of light tanks of rank VII have a thermal imaging camera.
  • Aircraft engine fire extinguisher system has been added.
  • Conditions for crediting serious damage to ground vehicles have been changed: destruction of optics, wheels and also partial damage to the barrel and cannon breech are no longer considered as serious damage and can not lead to vehicle destruction assistance.
  • Indication of the radar/IRST for SB has been changed. Radar indication "in the world" (indication of target acquisition, position of the radar antenna) is no longer available. This indication provided the player with more information than what is available to the pilot in reality and allowed for example to build an approach to the target "under the hood". At the same time, the pilot would have a separate radar warning system screen and radar in the cockpit.
  • Added "Rankings Challenge" in competitive mode (Realistic Battles mode with markers) for seasonal competitions.

New locations and missions

Location and mission updates

  • The areas of accessible game zones in some locations have been changed, also unnatural obstacles on locations edges have been removed as well (it is not possible to go beyond locations limits and visually maps have become more authentic). List of locations: Breslau, Ash River, Jungle, Karelia, Kuban, Port Novorossiysk, Advance to the Rhine, Stalingrad.
  • Non-physical hulks of the vehicles have been removed from locations for ground vehicles (they can not be pushed, hooked with a tow cable and can not be shot). List of the locations: Berlin, Advance to the Rhine, Italy, Novorossiysk, Fulda, Normandy, Mozdok, Korea, Finnland.
  • Part of the Pearl Harbor Lagoon and test flight for the early US aircraft have been updated.

Enduring Confrontation

  • In Helicopter PvE, pads for takeoff/landing (Landing and capture the point task) have been replaced by single, smaller landing pads. It will now be harder to land on them.
  • Air defence effectiveness has been re-adjusted due to the detection of a number of bugs. The effectiveness isn’t final and may be changed based on the statistical results.
  • A large number of minor bugs in the "Enduring Confrontation" mode has been fixed. That should increase the stability of the game and reduce the number of issues, We are aware of some still unsolved bugs in the mission logic of this game mode and are working on finding and fixing them.
  • In helicopter PvE, ground convoys now appear no further than 3 squares from the front line which should make them more attractive targets.

Ground Vehicle model, damage model, characteristic and weaponry changes

  • 45mm BR-240, BP-240SP, BR-240P, O-243 - The external ballistics of the shell have been clarified. Sources: Таблицы стрельбы 45-мм противотанковой пушки обр. 1942г. Основные таблицы стрельбы и краткие таблицы стрельбы на море 45-мм универсальной пушки 46 клб. длиной.
  • 57mm O-271, BR-271, BR-271SP, BR-271K, BR-271N, BR-271P - The external ballistics of the shell have been clarified. Sources: "Краткие таблицы стрельбы 57-мм противотанковой пушки обр. 1943 г.," "Таблицы стрельбы 57-мм противотанковой пушки обр. 1943 г."
  • 76.2mm BP-353A - The external ballistics of the shell have been clarified. Shell mass has been changed from 5.3 to 3.94kg and the explosive mass weight has been changed from 623 to 480g. Sources: "Таблицы стрельбы 76-мм дивизионной пушки образца 1942 г.," "Таблицы стрельбы 76-мм полковой пушки образца 1927 г.," "Боеприпасы к 76-мм орудиям наземной, танковой и самоходной артиллерии."
  • 76.2mm Sh-354T - The external ballistics of the shell have been clarified. Shell mass has been changed from 6.22 to 6.44kg. Sources: "Таблицы стрельбы 76-мм дивизионной пушки образца 1942 г.," "Таблицы стрельбы 76-мм полковой пушки образца 1927 г.," "Боеприпасы к 76-мм орудиям наземной, танковой и самоходной артиллерии."
  • 76.2mm OF-350M, D-350A - The external ballistics of the shell have been clarified. Sources: "Таблицы стрельбы 76-мм дивизионной пушки образца 1942 г.," "Таблицы стрельбы 76-мм полковой пушки образца 1927 г.," "Боеприпасы к 76-мм орудиям наземной, танковой и самоходной артиллерии."
  • 76.2mm BR-350SP - The external ballistics of the shell have been clarified. Shell mass has been changed from 6.78 to 6.5kg. Sources: "Таблицы стрельбы 76-мм дивизионной пушки образца 1942 г.," "Таблицы стрельбы 76-мм полковой пушки образца 1927 г.," "Боеприпасы к 76-мм орудиям наземной, танковой и самоходной артиллерии."
  • 76.2mm BR-350B - The external ballistics of the shell have been clarified. Shell mass has been changed from 6.3 to 6.5kg. Sources: "Таблицы стрельбы 76-мм дивизионной пушки образца 1942 г.," "Таблицы стрельбы 76-мм полковой пушки образца 1927 г.," "Боеприпасы к 76-мм. орудиям наземной, танковой и самоходной артиллерии."
  • 76.2mm BR-354P - The external ballistics of the shell have been clarified. Source: "Таблицы стрельбы 76-мм дивизионной пушки образца 1942 г."
  • 85mm O-365K - The external ballistics of the shell have been clarified. Explosive mass weight has been changed from 660 to 741g. Source: "Таблицы стрельбы 85-мм пушки Д-44. Пятое издание."
  • 85mm BR-365A, BR-365K, BR-365P, BR-367, BR-367P - The external ballistics of the shell have been clarified. Source: "Таблицы стрельбы 85-мм пушки Д-44. Пятое издание."
  • 122mm D-462A, OF-462, BP-460 - The external ballistics of the projectile have been clarified. Source: "Таблицы стрельбы 122-мм гаубицы обр. 1938 г."
  • 122mm OF-471 - The external ballistics of the shell have been clarified. Source: "Таблицы стрельбы 122-мм танковой пушки обр. 1943 г."
  • 130mm BR-282B - The external ballistics of the shell have been clarified. Shell mass has been changed from 33.3 to 33.4kg and the explosive mass weight has been changed from 115 to 125g. Source: "Таблицы стрельбы 130-мм пушки М-46."
  • 130mm OF-282M - The external ballistics of the shell have been clarified. Shell mass has been changed from 33.7 to 33.4kg and the explosive mass weight has been changed from 2.645 to 3.64kg. Source: "Таблицы стрельбы 130-мм пушки М-46."
  • 152mm OF-540, BR-540, BP-540 - The external ballistics of the shell have been clarified. Source: "Таблицы стрельбы 152-мм пушки-гаубицы д-20."
  • The external ballistics of the 105mm and 120mm HESH shells and 12.7 mm machine gun primer rounds have been clarified. Crossing of trajectories at 1,000 m is ensured (Report).
  • The external ballistics of the 106mm HESH shell for the M40 recoilless gun and 12.7 mm machine gun primer rounds have been clarified. Crossing of trajectories at 1,000 m is ensured (Report).
  • 13.2mm Hotchkiss Mle 1930 - The type of the AP rounds has been changed from AP-I and API-T to AP and AP-T. The external ballistics have been clarified. Armour penetration of the rounds has been transferred to the calculation according to the Jacod De Marre formula. Source.
  • 37mm М1A2 cannon - The external ballistics of the shells have been clarified. Source: Terminal ballistics data, volume III, bombs, artillery, mortar fire & rockets.
  • 183mm Shell L1 - The external ballistics of the shell have been clarified. Source: Firing trials against Conqueror tanks with additional ballistic protection. Part 1. The use of large squash-head rounds. FVRDE, 1956.
  • 20mm slsgr m/42 - The type of the explosive mass in the shell have been changed from TNT to PETN. Source: Amregister, 1960.
  • 75mm APDS slpprj m/49 - Shell mass in flight has been changed from 3.7 to 2.6kg. Source
  • 105mm M156 - Shell mass has been changed from 14.85 to 11.4kg and weight of the explosive mass has been changed from 2.99 to 2.2kg. Source
  • 105mm M111 - Shell mass has been changed from 3.79 to 4.2kg. Source: Ammunitionskatalog, Data och bilder. FMV 1994
  • 105mm M426 - Shell mass has been changed from 4.3 to 4.4kg. Source: Ammunitionskatalog, Data och bilder. FMV 1994
  • 163mm SS.11 - Speed in trajectory has been fixed. Self-destruction time has been changed from 20 to 21sec. Weight of the explosive mass has been changed from 3.47 to 1.53kg. Source
  • 9P149 - A bug with discrepancy between reload time and fire rate in the card has been fixed (Report).
  • 9P149 - A bug with missing point marker on launcher from the 3rd person view has been fixed (Report).
  • RakJPz 2 (HOT) - A bug with missing point marker on launcher from the 3rd person view has been fixed (Report).
  • FlaRakPz I - SAM Roland-1 has been replaced by Roland 2
  • Fixed a bug that allowed destroyed IR illuminators to keep working. The ability to repair IR illuminators has been added (Report).
  • AMX-13 DCA 40 - The number of crew members has been changed from 4 to 5. Source.
  • AMX-13 DCA 40 - Weight has been changed from 15,500 to 14,500 kg. Source.
  • CCKW 353 AA - Amount of crew members has been changed from 3 to 6. Source.
  • Zrinyi I - Smoke grenade launcher modification has been added.
  • AMX-50 (TOA100) - Designation has been clarified. Mass has been changed from 53,700 to 48,400 kg. Source.
  • M3A1 all - Mass has been changed from 12,600 to 12,900. Source.
  • Olifant Mk1A - turret horizontal traverse speed has been increased from 12 to 18 deg./sec. Source
  • Tiger II (H) - weight has been increased from 68,000 to 69,800 kg. Source.
  • Tiger II (H) Sla.16 - weight has been increased from 68,200 to 70,000 kg. Source.
  • Tiger II (10.5 cm KwK) - weight has been increased from 70,500 to 72,300 kg. Source.
  • Pz.IV J, Pz.Bef.Wg.IV J - turret horizontal traverse speed has been increased from 6 to 10 deg./sec. Source
  • M46 (all versions) - turret’s horizontal traverse speed has been decreased from 24 to 21 deg./sec. Source
  • Nb.Fz - engine power has been increased from 280 to 290 hp. Max speed increased from 28 to 30 km/h. Reverse speed decreased from 8 to 3.9 km/h. Source: BMW (Bayerische Motoren Werke) grouparchiv // Panzer Tracts No. 4 Panzerkampfwagen IV - Grosstraktor to Panzerbefehlswagen IV
  • Challenger Mk.2 - "Dozer blade" modification has been added.
  • Strf 9040 BILL - Speed at which the stabiliser operates has been changed from 15 to 30 km/h. Source.
  • IS-1, IS-2 (all versions) - max speed has been decreased from 42 to 37 km/h. Source: Тяжёлый танк, руководство, 1944. // Отечественные бронированные машины, 1941-1945 // Отчёт по кратким испытаниям немецкого танка "Тигр Б" (таблица сравнения характеристик танков ИС, "Тигр Б", "Пантера").
  • Jagdpanther (all versions) - max speed has been decreased from 55 to 46 km/h/ Source: Panzer Tracts №9 Jagdpanzer // Panzer Tracts №9-3 // Tank Data, US Army Ordnance School Aberdeen Proving Ground, 1958 // D655/1b Pz Kpfw Panther Ausf.A, D und Abarten, 21.07.1944.
  • ZTZ99A - Transmission performance has been revisited to fix the issues with turning on neutral gear especially without installed modifications that affect mobility.
  • M1 Abrams (all versions) - A problem with the difference in the turning speed on neutral gear on hard and soft surfaces which was observed only with these vehicles has been fixed.
  • M-51, M-51 (W) - A bug related to the overestimated thickness of the gun mask armour where the values could reach 300-400mm has been fixed.
  • M26 (all versions), M26A1, M26 T99, M26E1 - turret’s horizontal traverse speed has been reduced from 24 to 21 deg./sec. Source
  • T26E1-1, T26E5 - gear ratios have been specified for more correct emulation of the transmission’s operations.
  • SU-57, M13, M16 (all versions), M15, M3 GMC, Zachlam Tager - gear ratios have been specified. Reverse speed increased from 10 to 16 km/h. Source: TM9-707 // TM9-710
  • M5A1 all - gear ratios have been specified. Max speed increased from 56 to 58 km/h. Source: Catalogue of Standard Ordnance Items, 1944.
  • M8 GMC - gear ratios have been specified. Max speed increased from 58 to 64 km/h. Source: Catalogue of Standard Ordnance Items, 1944.
  • M10 (all versions) - gear ratios have been specified. Max speed increased from 42 to 48 km/h. Source: Catalogue of Standard Ordnance Items, 1944.
  • M18 GMC - gear ratios have been specified. Max speed increased from 72 to 80 km/h. Reverse speed increased from 23 to 25 km/h. Source: Catalogue of Standard Ordnance Items, 1944.
  • M4A3 (105) (all versions) - gear ratios have been specified. Reverse speed increased from 4 to 5 km/h. Source: AD1112175 - Trends of Development in Vehicles and Tanks // Catalogue of Standard Ordnance Items, 1944
  • M4A3 (76) W (all versions) -.Gear ratios have been specified. Reverse speed increased from 4 to 5 km/h. Engine power increased from 450 to 500 hp. Source: AD1112175 - Trends of Development in Vehicles and Tanks // Catalogue of Standard Ordnance Items, 1944.
  • Type 63-I - Fire rate of the cannon has been changed from 7 to 8,5 shots per minute. Source.
  • Type 63-I - Values of gear ratios of the gearbox have been specified. Engine RPM has been changed from 2100 to 2000. Source.
  • Type 59, Type 59A - Vertical guidance angles have been changed from -4/+17 to -5/+18. Source.
  • Type 69 - Vertical guidance angles have been changed from -4/+17 to -5/+18. Source.
  • Type 62 - Transmission parameters have been corrected. Maximum speed has been changed from 70 to 59.7 km/h. RPM has been changed from 2,000 to 1,800. Source.
  • AGS — weight has been reduced from 22,200 to 19,050 kg. Source. Engine power increased from 507 to 600 hp. Source
  • AC1 - Maximum speed has been changed from 41.8 to 45 km/h. Source.
  • ELC bis - Values of gear ratios of the gearbox have been specified. Vehicle dynamics has been improved. Source.
  • T95E1 - the operation in the transmission has been revised to improve neutral gear pivot turns.
  • Elefant, Ferdinand - engine power has been increased from 530 to 625 hp. Source.
  • Leopard 1, Leopard A1A1, Leopard 1A5 (all versions), Leopard A1A1 (L/44), C2A1, OF-40 (all versions) - gear ratios have been specified for more correct emulation of the transmission’s operations.
  • Leopard 1A5 all, C2A1 - gun’s vertical guidance speed has been increased from 4 to 7 deg./sec. Source: Data Summary, turret, Leopard C2 tank. C-71-345-000/MA-001,
  • Char 25T - Designation of the cannon has been corrected. New designation is D.911 APX. Source.
  • AMX M4 - Values of gear ratios of the gearbox have been specified. Vehicle dynamics has been improved. Source.
  • AMD35 - Weight has been changed from 8,500 to 8,200 kg. Source.
  • Type 87 AA - Night vision device has been added for the gunner. Source: 制式要綱 87式自走高射機関砲 D8008
  • Type 93, Type 60 SPRG - Crew member models have been replaced. The modern uniforms of Japanese ground vehicle crews will be used now.
  • UDES33, Pvrbv 551, Lvrbv 701, ItO 90M (Sweden) - Crew member models have been replaced. The modern uniforms of Swedish ground vehicle crews will be used now.
  • M247 - selective ammo feed has been added. Total ammo was reduced from 560 to 500 rounds. Source. AP-T round removed, HE M881 with delayed fuze has been added instead, as the ‘semi-AP’ round. Source.

Aircraft and helicopter model, damage model, characteristic and weaponry changes

  • Custom weapons setups are now available for the following aircraft: A-129 (all versions), AH-1 (all versions), AH-64 (all versions), AH-Mk.1 Apache, YAH-64, EC-665 Tiger (all versions), A-7D, A-7E, F-5 (all versions), F-104C, F-104G, F-104J, F-104S, F-8E, F8U-2, Jaguar (all versions), G.91 YS, Mirage (all versions), Kfir C7, Nesher, Saab AJ37, Saab JA37C, Ka-50, Ka-52, Mi-28 (all versions), Su-17M2, Su-22M3.
  • Aircraft with the HUD camera for guiding missiles with the laser seeker now able to switch to this camera when the missiles are depleted.
  • If the weapon selector is used, the secondary weapon is no longer automatically switched to the next type when the last weapon of the selected type is launched. A player has to switch weapons manually. This prevents accidental launches.
  • Game option "Seeker automatic stabilisation" was added. If the option is disabled, seeker stabilisation of the weapon with optical guidance is enabled and disabled manually in the same way it is done for targeting optics and TGP. If the option is enabled, seeker behaviour remains the same: automatic activation of automatic seeker stabilisation after switch to seeker camera and deactivation after exit.
  • If an optical seeker can track both units and point at the ground, point tracking is indicated by text in the seeker status bar on the HUD.
  • SARH CW seekers of AIM-7, R-23R and R-24R missiles have been made more resistant to chaff when approaching the target head-on. Tail-on target lock on range has also been increased.
  • AIM-9L, R-23, R-24, AIM-7E/E2, AIM-7F, R.530F, Skyflash, Aspide 1A, Rb71 - manoeuvrability has been increased - maximal lateral capability is now available at lower airspeed.
  • The autopilot of all air-to-air missiles has been re-configured to provide better precision against manoeuvring targets.

Weaponry

  • Mi-28N, Mi-28NM, Ka-52, Ka-50 — shell order in the belts has been changed; ‘Armoured targets’ belt has been added, containing only AP sub-caliber rounds, since their ballistic range differs from other types of ammo.
  • MiG-19PT — shell order in the belts has been changed. Tracer has been removed from the AP rounds; in the standard belt, AP rounds changed to AP-T; ground targets belt now contains AP and AP-T rounds; in the air targets belt AP round has been changed to AP-T.
  • Aircraft armed with the NR-30 gun (Su-7/Su-17/Su-22/MiG-19S/MiG-21 F-13) — tracer has been removed from the AP rounds; in the standard belt HE-IT round has been changed to AP-T; HE-I round has been added to the armoured target belt; in the air targets belt additional HE-IT round has been added, AP-T changed to AP.
  • GSh-30-2K gun (Mi-24P) — additional AP round has been added to the ‘Ground targets’ belt.
  • 30mm DEFA 553 cannon — rate of fire has been corrected from 1,300 to 1,200 rounds per minute.
  • 30mm GAU-8/A, GAU-13/A cannons — type of the armor piercing rounds has been changed from AP to APCR, weight of the rounds has been adjusted.
  • 37mm М4, M9, M10 cannons — velocity loss of the shells on the trajectory has been adjusted. Source: "Terminal ballistics data, volume III, bombs, artillery, mortar fire & rockets".
  • 163mm SS.11 missile — cruising speed has been fixed; self-destruct time increased from 20 to 21 sec.; explosive weight reduced from 3.47 to 1.53 kg Source
  • 50mm BK 5 cannon — rate of fire has been corrected from 40 to 50 rounds per minute.
  • 120kg m/61 bomb — explosives type has been changed to Compound B, in accordance with "Taktiska anvisningar för attackförband TAA 61, 1961".
  • A-7D — "AIM-9E" modification has been revoked, RP or GE spent to research this modification will be refunded.
  • AH-1F (USA) and AH-1F (Israel) — М18A1 gun pod has been revoked (Source: "ТМ 1-1520-236-10 Technical manual. Operators manual for army model AH-1F attack helicopter").
  • A-129 CBT — AIM-92 and Mistral missiles now could be suspended to the pylons close to the hull.
  • EC-665 Tiger HAP and HAD– SAP-I round of the GIAT M781 gun has been changed to semi-AP high explosive incendiary round (SAPHEI).
  • EC-665 Tiger HAD — AGM-114B Hellfire missile has been changed to AGM-114K Hellfire II.
  • Etendard IVM — a bug has been fixed due to which the AS-20 missile was missing in the weapon menu.
  • F4U-1C — HVAR rockets have been added.
  • F4D-1 — ammo capacity has been increased from 260 to 280 rounds.
  • F-5A — "AIM-9E" modification has been revoked, RP or GE spent to research this modification will be refunded. "Chaff/Flares" modification moved to Tier I; modification "Offensive 20mm" moved to Tier II.
  • F-5A (China) — "AIM-9P" modification has been revoked, RP or GE spent to research this modification will be refunded. "Chaff/Flares" modification moved to Tier I. Zuni Mk.32 rockets have been added to the weapon menu, as well as the corresponding modification.
  • F-5С — "AIM-9E" modification has been revoked. "Chaff/Flares" modification moved to Tier I; modification."Offensive 20mm" moved to Tier II, "New 20mm cannons" - to Tier IV.
  • F-5E — "AIM-9E" modification has been revoked, RP or GE spent to research this modification will be refunded.
  • F-8E — LAU-10A rocket pods have been added with corresponding modification to unlock them. The max number of the Mk.81 bombs has been increased from 8 to 12; Mk.83 bombs — from 2 to 4 in total. Modification "Offensive 20mm" moved to Tier II.
  • F-104G (Germany) — AS-30 missiles have been added.
  • F-4 EJ / EJ Kai — the display of the upgraded specifications of the GAU-4 gun after researching the modiciation "New 20mm guns" has been fixed.
  • F-4E Phantom II (Israel) — visually missed pylons of the AIM-9G missiles have been fixed. Missing AIM-7E-2 (DF) missiles have been restored.
  • Firestreak, Redtop — explosives type has been changed from TNT to RDX/TNT (report)
  • Jaguar GR.1A — "AIM-9G" modification has been revoked, RP or GE spent to research this modification will be refunded. Modification "GR.1B TIALD" has been moved to Tier III. and requires "Flares/Chaff" modification to be researched first. Chaff (dipoles) container has been added.
  • Jaguar GR.1 — Chaff (dipoles) container has been added, with the corresponding modification to unlock it.
  • Jaguar A — Chaff (dipoles) container has been added.
  • Kfir C.2 — the number of the preset ‘combined’ weapon setups in the weapon menu has been reduced.
  • G.91 YS — Zuni Mk.32 Mod 0 ATAP rockets have been added.
  • Mirage IIIC / IIIE — LR-F1 rocket pod has been revoked, RP or GE spent to research this modification will be refunded.
  • Mirage IIICJ — ‘Shafrir 2’ and ‘Matra R530’ modifications have been revoked, RP or GE spent to research this modification will be refunded.
  • Mirage 5F — Matra JL-100 36 rocket pods have been added, as well as the corresponding modification to unlock them.
  • Mirage F1 CT — pilot’s night vision device has been added, as well as the corresponding modification to unlock it.
  • Mystere IVA — modification to unlock 400 kg bombs has been added.
  • N1K2-J / Ja — 2х250kg bomb setup has been removed. Source: "Specification and performance of service aeroplanes of the I.J.N , Maru Mechanic 43".
  • Nesher — ‘Shafrir 2’ and ‘AIM-9D’ modifications have been removed,RP or GE spent to research this modification will be refunded.
  • UH-1 (all versions) — the pivot angles of the XM21 system with M134 machine guns have been corrected. Source: "FM101-20 — 1973 — United States Army Aviation Planning Manual".
  • Wellington Mk.III, Wellington Mk.X, Stirling B.Mk.I, Stirling B.Mk.III — ammo capacity of the tail turrets has been increased from 1,000 to 2,500 rounds. Source: "British Aircraft Armament Volume 1 RAF Gun Turrets from 1914 to the Present Day".
  • UH-1B, UH-1C, UH-1C XM-30 — М129 grenade launcher has been changed to the М75. Sources: "TM 43-0001-28 1977" and "FM 101-20".
  • Z-19E — Type-90-1 rockets have been changed to FS70 with an increased armour piercing capabilities of up to 290mm. The ammo capacity of the W99 machine gun pods have been increased from 500 to 1000 each.
  • Type 23-2K cannon — rate of fire has been changed to 1.150 rounds per minute, muzzle velocity has been increased to the 705 m/sec. Source: "National Gun/Cannon Manual (Specification Part)".
  • F4U-1C — HVAR missiles have been added to the suspended weaponry.
  • F-82E — Offensive weaponry in the suspended container has been changed from M3 to M2 Browning.
  • UH-1B, UH-1C (all versions) — 40mm M129 grenade launcher has been replaced by M75.
  • Po-2 - RS-82, RBS-82, ROS-132 rockets have been added to the armament nomenclature.

Other

  • A-129CBT — modification "New 20mm cannons" has been moved to Tier III.
  • F8F1, F8F-1B — separate HVAR rocket fire has been removed. Source: "AN 01-85FD-1 Pilot’s Handbook for Navy Models F8F-1 B/N" and "F8F-2 N/P Aircraft".
  • F-14A Early — modification "New 20mm cannons" has been moved to Tier III.
  • He 177 A-5 - pivot angles of the turrets have been fixed.
  • Ki-67-I Ko / Ki-67- I-otsu — pivot angles of the turrets have been fixed, Ammo capacity of the upper turret has been changed from 500 to 700 rounds. Source: "Japanese aircraft: performance & characteristics, TAIC manual no.1. OPNAV-16-V No. T126, March 1945, technical air intelligence centre summary No. 26, Peggy I".
  • Ki-109 — pivot angles of the turret have been fixed.
  • Lincoln B.Mk.II — pivot angles of the turrets have been fixed. Source: "British Aircraft Armament Volume 1 RAF Gun Turrets from 1914 to the Present Day".
  • Lynx AH.Mk.1, G-Lynx — a bug has been fixed due to which there were missing pylons for the ATAS missiles (report), modification "Offensive 20 mm" and "New 20mm cannons" have been moved from Tiers II and IV to I and III, respectively.
  • Mirage IIIC / IIIE — "Matra R530" modification has been removed. Spent RP or GE will be refunded. Modification Matra R530E has been moved to the Tier II. Lau 32 rocket pods have been added, as well as the corresponding modification to unlock it.
  • Mirage F1CT — incorrect bomb icons in the weapon menu have been fixed.
  • Saab AJ37, Saab JA37C — a bug has been fixed due to which wing parts remained in the air when the wings were detached.
  • Shackleton Mr.Mk.2 — a bug has been fixed due to which all turret guns in the xray mode were designated as ‘offensive’ (report).
  • Sea Venom FAW 20 — G-Suit has been removed from the modification’s list. Source: "Pilot's Notes for Sea Venom F.A.W. 20 (2nd Edition, October 1957) by Royal Navy". RP and GE spent on the modification will be refunded.
  • Stirling B.Mk.I / Mk.II — pivot angles of the turrets have been fixed. A bug has been fixed which prevented the elevator split in the xray mode.
  • Ka-52 — "Offensive 30 mm" modification has been moved to Tier II.
  • MiG-19PT — 30mm belt of the NR-30 gun now has ‘early’ round order.
  • MiG-21SMT, MiG-21bis-SAU, MiG-21MF — a bug has been fixed which prevented speedbrake extension while Flares/Chaff pod installed.
  • Su-6(АM-42) — the armour of the radiators has been reduced from 6 to 4 mm, in accordance with blueprints.
  • Su-17M2 — modifications ‘OFAB-100’ and ‘S-3K’ have been removed, RP or SL spent will be refunded. Modifications ‘FAB-250’ moved one Tier up.
  • Su-17М4 — modifications ‘OFAB-100’ and ‘S-3K’ have been removed, RP or SL spent will be refunded. Modifications ‘FAB-250’ moved one Tier up.
  • Su-22М3 — modifications ‘OFAB-100’ and ‘S-3K’ have been removed, RP or SL spent will be refunded. Modifications ‘FAB-250’ moved one Tier up. Modification "New 30mm cannons" has been moved to Tier III, modifications ‘SPPU-22-01 pod’ and ‘R-60’ moved to Tier II
  • Su-22UM3K — modifications ‘OFAB-100’ and ‘S-3K’ have been removed, RP or SL spent will be refunded. Modifications ‘FAB-250’ moved one Tier up. Modification ‘R-60’ moved to Tier II.
  • Fire extinguishers, as well as corresponding modification to unlock them, have been added for the following aircraft:
MiG-23 (all versions), Su-22 (all versions), Su-17 (all versions), Su-7 (all versions), Q-5 (all versions), A-5C, J-7 (all versions), MiG-21 (all versions), MiG-19 (all versions), Yak-38 (all versions), А-10 (all versions), Harrier (all versions), AV-8 (all versions), F-14A Early, P-61 (all versions), A-26 (all versions), Tu-4, B-29, B-17 (all versions), PB4Y (all versions), PBJ (all versions), B-24 (all versions), B-26 (all versions), B-25 (all versions), EC-665 Tiger A-129 (all versions), A-109, AB-205, Lynx (all versions), YAH-64, AH-64 (all versions), AH-Mk1, AH-1 (all versions), UH-1 (all versions), Ka-29, Ka-50, Ka-52, Mi-24 (all versions), Mi-35, Mi-28 (all versions).
  • AH-1G, AH-1G IAF, AH-1Q IAF - modification "M200A1" has been moved to tier I.
  • AH-1F - modification "M261 LWL" has been moved to tier I
  • AH-64A, AH-64A IAF - modifications "AIM-92 Stinger" and "AIM-9L" switched places, the missiles do not require the "IRCM"modification.
  • AH-1Z - air-to-air missiles do not require MAW research first.
  • SA 313B Alouette II - modification "New 7.62 MGs" has been moved from tier II to I.
  • UH-1D - modification "New 7.62 MGs" has been moved from tier III to I.
  • Mi-24P, Mi-24P HFS (Germany) - ATGMs and bombs now could be researched independently.
  • Tiger UHT - ATGMs and air-to-air missiles now could be researched independently.
  • Scout AH.Mk.1 - modification "New 7.62 MGs" has been moved from tier II to I.
  • Lynx Ah.Mk.1 - air-to-air missiles now don’t require the "Flares" modification to be researched first; the research order of the AGM-114 2 modification has been changed.
  • G-Lynx - air-to-air missiles now don’t require the "Flares" modification to be researched first.
  • Ah.Mk.1 Apache - "MAW" modification has been moved from rank II to I, modification AMASE moved from tier III to II.
  • AH-1S Early, AH-1S, AH-1S Kisarazu - modification "M200A1" has been moved from Tier II to I.
  • AH-64DJP, AHS - air-to-air missiles now don’t require the "Flares" modification to be researched first.
  • AB 205 A-1 - modification "New 7.62 MGs" has been moved from tier II to I.
  • SA 341F Gazelle, SA 342M Gazelle- ATGMs and air-to-air missiles now could be researched independently.
  • Tiger HAD, Tiger HAP - Modification "New 30mm guns" has been moved from tier II to I;
  • Mi-24V, Mi-24P - modifications "R-60" and "R-60-2" have been moved one tier up.
  • Mi-35 - modification "UPK-23-250 pod" has been moved from tier II to III.
  • Ka-29 - modification "UPK-23-250 pod" has been moved from tier II to I; modification "New 23mm cannons" moved from III to II; "2A42" moved from tier IV to III, its relation to the IRCM removed; ATGMs now can be researched independently from the "New 23mm cannons" modification.
  • Ka-52 - modification "UPK-23-250 pod" has been moved from tier II to III; modification "New 30mm cannons moved from Tier IV to II.
  • Mi-28N - ATGMs and air-to-air missiles now could be researched independently.
  • Mi-28NM - MAW and air-to-air missiles now can be researched independently; modification "B-13L" moved from tier IV to I; modification "9M39" - from III to IV; modifications "FAB-250" and "FAB-500" moved one tier up.
  • Mi-24D - modification "IRCM" has been moved from tier I to II; modifications "FAB-250" and "FAB-500" moved one tier up.
  • Ka-50 - ATGMs and air-to-air missiles now could be researched independently; modifications "FAB-250" and "FAB-500" moved one tier up.
  • Modification "Replacing helicopter blades" has been moved to Tier II for all helicopters.

Flight Model changes

  • Ki-43-2/N1K2 — Weight characteristics of the aircraft have been specified. Weight of the airframe, fuel, armament have been specified (general characteristics of the aircraft remained unchanged).
  • XF5F — A bug that caused insufficient maximum engine power has been fixed. Power has been returned to its passport values.
  • Sea Fury FB.11 — Amount of fuel has been corrected according to aircraft documentation.
  • G8N1 — Operation of the aircraft fuel system has been updated. The order of fuel consumption from the tanks has been clarified.
  • Ho 229 V3 — Gliding has been corrected. Aircraft flight model has been updated. Aileron resistance symmetry has been corrected and improved.

Naval fleet model, damage model, characteristic and weaponry changes:

Naval weaponry:

  • USS Douglas — The system of replenishing missiles after they have been expended has been changed. Now missiles will be replenished only when they are fully expended. The ability to detonate them from damage to or destruction of the launchers has been added.
  • PG-02 — Air target detection radar has been removed.
  • PT-15Mk.16 torpedo has been replaced by Type 72 mod. 1.
  • Prinz Eugen - Amount of spare torpedoes has been increased to 26.
  • USS Arizona - reload time for the main calibre guns has been reduced from 50 to 40 sec..
  • IJN Tone, IJN Aoba, IJN Agano, IJN Mikuma - guidance speed of the twin- and triple-barreled 25mm mounts with electric guidance drives has been increased: horizontal from 15/12 to 18 deg./sec; vertical from 10 to 12 deg./sec.
  • IJN Suzuya - guidance speed of the twin- and triple-battled 25mm mounts without electric drives has been reduced.
  • HMS Arethusa — The time required to pump water out of the ship’s compartments has been reduced.
  • Muzzle velocity for shells on the following cannons has been corrected: 15 cm/48 KC/36 (from 960 to 835 m/sec for AP and HE with bottom fuse); 15 cm/60 SK C/25 (from 960 to 875 m/sec); 15 cm/55 SK C/28 (from 960 to 835 m/sec for HE with bottom fuse and HE with radio fuse); 8.8 cm/76 SK C/32 (from 1060 to 950 m/sec); 10.5 cm/45 SK C/32 (from 900 to 785 m/sec)
  • The type and/or weight of the explosive mass has been fixed for following shells: 180 mm OF 32, ZS-32, PF-32 (A-IX-2 replaced by TNT); 180 mm B-32 (weight of the explosive mass has been changed from 1,82 kg to 1,618 kg); 152 mm ZS-35 (TNT replaced by А-IX-2).
  • The weight of the explosive mass has been fixed for the following German shells: 12.7 cm Sprgr. L/4.4 Kpf.Z (from 2 to 1.905 kg); 12.7 cm Sprgr. L/4.4 Zt.Z (from 1.4 to 1.905 kg).
  • The weight of the explosive mass has been fixed for the following US shells: 14 inch Mk.9 HE (from 40.1 to 47.62 kg); 14 inch Mk.8 APCBC (from 14.29 to 15.55 kg).

Naval modifications and crew skills:

  • The artillery strike of the coastal fleet has been improved:
    • Damage area has been increased by 30%.
    • Time of shells falling has been reduced by half.
    • Number of shells in a salvo has been increased to 25 shells.
  • HMS Southampton - Supermarine Walrus catapult aircraft has been added.

Naval characteristics, physics and damage model:

  • Armoured plates for bluewater ships. In previous updates vertical armour on battleships was divided into plates. Each plate received separate damage from hits, could be damaged and as a result might lose its properties.
    • In the "Drone Age" update the division to the plates have received vertical armour for light and heavy cruisers.
    • This mechanic has also been changed. No plate can now be destroyed and no longer be part of the damaged model but it can be weakened by taking enough damage.
    • Damaged plates still remain in place. Every subsequent shell that hits the plate can either penetrate behind the armour without interacting with it or explode on the armour with penetration of HE damage and/or fragments - fully or partly.
    • The calculation of the armour plate damage is based on the ratio of the shell's armour penetration and the thickness of the armour at the point of impact. The plate may begin to receive damage that will result in a partial loss of its properties if the shell almost succeeds in penetrating it. Shells whose penetration is much less than the thickness of the plate (by taking into account the given thickness) are not able to cause such damage to it.
    • The degree of the damage to the plate depends on the kinetic energy of the shell and the thickness of the plate itself. The smaller the difference in these values, the more likely the armour plate can be damaged. For example 152mm semi-AP shells at the distance of 8-10 km will not be able to do damage to armour plates of 110-120mm thickness if the ship is at an angle to the fire. Same shells will have a chance to damage if the ship is facing the fire with its side flat. And with the reduction of the distance to 5-7km such plates would be almost guaranteed to take damage and penetrate if a particular shell has enough armour penetration.
  • The mechanics of detonation of the cellars from fire in the turrets, elevators and barbets of large ships has been corrected. Fire that can cause the detonation in the ammunition cellar can originate in the cellar itself or descend there from the turret of the main calibre through the barbete and elevator. The player will now have more time to take action to eliminate the fire: the spread of fire down from the turret to the cellar has been slowed and the time the fire will affect the cellar itself before it detonates has been increased.
  • Admiral Graf Spee, Admiral Hipper, Prinz Eugen, HMS Belfast - Crew from reserve compartments have been redistributed in favour of control, engine and boiler rooms.
  • Fuzing threshold has been increased for all shells larger than 283mm with delay. New threshold varies from 15 to 26mm.
  • USS Arizona, IJN Tone, Admiral Hipper, Prinz Eugen — The size and location of the fuel tanks have been adjusted.
  • IJN Mogami, IJN Suzuya, IJN Mikuma — The armour in the area of the stern traverse has been corrected.

Naval Visual models and visual parts:

  • HMS Leopard — The guidance animation of the aft fire-control tower has been corrected.
  • USS Baltimore — The position of seaplanes on catapults has been corrected.
  • Fairmile C 312, 332 — Texture of the 40mm cannon and bridge in the X-Ray view has been fixed.
  • IJN Hyuga — Unnecessary bridge elements in the X-Ray view have been removed.
  • USS Fletcher, Bennion, Cowell — Displaying of the main calibre elevators in the X-Ray view has been corrected.
  • Type T-51b — Model changed. The composition of artillery and torpedo armament has been changed. Two shafts have been added. Running characteristics of the boat have been adjusted.

Other

  • USS Helena — The type of the catapult aircraft has been changed from OS2U-1 to SOC.
  • USS Trenton — The type of the catapult aircraft has been changed from SOC-1 to OS2U-1.
  • The time of ship disappearance when behind a smokescreen which prevents it from being visible in the sight has been reduced. The time of reappearance of the ships from behind the smokescreen has been increased.

Economy and research

  • Maximum BR in the bluewater fleet research tree has been increased to 7.0. BR of the following ships have been changed:
    • USA
      • USS Northampton — 5.0 => 5.3 (all game modes)
      • USS Mitscher — 4.3 => 4.7 (all game modes)
      • USS Wilkinson — 4.3 => 4.7 (all game modes)
    • Germany:
      • SMS Bayern — 6.7 => 7.0 (all game modes)
      • Scharnhorst — 6.7 => 7.0 (all game modes)
    • USSR:
      • Parizhskaya Kommuna — 6.7 => 7.0 (all game modes)
      • Kronshtadt — 6.7 => 7.0 (all game modes)
      • Kerch — 5.0 => 5.3 (RB)
      • Krasny Krym — 5.0 => 5.3 (RB)
    • Britain:
      • HMS Hood — 6.7 => 7.0 (all game modes)
      • HMS Marlborough — 6.7 => 7.0 (all game modes)
      • HMS Dreadnought — 6.7 => 6.3 (all game modes)
      • HMS Dido — 5.0 => 5.3 (all game modes)
      • HMS Hawkins — 5.0 => 5.3 (RB)
      • HMS Arethusa — 5.0 => 5.3 (RB)
      • HMS Liverpool — 5.3 => 5.7 (RB)
    • Japan:
      • IJN Kongo — 6.7 => 7.0 (all game modes)
      • IJN Haruna — 6.7 => 7.0 (all game modes)
      • IJN Hyuga — 6.7 => 7.0 (all game modes)
    • Italy:
      • RN Trento — 5.0 => 5.3 (RB)
      • RN Raimondo Montecuccoli — 5.3 => 5.7 (RB)
      • RN Eugenio di Savoia — 5.3 => 5.7 (RB)
  • Magach 6 and Magach 6A - Have been grouped.
  • Crusader Mk.I - Moved from rank III to II.
  • ZSU-37 - Moved from rank IV to III.
  • Squadron RP will be now automatically invested on the pre-selected research squadron vehicle when it occurs or by entering the game.

Changes in the research trees for ground vehicles:

  • Magach 6 and Magach 6A - Have been grouped.
  • Crusader AA Mk.I - Moved from rank III to II.
  • ZSU-37 - Moved from rank IV to III.

Changes in the research trees for aircraft:

  • F-86F-40 JASDF — Available for purchase for GE.

Customization

  • BM-13N - Camouflages set available for completing tasks or purchasing for GE have been added.
  • Type 63-I - Set of available camouflages has been updated.
  • Decal collections "Operation S.U.M.M.E.R. 2016" and "Operation S.U.M.M.E.R. 2017" have been added.

Awards

  • A bug that caused the counter for tasks for a series of actions not to interrupt in some cases when player lost vehicles has been fixed. This fixed for example the battle awards like "Assists streak" and "Professional", achievements "Cold-Blooded" and "Size Doesn’t Matter" and some other tasks.

Interface

  • Pop-up tooltip of contacts has been reworked: Profile icon has been enlarged, squadron tag and title have been added, vehicle list for the selected mode with current BR will be shown.
  • The layout of tasks and achievements has been changed: progress indicator has been moved to the position above the progress bar, progress multipliers have been moved from game mode and vehicle rank to the position under the text progress bar.
  • The pop-up hint of tasks and achievements that require performing several subtasks has added a list of these subtasks.
  • Animation of critical damage has been added to the naval hit cam.

Game mechanics

  • Aircraft engine fire extinguisher system has been added.
  • Conditions for crediting serious damage to ground vehicles have been changed: destruction of optics, tracks and wheels and also partial damage to the barrel and cannon breech are no longer considered as serious damage and can not lead to vehicle destruction assistance.
  • Indication of the radar/IRST for SB has been changed. Radar indication "in the world" (indication of target acquisition, position of the radar antenna) is no longer available. This indication provided the player with more information than what is available to the pilot in reality and allowed for example to build an approach to the target "under the hood". At the same time, the pilot would have a separate radar warning system screen and radar in the cockpit.
  • Reconnaissance UAVs available for light tanks of ranks VI-VII have been added.

Graphics

Sound

  • A bug with playback of the explosions sounds from switched on "Speed of Sound" settings has been fixed.
  • A bug that caused some gunshot sounds to be played when "Speed of Sound" was enabled in settings has been fixed.
  • New sounds for the aircraft cannon GSh-30-2 have been added.

MatchMaking

Ground SB

  • Setup 8_2_2
    • Removed: PT-76, ASU-85, PT-76B
    • Added: Vampire FB 52A
  • Setup 9_2
    • Removed: Sa'ar, Sambad

Smaller updates that came afterwards

14.09.2022 (Server update)

Aircraft

  • Saab AJ37 - a bug has been fixed that prevented installed countermeasures blocks from displaying on the model.
  • Z-10 - a bug with incorrect weight limits of secondary weapons in the weapons menu has been fixed.
  • Su-25/Su-25K - incorrect BR has been changed from 9.3 to 9.7 in all game modes.

15.09.2022 (2.19.0.17)

Aircraft

  • Mi-24a, MiG-23BN — Automatic engine Fire System (EFS) has been added to the modification menu.
  • Tiger HAP, Tiger HAD — Missile in the launch containers has been changed from SNEB 26 to SNEB 23.
  • A-4E Early — A bug that caused the "6х 500 pounds bombs + ZUNI Mk 32 x24" blocks to go through the bombs in the suspended weaponry sets has been fixed.

Fleet

  • IJN Settsu — A bug that caused the ship to move with an offset has been fixed.

Locations

  • The model of rock on the ULQ graphics setting has been fixed for the location "Tunisia".

Enduring Confrontation and helicopter PvE

  • AAA settings for Convoy templates for aircraft "EC" and helicopter PvE have been separated by game mode (other templates already have this settings been separated).
  • The anti-aircraft accuracy for aircraft and helicopter game modes has been adjusted based on the feedback received from players.

Matching

  • For the attack UAV, the required number of respawn points has been changed from 550 to 750.

16.09.2022 (2.19.0.24)

Aircraft

  • Automatic selection of the next suspended weaponry after full consumption of the selected one has been added. Selection of the next weapon will be done with a 1 second delay to avoid accidental firing during volley fire.
  • Kfir C.2/7, Nesher, Mirage 5F, Mirage F1C/СT, Mirage 2000 — instability of the directional damper has been fixed (with auto control enabled an aircraft might sideslip while the rudder is enabled).

Ground vehicles

  • VRCC — Turret armour scheme has been clarified. The material of the turret armour has been changed from aluminium alloy to high hardness armour. Thickness has been changed from 20mm to 15mm.
  • M3 GMC — A bug which caused the unit not to apply transmission changes specified in the changelog of the "Drone Age" update has been fixed.
  • Challenger (all), Vickers Mk.7 — The order of ammo racks consumption has been clarified.

Naval

  • A bug has been fixed where a target lock might be disabled by objects in the line of sight, or by moving the camera to the side.

Enduring Confrontation and Helicopter PvE

  • The situation where team B bombers would stop respawning in a number of situations has been fixed.
  • In helicopter PvE the ground forces of team A now always counterattack if they manage to win ground battle in which team B was the attacker.

Other changes

  • Fixed a number of bugs that caused the game to crash in Linux

19.09.2022 (2.19.0.30)

Aircraft

  • A bug that led to switching on the automatic abandonment timer in air RB by receiving critical damage although it was possible to reach the airfield and repair the vehicle, has been fixed.
  • Z-9W, Z-9WA — A bug where the "Compressor" modification decreased climbing speed has been fixed

Ground vehicles

  • T-80UK — Mistakenly presented tank rack has been removed. The amount of ammunition has been changed from 39 to 30 shells.
  • HJ9 — Jamming channel for ATGM has been added.

Interface

  • A rare bug on the icon of an already researched vehicle where the "Research" button was displayed instead of the "Purchase" button has been fixed.

Other changes

  • A bug causing the client to crash with vulkan render (Linux) has been fixed.

20.09.2022 (2.19.0.40)

Aircraft

  • A bug has been fixed that prevented the automatic brake chute from deploying while landing and braking.
  • Harrier GR.7 — display of ground vehicles at longer distances has been fixed. Third-person view night vision restored. A bug has been fixed where parts of the targeting pod obstructed the targeting pod camera view.
  • Z-9WA — incorrect MFD gamma has been corrected. Night vision display fixed in the MFD. The MFD’s blackscreens have been fixed.
  • F-4C — the number of M117 bombs has been corrected in the secondary weapons menu.
  • MiG-19PT — name of the 30mm NR-30(r) cannon has been corrected.
  • MiG-23BN — RWS has been restored.
  • F-104G — incorrect display of the AS-20 and AS-30 missiles in the secondary weapons menu has been fixed.
  • Z-10 — TY-90 missiles now can be mounted on the internal wing pylons.
  • Po-2 — a bug has been fixed where it was possible to create a user weapon setup where the weight exceeds the payload limit.
  • Tu-4 (China) — the number of gunners has been fixed in the aircraft info card and crew skills; icons fixed in the secondary weapon menu; engine fire
  • ADEN 25 cannon — tracer has been removed from the AP sub calibre round.
  • Ka-52 — a bug has been fixed where while equipping 9K127 Vikhr and 9M120-1 Ataka missiles in one setup, the allowed fire distance didn’t switch.

Ground vehicles

  • A bug has been fixed where AI-controlled Type 90, Type 90 (B) and Type 10 in the [Assault] mode might respawn with low suspension.
  • Recon Micro — a bug has been fixed that prevented the drone’s engine start after switching off in Test Drive.
  • AMX-13, AMX-13 (SS.11), AMX-13-90 — a bug has been fixed that disabled delay between the smoke grenade bursts.
  • M4A2 — a bug has been fixed where it was impossible to replenish the smoke grenades.
  • BTR-ZD — missing description of the 7.62 forward machine guns has been restored in xray view.
  • Zachlam Tager — a bug has been fixed, where the specifications of the SS.11 missiles differed from other vehciles.
  • Magach 3 — a bug has been fixed where the 12.7mm machine gun has the same description in the xray as the 7.62mm machine gun.
  • FIM-92E, FIM-92K — the missile model in flight has been fixed.
  • A bug has been fixed where the side skirts might not be visible from one of the sides of view on the Sd.Kfz 140/1, Sd.Kfz. 234/1 and Pz.Bef.Wg.IV J.

Naval

  • RN Andrea Doria — a bug with a single round from the stern main calibre turret has been fixed.
  • RN Da Verazzano — 40 mm/39 Vickers-Terni mod.1915/1917 mounts have been changed to 40 mm/39 Vickers-Terni mod.1915/1917, modif.1930. Rounds changed too.
  • The muzzle velocity of the 15 cm Pzgr. L/3.7 (m.Hb) rounds have been changed from 875 to 960 m/sec.

Modifications and progress

  • RN Andrea Doria, Scharnhorst, Kronshtadt — "Smoke screen" modification has been removed. RP or GE spent to unlock the modification will be refunded.

Graphics

  • Visual effects of exhaust gas from the wide exhaust pipes have been corrected when observed via thermal imagers.

Locations

  • Eastern Europe, Pass over Rheine, Berlin, Campania - a bug has been fixed where the metal fences might look transparent from the side.

Enduring Confrontation

  • The effectiveness of airfield AA guns has been increased.
  • M163 and M247 in the ground battles have been changed to Falcon and Za-35.
  • AA guns in ground battles have had the target speed track restored. Previously they fired directly at the target without speed lead.

Other changes

  • The camera in the hangar is now positioned a bit further back in order to allow any vehicle to fit the screen, especially on a wide-screen, or three-monitor setup).
  • A bug has been fixed in the protection analysys menu that might cause incorrect results.
  • Sergey is alive! Added decal for 100 defeated enemy vehicles while controlling the Su-25 or Su-25K.

27.09.2022 (2.19.0.49)

Aircraft

  • Mixed countermeasures loadout release has been fixed. One flare and one pack of chaff are now released each time a player presses the button.
  • Empty weapon container automatic jettison has been added.Enable the option "Jettison secondary weapon" in the Controls - Controls mode menu. For some types of weapon, separate weapon containers are dropped right after the last round has been fired from them, for some types of weapon containers are dropped only after all ammo of selected type are fired from all of them. Automatic jettison can be disabled with the game option "Empty weapon containers automatic jettison". The option is enabled by default.
  • The IR AAM seeker reticle will no longer disappear from the HUD near the lock on range limit.
  • R-530F seeker will no longer constantly lose its target

Ground vehicles

  • AMX-13 (HOT) — a missing delay between grenade launcher shots has been restored.
  • AMX-30 DCA, Falcon — missed localization for the 30mm APHE round has been fixed.
  • A bug has been fixed that prevented description of the AA machine gun belt in the modifications menu.
  • When the cruise control is enabled, a vehicle now continues to drive while switching to the UAV.

Naval

  • Z20 Karl Galster, T31 — universal and main calibre guns now able to group for simultaneous bursts.
  • SMS Helgoland — armoring of the conning bridges, bow and stern armour belts have been corrected. The deck armour over the universal guns has been reduced from 45 to 25 mm.

Interface

  • A bug has been fixed where squad icons were not displayed in the statistics in replays.
  • A bug has been fixed where squad icons in the statistics menu might be displayed incorrectly out of vertical line.
  • A bug has been fixed that prevented a selected squadron vehicle from displaying in the squadron points window.
  • Now, in the squadron point window, a new selected vehicle is highlighted.
  • Incorrect position of the death counter in the statistics window has been fixed.

Locations

  • 38th Parallel, Frozen Pass, Karelia - a bug has been fixed where trees and terrain elements might disappear in the scope view in some areas of locations.
  • A bug has been fixed where bushes remained still in other players' views after a player’s vehicle went through them.

Other changes

  • New collection trophies appear in the ingame store for players without access to the Market.
  • A bug has been fixed where a latency flash indicator was disabled in the graphics settings on the PC version.

04.10.2022 (Server update)

  • The resolution of decals containing inscriptions has been unified. Some inscriptions might decrease in size, making them less blurry and noisy.
  • BR changes have come into effect.

Exterior ballistics changes of machine-guns and low-calibre cannons for ground vehicles and aviation. Velocity loss on the trajectory has been increased, flatness reduced, armour penetration over distance reduced as well.

  • Velocity loss on the trajectory of the 7,62mm machine gun rounds have been adjusted. Sources: Terminal ballistics data, volume III, bombs, artillery, mortar fire & rockets; Handbuch Der Flugzeug Bordwaffenmunition 1936-1945; Карточки пристрелки авиационного оружия и таблицы стрельбы. 1942; Краткие таблицы стрельбы 20-мм танковой пушки ТНШ (ШВАК) и 7.62-мм пулемёта ДТ.
  • Velocity loss on the trajectory of the 12,7mm machine gun rounds have been adjusted. Sources: Terminal ballistics data, volume III, bombs, artillery, mortar fire & rockets; Таблицы стрельбы по наземным целям из 12.7 мм пулеметов ДШК; Карточки пристрелки авиационного оружия и таблицы стрельбы. 1942; Таблицы стрельбы по наземным целям из 12.7 мм пулеметов НСВС. 1989; Air Force Manual, Том 335,Выпуск 25 (source).
  • Exterior ballistics of the 13mm rounds of the MG131 machine gun have been adjusted. Source: Handbuch Der Flugzeug Bordwaffenmunition 1936-1945
  • Exterior ballistics of the 14,5mm rounds of the KPVT machine gun have been adjusted. Source: Таблицы стрельбы 14.5мм противотанкового ружья (ПТРС) и 14.5мм противотанкового ружья (ПТРД). Второе издание, дополненное. 1945.
  • Exterior ballistics of the 15mm rounds of the MG151 cannon have been adjusted. Source: Handbuch Der Flugzeug Bordwaffenmunition 1936-1945
  • Exterior ballistics of the 20mm rounds of the TNSh and ShVAK cannons have been adjusted. Sources: Карточки пристрелки авиационного оружия и таблицы стрельбы. 1942; Краткие таблицы стрельбы 20-мм танковой пушки ТНШ (ШВАК) и 7.62-мм пулемёта ДТ
  • Exterior ballistics of the 20mm rounds of the Oerlikon cannon have been adjusted. Source: Ordnance Pamphlet No. 945 Range Table for 20-mm. A.A. Gun
  • Exterior ballistics of the 20mm rounds of the М61, М197, and М39А1 cannons have been adjusted. Sources Comparative evaluation of the 20mm developmental ammunition - exterior ballistics; Graphical Trajectory Compendium of Caliber .50 and 20MM Projectiles in an Air to Ground and Ground to Ground Role
  • Mass of the 20mm rounds of the M61 cannon has been decreased. М56 from 141g to 101g, М52 and М53 from 147g to 99g. Source: TM 9-1901-1 - 1957 - Ammunition for Aircraft Guns
  • Exterior ballistics of the 20mm rounds of the MG FF and MG FF/M cannons have been adjusted. Source: Handbuch Der Flugzeug Bordwaffenmunition 1936-1945
  • Exterior ballistics of the 20mm rounds of the MG151 cannon have been adjusted. Source: Handbuch Der Flugzeug Bordwaffenmunition 1936-1945
  • Exterior ballistics of the 20mm rounds of the M2 and M3 cannons have been adjusted. Sources: Air Force Manual, Vol. 335, Issue 25; Terminal ballistics data, volume III, bombs, artillery, mortar fire & rockets; Handbook Of Ballistic And Engineering Data For Ammunition, Vol 1; 20-mm automatic gun M3 TM 9-229
  • Exterior ballistics of the 23mm rounds of the VYa cannon have been adjusted. Source: Карточки пристрелки авиационного оружия и таблицы стрельбы. 1942
  • Exterior ballistics of the 30mm rounds of the MK103 cannon have been adjusted. Source: Handbuch Der Flugzeug Bordwaffenmunition 1936-1945
  • Exterior ballistics of the 30mm rounds of the MK108 cannon have been adjusted. Source: Handbuch Der Flugzeug Bordwaffenmunition 1936-1945
  • Exterior ballistics of the 40mm rounds of the M2 cannon have been adjusted. Source: Terminal ballistics data, volume III, bombs, artillery, mortar fire & rockets.
  • Exterior ballistics of the PzGr. 39 50mm round of the KwK 39 gun have been adjusted. Source: Handbuch Der Flugzeug Bordwaffenmunition 1936-1945

05.10.2022 (2.19.0.61)

Aircraft

  • Ka-50, Ka-52, Ka-29 — the lenses of the rotor blade navigation lights no longer hang in the air.
  • Lightning F.6, Lightning F.53 — a bug has been fixed where the aircraft was shifted in the hangar while switching to the protection analysis menu.
  • F-14A Early — HUD and MFD colours now switch to night mode when required.
  • Jaguar E — drag chute animation has been fixed.
  • Po-2M — instruments in the cockpit have been corrected.
  • Ki-67 — display of the turrets in the xray mode has been fixed; position of the machine guns in some turrets corrected.
  • Nesher — a bug has been fixed with a missing pylon for the air-to-air missiles (report).
  • B-26B — the number of icon of the 300lbs M31 bombs has been corrected.
  • F-104S, F-104S-ASA — a bug has been fixed where a wing detachment might cause disappearance of the fuselage.
  • Mi-24D, Mi-24B — targeting angles of the 12.7mm turret USPU-24 have been fixed.
  • Tiger UHT — a bug has been fixed where the dismantled forward firing weapons were displayed in xray mode.

Ground vehicles

  • A bug has been fixed where, while switching to UAV, the UAV carrier vehicle pulled over even with the cruise control enabled, or started moving if it was in the neutral gear at the moment of switching.
  • A bug has been fixed where vehicle sight tracking might be enabled through smoke, even when the marker is masked.
  • CCVL — model of the first order rack shells has been corrected.
  • M1128 — a bug has been fixed where the stabiliser was disabled in the commander's fire control sight.
  • LAV-AD — a bug has been fixed where the commander fire control was disabled while mounting the rocket pod.
  • Type 69-IIa — incorrect third fuel tank in the hull front has been removed.
  • Type 59, ZTZ59D1, Type 69 — a bug with the overestimated exhaust pipe thickness has been corrected, the thickness reduced from 60 to 20 mm.

Naval

  • A bug has been fixed where torpedoes might be able to pass through the static cargo and wrecked ships in the locations Golden Bay, Japanese Port, Black Sea Port, and Drowned City.
  • SMS Ostfriesland — incorrect elevation angles of the AA 88mm guns have been corrected; vertical targeting angles increased from 25 to 70 degrees.
  • Fuze time has been increased for the following ordnance:
    • 102mm Mk.16 from 0.005 sec to 0.01 sec;
    • 150mm Psgr. L/3,7 (m.Hb) and 150mm Spgr. L/4,4 Bdz (m.Hb) from 0.01 sec to 0.015 sec.
  • 203mm AP Type 91 shell — shell type has been fixed from APBC to APHEBC.

Interface

  • A bug has been fixed where the digit "I" was displayed in the achievements’ titles.
  • A bug has been fixed where voice chat remained active after the voice chat window was closed.
  • F-8E, F8U-2, Harrier GR.7 - a bug has been fixed where there were dubbed weapon presets in the secondary armaments menu.
  • Ju 87 D-5 - a bug has been fixed with incorrect display of the ammo capacity of the MG 81 machine gun in the secondary armaments menu.
  • A bug has been fixed that prevented target lock confirmation of the air-to-air missiles from changing colour to red in the HUD.

Localization

  • A bug has been fixed with missing localization of the tip, when unable to repair an aircraft on the airfield.

Other

  • Fixed a bug where loading into battle for some players took an extended time and the mission minimap was not displayed on the loading screen (report 1, report 2, report 3).


Updates
Closed Beta  1.17 · 1.25
Open Beta  1.27 · 1.29 · 1.31 · 1.33 · 1.35 · 1.37 · 1.39 · 1.41 · 1.43 · 1.45 · 1.47 · 1.49 · 1.51 · 1.53 · 1.55 · 1.57 · 1.59 · 1.61 · 1.63
Release  1.65 · 1.67 · 1.69 · 1.71 · 1.73 · 1.75 · 1.77 · 1.79 · 1.81 · 1.83 · 1.85 · 1.87 · 1.89 · 1.91 · 1.93 · 1.95 · 1.97 · Starfighters · Raining Fire
Update 2.0  New Power · Hot Tracks · Ixwa Strike · Red Skies · Direct Hit · Ground Breaking · Winged Lions · Wind of Change · Danger Zone · Drone Age