War Thunder Releases Weapons of Victory Update
War Thunder's newest content update, Weapons of Victory, is now live, introducing to the iconic MMO WWII game over 40 new vehicles and three new maps. The development team has prepared an exclusive series of vehicles called “Weapons of Victory” to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Victory in Europe. These are planes and tanks that each have an incredible, real histories. Players will be able to get them as part of upcoming May festivities by participating in in-game events and promotional activities.
Included in the line-up of six legendary fighters, is the RAF Spitfire Mk IXc that belonged to decorated pilot and the Siege of Malta's ace, John Plagis. For the USAF, Ray S Westmore’s (21 confirmed kills) P51-D Mustang ‘Daddy’s Girl’ has been added. Ground Forces are represented by the US M-18 from the 805th Tank Destroyer Battalion, nicknamed “Black Cat”, as well as four other famous vehicles, like the T34 Sherman ‘Calliope’.
The United Kingdom also gets a whole new line-up of Fleet Air Arm from the trusty Sea Gladiator biplane to the fearsome Attacker FB.1 jet, with USSR, Germany and Japan also getting new tools of destruction. In total, a whopping more than 40 new planes and tanks are introduced.
Three are the new maps: Normandy, Reichstag and Hürten Forest. The “Normandy” map provides a deadly mix of ambush points and terrain and is a true ‘battle for the hedgerows’ homage to the Allied push to retake northern France in June 1944. The “Hürtgen Forest” map features the challenging terrain of Western Germany faced by the US Army in the longest battle in its history. And, finally, the “Reichstag” map takes armoured combat to the hard fought streets of Berlin.