The legend of US carrier-based aviation is coming to War Thunder in June
The team behind War Thunder, Gaijin Entertainment, have announced that the next major update for the game will drop in June. For the first time ever, players will be able to take to the skies and do battle in the F-14 Tomcat. They will be able to battle on the open seas with the battlecruiser HMS Hood, and on ground, they will have access to the South African G6 Rhino, a self propelled howitzer.
New maps are will drop too, with “Abandoned Town” and “South-Eastern City” being added to the game.
The F-14 is a twin-engine variable-sweep wing jet fighter that was in service with the US carrier-based aviation from 1974 to 2006. American F-14s took part in the wars in Vietnam (in the final stages), Iraq and Yugoslavia. In addition, the F-14 fighters are still in service with the Iranian Air Force – these machines were tested in action on the fronts of the Iran-Iraq war, where they scored dozens of air victories.
The battlecruiser HMS Hood was commissioned into the Royal Navy in 1920, becoming the largest warship in the British Navy. Eight 15 inch guns are capable of inflicting devastating damage to any enemy, including battleships. The main guns are supplemented by an auxiliary battery of seven twin 4 inch all-purpose guns, as well as 40mm guns, machine guns and torpedo tubes. Due to its size and powerful armament, the ship was nicknamed the “The Mighty Hood” and became a symbol of the power of the British Empire, but at the beginning of World War II, she was tragically sunk in battle with the German battleship Bismarck.
The Danger Zone update will also introduce other new features, including two new vehicle tech trees, as well as new graphical and weather effects. Detailed information about this will be available on the game’s official website in the coming weeks.