The latest update to the free-to-play game War Thunder, entitled “Wind Of Change” finally introduces, amongst many other vehicles, the A-10 Thunderbolt.
So far, I’ve been able to glean that the update will include;
A-10A Thunderbolt II – American strike aircraft
Various new helicopters for the Swedish Tech Tree
LAV-AD – American SPAA Vehicle
Kongō – Japanese battleship
The Machbet – Israeli SPAA Vehicle
Merkava Mk.4B & Mk.4M – Israeli MBTs
The PUMA – German Light Tank
In addition to the new vehicles listed above, new vehicles with new gameplay additions are to be added too. Allow me to explain;
Hard-kill active protection systems in War Thunder.
“The hard-kill active protection is a system that aims to destroy incoming ATGMs fired at your vehicle before impact, thus eliminating or significantly reducing the damaging effect. Usually, such a system includes sensors to detect approaching threats, a computing unit that analyzes the data received from sensors and permits threat neutralization, as well as a set of counter-munitions that intercept the incoming projectile. As soon as the sensors detect a projectile aimed at the vehicle, counter-ammunition is fired in its direction to destroy the enemy projectile by a directed pattern of shrapnel.”
What this means in practice is; point yourself towards the missile flying towards you at breakneck speeds, and you might just survive it.