New update will bring signature British helicopter & dozens of other vehicles
Gaijin Entertainment announces that the online military action game War Thunder will receive a new major update, Alpha Strike, in March. It will bring the Hungarian aviation tech subtree and dozens of other new vehicles, including the French four-barreled anti-aircraft gun VTT DCA, the British multirole helicopter Wessex HU.5, the Japanese battleship Mutsu and the wheeled tank destroyer Centauro RGO that serves in the personal guard of the Sultan of Oman.
Watch the War Thunder Alpha Strike update trailer HERE.
The Hungarian Air Force was equipped mainly with German-made equipment during WW2 and used Soviet equipment after 1945, which is also reflected in the composition of the Hungarian subtree in War Thunder. The top aircraft here is the Swedish-made JAS39C multi-role fighter, which entered service in the early 2000s.
The VTT DCA is an anti-aircraft gun with four 12.7 mm machine guns on a light tracked armored personnel carrier platform that can fire direct fire along the direction of travel. Such a vehicle can not only cope with aircraft, but also with light tanks and armored vehicles, and on ‘thicker’ targets can, at a minimum, knock down a track or damage a gun.
The Wessex HU.5 is one of the UK’s most famous helicopters. It was in service for more than 42 years and performed amphibious and anti-submarine missions, participated in rescue operations, served as a special forces “bird” and even transported members of the British royal family. This is a large vehicle that can take a good arsenal of weapons into battle, including two AS.11 and AS.12 guided missiles at a time.
More information on the Alpha Strike update is available on the official War Thunder website.