Gaijin Entertainment announces that the new major content update “Air Superiority” for the online military action game War Thunder will be released in mid-December. The game will bring the famous twin-engine fighters Su-27 and F-15, the most modern tanks T-90M and M1A2 SEP V2 TUSK II, as well as dozens of other new ground, naval and air military vehicles.
Watch the ‘Air Superiority’ Update Trailer HERE.
The American F-15 fighter, nicknamed Eagle, is one of the most famous aircraft of the late 20th century. In 1979, early versions successfully fought aerial duels with Soviet-made jets in the Lebanon War, and in the early nineties, the F-15 played a critical role in gaining air superiority in the first Iraq War. The F-15 is currently in service in the United States, Japan, Israel (all three of these countries will receive local versions of the aircraft in War Thunder) and Saudi Arabia, while modernization and production of new aircraft continues.
The Su-27 (NATO designation: Flanker) was created in the USSR as a complement to the lighter and cheaper MiG-29 and entered combat duty in the mid-eighties. The Su-27s took part in various local conflicts – for example, in the war between Ethiopia and Eritrea they shot down three enemy aircraft without suffering losses. The original Su-27 is in service with 11 countries, and China uses a local version of the aircraft called the Shenyang J-11 (which will also appear in War Thunder).
M1A2 SEP V2 TUSK II is the latest version of the Abrams main battle tank with additional armor for urban combat and modern electronics. A remote-controlled module with a large-caliber machine gun with its own sighting system has been added to the turret, and the turret and the hull sides are covered by modules of the new ARAT II dynamic protection.
The T-90M is the most advanced representative of the T-90 family with a new welded turret with a built-in modular Relict ERA, a new fire control system and a safer ammunition rack location. The tank commander received a new panoramic sight, and a thermal imager has been added to the sights of both the commander and the gunner.
Among the new warships, the light cruiser USS Roanoke stands out. Its twelve rapid-fire 152 mm guns are capable of hitting both naval targets and aircraft! The ship also has a massive 88mm thick internal armored deck, making it quite durable by light cruiser standards.
You can read more about the new features of the “Air Superiority” update on the official website of the game.