Aircraft carrier-based aviation coming in June
05/27/2022 - Gaijin Entertainment announces that the online military action game War Thunder will receive a major content update for the Danger Zone in mid-June. For the first time, players will be able to take to the skies with the long-awaited F-14 Tomcat, the legendary fourth-generation U.S. fighter jet and star of the popular Hollywood films.
The F-14 is a twin-engine, variable-wing jet fighter that saw service with the U.S. Carrier Air Force from 1974 to 2006. American F-14s participated in the wars in Vietnam (in its final phase), Iraq, and Yugoslavia. In addition, F-14 fighters are still in service with the Iranian Air Force - these aircraft were tested on the fronts of the Iran-Iraq war, where they won dozens of aerial victories.
The first modification of the F-14 in War Thunder will be the F-14A, which is equipped with an excellent set of air-to-air missiles. In addition to the Sparrow AIM-7E and F and the Sidewinder AIM-9D and G that players are already familiar with, the F-14A will be equipped with the AIM-9H (an evolution of the G version) and the AIM-54A Phoenix, a long-range missile with an active radar guidance system (both missiles will appear in the game for the first time). In addition, the F-14A has an M61A1 20mm cannon with a rotating barrel, as well as bombs and unguided missiles in case it needs to attack ground targets.
The battlecruiser Hood was commissioned into the Royal Navy in 1920, making it the largest warship in the British Navy. Eight 15-inch guns are capable of inflicting devastating damage on any enemy, including battleships. The main caliber is supplemented by an auxiliary battery of seven 4-inch twin all-purpose guns, as well as 40-mm guns, machine guns and torpedo tubes. Due to its size and powerful armament, the ship was nicknamed "The Mighty Hood" and became a symbol of the might of the British Empire, but at the beginning of World War II it was tragically sunk in combat with the German battleship Bismarck.
The G6 Rhino is a self-propelled howitzer on a wheeled chassis with a 155-mm gun that can quickly change position and fire huge high-explosive shells (regular and remote fuzes) at the enemy. The large caliber and weight of the explosives ensure that even inaccurate hits will cause significant damage due to the blast wave and overpressure.
The Danger Zone update will also introduce other new features, including two new vehicle tech trees, as well as new graphics and weather effects.
Source: Official website