Hungarian armored vehicles in War Thunder
09/01/2023 - Gaijin Entertainment announces that the next major update of the online military action game War Thunder - "Sons of Attila'' - will be released in September. The game will be expanded with a set of Hungarian armored vehicles representing all phases of the country's military history.
"Hungarian designers have created some interesting vehicles that will expand the range of possible setups for players," explains Vyacheslav Bulannikov, War Thunder Game Director."At the same time, their features will correspond to the available documents, so we hope that players won't see any Hungarian biases in the new vehicles."
The first version of the armored vehicle, the Csaba (named after the youngest son of Attila, leader of the Huns), was developed by Hungarian engineer Nicholas Straussler in 1932, and mass production for the Hungarian army began in 1939. The machines saw active service in World War II battles in Yugoslavia, the USSR and Poland, and eventually in Hungary itself. The high speed, independent suspension and 20-mm cannon made the 39.M Csaba a good reconnaissance aircraft in the front lines of the War Thunder.
The Lynx KF41 is an infantry fighting vehicle developed by Rheinmetall AG, currently in service only in Hungary and manufactured at a joint venture plant in the Hungarian city of Zalaegerszeg. The BMP is equipped with the latest ADS hard kill active protection system, which detects enemy rockets, determines their trajectory, calculates the approximate position of the hit and fires a countermunition that destroys the enemy shell just before it touches the armor. In addition, the Lynx KF41 is equipped with the Lance 2.0 weapons module with Rheinmetall Wotan 35 mm autocannon and Spike ATGMs, which operate on the "fire and forget" principle. The deployment of the armored vehicles of Hungary is implemented as part of the Italian land vehicle research tree.
Other new additions in the update include, for example, the first American superdreadnought "Texas", the Soviet flamethrower tank TO-55, the American fighter jet F-16C version Block 50, the Chinese-Pakistani tank MBT-2000 & more.
Source: Press release