War Thunder

Update brings FOX-3 missiles and aircraft from the BeNeLux

War Thunder

06/02/2024 - Gaijin Entertainment announces the major update "Seek & Destroy" for War Thunder. It brings FOX-3 missiles, aircraft from the BeNeLux and numerous new military vehicles to the game in June.

Gaijin Entertainment has announced the major content update "Seek & Destroy" for the online vehicle combat game War Thunder. This update, which will be released in June, will add a host of new content to the game, including advanced air-to-air missiles and a variety of new military vehicles.

One of the most important new features of the update are the FOX-3 missiles. These missiles with active radar control make it possible to track targets autonomously without the need for constant target acquisition. They are particularly effective when used in track-while-scan (TWS) mode, which enables radar correction. However, the target's radar warning device gives the pilots the opportunity to initiate evasive maneuvers.

The first FOX-3 missiles to be introduced in War Thunder include the French MICA, the Chinese PL-12, the American AIM-120, the Russian R-77, the Japanese AAM-4, the Israeli Derby and the South African R-Darter. These missiles will be available on various carrier aircraft, including the Su-27SM, which is now equipped with additional remote-controlled KAB-500Kr and the destructive KAB-1500Kr as well as Kh-29TD guided missiles.

In addition to the missiles, the update also brings new aircraft from Belgium and the Netherlands into play. These will be introduced as a separate Benelux branch in the research tree of neighboring France. The aircraft line ranges from the Gladiator Mk I from the late 1930s to the modern F-16AM Block 15 MLU. The French Mirage 5BA and the Dutch Fokker G.1A will also be part of this expansion.

For ground combatants, there is a Canadian variant of the Leopard 2A4 main battle tank, equipped with additional composite armor modules, an advanced thermal imaging system and the ability to attach cage protection screens and a camouflage net. For fans of naval battles, the Kondor II, a minesweeper of the Volksmarine of the GDR, is introduced with interesting armament, including three 25 mm twin cannons and a FASTA 4M2 launcher unit with Strela-2M anti-aircraft missiles.

What are FOX-3 missiles and how do they work?
FOX-3 missiles are air-to-air missiles with active radar control that operate autonomously and do not require constant target acquisition. They are particularly effective when used in TWS mode, which enables radar correction.

Which new aircraft will be introduced with the update?
The update introduces Belgian and Dutch aircraft as the Benelux branch of the French research tree. These include the Gladiator Mk I, the F-16AM Block 15 MLU, the Mirage 5BA and the Fokker G.1A.

What new ground vehicles will be added?
New ground vehicles include a Canadian variant of the Leopard 2A4 main battle tank, equipped with additional composite armor modules and an advanced thermal imaging system.

What's new for naval battle fans?
The update adds the Kondor II, a minesweeper of the People's Navy of the GDR, armed with three 25 mm twin cannons and a FASTA 4M2 launcher unit with Strela-2M anti-aircraft missiles.

When will the "Seek & Destroy" update be released?
The update will be available to all War Thunder players in June.

  • Source: Official website

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