Gaijin Entertainment is back in gaming news. Hence announcing the #upcoming #release of a new #playablenation. All for the vehicular combat MMOG War Thunder for Linux, Mac and Windows PC.
So War Thunder Update 1.69, called ‘Regia Aeronautica’, will introduce Italy. The sixth playable nation, represented with its own vehicle tree. Alongside USA, Germany, Great Britain, Japan and USSR. Hence the first new nation added since the launch of War Thunder in gaming.
“With the addition of Japanese Ground Forces at the end of last year. All of the game’s nations now have more than 800 aircraft and ground vehicles. So early testing of Naval Forces is full steam ahead. Very soon War Thunder will feature a new nation. We will add more than 20 new Italian vehicles and update the existing models. So Italy will be coming with several dozen aircraft on its launch,” says Kirill Yudintsev, Creative Director of Gaijin Entertainment.
Since Italy’s initial aviation lineup has several dozen aircraft. These range from the famous light and manoeuvrable Italian biplanes of the 1930’s to post-war Jet aircraft. While among those machines is the Fiat CR.32. One of the most mass produced aircraft employed by the Regia Aeronautica at the beginning of World War II. This robust all-metal biplane can withstand serious damage. Even carry bombs into combat. A feature that allows it to temporarily act as a light attack aircraft instead of a fighter. Either to destroy light ground units or suppress the enemy’s anti-aircraft resistance.
Another symbol of Italy’s aviation besides the CR.32 are its famous heavy three-engine bombers. These will also be featured in War Thunder right from the start. Next to the well-known SM.79 Sparviero (the ‘Sparrowhawk’). Other indigenous three-engine designs will be included. Such as the CANT Z.1007bis Alcione, or ‘Kingfisher’. Although the latter was mostly overshadowed by the mass produced ‘Sparrowhawk’. This exceeded its counterpart in both speed and maneuverability. Which could also be equipped with a heavy 840 kg torpedo. This will make it especially useful as an attack aircraft in full-scale Naval battles.
Read more about news about the coming Italian machines in War Thunder’s developer diaries here.
The first Italian fighter aircraft are available for pre-order:
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