Welcome back everyone!
Im glad to announce that the articles on Swedish tanks are back and (hopefully) better than ever. For those of you interested in shorter and more technical posts and articles not suitable for RSR i have created own blog. There I will archive my older content as well as post semi-regular updates about everything from Swedish composite armor development to translations of datasheets and manuals. You can check it out here: From the swedish archives
The ikv 91 was a light tank/tank destroyer built specifically to provide Swedish infantry with effective and mobile fire support. Between 1975 and 1978 a total of 212 vehicles were delivered to the Swedish army, these served until the early 2000’s when they were retired without a replacement. Continue reading
Taken from the Wowp Devblog
After defeat in World War I and the Treaty of Versailles, Germany was forbidden to build military aircraft. But the growing ambition of the Reich dictated the necessity of a new fleet of warplanes, so its gradual increase in aerial might was kept secret. Bombers of the 1930s were an example of this tactic, for example, the Junkers Ju 86 and Heinkel 111.
Junkers Ju 86E
The Junkers Ju 86 was created in 1934 as a dual-purpose aircraft. Officially it was a commercial airliner for Lufthansa and foreign clients that could transport 10 passengers. But the main advantage of this machine was its ability to be easily and quickly transformed into a medium bomber.
Greetings everyone, a new WoWp patch has been released a couple of days ago and contains a new event, many reward planes, a new gamemode as well as various Gameplay changes, Economics changes, a new MM system, changes to AI and many more changes.
Link to the Portal is here.
World of Warplanes Update 2.0.7
An entirely new game mode appears in Update 2.0.7 — Bomber Escort Mode! Players from one team will escort strategic bomber waves through enemy territory, while the other team will try to intercept and destroy them. Firepower and close coordination are especially important in this game mode as solo players cannot cope with the entire formation of steel giants.
Heavy October clouds are torn apart by the powerful roar of an armada of bombers, which are the main characters of the new “Flaming Shores” event. The warring parties will clash again in a protracted battle that will last for 4 weeks. Each week, the battle will take place in a different game mode and have a particular global goal for all participants of the event. Pilots will be awarded with valuable prizes for their courage and persistence. As usual, the main prizes will be new rare airplanes: two German bombers and one attack aircraft, a rapid British fighter de Havilland Vampire F.1, as well as Dornier Do 335 A-1 and Gloster Meteor that are already familiar to many players. These aircraft will be available once accomplishing Operation Orders that players can find in Special Supplies gained in battles.
One of the major changes in Update 2.0.7 is the increased functionality of all paint schemes, nose arts and emblems which now provide various economic and gameplay advantages. Moreover, the update includes balance adjustments for the Conquest Mode, some sectors, bots, and AA guns, in addition to improvements for the matchmaking system that should shorten the Queue Time and make teams more equal in battles. And finally, the new “Cold Peak” map. Continue reading
Greetings everyone, it has been brought to my attention that apparently, World of Warplanes has been added to steam on the 12th of September. So for those who don’t like the WGC or just can’t be bothered to download it can play it through steam. You can switch between the different servers using the Steam client. Also keep in mind that, just like WoWs, you cannot use your WG account on the Steam version. And if you haven’t tried it, i recommend you give it a shot and rate it, what this game needs the most is more players.
Visit the Steam page
Source from the WoWp EU page
A new aircraft line appears in the World of Warplanes tech tree – USSR bombers, including the famous “Peshka” Petlyakov Pe-2. These high-speed machines with a powerful bomb load are very mobile and effective over a wide range of altitudes, destroying ground targets from an unachievable height or launching rapid offensives in a strafing dive. Powerful engines and good defensive weapons allow it to effectively resist fighters, and the Pe-2’s good manoeuvrability and forward-firing weapon makes attacking enemy aircraft a possibility.
USSR Bombers line
Greetings everyone, here is a quick video of the upcoming Soviet Bombers in Patch 2.0.6.
Greetings everyone, there has been a new dev diaries for Wowp talking all about the new Bomber line and a big upcoming event.
Source: Wowp EU portal
So far it has only be announced for EU, but chances are that all Regions will get it.
World of Warplanes partners with Hurricane (303. Bitwa o Anglię)
To commemorate the 78th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, Wargaming have partnered with Kino Świat on the theatrical release of Hurricane. Starring Iwan Rheon (Game of Thrones), and Directed by BAFTA and Emmy-Award winning director David Blair, the movie tells the story of 303 Polish Squadron, one of sixteen squadrons of Polish pilots who fought in the Battle of Britain. The squadron was equipped with Hawker Hurricanes and racked up an impressive combat record.
The movie is out today in Poland! The UK release date for the movie is 7 September.
To celebrate, we will introduce a brand new hangar in-game. The RAF Northolt aerodrome, which features in the movie, is the latest and (one of the) greatest hangar to be introduced to the game. Of course, we couldn’t have a collaboration with a film full of Hawker Hurricanes without having one in-game! You will be able to climb inside the cockpit of a Hawker Hurricane, complete with Squadron 303 insignia, to pay homage to the brave Polish pilots who flew them in World War Two.
Hello everyone, this code has been provided by WG and can only be used on the EU server and can only be used on new accounts.
Bonus code: NEWWARPLANES
The code includes
- 7 days of premium time
- 300’000 credits
- Tier 5 UK Multi Role Hurricane IID ( 50% crew)
- Tier 5 USSR Ground Attack Aircaft IL-2 with rear gunner ( 50% crew)
- Tier 4 German Heavy Fighter Messeschmitt Bf 110 C-6 ( 50% crew)
- Aerial verification consumable ( +25% exp)
- Ground verifiaction consumable ( +50% credits)
Greetings everyone, for the next week from August 6th to Augist 13, you’ll get the chance to Earn a tier 6 Premium Spitfire Mk. Vb in the Iron Maiden theme including Eddie as the Pilot.
All you have to do is finish 5 Missions in order to get your hands on it. they are all tier 4 and up.
First mission: Win a battle.
Second mission: Deal 5000 damage to enemy planes in any number of battles.
Third mission: Siege 5 Airfields in any number of battles.
Fourth mission: Earn 7500 exp in any number of battles.
Fifth mission: Destroy 10 fighters, 5 heavy fighters, 10 multi role fighters, 10 attack aircraft and 5 bombers in any number of battles.