Les Français arrivent! War Thunder 1.73

Good day Ladies and Gentlemen. First of all please forgive the lack of writing, the reason behind this was on October 10th to the 11th I had the final part of my officer selection for the Royal Navy, so as you would expect I put all my effort into passing that.

Now with that out of the way let us delve into the main news of the day: 1.73 in War Thunder is going to be the patch that brought the Armée de l’air to the game. Now for those excited to know what planes are going to be added, we have 2 confirmed ones that will be added as premiums, these are the Dewoitine D.371 H.S.9 and the SO.8000 Narval, rank 1 and rank 4 respectively.

Dewoitine D.371 H.S.9

So upon first inspection, this plane looks like it is going to be a dominating force in tier 1 battles. Armed with 2x 20mm cannons and excellent manoeuvrability to  back it up, it is going to be a nice addition to a players garage. The only downside to be made out for now is the ammunition count for with 30 rounds per cannon, you are going to need a good aim to make those count.

SO.8000 Narval

The more unique premium up for grabs is this Tier IV prototype Carrier fighter, armed with a set of six 20mm cannons this plane is going to be a plane capable of tearing through the opposition, and with a speed of 700km from first glance it appears to be set as a decent boom and zoom aircraft. Finally it seems to have a good Close Air Support potential with the option of mounting 8 rockets and for now 2 bombs of undisclosed weight.


So the major question on everyone’s mind is most likely going to be what are we going to see in the French tree. For that we look to the data finds that are constantly being updated. For a while we have had a couple of French planes hanging around in these finds, these are:

  • MS 406 C1
  • MS 405
  • Potez 630
  • Potez 633
  • Vg 33
  • Vb 10C 1
  • Mb 157

So from these what we can gather is that the fighter line is set to contain the Morane-Saulnier series, the Arsenal VG-33 and the VB 10 and the Bloch MB.157. Then with the Potez 630 twin engine family included in this data find we have the potential for a heavy fighter/attacker line, so as of now best keep an eye on the War Thunder website and let us see what goodies the future holds.

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