If you think standard tank rounds are so 1941, then Gaijin Entertainment’s got the perfect remedy for you. Yesterday, the War Thunder developer met with fans in Odintsovo, Russia, to show off the game’s VR future with the Oculus Rift, as well as two new vehicles that would be coming to the game in the near future.

The Douglas B-18 Bolo is an American medium bomber adapted from a civilian design that carries an “impressive bomb load.” So that’s what happened to my luggage!

Cooler still, though, is the Soviet IT-1, which is a T-62 chassis that — instead of a primary gun — carries a load of 15 anti-tank guided missiles. After firing, the player can direct the missile’s path, as seen in the video above.

Cool as it is, fans of historical accuracy might have a few reasons to grouse about the IT-1. It didn’t see service until 1968, well after the generally accepted WW2 time frame of War Thunder. But that’s a small price to pay, I think, for the coolness of guided freakin’ missiles!

You can read the full announcement of the new vehicles on the War Thunder site.

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  1. zxcczzzz on May 11, 2016

    Pay to win shit with subscription!

    • Tillus on May 11, 2016

      No its not pay to win.

      • Player1 on May 12, 2016

        this one’s talking without even playing the game haha

  2. Tio_Z on May 10, 2016

    So their stance on missiles changed, huh?

    Wonder what the excuse will be for not adding Korea War planes now

    • Curst on May 11, 2016

      I don’t think their stance on AIR-TO-AIR missiles changed. They aren’t too similar to anti-tank guided missiles when it comes to both role and impact on gameplay.