The new tanks coming to War Thunder are so powerful, they’re getting their own tier.

Gaijin Entertainment announced earlier this week that a “New E.R.A.” will dawn in Update 1.71, which brings Tier 6 tanks to the game for the first time. These tanks represent vehicles from the Vietnam War and Cold War period, and are thus a bit more advanced than their WW2-era counterparts — hence they are literally from a “new era.” This time period signaled “the switch to brand new technologies in protection against powerful HEAT rounds and missiles that could easily destroy any WW2 armour.” Real life has vertical progression, apparently.

There aren’t many specifics in the announcement of these new vehicles, but Gaijin promises to reveal more during Gamescom. We’ll update this article as new information becomes available.

Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.


  1. “New E.R.A.” refers to “Explosive Reactive Armor” in case anyone was wondering. It easily defeated the rounds that relied on directed explosion / energy (the ones that rendered traditional homogenous armor useless soon after the WW2), which made traditional solid rounds and armor thickness important again.


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