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.

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.


    • 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.


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