Gaijin Entertainment announces that the next major update of the online military action game War Thunder – "Sons of Attila'' – will be released in September. A line-up of Hungarian armored vehicles will be added to the game, representing all stages of the country's military history - from the 39.M Csaba armored vehicles of World War II to the modern Lynx KF41 BMPs, which began entering service last October. Dozens of other types of ground, naval and air military vehicles will be added to War Thunder, as well as new maps, improved visuals and more.
"Hungarian designers have created quite a few interesting vehicles that will expand the range of possible setups for players," explains Vyacheslav Bulannikov, War Thunder game director. - At the same time, their characteristics will correspond to the available documents, so we hope that players will not see any Hungarian bias in the new vehicles".
The first version of the armored car, the Csaba (named after the youngest son of Attila, leader of the Huns), was developed by Hungarian engineer Nicholas Straussler in 1932, and in 1939 the mass production for the Hungarian army began. The machines were actively used in World War II battles in Yugoslavia, the USSR and Poland, and eventually in Hungary itself. High speed, independent suspension and 20mm cannon make the 39.M Csaba a good scout at the initial ranks of War Thunder.
Lynx KF41 is an infantry fighting vehicle developed by Rheinmetall AG, currently in service only in Hungary and produced at a joint venture plant in the Hungarian city of Zalaegerszeg. BMP is equipped with the latest ADS hard kill active protection system, which detects enemy missiles, determines the trajectory of flight, calculates the approximate location of the hit, fires a counter munition that destroys the enemy shell a moment before it touches the armor. Also Lynx KF41 is equipped with the Lance 2.0 weapon module with Rheinmetall Wotan 35 mm autocannon and Spike ATGMs, operating on the "fire and forget" principle.
The line-up of armored vehicles of Hungary will be implemented as part of the Italian ground vehicles research tree.
Other new additions to the update include, for example, the first American superdreadnought "Texas", the Soviet flamethrower tank TO-55, the American fighter jet F-16C version Block 50, the Chinese-Pakistani tank MBT-2000 & more.
You can learn more about new vehicles, maps and other Sons of Attila content from the development diaries on the game's official website.