I re-opened my ticket they closed about the Tu-2. I don't understand why they told me I could play the plane and then closed my ticket.
I'm a bit tiffed now also about the fact that I bought Wings of Prey in 2010 and the War Thunder closed beta was never communicated to me. I know that's in the past now, but it seems my whole account here is in some sort of state of ScrewYouYou'reJacked status or something. And when I first heard of War Thunder beta on a youtube channel, I was so excited. But it was invite-only at the time. And then I found out I was supposed to have been one of the first invited as a Wings of Prey owner.
Thank you all for the information you've provided here. Some of you have suggested that not having the Tu-2 isn't a big deal; that the plane sucks. That's fine, but there's more to getting the gift plane than whether it sucks or not. A couple of examples... 1. Premium plane bonuses. 2. Another plane to swap in and out of play for those times when you don't want to pay for repairs, and let them repair over time. 3. Other planes "suck" but are enjoyable to play nonetheless. Some planes work better for some peoples' play style, where it might "suck" for other players' play style.