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Preliminary Update Notes - War Thunder Update 1.65 "Way of the Samurai"

This is a list of preliminary changes in the first Dev Server test of update 1.65. All content is subject to change and the notes may very well be updated with new vehicles, changes and extras. Expect to see bugs and inconsistencies in this opening of the dev server. The content you see should not be taken as final and will likely be changed, added to or indeed removed on final release. Please report any unusual behavior to our Dev Section Bug Report forums! Please try to focus on testing new vehicles, features and locations and be sure to leave feedback. Thank you.

 

Important Info regarding Japanese Ground Forces!

Players who purchased one or both of the Japanese Pre-Order packs will have full and complete access to the whole Ground Forces Branch at the launch of update 1.65 "Way of the Samurai". From this point, Japanese Ground Forces will enter closed testing in the same way US and UK ground forces entered the game, with access to players who have not purchased a pack coming later and available via other means, that will be announced in future news updates. Stay tuned!

 

New vehicles:

Ground vehicles

USSR

  • Object 906

  • ZIS-43

  • IS-4 (model updated)

  • ISU-122, 122S - (model updated)

  • ISU-152 (model updated)

  • Т-54 1947, 1949, 1951 (model updated)

Britain

  • Sherman II

Japan (Available for Closed Testing to everyone who purchased a Japanese pre-order pack, further access options to be announced)

 

Aircraft

USSR

  • Tu-14Т

  • Hampden TB Mk I (UBT) (premium)

USA

  • B-34

  • F6F-5N

  • F6F-5 (This modification will replace the old F6F-3, which was previously able to mistakenly mount bomb pylons. The weaponry and flight characteristics completely correspond to the old F6F-3)

Britain

  • Sunderland Mk V

  • Hellcat F Mk II (This modification will replace the Hellcat F Mk I which is linked to the replacement of the US F6F-3 with the F6F-5. Flight characteristics and weaponry remain unchanged)

  • Hampden Mk I Late

  • Hampden TB Mk I

  • Spitfire Mk Ia (model updated)

  • Spitfire Mk IIa (model updated)

Germany

  • He 100D-1

  • Ta 154A-1 (premium)

  • Ju 88C-6a

  • Ju 88A-4 (model updated)

  • He 111 H-3, H-16 (model updated)

  • Fw-190A-5/U12

Japan

  • Ki-100-II (premium)

  • N1K1 Mod 11 Early

  • Bf 109E-7 (replaced the Japanese Bf 109E-3)

 

New ground forces locations

  • 38th Parallel - new location for combined battles
  • Abandoned Factory - new location for combined battles

 

Location updates:

  • Berlin (balance changes, shooting from one spawn point to another is not possible anymore)
  • Whiterock Fortress (North-east part of the map has been changed, one more shallow added, few passes from water to the Fortress have been added)
  • Ash River (balance updates)
  • Karelia (additional pass from the Eastern spawn point has been added)

 

Mechanics

 

Aircraft model, damage model, characteristic and weaponry changes:

  • The ability to destroy medium and light tanks in aircraft battles by using 30 mm HE shells and higher has been fixed.
  • DM for deflected aircraft surfaces has been fixed.
  • Damage and detachment model for several aircraft has been reworked.
  • Display of damage on the DM for aircraft has been fixed.
  • DM of internal modules of aircraft has been fixed.
  • Me 410 (all modifications) - Armour plating has been fixed.
  • Me-410 A-1 - Ammunition for the 20 mm cannons was changed from 250 shells for each canon to 350 shells, in accordance with the “Me-410A-1 Flugzeug Handbuch Teil8A”

  • P-39,P-63,P-400 (all modifications) - Armour plating has been fixed.
  • Yak-9B - Behavior of the chassis when hitting water has been fixed.
  • Hudson Mk V - Superfluous gunner has been removed in the DM.
  • Ki-49 (all modifications) - Possibility of shooting from the turret with an inactive gunner has been fixed. Name of the 20mm Type-97 was changed to Ho-1. Forum Bug Report.
  • MBR-2 - Aiming angles for defensive weaponry has been adjusted.
  • Do 17Z-2 - In the crew research menu the amount of gunners has been refined.
  • Tu-4, B-29 - Aiming angles for defensive weaponry has been adjusted.
  • B-17G-60-VE - In the crew training menu the correct amount of the gunners has been clarified.
  • Wellington Mk X - Armour plating has been fixed.
  • TBF-1c - Armour plating has been fixed.
  • H8K2, H8K3 - In the crew researching menu the amount of the gunners has been refined.
  • H8K3 - Armour plating has been fixed.
  • H8K2 - Missing- gunners in the DM have been added.
  • H8K2 - Defensive weapons have been clarified.
  • Canberra, B-57 (all modifications) - Position of the player camera has been refined.
  • P-51A - Possibility of the creating of the custom camouflage has been added.
  • A-36 - Possibility of the creating of the custom camouflage has been added. Reloading time of the bombs in the arcade battles has been changed, now it is corresponds to the attacker type.
  • Ki-87 - The ability to separate shooting for different calibers has been added.
  • BV-238 - Aiming angles for defensive weaponry has been adjusted.
  • P-51D (all modifications) - Displaying of the G-Suit module has been fixed.
  • P-51-D5 - Requirments for the mounting of  additional weaponry (2x100 pounds and 6 HVAR rockets) from the bomb pilon modification, has been fixed. Forum Bug Report (Archived in RU forum)
  • Ki-45 (all modifications) - Possibility of shooting from the turret with an inactive gunner has been fixed.
  • Ki-45 Otsu - Aircraft weapons has been fixed. Instead of the ventral 37 mm Ho-203 canon, one 37 mm Type-94 anti-tank has been installed (Ho-203 was always installed only in the nose of the Ki-45) with the ability to fire armor-piercing projectiles. Nose 20 mm canon was replaced by 2 12,7 mm machine guns. Refund for research RP and GE will be performed automatically. Forum Bug Report.
  • Initial speed of the HE shell of the 37 mm Ho-204 canon was changed from 576 m/s to 710 m/s in accordance with “OP 1667 Japanese Explosive Ordnance 1953
  • 60A-26-1-2 Japanese Explosive Ordnance 1946”. Forum Bug Report.
  • Kikka - Thrust and high rudders has been added in the DM.
  • Ju 88A-4 - Armour plating has been fixed.
  • A7M2 - Secondary weapons module has been added.
  • Sunderland Mk IIIa - Classification of the aircraft has been adjusted.
  • PBJ-1H , PBJ-1J - Possibility to shoot from the rear turret by detaching of the tail has been fixed. Ability to mount 250 pounds bombs has been added.
  • Po-2 - Thrust and high rudders have been fixed in the DM.
  • Avenger Mk I - Possibility to control the aircraft with dead pilot has been fixed.
  • IL-28 - DM of the gunners has been fixed.
  • Beaufighter (all modifications) - Possibility of shooting from the turret with an inactive gunner has been fixed.
  • G8N1 - Possibility of shooting from the turret with an inactive gunner has been fixed. Composition of the weaponry and ammunition has been fixed. Forum Bug Report.
  • G8N1 - Type 99 Mk I cannons corrected to later Mk II models. Forum Bug Report.

  • G8N1 - 13.2mm Type 2 corrected to 13mm Type 2. Forum Bug Report.

  • 20 mm Japaniese  Type-99 model1 turret cannon - Lack of armour-piercing shells in the belt for air targets has been fixed. Forum Bug Report.
  • Name of the 13 mm Japaniese Type-2 machine gun has been fixed. Forum Bug Report
  • P-26A-33, P-26A-34, P-26B-35 - Engine Injection modification has been removed.
  • Spitfire F Mk.22, Spitfire F Mk.24 - 150 Octane fuel Modification has been added.
  • Spitfire F22  - The amount of ammunition for the outboard canons has been changed from 140 to 150 shells for each canon in accordance with the “Spitfire 22 aircraft data card”
  • Spitfire LF Mk IX - Replaced the old (c) model with the LF IXe variant. Armament changed to 2 x 20mm Hispano Mk II cannon + 2 x 12.7mm M2 Browning machine guns.
  • Tuck’s Gladiator Mk.II - Injection modification has been added.
  • TB-3 - Injection modification has been added.
  • Sea Gladiator Mk.I - Injection modification has been added.
  • B-34 - Injection modification has been added.
  • Hurricane Mk.IV - Added new variants of additional weapons: 2 х 250lb and 2 x 500lb. An error, where additional weaponry was counted as part of the aircraft which lead to the bomb pilons affecting in the aerodynamics of the aircraft has bee fixed. Forum Bug Report.
  • Armour penetration for AP-I shells for ShVAK, VYa-23 and NS-23 cannons has been corrected. Forum Bug Report.
  • Loss of kinetic energy for AP rounds of the NS-23 canon has been fixed. Forum Bug Report.
  • Su-6 - Wrong description of the bomb pylon that stated that it was possible to install a FAB-500 bomb has been fixed
  • Il-2М type 3 -  Incorrect name of the bomb racks has been fixed.
  • Il-2М “Avenger” - 4 х FAB-100 load being displayed as impossible to install has been fixed.
  • Do-335 B2 -  Ammo load for 30mmMK 103 has been adjusted according to Baubeschreibung Do 335 B-0 Zerstoerer.
  • Do-335 A0 & A1 - Armament has been changed. A-0 received an option to change 20mm MG-151/20 to 15mm MGs  MG-151/15. A-1 version - 20mm cannons replaced with 15mm MGs since the available sources only provide evidence for this armament variant. RP and GE spent for unlocking removed modules will be compensated. Forum Bug Report. (Additional Sources: A-1 15mm: http://prnt.sc/afhu0q / A-0 http://prnt.sc/d501pf / http://prnt.sc/d4xjvs / http://prnt.sc/d4xeny)
  • Hudson Mk.V - Ammo load for the upper defensive turret, Boulton Paul Type C, has been corrected according to  British Aircraft Armament Volume 1 RAF Gun Turrets From 1914 to the Present Day, by R Wallace Clarke (Pgs 71 & 72) Forum Bug Report
  • Fw.190F-8 - New variants of additional weaponry have been added: two launchers with 7 R4/M HL Panzerblitz Pb2 on each.
  • F-86F-2 - Ammo types used in the 20mm ammo belts of the T-160 cannon have been corrected. Pyrotechnic tracers for AP and practice rounds have been replaced with smoke tracers according to “Final Letter on Project No. APG/ADA/43-F-1, 17 Dec 1953 (Screenshot 6)
  • - Project No. APG/ADA/43-F-1, COMBAT SUITABILITY TEST OF F-86F-2 AIRCRAFT WITH T-160 GUNS, 3 August 1953 (Screenshots 1-5)”. Forum Bug Report.
  • A-26-45 - In the crew training menu the correct amount of the gunners has been clarified.
  • Hs-123 a1 - Name of the bomb racks ETC 50/VIIIb has been changed, reload time for the bombs in the arcade battles has been corrected.
  • MiG-17 - G-Suit modification has been added.
  • P-47N-15 - The amount of the ammunition for machine guns has been increased up to 4000. Forum Bug Report
  • P-61C - Errors in the DM by destroying or failure of the flaps has been fixed. Forum Bug Report
  • Bf-109 F4(F4 trop) - 500 kg bomb and pilon modification for this aircraft have been removed from the weaponry. All players will have receive a refund (RP or GE for purchasing of this modification) automatically.
  • Bf.109K-4 - The ability to switch the 30 mm MK-108 cannon with the 20 mm MG151 has been added.
  • Ki-21 Ko - Armament has been fixed. Forum Bug Report.
  • SBD-3 - Amount of ammunition for М2 machine guns has been changed from 1200 rounds to 360 rounds , in accordance with  “SBD-3 and SBD-4 Dauntless PD - 6 August 1942”.
  • 12,7 mm М20 rounds (armor-piercing incendiary tracer), М8 (armor-piercing incendiary) for the series Browning M2 machine guns have been removed from avalable ammunition of the american aircraft of the initial period of war. Forum Bug Report. Together with this, the effect of the M1 incendiary rounds and incendiary rounds of large calibers for other machine guns in game was reworked. The bullet can now hit unprotected tanks through the casing (Previously the bullet was bursting on the casing).
  • Armour piercing values of the 30mm armor-piercing incendiary shell for МК-103 canon has been fixed. Piercing corresponds to parameters of the same shell for the Kugelblitz canon.
  • Ju-87 R2 - The aft gun was switched from MG-15 to MG-81.
  • Firefly Mk. I/Mk.V - Ammunition of the wing canons for Мк.I was switched from 60 shells for each canon to 175 shells for internal and from 60 to 145 for external, for Мк.V - from 145 to 175 for external and from 175 to 145 for internal.
  • AD-2 - The bomb reload time in the arcade battles has been fixed and is now corresponds to the attacker type o. Forum Bug Report.
  • The behind armour after effect for the 40 mm and 47 mm armour-piercing shells for Vickers S and Vickers P canons has been fixed. Forum Bug Report.
  • The behind armour after effect for the 57 mm shells of Molins M canon has been fixed. Forum Bug Report
  • He-111 H-6 -Weapon belts have been corrected. Forum Bug Report
  • I-16 (Entire series) Added self-sealing fuel tanks.
  • I-16 (From the 10th series) Added armour protection for the pilot.  (Sources: http://www.airpages.ru/po/i16_9.shtml / http://i16fighter.ru/materials/documents.htm)
  • Fw-190 A-5/ U2 - This aircraft was previously able to be incorrectly fitted with the R-1 Kit (2 underwing container and 2 x 20mm guns) with the ability to simultaneously load bombs, whilst also having night sights with the U2 model modification. A decision was made to divide the model into two aircraft; The Fw-190 A-5 / U12, the aircraft will replace the current U2, and the new Fw-190 A-5 / U2. The Fw-190 A-5 / U12 will only have the R-1 kit as a modification and the U-12 will only be able to install bombs. All Golden Eagles and research points for the disabled bomb modification will be refunded automatically (to owners of the old U2).
  • Avenger Mk I - Possibility to control the aircraft with dead pilot has been fixed.

  • Avenger Mk I - Has been renamed. Correct name is Avenger Mk.II.

  • Hurricane Mk IIb - Has been renamed. Correct name is Hurricane Mk.IIb/Trop.

  • Fw.189A-1 - Classification has been fixed. The class “dive bomber” has been deleted.

 

Ground Vehicles model, damage model, characteristic and weaponry changes:

  • Penetration value of the BR-412D 100mm round has been adjusted according to “WWII Ballistics: Armor and Gunnery”
  • Crew members can now be penetrated by rounds that have 7.5mm value or more.
  • A bug when it was impossible to put a 3D decoration on the M46 Tiger turret has been fixed. Forum Bug Report.
  • Shooting visual effect for Panther II/F, T20, T25, M18 Hellcat,  M4A2 76W has been fixed. Forum Bug Report 1 , Forum Bug Report 2.
  • КV-1S, Panther Ausf F , Tetrarch Mk. I , T20  wrong armour values in tank’s info card has been fixed.
  • Recoil length and time has been fixed for following vehicles:  Flak 37 Selbstfahrlafette auf 18 ton Zugkraftwagen, Panzerjager Panther, Panzerjager Tiger (P) Ferdinand, Tiger II - all modifications
  • T20 - Armour thickness in several locations has been adjusted according to “New Tanks for 1944, Office Chief of Ordnance, Technical Division, 1943”. Forum Bug Report.
  • M4A5 (Ram II) - Turrert rotation speed and vehicle’s maximum speed have been fixed according to  “Tank Cruiser Ram II, Instruction Book April, 1943 Pg 131”. Forum Bug Report
  • T25 -  Maximum engine’s RPM have been fixed according to “M 9-1731B Ford Tank Engines (Models GAA, GAF, and GAN) 1945”
  • Absence of visible recoil on Crusader Mk. II has been fixed
  • Leopard 1 - a bug with gun crossing objects on the tank’s hull has been fixed.
  • Leopard A1A1 missing 20mm Mantlet Secondary Shield Armour has been fixed. Forum Bug Report.
  • M4 Sherman Calliope -  depth level that causes drowning has been changed.
  • Brumbar - Jgr.39 HL/A HEAT round penetration has been adjusted according to “World War II Ballistics: Armor and Gunnery (Lorrin Rexford Bird, 2001, Overmatch Press, Albany N.Y./USA, pg. 62”. Forum Bug Report.
  • M47 Patton II - Commander’s camera position has been corrected. Forum Bug Report
  • M2A2 - a bug when you could still fire a high-caliber MG even when it had been broken has been fixed  
  • GAZ-ААА 4М -   possibility of ammo rack detonation  has been fixed  
  • M10 GMC and Achilles - thickness of counterweights has been fixed.
  • Tanks of  M4 series - elevation angle for turret AA MG has been decreased  .
  • IT-1 - coaxial gun operator has been fixed. Previously it was commander by mistake. Forum Bug Report.
  • The number of respawns for the FlakPanzer Gepard  has been increased from 1 to 2 - The same as for the other SPAAG. Forum Bug Report.
  • DShK ammo damage and igniting effect has been fixed and is now similar to other high-caliber MGs.
  • T-54 (all modifications) - a bug where one of the tank’s track was still moving whilst turning has been fixed.
  • M103 Variable HE Penetration has been fixed. Forum Bug Report.
  • M103 Neutral turn has been enabled. Forum Bug Report.
  • T32 Neutral turn has been enabled. Forum Bug Report.
  • M60A1 Weight has been corrected to use Metric tons rather than US short tons. Forum Bug Report.
  • Centurion mk.10 - A issue which caused the incorrect number rounds stored has been fixed. The order of the ammunition loading has been corrected.

 

Economy and research

  • Crew skills common for both aircraft and ground vehicles will be now displayed in separate tab - logistical services.

 

Sounds

  • The position of the XP-55 engine sounds has been fixed.
  • Dubbing for tank crews in French and Spanish localizations has been added.
  • Environmental sounds in the hangar have been changed.

 

Graphics

  • Separate decal types for holes and the results of hits with armour piercing shells and HE shells have been added.
  • The smoke part of the tracer shell has been changed.

 

FM Changes - A full list of the final FM changes will be published when the update goes live. 

 

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