Legend of Victory: Eremin’s Yak-3!

Today we’re presenting to you the Legend of Victory event, part of War Thunder’s new event cycle. Play air battles to earn yourself Eremin’s Yak-3 and other cool rewards!

From May 8th (11:00 GMT) until May 20th (11:00 GMT), earn mission points in Air Battles, unlock stages and receive rewards!

Eremin’s Yak-3 — A Premium Fighter for the USSR at Rank III

Peasant and Pilot: Eremin’s Yak-3

Vehicle History

This Yak-3 is a personalized aircraft with a dedicated inscription gifted to Major Boris Eremin by collective farmer Ferapont Golovatov in May 1944. During the difficult times of war, the family, relatives and neighbors of the peasant collected 100,000 rubles that were transferred to the Soviet government for the construction of the fighter. The Yak-3 was the second aircraft gifted to Eremin. In the winter of 1942, Ferapont Golovatov sponsored the construction of the Yak-1B fighter, in which Eremin scored 8 aerial victories. On his personal Yak-3, ace pilot Boris Eremin scored 6 aerial victories and celebrated victory over Germany in Prague. After the war, his plane was transferred to the exhibition of the Central House of Aviation, and after restoration in 1958 to the Yakovlev Design Bureau Museum. In 1991, the plane arrived to the United States, where it was located at the Museum of Flying in Santa Monica, California. It was only in 2014 when Eremin’s Yak-3 returned to his homeland in Russia, and is currently on display at the Vadim Zadorozhny Museum of Technology in Moscow.

In War Thunder, the Yak-3 is considered one of the best piston fighters for combat at low and medium altitudes. This aircraft is distinguished by excellent maneuverability characteristics, high acceleration and climb rates, and good energy retention when turning. Eremin’s Yak-3 is a modification of earlier production variants, armed with one 20 mm ShVAK cannon and a heavy machine gun, with all weapons installed in the nose, greatly helping with aiming. Due to its relatively small ammunition amount, the Yak-3 is best used for going after fighters, where it’s possible to utilize the maneuverability and speed of this aircraft successfully.

Eremin’s aerial victories” decal

To the pilot of the Stalingrad Front” decal

Travel Gramophone” decoration

Among the rewards in the event is also this chest, where, when opened, brings the chance to receive one of the following items:

  • 50,000 - 100,000 Silver Lions
  • Silver Lion and Research Point boosters
  • Random Wagers and Orders
  • Universal Backups (1 - 3)
  • A random camouflage for a vehicle you own
  • 1 day of Premium Account

How to get all rewards

Each stage can be obtained for 35,000 mission points, where every new stage obtained will give you a new reward.

Please note: After finishing a stage, you need to collect the reward manually. To do this, click on your name in-game, go to “Legend of Victory: Eremin’s Yak-3” and click the “Get Reward” button.

You’re able to earn mission points in Air Battles at Rank III or above in Arcade, Realistic and Simulator Battles. The number of mission points to complete a stage depends on the game mode and the maximum Rank of the vehicle that you use in battle. There’s a multiplier for earning mission points, which is shown in the task description in-game.

You can also earn mission points by using event vehicles that are Rank I and II. Event vehicles that can be used have the name of the event that they were obtainable in on their stat card.

Stages change every two days at 11:00 GMT on May 10th, 12th, 14th, 16th and 18th.

Rewards are given when you complete a specific number of stages

  • For 1 Stage: trophy with a random reward
  • For 2 Stages: one of the decal rewards
  • For 3 Stages: trophy with a random reward
  • For 4 Stages: one of the decal rewards
  • For 5 Stages: “Travel Gramophone” decoration
  • For 6 Stages: non-tradable coupon for Eremin’s Yak-3

Discounts on purchasing stages using Golden Eagles

Unfinished stages can be purchased for Golden Eagles, but If you’re significantly close to completing a stage, its price will now be significantly reduced.

Let’s say you have earned 85% of the required mission points to complete a stage, then the price of purchasing this stage will be halved. If you’re near the finish line for a stage and are at 95% progress, then the price will be reduced by five times. For example, if you’ve scored 30,000 mission points, then the price for unlocking this stage will be 349 Golden Eagles. If you’ve scored 33,500 mission points, then you’ll only need to pay 139 Golden Eagles. Remember to keep this in mind if you cannot complete a stage on time!

The Upgrade for coupon

When you complete 6 stages, you’ll receive a non-tradable coupon for Eremin’s Yak-3, where using it will immediately activate the vehicle onto your account. If you don’t want the vehicle and would like to sell the coupon on the Market, you’ll need the “Upgrade for coupon” item.

The “Upgrade for coupon” item can be earned in parallel with the stages throughout the event from May 8th (11:00 GMT) until May 20th (11:00 GMT) for 500,000 mission points.

After receiving the “Upgrade for coupon” item, you can convert a non-tradable coupon for the vehicle into a tradable one and sell it on the Market. The tradable coupon can be sold after 6 days from the moment it’s created.

To make a tradable coupon, select the “Coupon Eremin’s Yak-3 (USSR)” in your inventory and click the “Modify” button.

The “Upgrade for coupon” item is valid until 11:00 GMT on May 23rd. Until this time, you can use it or exchange it for War Bonds. Afterwards, it’ll disappear from your inventory.

You can track the progress of completing stages and receiving the “Upgrade for coupon” by clicking on your Nickname > Achievements > Legend of Victory. If you don’t manage to complete a stage on time or would like to purchase a stage, until May 23rd from the Achievements window, you can purchase each stage with Golden Eagles which will give you the corresponding rewards.


typing the article must have taken twice as long as modelling the plane


35 000 points for a copy paste Yak 3 that you can get in 3 hours in the tt. Bro what. Atleast work on the next update a bit more. Make it good. And balanced please, then i will understand


Still 42k a day to make it sellable huh?


Real. 15 GJN


At least it’s premium

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New events format:

  • Five vehicles
  • Two of them Soviet

All nations in game are equal, but some are more equal than others.


Is it a premium?🤔 grind to rank 4👍

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Yeah, it said it was

Nuh uh… Now we got a new fancy skin 😂


They really are desperate for both money and our time eh?
Kind of as desperate as the Fallout and Diablo franchises these days, both at the same time.


O my days. Just when you thought gaijin had learnt from their previous misdemeanours……

Suppose it’s a premium at least. Meh.

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Wow. Not only it is a 1:1 c&p, but you also demand 35k points per star and 500k for sell upgrade for rank 3?

That is the fastest “yea, im skipping that event” i had yet.


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I would’ve been nice to have, but I have a severe skill issue when playing air battles, not mentioning the fact that I have only two planes that I can realistically use for this event.

(Additionally the plane is just a premium reskin of a regular yak-3, so idk if it’s even worth it over the tech tree one.)

As much as this plane will be a nice free premium, it is severely lacking for an event vehicle.
Please take note of this and make the future event planes be more unique air frames instead of copy paste aircraft that already exist in the game with slight changes.

You could have picked any interesting and unique prop aircraft (and there are so many you could pick from) but instead you opt to make it a copy paste Yak-3. It just feels very lacking for an event vehicle that you have to grind out when you can just play the tech tree one and get the same plane basically.

This is great, thank you Gaijin I think this is the best event you have done other than the submarine event so far this is awesome keep making good content like this.

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Yeah… no.

Since the new event format 2 out of 5 rewards have been Soviet, and the new pages of history profile picture is also Soviet.

Would it kill you to make something for other nations?

Also, this could’ve been a skin. Just saying.


Basically any WW2 ace pilot’s stuffs are welcome for me, but in the case of this one, it should have been limited camouflage.

Still waiting Barkhorn’s Bf 109 G-6 or F-84F.