Siam-Thailand Lineups For Japanese Tech Tree

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Yeh with the sheer amount of thai stuff being passed… its rather unlikely that a sub tree isnt in the minds of gaijingles

It seems like the possibility is getting bigger and bigger. But I don’t want to get my hope up because everything is subject to change

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We all know.

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Getting passed give you like a 50% chance of getting added, a d tbh I think a lot of vehicles that were passed have been forgotten because the Meta has left them in the dust.

Considering how Gajjin passed all of the Thai sub trees for Japan, and then added a Thai F-5, and now passed the Thai T-84, personally I take that as a sign.

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Thailand AU-23 with 20mm XM-197 cannon mounted on the left side + 4xrocket pods



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This one got modernized with Thermal camera, mainly to detect forest fire, not sure if it can use in combat.

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HAPPY ROYAL THAI AIR FORCE DAY! APRIL, 9th

On this day, 2480 BE (1937 CE), Royal Aeronautical Service of the Army was elevated and separated into its own branch, Royal Siamese Air Force, which later became Royal Thai Air Force after Siam became Thailand in the year 1939.

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Unrelated to WT but another banger from King Rama V.

This is a Thai Type 66 Mauser Style Rifle - manufactured by the Koishikawa Arsenal. I say Mauser-Style Rifle but it also incorporated design elements from the Arisaka Type 38 Rifle which was being worked on the same factory.

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I wonder how the recoil is on such a light airframe damn and on the side no less!

I hope that War Thunder could celebrate the Royal Thai Air Force Day in the future and give us some unique decals. (Like they did Finnish Air Force Day)

P.S. Airforce guys riding on C-130 lol

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This is one of the aircraft that Thailand has been using for a very long time because it is used in COIN and other multi-purpose work.


AU-23 Peacemaker from 501 Squadron, Wing 5, Prachuap Khiri Khan. with a mission to fly and release smoke in the colors of the national flag At the Air Force National Children’s Day 2024

Made me think about what it would be like if I put a COIN airplane in the Helicopter Tree. Because COIN aircraft have low loitering speed, long endurance, simplicity in maintenance, and the capability to perform short or vertical take-offs and landings from makeshift and roughly constructed runways. which is similar to helicopters as well.

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In Thailand we have a model Type 45,46,47,66,83 And the last model is the 91 (before the number 8 came along, which means US weapons). If you’re interested, I’ll write a story about firearms (in case you want to post in Enlisted LoL).

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Damn I never knew about this aircraft, and Thailand adopted more units than the US. Its like a Spooky on a Cessna lol. Even the proposal for this aircraft in the US tree had more Thai photos than US ones.

Speaking of the AC-47 Spooky, the RTAF supposedly had their own version of the AC-47 Gunship with 2 .50 cals and a 20mm Minigun.

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Information is scarce on this one though, from what I can see they only converted about 3 of these to special gunship types and one of those is a former RVAN aircraft if Im correct.

Theres a surprising amount of nations who also went and tried the gunship concept by themselves as well (and using the same C-47 chassis as well). The Philippines for instance mounted 4 M2 Brownings on the side for counterinsurgency work.

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Indonesia did the same thing but they had only 3 from what I can see for Operation Seroja, Indonesia’s invasion of East Timor in 1975. Apparently 2 C-47s were converted to this gunship type.

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Information is so bare bones though so more info would be most welcome!

I also have here a good sidegrade to the FV101 Scorpion if ever it does get added to the Thai subtree. This is the FV101 Scorpion 90, which as its name suggests - is just a Scorpion with a CMI Defense Mk.3 90mm gun on it with modernized systems.

Alvis developed this with Venezuela and Malaysia in mind and Malaysia did order a batch of these (26 units) in 1981, then Indonesia ordered like 3 batches of these (~121 units) making them the largest users of the Scorpion 90 variant (even surpassing Venezuela’s ~80 units ordered).

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Cobra Gold?

Follow the video clip as training. “Training as a combined unit of the 163rd Infantry Battalion” at the training ground of the 2nd Army Region.

All content according to this video clip.

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Apparently the Royal Thai Air Force fitted the L-19 Bird Dog some rockets and made it do counterinsurgency operations. I swear the RTAF has like every COIN aircraft imaginable - this is literally a lightweight Cessna with rockets. It was also present during the Thai-Vietnamese Border Conflict in the 70s to 80s with about 2 reportedly shot down by Vietnamese AA during recon flights in the border.

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Source: https://www.thai-aviation.net/_files/ugd/3b4903_2dceaef992be46489497e6b77bf4fbbd.pdf

Edit: Apparently not as crazy as the French Air Force, they fitted 18 whole goddamn HE rockets on it.

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New Suggestions for Thailand, added them to the general list

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