War Thunder: Celebrate South African Armed Forces Day with New Event

Pre-order the USS CA-134 Des Moines and receive extra goodies.
Join the celebration.
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A new event in War Thunder celebrating the South African Armed Forces Day is now live. All players need to do is play three battles using British vehicles that are at least rank three with an activity of not less than 70%. If they're able to do this, they get the "South African Armed Forces Day" decal. This event ends February 24.

This limited-time event is based on what happened on February 21, 1917, the day when the SS Mendi sank in an accident in the English Channel. That vessel was transporting South African troops to take part in World War I; more than 600 of the troops died. In 2012, President Zuma chose that same day to honor the Armed Forces of South Africa. The day is celebrated with drills and parades.

During the event, players can buy the South African Armed Forces Day bundle from the Gaijin Store. It contains the Rooikat 105 Pack and Rooivalk Pack.

The Heavy Cruiser

Players looking for something new to add to their collection can look forward to the USS CA-134 Des Moines. It's going to be added to the game through an upcoming major update. To prepare, players can now pre-order the USS CA-134 Des Moines 1948 Pack which contains:

  • USS CA-134 Des Moines 1948 (Rank IV, USA)
  • 2,000 Golden Eagles
  • 30 days Premium
  • Pre-order bonus: “The last all-gun" title
  • Pre-order bonus: Des Moines insignia decal
  • Pre-order bonus: US cruiser captain profile icon

Quick Update

While waiting for the major update, players can enjoy these changes courtesy of Update

  • Ground vehicles
    • Khalid
      • The AA machine gun elevation angle has been increased from 50 to 90 deg.
      • Missing ammo depletion indicator on the AA machine gun has been restored.
    • Somua SM
      • Track width has been increased from 20 to 30 mm.
    • Strela-10M2
      • Radar range has been increased from 5 to 10 km.
  • Aircraft
    • AH-1 (all versions)
      • Camera zoom position has been adjusted to make firing more convenient.
    • F-8E
      • Missing AN/APR-27 radar warning system has been added.
    • MiG-21 F-13
      • Ballistic calculator has been added for rockets.
  • Naval
    • A bug has been fixed where a fire was extinguished instantly without the “FFE” modification installed.
    • Fairmile H LVS(L)(2)
      • Ammo capacity of the 57 mm gun has been increased from 170 to 512 rounds, mortar ammo capacity increased from 50 to 110.

War Thunder is available on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.

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