Good day, friends! We are proud to show you the Update 1.93 “Shark Attack”! It introduces a long list of highly anticipated vehicles into the game. and also adds new ammo with previously unheard-of capabilities! There is a new apex predator in the American Ground Forces tech tree say hi to the new top tank bearing the name of Creighton Abrams. This model, the М1А2, features a sturdier turret and an independent panoramic sight for the tank commander. This tank also has access to a new М830А1 HEAT-MP-T round with an electronic fuze that makes it especially effective when fighting helicopters. Chinese armor manufacturers roll out their own titan The ZTZ-96 main battle tank. It comes with a stabilized 125mm smoothbore cannon coupled with an auto-loader. The tank’s turret is protected by a special composite solution making use of steel, aluminium and titanium alloys giving the turret up to 500mm of protection against HEAT projectiles. Look, up in the sky… here comes the Ka-50, the legendary Soviet Black Shark a premium rank VI helicopter found in the USSR/Russian tech tree. This is the first helicopter in the game with a coaxial main rotor design giving it superior agility, speed and airlift capability. The Black Shark is armed with heavy bombs, a frighteningly punchy 30mm gun and, most importantly, twelve Vikhr missiles with a tandem HEAT charge capable of destroying targets at a distance of up to ten kilometres. The BMP-3 needs no introduction. It’s a fast amphibious vehicle armed with a 100mm gun a coaxial 30mm autocannon and, of course, the Arkan missile system these ATGMs penetrate up to 750mm of armor! There is a very big addition coming to the US Navy. And we mean, a “BIG” addition. Give a warm welcome to the USS Pensacola, a heavy cruiser armed with ten 8-inch guns (or 203mm guns, in metric units). Despite its considerable displacement, this is also THE FASTEST American cruiser in the game capable of going at 32.5 knots — or 60 kph. Finally there is the big-bellied Saab 29 jet fighter, colloquially called “The flying barrel”. Yup, that’s right… it’s a pioneer heralding the arrival of the Swedish Air Force! This aircraft is known for its distinctive look and — surprisingly — its decent maneuverability… but in our game the Saab 29 comes with yet another very important feature. Every player that purchases the Saab 29 OR the Finnish VL Pyorremyrsky fighter aircraft will get access to the incoming Swedish air tree consisting of dozens of unique vehicles which will be available with the next big update! Now a few words about other newcomers. Italians get their first helicopter, the A129 Mangusta boasting a pair of powerful engines and a sleek profile capable of operating with excellent aerodynamic qualities and allowing this heli to perform a lot of advanced aerobatic maneuvers. British tankers are in for a real treat: they get two great new vehicles. The first is the Vickers Mk.7, an MBT that is armed with a 120mm cannon, features composite armor and boasts excellent mobility it can reach a speed of up to 72 kph… in OFF-ROAD CONDITIONS. Yup, that’s exactly right. The second tank is the Centurion Action X, henceforth described as the Chiefturion. This is an experimental model featuring a well-protected ‘mantletless’ turret and a quick-firing gun. Say hi to the premium Hunter FGA.9 a variant of the interceptor that many of you are familiar with. This particular Hunter was protecting the skies of Rhodesia, a former British colony in Africa. Today that country bears the name of Zimbabwe. and this fighter is yet another British aircraft available in War Thunder. France is following in the footsteps of other nations by getting its first supersonic aircraft An F-100D Super Sabre variant, coming in unique colours. This bird was a part of the French Air Force throughout the sixties and the seventies. Then there is also a new, better UI for armor inspection for all those times when you want to check your tank or your ship’s survivability in the safety of your hangar. It’s more intuitive and more convenient to use. These are just some of the new things coming into the game with Update 1.93. As usual, if you want to take a look at the full list of changes, look no further than our official site. And there will be tons of in-depth videos about new vehicles dropping on this very channel very soon as well! See you in battle! Don’t forget to leave a like and a comment below… and stay tuned for more!