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Italy Joins the Fight in War Thunder

War Thunder developer Gaijin Entertainment is consistently improving and expanding the virtual reality (VR) compatible MMO, with regular large scale updates. Today sees another rolled out for players, War Thunder Update 1.69, called ‘Regia Aeronautica’, adding Italy into the mix.

Italy is the sixth playable nation, represented with its own vehicle tree, alongside USA, Germany, Great Britain, Japan and USSR. The country’s aviation lineup will initially consist of several dozen aircraft, ranging from the light and maneuverable Italian biplanes of the 1930s to post-war Jet aircraft. These include the Fiat CR.32, a mass produced, all-metal biplane employed by the Regia Aeronautica that can withstand serious damage and even carry bombs into combat.

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Then there’s the Fiat G.55S monoplane fighter, a torpedo bomber prototype, capable of carrying a 987 kg torpedo whilst armed with three 20mm cannons.

“With the addition of Japanese Ground Forces at the end of last year, all of the game’s nations are now represented with more than 800 aircraft and ground vehicles in total, early testing of Naval Forces is full steam ahead and very soon War Thunder will feature a new nation. We will add more than 20 new Italian vehicles and update the existing models, so Italy will be represented with several dozen aircraft on its launch,” said Kirill Yudintsev, Creative Director of Gaijin Entertainment in a statement.

These Italian aircraft are available to pre-order now through the War Thunder store.

Generally War Thunder released an update introducing modern armamentsconcentrated on historic warplanes and ground vehicles, but in March Gaijin Entertainment into the videogame. These included the M1A2 Abrams and T-14 Armata tanks, while the skies saw supersonic jets like the F-22 Raptor and T-50 PAK FA appear.

War Thunder supports both Oculus Rift and HTC Vive headsets. For further updates on the videogame from Gaijin Entertainment, keep reading VRFocus.