War Thunder [Development] Tiger II Sla.16 and Sea Venom FAW.20

By Rebecca Smith, 1 year ago
We would like to present to you with one of the most brutal tanks in the War Thunder 1.57 Update — the premium “King Tiger“ equipped with a diesel engine.
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The modernization program to equip the basic Pz.Kpfw.VI Ausf.B tank model (Tiger II) with a diesel engine was carried out in the spring of 1945. The power of the petrol driven Maybach engine was obviously insufficient for a tank which was this heavy. The engine would frequently overheat and the fuel consumption was unacceptably high – the Tiger II could only travel a few dozen kilometers before having to refuel.

The Simmering-Graz-Pauker Sla.16 diesel engine was developed for the VK.4502 Tiger design of Ferdinand Porsche and was then added to the “King Tiger” after some further development. The new 16 cylinder turbo diesel engine not only solved overheating and fuel consumption related issues, but it also resulted in a considerable boost to the power of the engine, allowing the Tiger II to sport an impressive 750 horsepower in total.
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The British Sea Venom FAW.20 carrier-based jet fighter will be another new addition in War Thunder 1.57. Meet the first two-seater jet in the game!

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The carrier-based Sea Venom FAW.20 fighter appeared as a version of the two-seater (seats for the pilot and radar operator) ground-launched Venom NF.Mk2 fighter, fitted with radar equipment. At the request of the navy, the base interceptor was equipped with an arrestor hook, a “folding” mechanism to store the wings for convenient storage on aircraft carriers, and a tail bumper to protect the tail unit from strikes on the deck. The aircraft completed testing and went into service with the “all-weather fighter” designation (FAW – Fighter, All-Weather). This unusual two-seater aircraft is coming to War Thunder with update 1.57.

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The Sea Venom model has been recreated by the War Thunder model artists in all its glory. Here we can see the unusually shaped arrestor hook, the complex wing “folding” mechanism and the large flaps with two-piece air brakes.

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Rebecca Smith
Written by Rebecca Smith
Rebecca is the Newshound Manager at TrueSteamAchievements, TrueAchievements and TrueTrophies. She has been contributing articles since 2010, especially those that involve intimidatingly long lists. When not writing news, she can usually be found sharpening her very, VERY, pointy grammar stick in anticipation of its imminent use. Outside of TSA, TA and TT, she works in an independent game shop so that she can spend all day talking about games too. At home, with a variety of PCs and consoles on hand from which to choose, starting with a ZX Spectrum, games are never far away there either. However, as you're not supposed to have an unhealthy obsession with just a single subject, she also likes to read and dream about owning her own tribe of minions. She'll occasionally go outside.