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A Japanese fighter used in World War Two. There were four major production variants. These are:

Ki-45 Kai-Ko (A): Initial escort fighter variant armed with 2x 12.7mm Ho-103 Machine Guns and 1x 20mm Ho-3 cannon.

Ki-45 Kai-Otsu (B): Kai-Kos fitted with a Type 94 37mm cannon instead of the Ho-3.

Ki-45 Kai-Hei (C): Anti-Shipping type armed with 1x Ho-3 and 1x 37mm Ho-201 cannons.

Ki-45 Kai-Tei (D): Night Fighter armed with 1x Ho-201 in nose as well as 2x 20mm Ho-5 cannons in a Schräge Musik mounting behind the pilot’s seat.

Used from 1942 until the war’s end, these aircraft proved somewhat successful, with over 1600 aircraft built. This makes the most produced Japanese twin-engined fighter of the war.
Have you seen the Ki-45 at the Udvar-Hazy Center?
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A US built fighter meant for export built shortly before world war 2. The aircraft was exported to China and the Dutch East Indies and proved to be one of the few aircraft capable of keeping up and turning with Japanese built A6Ms and Ki-43s. It can be found in War Thunder in the Chinese tech tree at rank I, with a battle rating of 2.7. With a excellent rate of climb, great agility, and decent firepower, it makes for a great bomber interceptor.

Interestingly, there is a popular misconception that the aircraft was known as ‘Demon’. This name was actually attached after the war. Since the aircraft was made for export, demonstrator aircraft would often be sent out to other countries for them to observe. They were often referred to as ‘Demon.’ in short in documents, which led to some believing it was being referred to as Demon.
Person 1: Hey, that guy just shot down my bomber!
Person 2: What sort of plane was it?
Person 1: It was one of those damn Curtiss-Wright CW-21s. How didn’t my FW-200’s guns kill it?
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Added with update 'Ground Breaking' in War Thunder, Aral Sea is a Ground Forces map. It is almost universally hated.

The map is made to look like the drained areas of the Aral Sea, which has shrunk quite a lot form its original size due to Soviet mismanagement.
I absolutely hate the Aral Sea map in War Thunder.
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Abbreviation for Aviadesantnaya Samokhodnaya Ustanovka (Airborne Self-Propelled Gun), a series of light tank destroyers meant to be air droppable into warzones. The abbreviation has become colloquially used to refer to the vehicles of this series built, such as the ASU-57 and ASU-85.
Hey bro, have you heard of the ASU tank destroyers?
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A Russian air-droppable tank destroyer, infamous in War Thunder for its sneakiness and surprisingly deadly gun. This sneakiness is often amplified with bushes. It’s also known as simply ASU.
Of course I couldn’t see him, he’s a ASU-57 covered in bushes!
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A term used for large guns in War Thunder. Most players usually classify guns of this type as those with a caliber of 37mm and up, as these are extremely powerful against planes.
XxOpaqueBoobsxX: I just got killed by a Ki-109
=BALD=McChicken: Which one’s that again?
XxOpaqueBoobsxX: The Japanese twin engine with the 75mm Bonk Gun.
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A type of weapons setup used by German and Japanese aircraft in World War 2. In it, aircraft have cannons mounted in an upward firing position, usually diagonally, which are meant to hit and destroy bombers. The Japanese also had a variation with downward firing cannons which proved less successful. The term comes from German, and means Strange Music.
The allies initially struggled to counter German fighters with Schräge Musik guns.
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