June 1, 2023

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War Thunder player posts classified military documents to try to convince the dev to make a virtual tank more realistic

War Thunder players take their tanks seriously. But one player perhaps took things a bit too far.

The player in question, known as Pyrophoric, took to the War Thunder forum to post an image from a Challenger 2 battle tank Army Equipment Support Publication (AESP) – like a user manual – to try to convince developer Gaijin Entertainment the in-game version isn’t authentic to the real-life version.

According to a post by the UK Defence Journal, the image had its “UK Restricted” label crossed out, with an “UNCLASSIFIED” stamp added. Various parts were reportedly fully blacked out.

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