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Pilots and tankers, the last month of summer will be a month to remember. We’re announcing the start of a big new event: Operation S.U.M.M.E.R. Four new premium vehicles straight from the testing grounds, new decals and other prizes for the best warriors in the skies and on the ground!

“Operation S.U.M.M.E.R.” will run from July 22nd to August 22nd

Get premium vehicles from Testing Ground “113”, decorations, decals and other prizes!

Open the mission calendar for the Task list!

UPDATE 25/07/2016

Fellow pilots and tankers, we have received new orders from HQ:

  • The requirements of many tasks for receiving Marks of Distinction in “Operation S.U.M.M.E.R.” have been lowered for this week (from July 25th to July 31st).
  • The price for Marks of Distinction for tankers and pilots has also been lowered in the Item Shop – 299 instead of 599 .

    During this week, players who bought the Marks of Distinction for the old price will receive the difference between the old price and the new one in golden eagles.

The military arts never stop changing. Somewhere on the front line, shells are firing and turrets are torn off turret rings. Off to the side, engineers strive night and day to perfect their fighting machines: new engines and weapons are developed and armour is strengthened. The results of their efforts are now perfectly tangible.

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Vehicles from Testing Ground “113”

Fw 189 Uhu

Grant Mk.I

F7F-3 Tigercat


Progress demands resources, and they are often harder to find than a genius solution. A suitable platform was required to test a new modification of front-line bomber engines, but the Me.410 was as precious as air on the field for intercepting enemy Flying Fortresses. The solution was simple and elegant. The air force had sufficient numbers of the Fw 189 Uhu – a famous reconnaissance aircraft – and its configuration, light design and simple installation process for new power train parts and mechanisms made the aircraft a perfect test platform.

Any new vehicle of an enemy or ally often becomes not only a soldier in your army or a target for testing out your weapons, but also an object of deep study with a view to absorbing the experience of engineers from other countries. The M3 Lee was no exception. Test data obtained in the testing grounds are sure to help Britain make its new military vehicle prototypes even better, and the Grant modification, stripped down to the screws, has again taken on its original form, receiving protection from the deadly sands of the desert and an upgraded turret. The M3 Grant is ready to serve the greater good in real battles on the side of Britain.

The original Grumman F7F Tigercat is the first US twin-engine carrier-borne fighter – it stands out for its very high maximum speed and powerful frontal armament. But better is always good. A third modification of this aircraft has arrived from the testing ground, equipped with a new power train. The engineers haven’t failed to take advantage of this, and it became possible to mount additional launchers with rockets, including the large anti-ship Tiny Tim rockets!

Success has to be capitalized on. The Soviet KV-1 heavy tank is undeniable proof of that. A vehicle that struck fear into German tankers’ hearts was sure to find a successor, and it didn’t have to wait long for one. The KV-220 has undergone its finishing touches at Testing Ground 113 and is ready to surprise the enemy with its even thicker armour and more powerful cannon, for which, incidentally, an entirely new turret had to be created. The long-barreled 85 mm F-30 cannon is just what the first KV was missing, and it guarantees the efficacy of this successor on the battlefield.

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Military camouflages are also available for all the Testing Ground 113 vehicles presented here.

How to participate

“Operation S.U.M.M.E.R.” will take place from July 22nd to August 22nd

Every day, pilots and tankers will receive tasks to get “Marks of Distinction” completing which will guarantee participants new 3d decorations, decals, discounts and other bonuses. The most active participants will become owners of the unique premium vehicles from “Testing Ground 113”!

If you missed the Marks of Distinction

Each task will be available for 1 day and will be changed to another after 24 hours. Each weekend players will have 4 tasks for pilots and tankers  and can be completed within the 2 days. The “Marks of Distinction” ( and  ) can still be obtained with Golden Eagles at any time during the event from the day that they appear (future Marks not available until they are released).

Main prize – testing range “113” vehicles:

18 pilot Marks of Destinction –  German Fw 189 Uhu
Light bomber – Read more
18 tanker Marks of Destinction – British Grant Mk.I
Medium tank – Read more
36 pilot Marks of Destinction – U.S. F7F-3 Tigercat
Heavy figher aircraft – Read more
36 tanker Marks of Destinction – Soviet KV-220
Heavy tank – Read more

All participants will also receive other valuable prizes:

★ Every 10 obtained tanker Marks of Distinction (one of the following 3D decorations)
Decorator “PPS-43” Decorator “Sten” Decorator MP-40 Decorator “Thompson”

Every 8 obtained pilot Marks of Distinction (one of the following “pin-up” decals):

★ Every 4tanker Marks of Distinction:

  • 50.000-500.000
  • 50-200%  booster
  • 50-200% booster
  • Talisman for rank 2-4 tanks
  • Random tank camo
  • 30-50% discount for random premium tank

★ Every 4 pilot Marks of Distinction:

  • 50.000-500.000 
  • 50-200%  booster
  • 50-200% booster
  • Talisman for rank 2-4 aircraft
  • Random aircraft camo
  • 30-50% discount for random premium aircraft

Terms and Conditions:

  • Tasks are changed every day at 11:00 GMT. Weekend tasks are changed on Monday at the same time.
  • The special is divided for pilots and tankers, a player may complete both tank and air tasks to get all the rewards.
  • All respective vehicles of ranks III to V can be used for the completion of the tasks.
  • Skipped tasks may be purchased in the item shop from the day they appear.
  • Tasks may be changed at the discretion of the administration.