Thu. May 19th, 2022

Another War Thunder player has apparently leaked top-secret specifications for a French tank, and devs have had to remind the game community once again that leakage of classified military documents is not in order.

War Thunder is a popular military vehicle simulation game produced by the Cyprus based studio Gaijin Entertainment, where players can take control of hundreds of different tanks, planes and ships.

It is hailed as one of the most accurate combat car sim games, and like all other multiplayer games, players are constantly chasing Gaijin devs to buffer their favorite war vehicle.

Recently, however, a French player took things a little too far by putting up classified documents to back up that Leclerc’s main tank did not reach its full potential in the game.

War Thunder player says he worked in tank IRL

As reported by the UK Defense Journal, the posts were made by a user named __RED_CROSS__ on 3 October, all to back up the player’s point that the tank’s top tower rotation speed did not match its IRL performance.

“It took [redacted] seconds for the tower to make a complete turn, then [redacted] is really correct not 40 °, ”they told another player regarding the statistics. “I mention S2, the thought I was in.”

Along with saying that they had real experience with the car, RED_CROSS also added classified technical documents to the tank literally titled “Secret Document.” Plans like this are kept secret probably because military personnel are not keen that the exact specifications of their combat equipment are public knowledge.

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To back up their claims, the player apparently uploaded classified French military documents.

Forum moderators removed most of the content quickly, probably because this is not the first time they’ve had to deal with classified tank plans leaking on forums.

“Guys, it’s not fun to leak classified documents with modern equipment, you’re putting many people’s lives at risk working on the vehicles on a daily basis!” Mods reminded War Thunder forum users. “Remember that these documents will be deleted immediately next to sanctions.”

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Believe it or not yes this has been a recurring issue for War Thunder.

Over on Instagram, after the incident exploded on social media, Gaijin employees also had to deal with fans demanding to see the deleted drawings.

“Again, when we said ‘please do not send us classified documents, we really will not end up being chained to the bottom of a disguised CIA cargo ship in international waters,’ this was not reverse psychology,” the official war said Thunder account on Instagram. “Do not send us classified documents.”

War Thunder Instagram Response
War Thunder / Instagram

If it is not already, it may be the strangest game memes yet to joke about top secret documents being leaked.

As we have mentioned, this is not even the first time the War Thunder has had to deal with top secret tank plans shared on their forums by over enthusiastic players. Back in July 2021, a user claiming to be a British tank chief leaked classified plans for the Challenger 2 tank.

As with this French player, they also argued for a particular buff for the vehicle in the game and used the actual military documents to back up their claims.

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