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War Thunder, the free-to-play developed by Gaijin Entertainment, owns many military vehicles that are directly inspired by real models, but there is always the possibility that they are not 100% accurate recreations and there are some differences. That situation angered a supposed British Army tank commander, who decided to share secret documents just to prove his point.
Specifically, a user claiming to be a real-life artillery instructor and tank commander took to the official forums of War Thunder to complain and point out that the model of the Challenger 2, a tank used by the British Army since 1994, is inaccurate and differs from its real-life counterpart.
Of course, how can you prove the above? Surprisingly enough, this user, who goes by the name Tidworth, decided to post classified British Army documents on the game’s forums to prove that the Challenger 2 tank model is wrong. As you can imagine, such action is extremely illegal.
UK Ministry of Defense contacted War Thunder developers
According to the portal UK Defense Journal, the documents Tidworth shared were labeled “Restricted in the UK” but were crossed out with a stamp that read “Unclassified”.
Of course, having secret British army documents in circulation on the forums of War Thunder it was not to the liking of the moderators, who quickly removed the user’s posts and the link to the texts.
Subsequently, the developers behind the multiplayer title confirmed that they received an email from the UK Ministry of Defense, who confirmed that, indeed, the documents are classified. This means that having possession of such data, regardless of how it was obtained, is a crime and merits a penalty of up to 14 years in prison.
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Finally, a representative from Gaijin Entertainment posted a message on the forums where he explained that, for the development of the game, they can only use military documents that are public. In addition, he urged the user who leaked the British army texts to stop doing so.
But tell us, what do you think of this curious situation? Let us read you in the comments.
War Thunder is available for PC, Xbox One and PS4. You can read more news about this title if you click here.
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