announced that the latest update to War Thunder
is now live adding support for user generated content. From now on users are able to create their own planes, from adding tiny details inside the cockpit to truly personalizing their plane's skin or creating a totally new model. A quick-check system ensures that newly created planes fit within the game's parameters before allowing players to use them on local PC's in custom missions or share them with the community.
Players can go one-step further in the creative process by using a stand-alone maps and missions editor. Players can ingeniously build upon existing maps, using them as a blueprint, or go off on an inspired tangent to devise their own brand of new maps. Players can share as well as test out user generated content via a special area housed within the War Thunder forum. Instructions for the creation of content can be found here
The 1.39 update also offers Squadron Battles, which are competitive events for player created factions complete with PvP-rating for squadrons, calculated by the Elo system. In addition, this latest update includes an additional 18 new aircraft, changes in the interface and improvements for player progression.