War Thunder developer apologises after imagery from Space Shuttle Challenger disaster appears in artwork

June 24, 2024
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War Thunder developer Gaijin Entertainment has issued an apology after it accidentally included imagery from the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster in a piece of key art.

The error was quickly noticed by members of the War Thunder community, who shared the image on the game’s forum and reddit to show how the artwork lined up with images of the 1986 disaster. This real-world incident resulted in the death of all seven crew members on board the space shuttle.

“Maybe it was an accident on the part of the artist, but it seems in incredibly poor taste,” one poster wrote on the War Thunder forum.

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