Contrails: the IL-2 video you must see

Yesterday I posted about some of my favourite fan made IL-2 and DCS related trailers. The work is always inspiring and it helps pump me up to get out there and fly a few missions. Today DBS airdoc, from the Dedicated Bomber Squad, released a new YouTube trailer titled ‘Contrails’ and it takes what I posted…

Watching more fan made trailers on YouTube

One of the things that a talented bunch of flight sim fans have done is create some amazing videos and share them on YouTube (and other video sharing services) to showcase both their film making talents as well as show off the spectacular flying and visuals of modern day flight sims. Lets watch a few!…

IL-2 Model 1943 skins, flight physics updates round out new dev diary

While the flight model is still being worked on, the IL-2 Model 1943 shows off its range of colour schemes for this week’s developer diary along with information about flight model physics updates and some sad news about a Battle of Stalingrad veteran passing away. Another close look at the IL-2 Model 1943 The Model…

1CGS and Team Fusion Sign Agreement on Cliffs of Dover expansion

In December we learned that 1C Games Studios and the official/unofficial mod group named Team Fusion were working towards an agreement on Cliffs of Dover to provide additional enhancements and additions to the series. That agreement has now been formalized according to an announcement by Jason Williams yesterday. Team Fusion goes to North Africa theatre…

Reviewing the FW190A-5

The FW190A-5 forms the other half of the legendary Luftwaffe fighter duo of World War II and its come to IL-2: Battle of Kuban. Firepower, crisp handling, and excellent view are all hallmarks of the FW190 series and they are represented well with this aircraft. Overall performance Normally I like to pull some of the official…

VKB-Sim announces the ‘Modern Combat Grip’

VKB-Sim, the makers of the Gladiator and Black Mamba series of joysticks, has announced their new Modern Combat Grip product. Compatible with a whole series of joysticks, this is a new VKB product for people who fly more modern combat aircraft. It’s a grip? So this isn’t a joystick announcement but rather an extra feature…

DCS Normandy live stream recap

Matt Wagner from Eagle Dynamics took viewers on a live stream tour of the DCS: Normandy map yesterday. He showed off the map itself and some of the World War II assets that have been generated for the sim. The stream The 23 minute stream included a tour of the Normandy map from the Normandy…

The Kuban Spitfire

During the Kuban battle in 1943, small numbers of Spitfire Mark V fighters were employed on the frontlines of the battle. They didn’t have a significant impact but it sure surprised the German pilots who came up against them – such was the reputation of the mighty Spitfire. Spitfire of the East The Spitfire is…

Spitfire V and VR dominate IL-2 dev update

I knew what a Spitfire was and could recognize one from a photo at the tender age of 3 and my warbird obsession got worse from there. This week is particularly exciting as its our first look at 1CGS’s lend-lease Russian front Spitfire Vb. First look at the Spitfire Vb Not everyone knows that the…

New Collector Plane promo code for IL-2

The second use of promotional codes for the IL-2 series focuses squarely on the Collector Planes with a 50% code for the P-40E-1, MC.202, La-5 Series 8 and FW190A-3. Previously the La-5 and FW190 have seen 50% of sales but the MC.202 and P-40E-1 have never seen anything close to that so this is a…

War Thunder adds the Ki-67 and teases 1.67 release

War Thunder 1.67 “Assault” is just around the corner and its bringing with it the usual arrangement of vehicles and aircraft to the series including the Ki-67 Hiryu bomber. Let’s have a look! A Better Japanese Bomber The Japan tech tree was desperate for a better bomber option slotting in between some of the late…

Which IL-2 should I buy?

If you want to jump into flight simulators and you think you want to fly around in a vintage World War II aircraft then the IL-2 series the the defacto standard – but there are a lot of different versions which can make things confusing. So which one should you buy? Let me break it…