IL-2 Update 2.007 lands with the Bf110G-2

The second aircraft of the IL-2: Battle of Kuban expansion has landed with the Messerschmitt Bf110G-2 making its appearance in IL-2 patch 2.007. Oh… and the FW190A-3 flight model update is here too! A quick look at the Bf110G-2 When IL-2: Battle of Moscow was announced, we got a good look at the first Bf110…

More stories from IL-2 multiplayer

Most of you know that I spend the majority of my time flying single player missions and campaigns with the new IL-2 series but I do sometimes jump on multiplayer. I’ve played on the official 1CGS server in Normal mode and I sometimes jump into Wings of Liberty to get some experience with a more…

First look at the He111H-16!

Another week, another developer diary. I make that sound tedious… it’s not! Each week we get a pretty good look at what is happening behind the scenes at 1CGS and how Battle of Kuban is progressing. This week we get a good look at the He111H-16 and some other interesting pieces of info about update…

IAR80/81 makes progress towards War Thunder release

Every time I update about WarThunder I lament my lack of coverage on it. In truth, there is so much going on with that product that it is difficult for me to keep up. This update crosses between the world of War Thunder and IL-2 – I’ll try and explain! The IAR80/81 Not many air…

DCS: AJS-37 Viggen about to enter early access

Third party aircraft builder Leatherneck Simulations is nearly ready to unleash the AJS-37 onto the public. This Swedish built fighter and anti-ship/attack aircraft is currently available for pre-purchase with a 20% discount and will be launched into early access on January 27th. Forming the backbone of the Swedish air force during the later stages of…

Sopwith Camel – Love and hate

If you know anything about the the First World War air war, you probably know about the Red Baron and just after that part you learn about the Fokker Dr.I and its infamous foil, the Sopwith Camel. In my mind the Camel invokes the same kind of legendary status inhabited by the Spitfire. This is…

Pre-order skins

The new IL-2 series has had special releases of pre-order skins for a variety of aircraft over the years. I missed out on the initial offering of a custom Bf109F-4 and LaGG-3 Series 29 pre-order skin by a matter of weeks. With the Bf109F-2, Ju52/3m and Yak-1B, however, I have pre-ordered just in time to…

FW190 flight model progress

Today’s 1CGS IL-2 developer update was a fair short one but it was packed with content on the progress towards an improved FW190 flight model. The background The FW190 has always been a difficult aircraft to get right. High wingloading, small compact design, speed and firepower emphasis over tight turning, a rapid roll rate, unique…

IL-2: Why Kuban?

I have seen on the discussion forums some players questioning why the Battle of Kuban is the next battle for IL-2. Why not Kursk? Or Lenningrad? Let’s explore why Kuban makes the most sense and why Kursk or Lenningrad aren’t yet features for the series. Planning for change In many ways, IL-2: Battle of Kuban…

IL-2’s 4K aircraft skin options

When Update 2.006 arrived, it brought with it a huge number of changes to the game engine. The DirectX 11 renderer was a big improvement in performance but it also unlocked the ability to have 4K sized textures. While the default skins have not yet been updated, that hasn’t stopped the community from generating some…

Hidden Gem: Hanriot HD.1

Rise of Flight is still new to me and so I’m still enjoying jumping back 25 years in technology (from IL-2) and taking to the skies in aircraft made of canvas, fabric, and wood. Today I wanted to talk a little about the Hanriot HD.1. Designed by the by Pierre Dupont in the summer of…