Pfalz D.III: The other fighter

As a kid when you read about World War I, a couple of fighters immediately jump to mind and the Pfalz D.III is not one of them. Very much the ‘other’ fighter, the Pfalz D.IIIa is a competent complement to the Albatross D.III and D.Va fighters. Pretty good but never exceptional Impressed by the Nieuport…

Eagle Dynamics and Belsimtek announce DCS: F-18 reveal at E3 2017

Big news for DCS World today with the announcement that the long awaited DCS: F-18 module will be revealed at the Thrustmaster booth at E3 2017. The Hornet stings! It’s been years since the announcement that Eagle Dynamics were working on a full fidelity authentic recreation of the F-18C Hornet and associated carrier operations. A…

The F1M2 “Pete” and Battle of Midway’s strategy

There is much speculation in the IL-2 community as to which aircraft will specifically make an appearance at in the titles Battle of Midway expansion. Although we are probably a good 6-8 months away from a formal announcement, we have learned a little from Jason Williams in the last week that may shed some light…

DCS: Normandy rolls out with a bit of turbulence

Eagle Dynamic’s release of DCS: Normandy and DCS World 2.1 rolled out with a few bumps over the weekend and while the release was a success overall, it appears that there will be some growing pains associated with this new version over the coming weeks and months. Wags from the Eagle Dynamics team took to…

1CGS is looking for content creators, contractors

The developer team for 1C Game Studio’s second generation IL-2 series is a small one. Despite their small size, they have built some incredible content in just a few short years. That small team needs help and they are calling for the community to help fill some interesting roles. Help with Japanese resources Jason William’s…

1CGS dev update features straight talk, Hs129B-2

This week’s update from 1CGS on the development of IL-2 was a bit of a departure from the norm although it did come with some beautiful shots of the Hs129B-2. Hs129B-2 development looks good Designed for a similar role as the IL-2 was, the Hs129B-2 is a relatively small aircraft with a heavy hitting punch…

DCS: Normandy confirmed for May 26

Fans of DCS and their World War II project are likely wanting to take note that DCS: Normandy is now confirmed by Eagle Dynamics for release on May 26 thanks to an update from Eagle Dynamics on their Facebook page. Preparatory sale A sale on DCS World War II aircraft as well as the Combined…

How many planes does IL-2 really have compared to the original?

One of the consistent complaints I hear about IL-2: Battle of Moscow and Battle of Stalingrad from some veteran fans is that the new sims just don’t have enough aircraft. While there certainly is a big difference in total numbers between the two, the gap isn’t quite as large as many people might assume just by…

1CGS needs a Japanese translator

Jason Williams, IL-2’s Lead Producer, has put the call out for a Japanese language translator. With Battle of Kuban production fully underway, it’s clear that some elements of research for the follow up Battle of Midway product are fully underway. Translating parts of manuals, cockpits and the like are likely to be among the services…

A nostalgic look back at the P-51 Mustang in IL-2: 1946

One of my favourite compilation videos from any sim from any time is “Mustang” created by DBS Thor. Its been a while since I watched it but this nostalgic look back at an earlier IL-2 version is an entertaining testament to what that sim was and to the skills of one sim fighter pilot. This…

Frooglesim flies DCS: Normandy

Yep! Another DCS: Normandy update and I’ll make this one a short one. Frooglesim who does weekly flight sim updates from his YouTube channel was given early access to the alpha of the Normandy map just a few days ago and was able to do a recording showing off the Spitfire over Normandy. It looks…

Some A-20 American metal for the next IL-2 developer update

The A-20B is the subject matter of the most recent 1CGS developer update showing off the model fully textured and rendered in the game engine for the very first time. We also get a look at a Soviet submarine! Fast attack A-20B The A-20B “Boston” was a twin engined high speed attack bomber used by…