IL-2 series to potentially see some unexpected aircraft

Does the idea of a flyable La-5FN or Bf109G-6 excite you? How about the Po-2 and the Li-2? For some the idea of these ancillary aircraft is a waste of time and unimportant but for others these aircraft fill out the ranks and offer alternative gameplay opportunities. If all goes to plan, the IL-2 series…

Less haze in future IL-2 update

It’s no question that the second generation IL-2 series is a visual stunner. The series has pulled off some impressive pyrotechnics, aircraft models, and lighting visuals however there has always been a weak spot – haze in the near distance. Clearer skies To be fair, I live in a partial maritime climate which sees plenty…

Kuban map first impressions

Having spent the better part of two hours flying over and experiencing the new Kuban map I can only give my very first impressions of it. It’s big… This is a huge map covering a lot of territory and ground. I had a chance to fly over only a few small bits but it has…

IL-2 Update 2.012 arrives with Kuban, Hs-129 and new FM

This is a huge update for the IL-2 series and a key point in the development of IL-2: Battle of Kuban although this patch is so much more. With a brand new map, a complete flight model update for all aircraft and a new early access aircraft all included, it’s safe to say that this…

Darkened Skies – An IL-2 Cinematic

My latest cinematic creation has just been uploaded to YouTube and I’m very pleased to present ‘Darkened Skies’. The video I captured here was based on track recordings I captured while playing through the Blazing Steppe campaign put together by Black Six and available on the IL-2 online store. The campaign, which I gave a…

1CGS offers new IL-2 sale

This new sale from 1CGS on their IL-2 series offers up the chance to build a discounted bundle of collectors planes at 33% off. This is how it works. Buy BoM, BoS or BoK The sale is for Collector Planes so if you already own all of them this won’t do you any good. If…

DCS: Su-33 pre-order begins

The Su-33, a navalized version of the Su-27 “Flanker”, has been available in Flaming Cliffs 3 for years now but a major update is putting a renewed emphasis on the Russian aircraft and that means a new pre-order phase for the Su-33 is open with the commensurate pre-order discount. All of this new information coming…

Major milestone for the IL-2 series to release soon

A new 1CGS developer update arrived earlier than expected with 1CGS’ Han dropping us new screenshots and more details on the forthcoming 2.012 patch. Excitement is building and you don’t want to miss this one. This is big Patch 2.012 is a big release for the series introducing not only the Kuban map but also…

FS Resource site hosts excellent IL-2 skins

IL-2 community member Detcord has started his own flight simulator resource site and its the host of some interesting multi-title content including some superb skins! Detcord is an accomplished skin artist for flight sims with a pretty wide selection of skins on his site for civil and military flight simulators. From what I can tell…

RAZBAM shows off AV-8B and Strait of Hormuz

When it comes to new maps for DCS I get the sense that the community is pretty excited. Both the new Caucasus and Strait of Hormuz maps are oriented towards the modern aircraft lineup and RAZBAM’s AV-8B Harrier fits nicely into that. Today they dropped a few more screen shots for us to look at!…

Jumping back to IL-2: 1946 for a quick flight

In 2002 I learned about IL-2: Sturmovik and the forthcoming IL-2: Forgotten Battles follow up. Having been a fan of games like Aces of the Pacific, Fleet Defender and F-15 Strike Eagle III and not having flown a flight sim in a while… I was interested. The Eastern Front focus at that time seemed difficult…

FW190 pilot shows what the Wulf is capable of

Alex VVV on YouTube posted a great video featuring his exploits with the FW190A-3 on the Berloga multiplayer server. In a series of cuts the short 2-minute video shows some truly impressive flying and gunnery skills as he systematically shoots down enemy aircraft with some utterly impressive shots. The FW190 may still be a bit…