An IL-2 sale with a twist

Jason Williams announced earlier today that for a limited time you can buy IL-2: Battle of Stalingrad, Moscow, or Kuban at full price and receive 33% off a total of 3 Collector Planes. Although this is maybe not as good of a deal as the sale that we saw some weeks ago, there is a…

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…

Action video: Yak-1B

Before the end of the holidays, I decided I would take advantage of the nVidia Shadowplay feature on my graphics card to record some IL-2 video and put it together in a short movie. After a little work I came up with a short action video starring the brand new Yak-1B Series 127. I titled…

Reviewing the Yak-1B Series 127

The Yak-1B Series 127 is an excellent addition to the IL-2 aircraft lineup adding a top tier Russian fighter that can compete with the best of the German fighter force – at low and medium altitudes. This aircraft was added in the IL-2 version 1.005 patch and is available only to players who purchase it…

My X-52 is getting a little old…

For 9 years I have been flying the virtual skies with my trusty Saitek X-52 joystick and HOTAS (Hands on Throttle and Stick). Through its not a perfect setup I’ve had a great time using it, however, age seems to be catching up to it. When I started test flying the Yak-1B I noticed that…

The Yak-1B arrives with update 2.005

IL-2: Battle of Stalingrad/Moscow has received its latest update in the form of version 2.005 which should automatically update the next time you start the launcher. With it comes a small but important selection of fixes and the much anticipated Yak-1B.   For the full list of updates, you should check with the official posting….

Comparing the Yak

With the impending arrival of the new Yak-1B Series 127 to the series and some useful data points available from the devs on what the performance of this aircraft will be like, I thought it was a great time to break down just what this aircraft is and isn’t. The Yak-1 Series 69 was introduced…

News on the 109G-4, Yak-1B and DX11

Another week and another developer update with some new information to have a look at including visuals of the Bf109G-4 in-engine, Yak-1B news and information about DX11. Bf109G-4 development The Bf109G-4 will be the first of the aircraft from the Battle of Kuban aircraft lineup to arrive in the game and the reasons are fairly…

1CGS confirms Yak-1B in beta

IL-2 Producer Jason Williams took to the forums this evening to announce that the Yak-1B has entered beta. Jason said, She looks good. Grab her at a discount while it lasts! So… if you’re on the fence about grabbing it but want to get in before the discount ends, now might be a great time!

The Yak-1B, rudder roll and more!

This week’s Developer Diary dropped yesterday and with it we got an inside look at 1CGS Aviation Engineering section. The update by AnPetrovich had a pretty big focus on their aircraft physics and some of the work they are doing there. He also brought with him some great photos of the interior of the Yak-1B…

Odessa, Yak, Ju52… and no unlocks

Today’s Dev Update is live and with it brings some news from IL-2’s Producer, Jason Williams. Some of the more serious news includes taking action against cheaters and credit card fraud. Gift codes will now be encrypted and will only be able to be redeemed by a valid user account. Now, on to some of…