IL-2 Special TeamSpeak Q&A scheduled

Jason Williams, IL-2’s Lead Producer, is in Moscow with the 1CGS team and will be setting up a TeamSpeak Q&A session with the community. The special event happens this Saturday December 3rd at 6pm Moscow Time (MSK). That makes it 3:00pm Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), 10:00am Eastern Time (EST), and 7:00am Pacific Time (PST). TeamSpeak…

IL-2 and Rise of Flight sale nearly over

Two days till the Rise of Flight and IL-2 sales are over. A quick reminder of what is on sale: IL-2: Battle of Stalingrad is 50% off (now $24.99 for Standard and $39.99 for Premium) IL-2: Battle of Moscow is 33% off (now $33.49 for Standard and $53.59 for Premium) FW190A-3 and La-5 Series 8…

Giving the Wulf a boost

Just a few days ago I wrote the about the FW190 controversy and it seems like the developers of IL-2 heard me (ok, probably not) because this week we heard from Roman, a Aerodynamics/Software Engineer on the IL-2 team for the Developer Update. What is great about the developer updates these days is that we’re hearing…

Flying the underdog

Be it a single player mission or taking to the skies in a multiplayer scenario, sometimes you are going to fly an aircraft that doesn’t have the top level of performance available. Far from a waste, these aircraft can be fun too! With a historical simulator like IL-2, you are inevitably faced with potentially flying…

Big Black Friday sale on IL-2 and Rise of Flight

1CGS and 777 Studios have announced sale prices on nearly everything including some aircraft and products that haven’t seen much in the way of sale prices so far. If you’re looking to add another bi-plane to your Rise of Flight collection or pickup Battle of Moscow, now is a pretty good time! Breaking down the…

The FW190 controversy

Has there been a flight simulator that didn’t have a controversy about the FW190? In War Thunder some have claimed that it’s been an overpowered wrecking machine. In the original IL-2 it was a stall prone, weak damage model, strong damage model, over powered, or underpowered mess depending on who you ask and what their…

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…

Lest We Forget

On November 11 many countries pay respect to war veterans. As this blog is often talking about historical conflicts (particularly World War I and World War II) I thought it was appropriate to break for a moment to reflect and remember. For those of us residing in countries that are part of the Commonwealth, we…

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…