IL-2 dev diary talks online war scenarios

The latest IL-2 developer diary is out and this week the team is talking about some third party efforts to integrate a dynamic online war system into the IL-2 multiplayer. This is less of an update about a feature coming to IL-2 and more of a heads up on what kind of cool scenarios you…

DCS World now has sandstorms and overwing vapour effects

A new DCS World beta patch has dropped and with it come several changes and fixes but what really managed to fly under the radar were two new graphical features – sandstorm and overwing vapour effects. They are here folks and I’ve got screenshots! Al Dhafra and Dubai Dust My first sortie to check out…

Hornet feature poll asks what you want next

Eagle Dynamics is asking the community what feature they most want to be implemented next via a poll on their forums. What’s leading right now and what do people most want? Let’s talk about it. Asking the questions Taking a poll like this doesn’t automatically guarantee what feature is implemented next. Technical difficulties, coding priorities,…

AJS-37 update includes new afterburner, PBR texture updates

There hasn’t been much news on the AJS-37 Viggen by HeatBlur recently but that changed today with a fairly significant update from HeatBlur showing off the latest details on the AJS-37 and some really amazing looking new afterburner effects. Afterburner and texture updates One of the key visual updates is the afterburner effect. It had…

RAZBAM has more South Atlantic scenario news

New aircraft supporting RAZBAM’s South Atlantic scenario are now on the radar (so to speak) as the developers are talking about their long term plans. They are definitely interesting plans so let’s dig into it. The statement The statement on their Facebook page starts with a bit of a disclaimer: OK, after reading about the…

IL-2 Career Mode: RIP Lukyan Bykov

One of the things that IL-2’s Career Mode was supposed to do is make you feel more connected to the life of your virtual pilots. Yesterday, my fictional (of course) Russian fighter pilot flying with 812 IAP named “Lukyan Bykov” died in combat and I have to admit – I’m feeling a bit of a…

There’s an unmarked airfield on the IL-2 Kuban map

A post on the IL-2 Battle of Stalingrad Facebook group alerted me to yet another Easter Egg. This time the secret is located on the IL-2: Battle of Kuban map and its one that has been hiding in plain sight for all this time. Can you find it? If you like hunting for treasure there’s…

Tutorials on BFM that may help you out

BFM or basic flight maneuvers are the bread and butter of air combat situations that apply to aircraft from all eras. Different techniques and tactics are required depending on the aircraft involved but everything can essentially be boiled down to the BFM. There’s a great series of tutorials that you should check out before flying…

IL-2 does solar eclipses?!

IL-2 community members DerSheriff and LF_Manu has noticed a small feature in the IL-2 series that I and many others were not previously aware of – solar eclipses. At this point you may be saying to yourself… Really? I can confirm that yes it does! 21.09.1941 at 06:15 If you hit September 21, 1941 at…

ED details new WWII aircraft details, helicopter sale

I’m a little late on the DCS World Weekend news coverage but better late than never and here we go with the latest details including some new screenshots of the DCS World P-47, Mosquito, and quite a package deal on helicopters coming soon. Thunderbolt, Mosquito, more! DCS World is expanding its World War II aircraft…