Often, I find myself writing editorials and articles in response to discussions happening within the community. One of the discussions that I’ve seen come up over the years and one that I’ve seen a lot recently (perhaps as a result of the recent sale for IL-2) is just how unfamiliar western virtual pilots are with Soviet WWII era aircraft. That lack of familiarity leads them to fly the more well known Bf109s and FW190s of the Luftwaffe while ignoring the Soviet aircraft.
While I think everyone should fly whatever they want to fly I think there’s a great missed opportunity to enjoy some different aircraft and maybe a few people will find that they find them just as interesting as some of the types that they at first considered “better known.”
With that in mind I decided that I will write a series detailing some of the significant aircraft of the Eastern Front with my new ‘Legends of the East’ series.
I’m going to try and make these mid length articles that give you a bit of the design and development of the aircraft as well as the wartime history. I’ll also get a little into their virtual counterparts and pull some vital stats to really showcase what some of them can do.
I will also be looking to incorporate clips from popular YouTube (or Twitch) streamers who regularly fly these aircraft so you can not only read about them but also see them in action online too.
The series will release every Monday until I run out of aircraft families to cover. Look for the first installment next week!