Reviewing the Tempest Mark V in IL-2: Battle of Bodenplatte

The Hawker Tempest was a powerful British fighter that appeared late in World War II. Despite having a short operational life, it left a mark on history as one of the Allies’ best fighters of the war. The Hawker Tempest Mark V is now available for owners of IL-2: Battle of Bodenplatte thanks to patch…

Wrapping up some DCS: F-16C, JF-17, M-2000C, and other updates!

There’s a bunch of smaller updates that came out over the last few days that I wanted to wrap up into a short summary. Let’s have a look at the latest on a bunch of different DCS World subjects. F-16C gets a short start video Matt Wagner’s already done a by the book start-up video…

Fill your IL-2 hangar with 75% off almost everything!

Earlier today, IL-2’s Lead Producer Jason Williams, launched the most aggressive sale that we’ve seen for the IL-2 series with 75% off most of the major products for the series including the campaigns, Cliffs of Dover, and all of the released IL-2: Great Battles Series titles. This is all part of a pre-release celebration for…

Reviewing Bodenplatte’s P-51D Mustang

The P-51 Mustang is a legendary fighter of WWII well known for its exploits in the skies over Europe and those of the Pacific. This legendary fighter has returned to the IL-2 series in patch 3.201 for IL-2: Battle of Bodenplatte. How does the P-51D-15 Mustang measure up? Let’s have a look! A brief history…

Multiplayer fun on Flying Circus’ JG1 server!

With the release of the Arras map and the full compliment of aircraft now available, Flying Circus is closing in on release and things are picking up for multiplayer. Last night I joined a few fellow pilots as we flew on the FC JG1 server. It was fun, joyful even, to take to the skies…

Eagle Dynamics details roadmap for Hornet, Viper, AI updates

It’s been a busy time for Eagle Dynamics and DCS World on the whole with lots being said about the latest modules in production and Eagle Dynamics is keen to point out that feedback is helping to inform their development priorities. To that end they have released some key areas that they want to roll…

IL-2 dev diary focuses on clouds, new tanks

It’s hard to top the recent collection of IL-2 developer diary updates so this latest update feels a bit smaller by comparison though the one big feature update we’ve learned about affects the look and performance of the whole sim and I think everyone is going to like this a lot. New cloud rendering updates…

Deka Ironworks closes in on JF-17 release, plus new textures

The next steps for the DCS: JF-17 moving towards release are coming down the pipeline as the team seems to be putting the finishing touches on their module before sending it to Eagle Dynamics for evaluation. Here’s the latest! Final round of bug fixing A developer for Deka Ironworks is reporting that their DCS: JF-17…

Quick Takes video series experiment

I’m trying a new type of video series on my YouTube channel called the “Stormbird Quick Takes” where I capture a short clip of gameplay from a recent flight in DCS, IL-2 or any other sim I might be checking out and put that together into a very short cinematic. I’ve got two clips to…

Roundup: DCS: F-16C video tutorials, first impressions

With the DCS: F-16C now out for several days, I thought it’d be helpful to round-up all of the videos coming from the community for DCS World’s newest jet. Since it’s release, there have been video tutorials, first impressions and even some reviews (or something resembling one) from all across the community. Here’s some of…