Cliffs of Dover 5.0 full aircraft list revealed

Team Fusion Simulations, the group behind the continued work on the IL-2: Cliffs of Dover series and the long awaited version 5.0 North Africa release have revealed the full list of aircraft that will be included in the paid update – 45 variants top the list for the update. Here are the details!

Lots of aircraft to fly over North Africa

There’s a long list of aircraft coming in the North Africa release for IL-2: Cliffs of Dover covering a wide variety of tropicalized aircraft. Here’s the complete list that was revealed earlier this week.

German

  • Bf109E-7 (DB601Aa) (also Tropical Version)
  • Bf109E-7N (DB601N) (also Tropical Version)
  • Bf109E-7Z (DB601N + GM-1 Nitrous Injection) (also Tropical Version)
  • Bf-109F-1 with MG/FFM
  • Bf-109F-2 with MG151/15mm (DB601N)
  • Bf-109F-2 with MG151/20mm (DB601N) (also Tropical Version)
  • Bf-109F-4 (DB601E 1.30ata) (also Tropical Version)
  • Bf-109F-4-Late (DB601E 1.42ata) (also Tropical Version)
  • Bf-109F-4/R1 (DB601E 1.42ata, underwing 20mm gunpods) (also Tropical Version)
  • Bf-109F-4Z (DB601E 1.42ata + GM-1 Injection) (also Tropical Version)
  • Ju-88A-5 (also Tropical Version)
  • Ju-88A-5-Late (with upgraded Jumo 211F engine) (also Tropical Version)
  • Ju-88C-2 (conversion of Ju-88A-1 short wing version)
  • Ju-88C-2-Late (conversion of Ju-88A-5 long wing version)
  • Ju-88C-4 (with Jumo 211F engine, long wing) (also Tropical Version)
  • Ju-88C-4-Late (with Jumo 211F, long wing and added twin 20mm gunpod) (also Tropical Version)
  • Heinkel He-111H-6 Torpedo bomber (with upgraded Jumo 211F engine) (also Tropical Version)
  • Bf-108 Taifun Trainer/Personal Transport*

Italian

  • Fiat CR-42
  • Macchi C-202 Series III
  • Macchi C-202 Series VIII

French

  • Dewoitine D.520 Series 1 (Hispano 12Y45 engine)

British

  • Gladiator Mk II (also Tropical Version)
  • Spitfire Mk IIB (Spitfire IIA with two 20mm cannon, four .303)
  • Spitfire Mk VA (Merlin 45, eight .303 +12 boost)
  • Spitfire Mk VB (Merlin 45 two 20mm cannon, four .303 +12 boost) (also Tropical Version)
  • Spitfire Mk VB-Late (+16 boost) (also Tropical Version)
  • Spitfire Mk VB-HF (Merlin 46 High Altitude +12 boost) (also Tropical Version)
  • Spitfire Mk VB-HF-Late (Merlin 46 High Altitude +16 boost) (also Tropical Version)
  • Hurricane Mk IIA (Merlin 20, eight .303 +12 boost) (also Tropical Version)
  • Hurricane Mk IIB (twelve .303, option for Bombs +12 boost) (also Tropical Version)
  • Hurricane Mk IIB-Late (twelve .303, option for Bombs +14 boost) (also Tropical Version)
  • Hurricane Mk IIC (four 20mm, option for Bombs +12 boost) (also Tropical Version)
  • Hurricane IIC-Late (four 20mm, option for Bombs +14 boost) (also Tropical Version)
  • Hurricane IID Tankbuster (+14 boost) (ONLY Tropical Version)
  • Beaufighter Mk IF – Late (with Hercules XI) (also Tropical Version)
  • Beaufighter Mk IC (with Hercules XI, bombs) (also Tropical Version)
  • Wellington IA + Tropical version
  • Wellington IC (with waist gun positions, standard CSBS Bombsight) + Tropical version
  • Wellington IC-Late (with waist gun positions, advanced Mk XIV bombsight) + Tropcial version
  • Wellington IC-T (torpedo version with front turret, bombardier removed) – Tropical version

USA

  • Tomahawk Mk IIB (48 inches boost)
  • Tomahawk Mk IIB-Late (54 inches boost)
  • Kittyhawk Mk IA (56 inches boost)
  • Martlet III

Tropical Versions of existing CLIFFS OF DOVER aircraft

  • Bf-110C models
  • Ju-87B
  • Heinkel 111H
  • Hurricane I/I-FB
  • Blenheim IV

You may note at this point that the Cliffs of Dover series counts aircraft differently with each variation and modification counted as a separate aircraft unlike in the Great Battles Series where they are typically counted as one aircraft and then modified from there. Nonetheless, its an impressive list of types including a few that are rarely or never seen in a flight sim.

Media releases

A lot of screenshots have been released in recent days as well showing off their Ju88A-5, D.520, Tomahawk Mark II, Bf109F-2 and Spitfire Vb.

A new video showing off a Beaufighter attack at dawn is another release that has come out from the team recently.

Release coming soon?

Although no release date has been revealed to the best of my knowledge, it does appear that Team Fusion’s testing of their latest content is going well and that development is potentially on track for a 2020 release. Stay tuned for more!

13 Comments Add yours

  1. Novice-Flyer says:

    What aircraft are you most excited for?

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    1. ShamrockOneFive says:

      So… I actually don’t own anything Cliffs of Dover related right now. But if I were to say that I was excited about one of these… the Tomahawk for sure. Loved flying that in IL-2: 1946.

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  2. schurem says:

    Are they still promising VR support for 5.0?

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    1. ShamrockOneFive says:

      It hasn’t been mentioned for a while. It may have been pushed back.

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    2. Novice-Flyer says:

      Planned for to be included 6 months after they release 5.0.

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      1. ShamrockOneFive says:

        Great. Thanks for the info!

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  3. Blue 5 says:

    No VR, no buy – sorry.

    I know they are advertising pics and therefore not exactly standard ‘in-game’ images, but I still find the TF visuals more convincing than BoX. I cannot exactly explain why.

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    1. ShamrockOneFive says:

      Despite some significant upgrades, Cliffs of Dover is still a half generation or more behind Great Battles. Team Fusion has done what looks like a great job on the content side of things but visually you can see it being left behind.

      It has solid fans and supporters so I think it will continue on but Great Battles is, IMHO, still the future for WWII combat sims. This is nice in addition.

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      1. Blue 5 says:

        True, though the system for the missions behind TF is closer to the DCS model and hence better able to reflect the logistics of war and hence dynamic campaign possibilities. GB series is closer to IL2 in this aspect.

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      2. Huckle says:

        In some aspects, TF leaves GB in the dust. Cockpit detailing is remarkable, systems and damage modelling are more complex, and (for me, at least) the landscape has always seemed more convincing from altitude. TF have announced that they’ve fixed AA issues, and this is a Zero Hour purchase here👌

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  4. hendrikvanderven says:

    This made not my day but my YEAR GREAT

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  5. Percy Danvers says:

    Hmmm proper anti ship versions of the Ju-88 might be enough to get me to give Cliffs of Dover a try.

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  6. 71st_AH_Gamecock (XR-G) says:

    I used to fly CLOD a lot with my squadmates. I have flown BOX almost exclusively for the last few years, but CLOD always seemed to be a sim we all got behind and supported. The community is great, but like many, I have been somewhat turned away by all the press releases, hints at things to come, etc for the last few years yet nothing much has come out. I understand though that Team Fusion has done the best they can so I am willing to give them the benefit of a doubt they can not do any more than they are. I would rather it be done right this time than the initial CLOD release. I just wished that Jason and the rest of the BOX group could get behind TF and help move this thing forward at a quicker pace. It’s interesting that CLOD has survived as it has, albeit with a much less active community than before. So, hopefully this year will be the release for the much anticipated 5.0 variant.

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