1CGS details IL-2: Battle of Normandy development

Development on IL-2: Battle of Normandy is now well underway with the developers beginning to show us aircraft and talk about other elements of the title that are now underway. This week we’ve learned about some of the work being undertaken and we get our first look at the AI-only C-47A.

First look at the Dak!

It’s the DC-3, or the C-47 Skytrain to some and Dakota or ‘Dak to others but one way or another, IL-2: Great Battles will be introducing another aviation legend to the series. The C-47 was used heavily in the transport and aerial troop transport role during World War II and in various forms was used by dozens of Allied nations and even Japan which produced the aircraft under license. Another license version, the Li-2, was used by the Russians as transport and light bomber.

The screenshots show a nearly finished exterior for this current AI only aircraft. I’m still hoping that we’ll be allowed to fly this as a counterpart to the Ju52 at some point in the future although it may be a while before that happens.

Other developer notes

Today’s update also included some interesting notes on development including:

  • Work on ground vehicles is currently being contracted out
  • Development work on buildings is underway
  • The size and bounds of the new Normandy map are now finalized, work has begun on the map including airfields
  • Squadrons for Career mode have been prepared
  • Visual models on three aircraft have begun and the flight model for the P-47D-22 is also underway

In short, a lot of motion is now happening on IL-2: Battle of Normandy and it looks like the project is proceeding well despite any disruptions that the team is currently experiencing.

Read the rest of the news on the IL-2 developer diary.

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Lemsip says:

    Cannot wait to drop paras from this legend! Will be great fun.


    1. ShamrockOneFive says:

      Remember, it’s AI-only for now. Hopefully we’ll be able to drop some paratroops from this aircraft in the future!


  2. Novice-Flyer says:

    It’ll be flyable in the next IL-2 1946 Patch, along with Ju-52, PS-84 (civilian version), Li-2, and L2D.

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  3. guiltfreewhitey says:

    This Sim desperately needs some ground troops to strafe . As it is now its mainly deserted and devoid of people on the ground . Maybe import them from Men of War Allied Assault . Use this as an option for those with new processops and graphics cards .


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