Today marks the 75th Anniversary of VE Day or victory in Europe. A special occasion like this warrants some recognition and I’ve seen plenty of channels marking the event, however, in the flight simulation corner it was Team Fusion Simulations showing off their latest updates to IL-2: Cliffs of Dover and doing a very appropriate Buckingham Palace flypast that really stands out. Let’s have a look!
A special flypast
Team Fusion made full use of the London section of the channel map in IL-2: Cliffs of Dover by staging a traditional flypast route over Trafalgar square, down The Mall, and over Buckingham Palace. On full display were nearly every British/Allied aircraft available in Cliffs of Dover including the unreleased TFS 5.0 content.
Newly on display were the new Kittyhawk, Tomahawk, Martlet, Spitfire Vb, Wellington and more!
Marking a special occasion
Victory in Europe marked the end of major hostilities in Europe and a significant moment in the course of World War II – which was not quite yet over (the war in the Pacific raged on for several more months).
The clouds of war that had obscured the skies over Europe for several years had finally ended and life for many could begin anew. The rebuilding process for all countries would take a long time and the effects of the past conflict would leave an indelible mark.
As we face different and troubling challenges in modern times, it’s worth looking back and remembering that even during the darkest times there is light.