Typhoon, 72-K AAA, Normandy map update for IL-2 (updated)

It’s the first 1CGS IL-2 Great Battles Series update of 2021 and it comes bearing some great new screenshots and a few new details on what they are busy doing behind the scenes right now. Most prominent are the screenshots of the Typhoon Mark IB and of the 72-K 25mm gun from the GAZ-MM Collector Vehicle for Tank Crew. Let’s have a look a the latest!

UPDATE: January 23rd – the update omitted the news of the Normandy map, it has been added.

Tiffy in-engine!

The Hawker Typhoon Mark IB, also frequently called the Tiffy by its pilots, is now a fully textured and in-engine realized aircraft now. That’s really exciting news and it comes with some great new screenshots to show off what the aircraft is looking like right now.

The update also mentions that while the exterior is done, the interior still needs work and so does the flight model. They expect to finish everything before the end of Spring (which could be as late as June but we’ll have to see).

Check out these amazing screenshots!

The Typhoon is the predecessor of the Tempest Mark V (which started life as a Typhoon Mark II). Despite the similarities, the two aircraft diverge a fair bit on performance. Both are driven by the Sabre IIA 2,000hp engine but the Typhoon’s thicker wing saw the aircraft have a lower roll rate, slower top speed, and tail-plane issues resulted in the tail of the aircraft resulting in a lower allowable dive speed. This version of the Typhoon appears to have the revised tail so that may be less of an issue.

Nonetheless, the type will have character all to its own and it was heavily used as a fighter-bomber with emphasis on the attack role so it is, in a way, the British IL-2. It will be interesting to fly and a real joy for me as I’ve been waiting for many years to fly one again.

Normandy map progress

The developer update also mentions news that the dev team has already completed the layout of the towns on the continental side of the map. Many landmarks and AI controlled vehicles are also apparently already done. Exciting to say the least.

No images are yet available but the Normandy map should be interesting to see in action.

AAA trucks make progress

Now that Tank Crew is becoming popular, the AAA trucks are starting to become more appealing as armored attacks in multiplayer are often thwarted by air power. Now, mobile AAA controlled by human players will throw a wildcard into the mix and that’s where these new vehicles are going to become very interesting to experience.

This week we got several work in progress shots of the GAZ-MM’s turret mounted 72-K. 1CGS reports that they were able to secure documentation on this 25mm anti-aircraft gun’s firing tables. Ballistics and armor penetration values will be as accurate as possible as a result.

Here are two of the many work in progress images of the 3D model being created by Digital Forms. 1CGS anticipates that the GAZ-MM will be ready first just ahead of its German counterpart.

For this and more, visit the latest IL-2 developer diary!

9 Comments Add yours

  1. Novice-Flyer says:

    It’ll be nice to get back into the Typhoon after flying it in CFS3 last summer. Have younger relatives who really enjoy playing that game at their grandparents house. I made flying the planes much more realistic last time and I hope they’ll still fly the planes well.

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    1. ShamrockOneFive says:

      Nice. I never got into CFS3 and that may have been the last sim to do a Typhoon.


  2. MADOV says:

    It will be in its ability to deliver a salvo of pulverising RP over the fields of Normandy where this type will shine. I hope they do justice to this iconic aircraft.


  3. Paddy says:

    Erm, no mention of that Normandy map update?


    1. ShamrockOneFive says:

      Looks like I deleted the section in my absent mindedness. I’ve added it back in!


  4. LD88 says:

    I’m glad to hear we are getting the updated version where the tail is less likely to fall off…

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  5. MADOV says:

    It must have been infuriating for Hawker that they never really got to the bottom of the issue and to a much lesser extent the issue was still there at the end of the war.

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  6. Francesco Kasta says:

    The Typhoon was always my weapon of choice in the 1994 combat flight simulator “Overlord” by Rowan Software.

    I cannot wait to recreate the sorties I flew in those low res-virtual skies as a kid!

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    1. ShamrockOneFive says:

      Such a great aircraft in that role. I’m looking forward to much the same!

      Liked by 1 person

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