It’s just a small developer update this week but after the big C-47 and Flying Circus collector plane announcement midweek, that hardly seems like a bad thing. This update is mostly focused on the visuals of the Fokker D.VIII. We’ve also learned that the new patch has a planned release date.
The Fokker D.VIII, a high-winged mono-plane fighter, is rare sight in World War I air battles dominated by bi-plane and tri-plane fighters. So the Fokker D.VIII should be an interesting type to take into battle.
Used late in the war, this aircraft should be an interesting match versus many of the Entente fighters of the time.
Patch coming soon
According to today’s update, both the Fokker D.VIII above and the Hawker Typhoon Mark IB are due to arrive in the next update for IL-2: Great Battles. That patch is, if testing goes well, due to arrive next week!
That’s a bit sooner than I had expected as I put the two aircraft in a mid-month release spot in my mind. This is good news for sure and I’m looking forward to the arrival of both Typhoon and Fokker D.VIII.