A short but sweet developer diary update coming out this week from Jason Williams and 1CGS. This week we get our best look at the P-51B yet with liveries and weapons all in action along with a nice note about the holidays. We also get a look at some new vehicles and the USAAF bomber crewman. Let’s check it all out.
Heading for release
1CGS is looking to make the P-51B Mustang for IL-2 Battle of Normandy ready for release before the end of December. According to Jason’s update today, only a few bugs and the Malcolm Hood modification stand in the way of a release for the aircraft. While the team works on those, we’ve got some brilliant new screenshots to have a look at. Note that we’re getting a good look at the new liveries coming to the aircraft and I of course appreciate the RAF skins being shown off too.
Today we also saw some updates on a few other items. The USAAF bomber crewman is being shown off and looking good. We also see the M8 Greyhound and Universal “Bren Gun” Carrier Mk. II. All part of the Normandy update.
Not mentioned this week is the Handley Page 0-400. There was some hope that this might make it into the late December patch some weeks ago but not seeing it today suggests to me that it might slip into another patch.
Also likely to make an appearance early in the new year is the Ju88C-6a for Battle of Normandy. I expect once the Mustang is complete that we’ll see some updates towards that goal too. More coming!