The announcement is out and 1CGS is now offering pre-order sales for the, Sopwith Snipe 7.F1, Siemens-Schuckert D.IV, as well as revealing the mystery variant. It’s a unique variant of the Spitfire XIV. Let’s have a look.
Mystery plane revealed
A few days ago I posted about a note that Jason left on the forum about a plane that the team were working on that would be offered up for pre-order sale. This aircraft would be a variant of an existing type. Not everyone read the variant part as the speculation ranged far and wide across a massive selection of aircraft.
What we are getting is a bubble canopy version of the Spitfire XIV. When the XIV arrived, many asked for a bubble canopy. Some even said they’d pay for it. Now there is that opportunity.
The differences between this and other versions of the Spitfire XIV on offer are minimal except for the bubble canopy which requires both a significant change to the rear of the cockpit as well as offering the benefit of much improved visibility. Like many Collector Planes in the series, this bubble canopy version offers something a little bit unique. But its not a requirement to get into action with Battle of Bodenplatte (or Normandy) and mixed formations of these would be easy to pull off.
If my research is correct, this is also the first time that a bubble canopy Spitfire has been on offer in a combat sim since Dynamix’s 1992 Aces Over Europe.
Snipe and D.IV
We also have the two late World War I fighters up for sale. Not to be overshadowed, these two aircraft have long been on the wishlists of WWI sim enthusiasts and we’re finally on the way to getting them.
Being created by Ugra Media following the completion of the Flying Circus Vol 2 aircraft, both aircraft are currently in development.
Pre-orders begin today
All three command the same price and the same pre-order discount. $19.99 USD for each with a 20% reduction on price during the pre-order period. Check them out if you’re interested! You can also read the store announcement here.